Quarterfinals: The New Front Runners

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The quarterfinals of the US Open have neither #1 seed still in the draw. On the men’s side the clear favorite, 17-time Major Champion Novak Djokovic is out via default. He was the only man remaining in the tournament with a Major win. His early ouster guarantees a maiden Major winner on the men’s side. […] READ MORE


Novak Djokovic Default: What you need to know

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Novak Djokovic, the clear front runner for his 18th Grand Slam, was removed from the US Open after hitting a line judge with a tennis ball. Here is what you need to know. What happened In frustration, Djokovic hit a ball toward the back wall and it hit the line judge in the throat. The […] READ MORE


US Open: Who is in and who is out (Women’s Draw)

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On the men’s side we see that only one of the worlds top 10 players has pulled out of the U.S. Open because of Corona concerns (though two have yet to make a decision). On the women’s side we have seen much different story of the Top 10 in the world. Ashleigh Barty is OUT. […] READ MORE


US Open: Who is in and Who is out (Men’s Draw)

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The U.S. Open is still on the calendar for the beginning of September in New York City. But each week we see a continually shifting outlook on which players are playing and which are not. Here is a list of the Top 10 Ranked players on the men’s side and whether they are in, or […] READ MORE


Greatest Female Tennis Player of All-Time? Martina Navratilova

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Martina Navratilova Career: 1975-1994 Total Singles Major Titles: 18 Wimbledon: 9 US Open: 4 French Open: 2 Australian Open: 3 Doubles Major Titles: 41 (31 women’s, 10 mixed) Career Singles Titles: 167 #1 in the World: 5 years (1982-1986), 332 weeks This is one in a series looking at the greatest female tennis players of […] READ MORE


Greatest of All-Time: Maureen Connolly?

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This is the fourth in a series of examining the greatest female tennis players of all time, this is the third, you may read about Helen Wills, Margaret Court and Billie Jean King‘s arguments for greatest of all time. Maureen Connolly Career: 1949-1954 Total Singles Major Titles: 9 Wimbledon: 3 US Open: 3 French Open: […] READ MORE


Helen Wills: The Greatest of All Time?

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Career: 1921-1938 Major Titles: 19 Wimbledon: eight U.S. Open: seven French Open: five Australian Open: did not play Doubles Major Titles: 12 (9 women’s, 3 mixed) #1 in the World: 1927-1933, 1935-1938 (9 years) This is one in a series of looking at the Top 10 Greatest Female Tennis Players of All Time. You can […] READ MORE


Billie Jean King: Greatest of All-Time?

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Billie Jean King Professional career: 1959-1983 (25 years) Total Singles Major Titles: 12 Wimbledon: 6 U.S. Open: 4 French Open: 1 Australian Open: 1 Doubles Major Titles: 27 (16 women’s and 11 mixed) Career Titles:  183 #1 in the World: 1967-68, 1971-72, 1974 Billie Jean Moffitt was going to be great at a sport, it […] READ MORE


Chris Evert: Greatest of All Time?

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Chris Evert Professional career: 1971-1989 (18 years) Total Singles Major Titles: 18 Wimbledon: 3 US Open: 6 (tied for record) French Open: 7 (record) Australian Open: 2 Doubles Major Titles: 3 Career Titles: 157 Weeks at #1: 262 (official but more accurate would be 322); seven years (1974-1978, 1980-1981) Chris “Chrissie” Evert was the queen […] READ MORE


Margaret Court: The Greatest of All Time?

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In this series, we here at LWOT will be examining the merits of the various claimants to the title of the greatest of all time in the women’s game. Our first contender is the great Australian of yesteryear: Margaret Court. Margaret Court Professional career: 17 years (1960-1977) Total Singles Major Titles: 24 Wimbledon: 3 US […] READ MORE