Serena Williams Dumped From ASB Classic On Day Of Shocks Serena Williams Dumped From ASB Classic On Day Of Shocks

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The big draw at the ASB Classic, Serena Williams, has been dumped out of the tournament after Madison Brengle caused a major upset. It was a match that Williams, the World No.2, was expected to win with relative ease. With a spot in the quarterfinal at stake, Williams struggled with the wind and couldn’t execute […] READ MORE


Madison Keys Opens Up About Negative Comments on Social Media

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From LastWordOnTennis, by Jake Davies. Jake is currently at the WTA tournament in Linz as credentialed press. World #7 and Grand Slam semi-finalist Madison Keys is playing the best tennis of her young career thus far. She is in the running for a qualification spot at this year’s Tour Finals in Singapore, which would be a remarkable achievement […] 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


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


Why Germany’s Angelique Kerber will win the US Open

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For several years Serena Williams has rightly been the overwhelming favourite for every Grand Slam that she has entered. Williams has dominated the women’s game and is arguably the greatest female to ever pick up a racket. However, 2016 has seen another player emerge to challenge the American. That player is Germany’s Angelique Kerber, who […] READ MORE


The beginning of the end of Ana Ivanovic?

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It has been an undeniably rocky season for former world #1 Ana Ivanovic. The Serbian tennis star’s form in the 2016 season reached a new low as she lost in straight sets to world #121 Donna Vekic 6-4, 6-2. Ivanovic has struggled tremendously on-court. She is yet to win a tennis match since the grass court event in […] READ MORE


Zika Virus: A Scapegoat or Concern?

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During the summer of 2015, the Zika fever epidemic began in Brazil. Since then, it spread throughout South America and most of the Pacific. Many players have brought attention to this in regards to their Olympic participation. Among the men, Raonic, Berdych, Thiem, Isner, Kyrgios, Tomic, Lopez, Paire, and Pouille will not be attending. On the […] READ MORE


Panelists’ Predictions 2016 Wimbledon Women’s Final

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It’s finally here. Serena is going for Slam #22 against the woman who foiled her first attempt at 22. It’s a rematch of the Australian Open final, with Serena Williams facing Angelique Kerber. Predicting today are myself (Yesh Ginsburg), editor Steen Kirby, and contributors Bradey Bononcini, Ryan Schick, and John Lupo. Panelists’ Predictions 2016 Wimbledon […] READ MORE