What happened to CiCi Bellis?

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Catherine ‘CiCi’ Bellis announced her arrival onto the world stage at the age of just 15 by beating Dominika Cibulkova, then ranked inside the world’s top 20, at the US Open in 2014. She then went on to reach a career-high ranking of world #35. But Bellis’ path forward since has been anything but straightforward […] READ MORE


Does a Precocious Triumph at Junior Grand Slam Signal ATP Success?

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Personally, one of my favorite topics in tennis is the development of top junior prospects. It’s fascinating to monitor whether they blossom into bona fide stars or, in turn, never pan out among pros. The sentence “junior dominance may not necessarily translate into a successful professional career” has been repeated beyond saturation. Certain players experience […] READ MORE


Jannik Sinner Hoping to Build on Colossal 2019

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Jannik Sinner in 19 The meteoric rise of Jannik Sinner was, unquestionably, one of tennis’ biggest stories in 2019. In his age-18 season, the Tyrolese shattered all odds, climbing from world No. 553 to No. 78. Such steep ascent resulted in Sinner questionably earning the Newcomer of the Year Award over Felix Auger-Aliassime. Typically, it […] READ MORE


Getting To Know: Holger Rune

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Getting To Know: Holger Rune Last Word On Tennis had the pleasure to sit down with this year’s Roland Garros Boys Singles Champion, Holger Rune, after his match in the under-21 invitational tournament in Hamburg. The 16-year-old Dane is currently world No.2 on the ITF Juniors Ranking and is for sure the future of men’s […] READ MORE





Guido Pella Found his Mojo in Munich

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In spite of his straight sets loss to home favorite Alexander Zverev in the BMW Open final, Guido Pella was the biggest winner of the week in Munich. The Argentinian, who won six matches on the Bavarian clay, is set to take a 49-spot leap in the Emirates ATP rankings, soaring all the way from […] READ MORE


Who is Rising Czech Teenager Marketa Vondrousova?

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It seems like every week nowadays we have a fresh-faced teenager bursting onto the tennis scene. This week is no different. Marketa Vondrousova has enjoyed a sublime run in Biel/Bienne and has now won her first WTA final aged just 17. The Czech teenager progressed to the final in some style. Not only did she have to qualify for […] READ MORE


Stefanos Tsitsipas Leads Promising Greek Trio

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You wait ages for a bus and then three come along at once. Or so the saying goes. Greek tennis fans have been waiting for any sort of bus for years. Finally, it looks like they’re arriving. For a nation devoid of strength in depth on tour there is a promising trio emerging. Stefanos Tsitsipas, Maria Sakkari and […] READ MORE