Rick Macci: Venus Williams Should Have Been Greater Than Serena Williams

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Seven-time USPTA national coach of the year and USPTA Master Professional Rick Macci coached two of the greatest female athletes in history, Venus and Serena Williams. Furthermore, Macci has coached other #1-ranked players like Andy Roddick, Jennifer Capriati, and Maria Sharapova. He spoke exclusively to the Double Bagel Tennis Podcast and believed “Venus [Williams] would’ve been the […] READ MORE



A Brief History of Modern Olympic Women’s Tennis

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Ahead of the Olympic Tennis Finals this weekend, Martin Keady, our resident tennis historian, takes a look back at the history of the Women’s Singles in modern Olympic Tennis. Seoul 1988: Steffi Graf (Germany) beat Gabriela Sabatini (Argentina) 6–3 6–3 Modern Olympic tennis began with something of a bang in 1988 when Steffi Graf won […] READ MORE



Sofia Kenin’s Australian Open Title Defence Comes To An End

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Sofia Kenin, defending champion at the Australian Open, has been knocked out in the second round. She was defeated by 35-year-old Kaia Kanepi 6-3 6-2, a veteran who is experiencing a new lease of life in her career after reaching the final at last week’s Gippsland Trophy. Kanepi was swinging freely, hitting 22 winners and […] READ MORE


The Five Best Women’s Grand Slam Finals of the 2000s

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Tennis fans are still eagerly awaiting the return of the sport after the suspension of the season due to the coronavirus pandemic. But with that return now on the horizon, what better time is there to look back at some of the great matches of yesteryear. The 2000’s saw some particularly thrilling women’s finals at […] READ MORE