2017 Doubles Year in Review

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Doubles on both tours is often a hodgepodge of revolving partners and results, but over the past few seasons, both tours seemed to have found a stabilizing rotation of stars as teams like Mirza/Hingis, Mattek-Sands/Safarova, Bryan/Bryan, Mahut/Hughes-Herbert, etc .had routinely found their way to the champions podiums. However, in 2017, the doubles casts and successes […] READ MORE



US Open Labor Day Recap: Nadal and Pliskova dominate

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For all the talk about the topsy turvy nature of this year’s US Open, Monday’s day session turned to be pretty straightforward, as both #1 seeds turned in workmanlike performances on the day set aside to celebrate the work of a labor force in the United States. Pliskova Finds Her Form Karolina Pliskova, who has […] READ MORE


Jennifer Brady Seeks a US Open Upset

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The US Open has become a shining beacon in the Slam calendar for American women’s tennis. With the conclusion of the Round of 16 on Monday, five American women find themselves still with aspirations to claim the US Open Trophy. Madison Keys, Sloane Stephens, Venus Williams, CoCo Vandeweghe, and Jennifer Brady are all carrying the […] READ MORE





Anett Kontaveit Emerging from the Pack

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In a WTA season that has been much maligned since Australia about the lack of star power on tour, one could see the upcoming French Open as a chance to revel in the chaos of the wide open tournament, and enjoy the scene as so many athletes look to claim their space on the big […] READ MORE


Lauren Davis Bringing Her Name And Game To The Forefront

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When tennis fans of the world think about American’s women’s tennis, the mind automatically drifts to images of the Williams Sisters on court holding gleaming silver trophies above their head; images of the old faces like Lindsey Davenport’s long powerful service motion, Jennifer Capriati fist pump, or Chris Evert’s classic two handed backhand. Lauren Davis […] READ MORE


Clay Thompson Finds Purpose On Tour

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Two years ago on a blustery gray day, typical of northern Illinois in November, a long haired Southern Californian announced his arrival on the Challenger tour with a hard fought win over tour veteran Austin Krajicek in the quarterfinals of the Champaign-Urbana Challenger. The 22-year-old Clay Thompson used an aggressive attacking style to show a […] READ MORE