U.S. Open Qualifying – High Pressure Golf in Silence

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Most golf fans think of mid-June, Father’s Day, when they think of the U.S. Open, few even know the virtually untold story of US Open Qualifying. While the winner accepts the trophy on Sunday afternoon, the true “open” part of the U.S. Open takes place in relative silence at qualifying events held weeks before the […] READ MORE




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