When Dustin Brown upset Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon

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Five years ago, Dustin Brown stunned the tennis world when he beat Rafael Nadal in the second round at Wimbledon. It was a fourth straight Wimbledon defeat for Nadal to an opponent ranked outside the top 100 – all of which came before the quarter-finals. His other three shock exits came against Lukas Rosol in […] READ MORE


Richard Gasquet: What Could Have Been

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Richard Gasquet was praised highly from the very beginning. His talent was so obvious that he was pictured on the front cover of French Tennis Magazine at the age of nine, unveiled as the next great hope of French tennis. Initially, he wore the burden of those expectations lightly, enjoying a phenomenal juniors career, in […] READ MORE


Will We See Elite Tennis from Victoria Azarenka Again?

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It is rather crazy to think that Victoria Azarenka won her maiden Grand Slam triumph came just over eight years ago. It was on that very day where Azarenka was coming up against a formidable rival in Maria Sharapova, giving away lots in experience, but she played some breathless tennis that match, showing very little […] READ MORE


The Making of Garbine Muguruza: 2014 French Open Second Round vs Serena Williams

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2019 may not be remembered by most as the season of Garbine Muguruza. But perhaps it should be. The Spaniard started the year as a relative unknown, ranked 63rd in the world. She had not reached a tour-level final, been past the second round at a Grand Slam or made the quarterfinals at Premier Mandatory […] READ MORE


A Career-Defining Match: 2012 Wimbledon R3 Serena Williams vs Zheng Jie

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At the time of 2012 Wimbledon, Serena Williams had 13 major titles. Williams had seemingly done it all, taking home the singles title at the Australian Open 5 times, French Open once, Wimbledon 4 times, and US Open on 3 occasions. In doubles, Williams had four Australian Open victories, two at the French Open, four […] READ MORE


Agnieszka Radwanska: A Chance Missed at the 2014 Australian Open

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With both the ATP and WTA Tour’s suspended for the foreseeable future due to the coronavirus pandemic, we here at LWOT will be looking back at some of the greatest matches of recent times. And one such match was the semifinal clash between Dominika Cibulkova and Agnieszka Radwanska at the 2014 Australian Open. It is […] READ MORE


Are the Tours spending too long in China?

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The Tennis Tour is about to wrap up its 5-week-long stay in China with tournaments in Shanghai and Tianjin ending on Sunday. The WTA Zhuhai Trophy and the WTA Finals will cap off the stay next month. In total, China will have hosted 14 tournaments this year (eight WTA, four ATP, and one joint) and […] READ MORE



Serena in the Semis: The Unbelievable Numbers

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Thursday, September 5: US Open Women’s Semifinals: Serena Williams(8) vs Elina Svitolina(5) Belinda Bencic(13) vs Bianca Andreescu(15) At first glance, the women’s semis are noteworthy, but not startling. Seeds one through four eliminated, but all four participants are seeded. Only one Grand Slam champion, but World #5 and arguably the brightest teenage star in the […] READ MORE


Miomir Kecmanovic Looking for Slam Breakthrough at US Open

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19-year-old Miomir Kecmanovic is a young rising star that you might not have heard of. He doesn’t have the serve of Reilly Opelka, a big win over Rafael Nadal like Denis Shapovalov nor has he reached three ATP finals in the past year like Felix Auger-Aliassime. However, Kecmanovic is rising quickly, and is a player […] READ MORE