Ashleigh Barty: Aussie Pocket Rocket

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Each Monday, LWOT will profile a champion from one of the previous week’s tournaments beginning this week with WTA Miami Open winner Ashleigh Barty. Ashleigh Barty might be small in size, but she packs as much punch as any of the big hitters on the WTA Tour. Currently the world #1 in singles, the Australian […] READ MORE


Daria Kasatkina, the Clever Russian Counterpuncher

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Each Monday, LWOT will profile a champion from one of the previous week’s tournaments. This week’s profile is of St Petersburg champion, Daria Kasatkina. Daria Kasatkina is a clever Russian tennis player who has been ranked as high as #10 in the world. She has made the quarterfinals of both the French Open and Wimbledon, and […] READ MORE


Garbiñe Muguruza: Struggling Spanish Superstar

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Each Monday, LWOT will profile a champion from one of the previous week’s tournaments. This week’s profile is of Dubai Open champion Garbiñe Muguruza. Garbiñe Muguruza has so far had a prolific career. At the age of 27, she has been ranked World #1 and won two Grand Slams (2016 French Open and 2017 Wimbledon). […] READ MORE


Petra Kvitová, the Resilient Champion

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Each Monday, LWOT will profile a champion from one of the previous week’s tournaments. This week’s profile is of Qatar Open champion Petra Kvitová. Petra Kvitová is a modern day champion. She has won 28 titles throughout her career, including two Wimbledon crowns. Kvitová has also performed well representing the Czech Republic in Fed Cup […] READ MORE


Iga Swiatek: A Star Continues Rise

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Iga Swiatek is a star on the rise. Ever since her upset of Caroline Wozniacki at the 2019 Rogers Cup, she has gone from strength to strength, winning the 2020 French Open at the tender age of 19. Winning the French Open meant that the Polish star was both the lowest ranked player to win […] READ MORE


2021 Australian Open: Who Could Reach the Final?

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Despite the global pandemic, the tennis season has been able to start in Australia, though under stringent restrictions. This brings us to the 2021 Australian Open, which begins a few weeks after it is usually slated. Who has the skill and temperament to go all the way? 2021 Australian Open Predictions Women’s final prediction – […] READ MORE


2020 French Open: Who Could Reach the Final?

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It has been perhaps the strangest season in living memory, but tennis returned in August and the quality since has been great to watch, with a thrilling US Open surely the highlight so far. The action will continue in Paris where the 2020 French Open, moved from its traditional place in the calendar to the […] READ MORE


2020 US Open: Quick Look at the Favorites

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The 2020 US Open is going to be a strange one with so many top players missing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Given how open the field is, it will be interesting to see who will rise to the top. 2020 US Open: Women’s Favorites Naomi Osaka Osaka is probably the biggest hitter on tour […] READ MORE


Can Kim Clijsters reach the top of the game again?

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The first time I watched Kim Clijsters play was when she face Steffi Graf in the fourth round of Wimbledon when she was just 16 years old. Though she lost that match, she impressed with her ferocious groundstrokes and exemplary movement. Over 20 years later, she has piled on four singles and two doubles grand […] READ MORE


In Defence of Nick Kyrgios

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It is difficult not to grow tired of the constant shrill criticism that surrounds Nick Kyrgios. Recently, my colleague Ryan Jack suggested that hype around the Australian is unjustified, in part due to his ranking of world #40. But there is a reason why some of the best commentators in the game, including John McEnroe, […] READ MORE