Emma Raducanu Splitting from Coach was the Right Decision

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US Open champion Emma Raducanu has split from her coach Andrew Richardson. The Brit, who demolished the field in Flushing Meadows to lift the title, is looking for someone with tour experience. Raducanu, at just 18 years old, has a mature head on her young shoulders. The Brit soared to prominence at Wimbledon, making the […] 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


2021 Dreaming: The Australian Open

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Author’s Note: This article is pure fiction. An imaginary glimpse into the future, for distraction and entertainment during the current crisis. Tuesday, February 16, 2021: Some old things are new again; others are just new.  After fits and starts around the world, a major international sporting event ended successfully. “Back to the Fun in ‘21” […] READ MORE


2019 Laver Cup Was Great, Make 2020 Laver Cup Better

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The Laver Cup may not yet have won every tennis fan over, but its popularity is undeniably growing. Three years in and many have embraced the dynamic and entertaining format and structure of the new competition. Boisterous crowds, super shot making and fired-up players suggest that it is an event that is here to stay. […] READ MORE


ESPN and the US Open: An Imperfect Match

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On Monday, August 26, a little more than 68,000 fans entered the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center to experience the US Open. Everyone else must watch on TV. With small exceptions, ESPN controls the televising of the US Open in the United States. At a cost of $825 million over 11 years, ESPN made […] READ MORE


What has Happened to Denis Shapovalov?

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After watching Denis Shapovalov play Juan Martin del Potro at Queen’s Club, he hung his head in despair. Yet, another first-round loss for Shapovalov. Yet, another opportunity by the wayside. Shapovalov looks as if he has zero confidence in his shots and, at this point, he can’t even win a set, let alone a match, […] READ MORE


Agnieszka Radwanska Shows Class to Send Halep Crashing out in Miami

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The ever popular Pole, Agnieszka Radwanska showed a touch of class in Miami – beating Simona Halep 3-6, 6-2, 6-3. Radwanska shows that Class Lasts The former world #2, put the current world #1 to the sword. The signature Halep comeback that was seen in her last match against Océane Dodin, didn’t materialise. The Romanian […] READ MORE


Halep’s Mental Fortitude No Longer in Question

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It was a frustrating, mentally torturing spring/early summer 2017 when a French Open and several World #1 attempts slipped by for Simona Halep. The Romanian’s coach, Darren Cahill, had to take a break in March 2017 because he didn’t like Halep’s attitude. All that seems a lifetime ago now–Halep faces fellow almost-Slam winner Caroline Wozniacki in […] READ MORE