Jared Donaldson Upsets, Querrey Confounds on US Open Day 2

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Jared Donaldson Upsets David Goffin on US Open Day 2 Jared Donaldson proved to be the bright spot of the American men’s day session on day 2, getting the biggest victory of his young career against the typically ultra-consistent #12th ranked David Goffin of Belgium. Although Goffin seemed to dip slightly in results leading into […] READ MORE



Steve Johnson Becomes Top Ranked American

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As Steve Johnson pumped his fist, let out an euphoric yawp in the direction of his players box, and began walking to the net to shake hands with Jo-Wilfred Tsonga, sweat poured from the hem of his teal Asics shirt–beaded from the hairs of his beard. The sweat was not only of a symbol of the […] READ MORE


Ryan Harrison: Rewriting his Own Narrative

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In 2008 at the age of 15,  Ryan Harrison was the third youngest player to win a tour level match on the ATP Tour in 18 years when he beat Pablo Cuevas at the US Clay Court Championships. He was the youngest American teen to win a tour match since Michael Chang. With American tennis fans […] READ MORE


Ryan Shane: In his Own Words

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LastWordonSports has been following 2015 NCAA Champion Ryan Shane’s senior season and transition to a full time touring pro. Just off having won a 3rd NCAA team time with UVA, Ryan Shane reflects over his senior season and blogs about his thoughts on his upcoming hard court season. When I look back over this season, […] READ MORE


Women’s Quarterfinal Day

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As the sun sets on Centre Court and Wimbledon village, the women’s quarterfinal day provided a tennis world with exactly what they wanted: two Williams sisters wins, setting up interesting semis for each on Thursday. Both Williams Sisters Impress Both Serena and Venus Williams marched through the quarterfinal rounds with impressive wins, overwhelming their sometimes awestruck […] READ MORE


Venus Williams Rising

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Midway through the first set of Venus Williams‘ match Carla Suarez Navarro, a gentle but very present weight laid on the hearts of both the fans watching one of Wimbledon’s greatest in the stands of Court 1 and those watching from their homes on television. Like most of her matches this fortnight, Williams started slowly. […] READ MORE


Caroline Wozniacki is Willing, but not ITF Able

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Caroline Wozniacki is willing, but not ITF able to compete at the Rio Summer Olympics in a ruling handed down this week. The 25-year -ld Danish superstar returned this week from an ankle injury to begin Wimbledon and Olympic preps in Nottingham. The former World #1 lost in the 2nd round to Anett Kontaveit of Estonia. […] READ MORE


Takanyi Garanganga’s Journey through Tennis

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#shifttheculture, a simple hashtag with such deep meaning and purpose for Zimbabwean tennis player Takanyi Garanganga. More than just a mere motto to be spread and marketed on his social media, it provides a drive and central focus to both the way Garanganga plays tennis and lives his life. Takanyi Garanganga’s Journey through Tennis The […] READ MORE


Surprising Names Are Finding 2016 Roland Garros Success

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2016 Roland Garros is proving to a quirky affair this year. Beyond the constant dodging of thunderstorms, questionable court scheduling, and withdrawal of mega stars, several surprising names are finding Roland Garros success. Agnieszka Radwanska, Tsvetana Pironkova, and Venus Williams have all advanced deep into the draw despite games more suited for grass of England and despite […] READ MORE