Hailey Baptiste’s Path to Roland Garros 2022

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It is common to construct a perception of a tennis player around the best stroke of their game. Andre Agassi was the ultimate returner. Roger Federer produced genius with his one-handed backhand. Simona Halep’s two-handed backhand was singularly lethal. The first time I watched Hailey Baptiste, in the opening round of the WTA’s inaugural Trophee […] READ MORE


American Claire Liu Wins New WTA 125 Event in Paris

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Paris– For the many of us gathered around Lagardere Racing Club’s Centre Court on Sunday afternoon, the occasion unfolded as a day of firsts. Shortly after 3:30 PM local time, American Claire Liu defeated Beatriz Haddad Maia to win the inaugural Trophee Lagardere. The tournament, hosted on Lagardere Paris Racing’s sprawling collection of clay courts, […] READ MORE


A Paris Homecoming for the WTA at Lagardère Trophy

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Paris– After an eight-year hiatus left in the wake of Open Gaz de France’s 2014 conclusion, the WTA has returned to Paris. The inaugural Lagardère Trophy commenced this Monday at Lagardère Paris Racing Club in the heart of the beautiful Bois de Boulogne on Paris’s west edge. The WTA 125 event features $115,000 in prize […] READ MORE