Mickelson eyes Career Grand Slam at Pebble Beach

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As father time ticks away, this week’s U.S. Open from Pebble Beach could be the last real opportunity for five-time major champion Phil Mickelson to complete the coveted grand slam of golf. The four-time All-American tees it up, alongside 155 other top players in the world, in his home state of California this Thursday. Three […] READ MORE


Online Betting Tips: Who’ll Prevail at the U.S. Open?

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This year’s iteration of the U.S. Open is about a week away, with a stellar cast of players poised to compete for the fourth and final Grand Slam of 2018. The tournament is set to one of most keenly contested for years, particularly with Novak Djokovic having rediscovered his best form and prevailed at Wimbledon […] READ MORE


Top 5 Picks for the 2017 US Open at Erin Hills

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The second major of the season, the US Open is going to be held at Erin Hills in Wisconsin this week from 15-18 June. So to kick off this year’s second major week, here are my top five picks to conquer the toughest test in golf. Top 5 Picks for the 2017 US Open at […] READ MORE


Caroline Wozniacki’s resurgence at the end of 2016

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From LastWordOnTennis, by Filippo Colombo. In Italy, we have a proverb that, I think, summarises Caroline Wozniacki’s 2016 quite well. It is “dalle stalle alle stelle,” its translation being “from stalls to stars,” and we abuse it mostly because of the assonance between the two words. Apart from proverbs and difference between languages, the fact […] READ MORE


The Five Greatest Left Handed Tennis Players of All Time

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From LastWordOnTennis, by Paul Bradley You do not hear the words “dog days” associated with professional tennis that often. It is a term that major league baseball seems to have a patent on. As the calendar gets set to leap into the fall season tomorrow and now almost two weeks removed from the US Open championship at […] 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


“Big Four” Lives on Despite Stan Wawrinka’s US Open Triumph

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From LastWordOnTennis, by Niall Murray Stan Wawrinka did what very few have been able to do in 2016. Defeat Novak Djokovic. Granted the Serb has been off colour since Wimbledon, having struggled with personal issues and an ongoing wrist problem. A Djokovic defeat is rare, but a Grand Slam in which one of the “Big Four” […] READ MORE


New World #1 Angelique Kerber Survives Battle to Capture 2016 US Open Title

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By Steen Kirby (Senior Editor), Last Word On Tennis In a tightly contested three set US Open Women’s Final, the New World #1 Angelique Kerber battled past big serving Karolina Pliskova to capture the 2016 US Open title by a score of 6-3 4-6 6-4. In the opening set Kerber got off to a hot start, […] READ MORE


Serena Williams Shocked for Second Straight Year

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By Yesh Ginsburg (Senior Editor), Last Word on Tennis. For the second straight year, Serena Williams has been shockingly upset in the US Open semifinals. Last year, she was taken out by a masterclass performance by Italian Roberta Vinci. This year, it was the Czech phenom Karolina Pliskova who got the better of the current […] READ MORE


Panelists Predictions US Open Women’s Day 2 Matches–Including Serena/Makarova

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It’s the second day of our final Slam of the season. We’re predicting four of the biggest matches, including Serena Williams’ return after losing in Rio. Predicting today are myself (Yesh Ginsburg), editor Sam Barker, and contributor Niall Murray. Panelists Predictions US Open Women’s Day 2 Matches Camila Giorgi vs Sam Stosur Sam: She may […] READ MORE