Leylah Annie Fernandez: A Breakout Star in New York

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Leylah Annie Fernandez just turned 19 years old on Monday, but her maturity and poise on the tennis courts have made her a breakout star in the Big Apple. While she may not have been on most people’s radars when the tournament started last week, Fernandez’s display of grit, determination and talent has taken her […] READ MORE


A Surprising and Spectacular Week 1 at the US Open

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“This is the best first week of a slam that I have seen in 40 years,” claimed ESPN’s Brad Gilbert while looking back at week one of the US Open. The return of passionate fans, the emergence of teens and qualifiers, and entirely unpredictable off-court events made for a surprising week one at the US […] READ MORE



Kerber vs Stephens: Clash of the US Open Champions

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In a day packed full of tantalizing matches, the pick of the day could take place away from the main court, on Louis Armstrong Stadium. Both former US Open champions, Angelique Kerber and Sloane Stephens are due to do battle in the third round. Let’s preview the forms of both players and their match-up as […] READ MORE




US Open Women’s Singles Roundtable Predictions: Champion, Dark Horse, and Early Exit

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Ahead of the final Grand Slam of 2021, five Last Word on Tennis writers–Vithun Illankovan (@VitIllankovan), Fraser Learmonth, Jack Edward (@jackedward1994), Niranjan Deodhar (@DeodharNiranjan) and Jethro Broughton (@JethroLWOS)–made their US Open predictions for the Women’s Singles tournament. We will also have a separate roundtable for the men’s singles. US Open Women’s Singles Roundtable Predictions Champion – Who […] READ MORE