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Naomi Osaka 2021 French Open
Are We Pressuring Our Female Athletes To The Brink?
Amy Lundy - Jul 30, 2021

After the exits of Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka from the Tokyo Olympics, as well as Emma Raducanu from Wimbledon, all implicating pressure as a reason, I have to wonder: What are we doing to our female athletes? Has the pressure around these women gone too far? Hear me out for a sec. I really […]



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Ash Barty in action at the WTA Adelaide International.
Australian Open Semifinal Predictions: Madison Keys vs Ashleigh Barty
Yesh Ginsburg - Jan 25, 2022

We are in for a blockbuster semifinal match at the Australian Open. Ashleigh Barty looks absolutely unbeatable so far. Can Madison Keys be the one to stop her? Our writers share their thoughts. Predicting this match are Jack Edward, Jakub Bobro, Damian Kust, Harsh Bhoot, and Yesh Ginsburg. Australian Open Semifinal Predictions Ashleigh Barty vs […]

Danielle Collins 2022 Australian open
Australian Open Quarterfinal Predictions Including Danielle Collins vs Alize Cornet

Wednesday is the second women’s quarterfinal day at the Australian Open. Three of the women are very unexpected, and all have a huge chance for career-defining runs at this event. Who do you think will win? Our writers share their thoughts. Predicting these matches are Andrew Watson, Jakub Bobro, Ryan Schick, Fraser Learmonth, and Yesh […]

Stefanos Tsitsipas 2022 AO
Australian Open Quarterfinal Predictions Including Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Jannik Sinner
Steen Kirby - Jan 24, 2022

Daniil Medvedev squares off with Felix Auger-Aliassime in the Australian Open Quarterfinals, while Stefanos Tsitsipas plays Jannik Sinner. It’s already the best result ever at the AO for Sinner and Auger-Aliassime, while last year’s finalist Medvedev, and semifinalist Tsitsipas are still alive for the title. Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Jannik Sinner Embed from Getty Images Ryan […]

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Australian Open Quarterfinal Predictions Including Rafael Nadal vs Denis Shapovalov

The Australian Open quarterfinals will get underway with Rafael Nadal taking on first-time Australian Open quarterfinalist Denis Shapovalov, and first-time AO quarterfinalist Matteo Berrettini taking on two-time quarterfinalist Gael Monfils. Our panelists have predictions for both matches. Matteo Berrettini vs Gael Monfils Embed from Getty Images Harsh Bhoot: Berrettini played exceedingly well to defeat Carreno […]

Ash Barty in action at the WTA Adelaide International.
Australian Open Women’s Quarterfinal Predictions Including Ashleigh Barty vs Jessica Pegula

Tuesday at the Australian Open will see two of the women’s quarterfinal matches at the Australian Open. We’re in for a treat, as both matches have real potential. Who do you think will win? Our writers share their thoughts. Predicting these matches are Fraser Learmonth, Nurein Ahmed, Jakub Bobro, Andrew Watson, and Johnny Connell. Barbora […]

Andy Murray defeated at the Australian Open.
Will Andy Murray Ever Go Deep In A Major Again?
Martin Keady - Jan 23, 2022

Given that three years ago Andy Murray thought he might have played his last match ever when he lost in the first round of the Australian Open, it represents progress of sorts that he is, a, still playing at all and, b, actually made it to the second round of the Australian Open this week. […]

Simona Halep in action at the Australian Open.
Australian Open Day 8 Predictions Including Simona Halep vs Alize Cornet

There should be plenty of entertaining tennis on day eight at the Australian Open, which will see the conclusion of the fourth round. As ever, we here at LWOT will be offering our predictions for every match on the slate. But who will secure their spot in the quarterfinals at Melbourne Park? Australian Open Day […]

Alex de Minaur Australian Open Third Round
Australian Open Round of 16 Predictions Including Alex de Minaur vs Jannik Sinner
Steen Kirby - Jan 22, 2022

Some great matchups are on deck in the Australian Open Round of 16, with Daniil Medvedev, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Jannik Sinner among the players in contention. Our panelists offer their predictions for all of the round of 16 matches in Melbourne. Maxime Cressy vs Daniil Medvedev Embed from Getty Images Jakub Bobro: Medvedev continues to […]