The On-Court Coaching Debate

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BIRMINGHAM, UK– On-court coaching in tennis is always something that divides opinions. Some people love the idea and the way it is implemented, while others struggle to see what value it adds to the women’s game and would prefer to see it end. I will take an in-depth look at what I feel are the […] READ MORE


Barty too strong for Strycova in Birmingham Classic semifinals

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Ashleigh Barty defeated two-time Birmingham finalist Barbora Strycova 6-4 6-4 to reach her second final at the Birmingham Classic. She now stands just one win away from claiming the world #1 ranking in singles for the first time. Barty’s performance, though not perfect, was good on the whole. There were certainly moments in the match […] READ MORE


Goerges powers past Martic into Birmingham Classic final

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Birmingham- Germany’s Julia Goerges powered her way into just the second grass-court final of her career and her first ever final at the Birmingham Classic as she defeated comeback kid Petra Martic 6-4 6-3. Goerges had previously talked about the threat the Croatian poses on any surface due to her impressive variety off the ground […] READ MORE





Strycova Navigates her Way into a Fourth Birmingham Semifinal

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BIRMINGHAM– Barbora Strycova returned to the Birmingham semifinals for a fourth time in her career as she came through versus fellow-Czech Kristyna Pliskova 6-2 6-4. In her previous two meetings against Pliskova, Strycova had not lost more than four games in a single set, and she carried that sort of form into the first set […] READ MORE



Venus Williams Blasts Past Qiang Wang to Reach Birmingham Quarterfinal

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BIRMINGHAM– Venus Williams stormed her way into a first ever Birmingham quarterfinal by defeating a hapless Qiang Wang 6-3 6-2. The American came into this tournament with very few match-wins under her belt, but she’s made a seamless transition to the grass, winning her first two matches without much threat coming from the other side […] READ MORE


Ashleigh Barty: ‘The stars have aligned a little bit for me’

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BIRMINGHAM– Ashleigh Barty won her ninth match in a row as she defeated an unsettled Jennifer Brady 6-3 6-1 in a match that was consistently delayed due to rain. Barty impressed in her first match back on the grass in the first round, showing her effortless transition to a new surface, but I feel like […] READ MORE