Spieth looks to complete the Grand Slam at PGA Championship

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At just 25-years old three-time Major winner Jordan Spieth enters Bethpage Black with his eyes on one of the richest prizes in the world of golf. Winning the PGA Championship is a coveted title in its own right. But a victory this week in Farmingdale will earn Spieth the distinction of being a Grand Slam […] READ MORE


Roland Garros Qualifying vs Wimbledon Qualifying: a Guide for Tennis Fans

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From LastWordOnTennis, by Stefano Berlincioni. For a tennis fan, attending a Grand Slam is an unbelievable experience–but if you really want to see courage, sadness, joy, and sorrow you have to go to the Qualifying events, not to the Main Draw ones. Grand Slams Main Draws are full of players that already did it, players […] READ MORE


Six Nations Bonus Point System – The Argument Against

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From Last Word on Rugby, Sam Pardey On Wednesday, it was announced that a Six Nations bonus point system will be trialed in the 2017 competition. Following months of speculation regarding changes, as discussed by LWOS Rugby here, all parties have agreed to a test run in the upcoming tournament. Six Nations Bonus Point System – The Argument […] READ MORE


Francesca Schiavone Should Not Retire Despite Early Grand Slam Losses

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From LastWordOnTennis, by Filippo Colombo. Francesca Schiavone’s 6-1 6-2 loss in the opening round of the US Open was her third consecutive first round loss at a Grand Slam. All of them have come in straight sets, against Svetlana Kuznetsova in New York, Simona Halep at Wimbledon and Kiki Mladenovic at Roland Garros. Moreover, earlier this year, […] READ MORE


Stan Warinka Defeats Novak Djokovic, Wins 1st US Open Title

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By Yesh Ginsburg (Senior Editor), Last word on Tennis. Stan Wawrinka has now won three Grand Slam titles. He won the Australian Open in 2014, the French Open in 2015, and now the US Open in 2016. What do all three of his titles have in common? He defeated Novak Djokovic on his way to winning […] READ MORE


Wimbledon’s Centre Court Roof: A Blessing and a Curse

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What a strange situation the Wimbledon organisers find themselves in. Three days completed at this year’s Championships and a handful of round one matches are yet to be completed – or even started. Yet, thanks to the Wimbledon Centre Court roof, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic can sit back and sip some Evian as they […] READ MORE


Serena Survives Putinseva Scare

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It seems like a shock every time it happens nowadays, but Serena Williams does occasionally lose tennis matches. She even sometimes loses them at Grand Slams. She sometimes almost loses Grand Slam matches. Serena rarely almost loses them like this, though. Serena Survives Putinseva Scare We knew coming into this match that Putinseva, or “Poots” […] READ MORE


Marin Cilic Shocked in Paris While Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka Struggle

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It was a far from routine day for some of the world’s very best as rain once again played its part in proceedings. Marin Cilic was the highest-profile casualty as he lost to a qualifier, whilst Stan Wawrinka was pushed hard by the tenacious Lukas Rosol. Andy Murray’s fate will be decided tomorrow as his […] READ MORE


Simona Halep to Lead Romanian Charge on French Open Day Two

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With day one a virtual wash-out at the French Open, day two has a jam-packed feel about it with dozens of postponed matches being weaved into the schedule. Whether we’ll get to see much action is another matter as this spell of bad weather looks set to continue sweeping across Paris. On the off chance […] READ MORE


Andy Murray survives five-set encounter with Milos Raonic

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Andy Murray battled through a five-set marathon against Milos Raonic to reach his fifth Australian Open final. Murray recovered from two sets to one down to win 4-6 7-5 (4)6-7 6-4 6-2 and was helped over the line by an injured Raonic. The number two seed will now face Novak Djokovic in a repeat of […] READ MORE