The French Open dominance of Justine Henin

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If Rafael Nadal is known as the ‘King of Clay’ then, for a period in the mid 2000s, Justine Henin was almost certainly the Queen.  She won three straight titles from 2005, the only person to achieve that feat apart from Monica Seles in 1992.  French Open 2005 Embed from Getty Images The Belgian star […] READ MORE



Does the Rafael Nadal Academy Hold the Key To Tennis Return Amidst Coronavirus?

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Does the Rafael Nadal Academy (or a venue like it) hold the key to professional tennis returning amidst the global coronavirus pandemic? It’s a legitimate possibility for the sport as the crisis continues to roll on, hurting the financial bottom line for players and tennis executives/organizations the world over, and depriving the game’s global fanbase […] READ MORE


Barty too strong for Strycova in Birmingham Classic semifinals

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Ashleigh Barty defeated two-time Birmingham finalist Barbora Strycova 6-4 6-4 to reach her second final at the Birmingham Classic. She now stands just one win away from claiming the world #1 ranking in singles for the first time. Barty’s performance, though not perfect, was good on the whole. There were certainly moments in the match […] READ MORE


2019 French Open Review: Women’s Singles

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The French Open ended just over a week ago. Have you already forgotten what happened? Did you somehow miss it entirely? Do not worry! Here is a recap of the key events in the Women’s singles and what it means heading into Wimbledon.  Osaka retains No.1 but loses Grand Slam win streak Embed from Getty […] READ MORE


Three Players to Watch at This Year’s US Open

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The past year in tennis has seen top players fall down the ranks, tennis’ brightest next gen stars come into their own, and more injuries than ever imaginable. This drama-filled season could become even more crazy with one more Grand Slam still to play for. In amongst the thrilling prospect of this year’s US Open […] READ MORE


Ana Ivanovic Announces Her Retirement

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Former World #1 Ana Ivanovic announced she is retiring from tennis. At a press conference held Tuesday, the Serb announced that she would be hanging up the racket and ending her professional tennis career. Ana Ivanovic Announces Her Retirement Ivanovic’s first career title came at Canberra in 2005, defeating Melinda Czink in the final. Two years later, she reached […] READ MORE


The Beginning of the End of Ana Ivanovic

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It has been an undeniably rocky season for former world #1 Ana Ivanovic. The Serbian tennis star’s form in the 2016 season reached a new low as she lost in straight sets to world #121 Donna Vekic 6-4, 6-2. Ivanovic has struggled tremendously on-court. She is yet to win a tennis match since the grass court event in […] READ MORE