When the Williams sisters played in four straight Slam finals

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Between 2002 and 2003, Serena Williams and Venus Williams faced each other in four successive Grand Slam finals. Here, Last Word on Tennis is recounting their encounters at the highest level. French Open 2002 By the time Serena Williams arrived in Paris in 2002 she had yet to add to her maiden slam title of […] READ MORE


Appreciating Anastasia Nefedova’s Exhibition Tennis

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If there’s anything good that has come to the tennis world by the coronavirus pandemic, it’s that us tennis fans have been further exposed to the depth on the WTA and ATP Tours. Names such as Alycia Parks, Felix Corwin, and Liam Draxl, who many might have known much about (if anything at all) have all showcases […] READ MORE


The Greatest: The Men and Women Who Made Tennis. No. 6 – Pete Sampras

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As the Coronavirus crisis continues to prevent any elite professional tennis from being played, one of the few ways in which tennis lovers can indulge their obsession is to stage imaginary tennis matches in their mind, pitting the greatest champions of the past against the greatest contemporary players. In particular, fans of men’s tennis might […] READ MORE


Sofia Kenin: Best of the Best in Melbourne

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With her comeback victory over two time Grand Slam champion and former world No. 1, Garbiñe Muguruza this weekend, Sofia Kenin was crowned the best of the best at the 2020 Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia. ‘This is just an honour,” said the 21-year-old American in her post match presser after winning her maiden Grand […] READ MORE


Sofia Kenin Wins Maiden Grand Slam Title at Australian Open

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The 2020 Australian Open women’s singles tournament is in the books and it ended in glory for 21 year old American Sofia Kenin. Kenin battled back from a set down to beat accomplished Spaniard Garbine Muguruza 4-6 6-2 6-2 in a battle where Kenin was dominant after dropping the first set and never surrendered her […] READ MORE


At the Australian Open, American Men Go 3-1 On Wednesday

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Six of the twelve American men who made the main draw of the Australian Open were able to advance to the second round after the first two days of play at Melbourne Park. Four of those players were in action on Wednesday, with three of them taking to the court as underdogs against players ranked […] READ MORE


American Men Have Strong Day 2 Showing at the Australian Open

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Much has been made about the struggles of American male tennis players in the last decade. While American women have seen dominance with the Williams sisters as well as Sloane Stephens winning the US Open in 2017. The men have not seen a grand slam winner since 2003, when both Andy Roddick and Andre Agassi […] READ MORE


Tennys Sandgren in 2019: An Uneven Year

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The second tournament of the 2019 season for Tennys Sandgren was certainly one of the highlights of his year. In Auckland, Sandgren picked up the first ATP main tour title of his career, not dropping a set all tournament, which includes a comfortable win over Cameron Norrie in the final. Embed from Getty Images But, […] READ MORE