Women’s Semifinal #1: The Rookie vs the Veteran

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Semifinal #1  – Elise Mertens vs Caroline Wozniacki Elise Mertens Elise Mertens, a 22-year-old Belgian player, is probably the most surprising of the four semifinalists. Ranked #37 on the WTA tour when she entered the Australian Open, her ranking will rise into the Top 20 with this result. Mertens is the youngest and lowest-ranked of the […] READ MORE


US Open 2017: Venue Improvements Cause Major Issues

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Just like the athletes competing in the major tennis tournaments, the actual events are constantly improving. It’s easy to measure an athlete’s gains in terms of wins and losses. It is tempting to measure the success of the tournament in terms of attendance and viewers. Although the actual venue the Billie Jean King Tennis Center has […] READ MORE


Venus Williams vs Petra Kvitova: A Powerful Quarterfinal

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In a US Open that is being seen as a coming of age tournament for American women tennis players, each quarter final match features American content. Hopes are high for the semifinal matches to be an all American affair. Sloane Stephens was the first of the Americans to make it to the semifinals, defeating Anastasija […] READ MORE


The Times are Changing on the WTA Tour

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The reclaiming of the #1 ranking on the men’s ATP tour was attained by Rafa Nadal this week. This achievement marks the 707th week in a row that the #1 ranking has been held by either Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, or Roger Federer. The next generation of ATP stars have been unable to break […] READ MORE


The Sunshine Double: Federer Brings the Heat, and Where is the WTA?

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The winter North American hard court season ends with back to back ATP Masters 1000 and WTA Premier Level tournaments at Indian Wells and Miami. Upon completion of these tournaments players head to Europe for the clay season, which will culminate in Paris at Roland Garros at the end of May. The resurgence of Roger […] READ MORE


Two Semifinals and Two Very Different Matchups

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The two semifinals on deck for Thursday evening feature two very different match ups. Two Semifinals and Two Very Different Matchups Semifinal #1: Caroline Wozniacki vs Angelique Kerber The first semifinal will feature Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark against Angelique Kerber of Germany. On paper this match puts the #74 ranked player Wozniacki against the current #2 […] READ MORE