Serena Williams and the Chase for Grand Slam History

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Serena Williams has dominated tennis this year, and besides her trophies, her prize money, her entourage, and shadow, the buzz about a possible Grand Slam year has followed her on tour. Typically “Grand Slam” talk is saved until June, after the French Open when a player is already half way there, or better said, if […] READ MORE


Queen Serena: Peerless on Tour

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Anticipating today’s quarter-final matchup between Serena Williams and a more confident, more consistent Sabine Lisicki, one has to wonder whether Lisicki or anyone will be able to stop Serena on her march to her 66th WTA singles championship. Besides a walkover at Indian Wells that gave Simona Halep entry into the final there, Serena has […] READ MORE


CiCi Bellis and the Dilemma of WTA Age Restrictions

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CiCi Bellis, the 15 year old budding tennis star of the WTA, has once again made the most of her wild card entrance into a main draw WTA  tourney by advancing to the third round of the Miami Open this past weekend. The Miami Open is one of the biggest non-slam tournaments on the calendar […] READ MORE


Djokovic and Federer: Rivalry of the Now

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There we were again, millions of tennis and sports fans  in front of our TVs watching Novak Djokovic steam roll through a first set against the people’s champion Roger Federer, when the thoughts started creeping in. He’s going to kill him today. Yes, Federer had won in Dubai, and all of their matches over the […] READ MORE


American Tennis Fandom

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To say that American fans of American men’s tennis are “thirsty” for the messiah of the sport in our country is a supreme understatement. Much like any religious zealot desperately waiting on the second coming, we have sold ourselves out to every potential Phenom over the past fifteen years. Ryan Harrison, Jack Sock, Donald Young, […] READ MORE