Big Names Eliminated From The Tokyo Olympics

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The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are well underway and plenty of surprises have been developing throughout the competition. Several big names in both the men’s and women’s draws have been knocked out early. Here are the biggest names that have lost who were predicted to go far at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Naomi Osaka World No.2 […] READ MORE



Tokyo Olympics: Women’s Singles Draw Analysis

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Precisely 32 nations will be represented at the Tokyo Olympics in the women’s singles tennis tournament, which runs from July 24th through August 1st. The matches will be played at the Ariake Coliseum. It is the venue that usually hosts the WTA Pan Pacific Open. Tokyo Olympics 2020: Women’s Singles Draw Analysis Top half, first […] READ MORE


Lessons We Learned from Wimbledon

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So Wimbledon 2021 is over. Again, it has been a truly great event with some wonderful performances and awesome highlights. Here are some thoughts about the tournament. Wimbledon Lessons Women’s Draw Ash Barty is incredible. Winning Wimbledon, after having suffered a serious hip injury only just before the French Open shows what an amazing champion […] READ MORE


Why has the One-Handed Backhand Disappeared from the WTA Tour?

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During Ash Barty’s semifinal against Angelique Kerber the commentators waxed lyrical about Barty’s variety and smooth game.  It is relatively rare for any player to receive so many compliments. In fact, the last time a player with a two-handed backhand received so many compliments about their game and movement was Martina Hingis. This was well […] READ MORE


Ash Barty Wins First Wimbledon Title, Defeating Karolina Pliskova

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World #1 Ash Barty claimed her second career Grand Slam title and first Wimbledon title, defeating Karolina Pliskova 6-3 6-7(4) 6-3 in a topsy turvy final that went to three sets, a final where both players had opportunities, but in the end the Australian Barty made the most of her chances and came out on […] READ MORE


The Five Finest Wimbledon Women’s Finals Ever

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Ahead of the 2021 Final, Martin Keady, our resident tennis historian, looks back at the finest Wimbledon Women’s Singles finals ever. Ash Barty and Karolina Plíšková will fight for the women’s final, but they will have lots of work to match these classics. In ascending order, here are the five finest Wimbledon Women’s Singles finals […] READ MORE



The Third Rise of Angelique Kerber

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There are several interesting story lines set to play themselves out in the semifinals of the 2021 Wimbledon Championships. World #1 Ashleigh Barty is looking to secure a second Grand Slam title and in doing so stamp out any doubt that she deserves to be at the top of the women’s game. Also in the […] READ MORE


Wimbledon 2021 Women’s Semifinalists

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The four women who will be competing at this year’s semifinals in Wimbledon are all set. Out of the remaining four players, only one has won the Wimbledon Championships before. That player is Angelique Kerber, who defeated Serena Williams in the 2018 final in straight sets. Ashleigh Barty has won the French Open but will look […] READ MORE