The US Open 2015 was a memorable fortnight. Six weeks on, how are the most memorable players performing? The Revelations Benoit Paire – The enigmatic Frenchman stunned Kei Nishikori in Round One of the US Open and reached the last 16, his best ever performance in a Grand Slam. Only a few weeks before, Paire […] READ MORE
Tag: Flavia Pennetta
WTA Tour Finals; Who will stand out in Singapore?
With the WTA’s most prestigious event on tour starting October 25th, Lucie Safarova completed the line-up in Singapore, joining, top seed Simona Halep, Maria Sharapova, Petra Kvitova, Garbine Muguruza, Agnieszka Radwanska, Angelique Kerber and surprise USA open Champion Flavia Pennetta to fight for the right to be crowned WTA Tour finals Champion. The elite 8 […] READ MORE
Pennetta Walking Away A Winner
When Flavia Pennetta announced that she would be hanging up her racquets and walking away a winner from her long, successful WTA Tour career, people were stunned. Here is an athlete who over the past 3 years has improved her game to a highly competitive, effective level, and has seemed to reach her prime. Many pundits […] READ MORE
Final Thoughts on US Open 2015
At the end of a great two weeks of tennis at the 2015 US Open here are some closing thoughts. The Roof Over Arthur Ashe Stadium A tournament of this magnitude definitely needs a roof and engineers knew this one was a major undertaking. There are two problems so far with the roof: the shadows […] READ MORE
Pennetta Wins All-Italian US Open Women’s Final
33 year old Flavia Pennetta won the biggest title of her career in her first ever Grand Slam final over fellow Italian Roberta Vinci. Vinci stole headlines with her shocking upset of world #1 Serena Williams in the semifinals, but the crafty Pennetta beguiled her with well-rounded tennis in what was a very nervy final. […] READ MORE
Pennetta dominates Halep to reach U.S. Open final
26th seed Flavia Pennetta needed only 59 minutes to stun 2nd seed Simona Halep 6-1 6-3 to reach the U.S. Open final. Pennetta is the 3rd Italian woman to reach a major final, following Francesca Schiavone and Sara Errani, who reached the 2010 and 2012 French Open finals, respectively. Pennetta is the 1st Italian woman […] READ MORE
US Open 2015: Women’s Semifinal Preview
Predictions in sports always make sense in theory, but then things happen and order gives way to chaos, matches are played, players lose, players suffer injuries, and in New York this year, players suffered in the heat and humidity. The women’s top two seeds have made their way to the semifinals, but their journeys have […] READ MORE
Sabine Lisicki: What Have you Done for me Lately?
Sabine Lisicki, the 25-year-old German power-house, typically let’s her racquet do the talking but for the better part of last season and the one prior, all we heard was silence. She is, and perhaps will remain, consistently unpredictable. In 2009, at the age of 19, Lisicki made the quarters at Wimbledon and won her first […] READ MORE