WTA Year in Review: 30-26 Including Radwanska

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This off-season, Last Word on Tennis will be looking back at the seasons of the top 50 players on each tour. This installment covers the WTA 2017 players ranked 30-26, including Agnieszka Radwanska and Petra Kvitova. 30. Lucie Safarova A consistent season saw the former top 10 Czech player significantly increase her singles ranking and […] READ MORE



Panelists Predictions Women’s Manic Monday 2017–All Matches

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It’s Manic Monday, the best day in tennis, so we at LWOT are here with a Manic Monday special. We’ll be predicting all eight of the women’s Round of 16 matches scheduled for Monday. Today’s panelists are myself (Yesh Ginsburg), editor Steen Kirby, and writer Brett Margolies. Panelists Predictions Women’s Manic Monday 2017 Angelique Kerber […] READ MORE


Panelists Predictions Wimbledon Women’s Day 4 Matches–Including Wozniacki vs Pironkova

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We’re approaching the end of the second round of Wimbledon 2017. Our panelists are here to predict five of the best matches on Thursday of this year’s tournament. Today’s panelists are myself (Yesh Ginsburg), along with contributors John Lupo and Jakub Bobro. Panelists Predictions Wimbledon Women’s Day 4 Sorana Cirstea vs Bethanie Mattek-Sands John: Classic […] READ MORE


Maria Sharapova Wins First Match Back From Ban

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Maria Sharapova, five-time Grand Slam champion, received a two-year ban from tennis immediately before the 2016 Australian Open due to taking the newly-banned substance meldonium. On appeal, that ban was shortened to 15 months. Now, 15 months later, Sharapova has made her return to tennis in Stuttgart, Germany, and she did it in impressive form. […] READ MORE


Maria Sharapova Deserves A Wildcard Into Roland Garros

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Ever since it was announced Maria Sharapova’s ban for a failed a drugs test at last year’s Australian Open for meldonium was reduced, many questions have been asked surrounding her return to the game. Most have been answered. She will be back next week at the WTA Premier event in Stuttgart, an event which she […] READ MORE



Agnieszka Radwanska exits the Australian Open

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The day of shocks at the Australian Open continued as third seeded Agnieszka Radwanska suffered straight sets defeat at the hands of world number 79 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni. The upset bug started with Novak Djokovic’s shock defeat to Denis Istomin earlier in the day and continued with Lucic-Baroni’s excellent display against Radwanska. The third seed and […] READ MORE


2017 Australian Open women’s seed report

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With the first major of the year fast approaching, it’s time to check in on how the 32 seeds are doing, feature the best first-round matches and make predictions: 1. Angelique Kerber: The early round losses to Elina Svitolina and Daria Kasatkina shouldn’t be concerning to the defending Australian Open champion, but the pressure of defending her title in Melbourne and […] READ MORE