The Greatest US Open Female Players of the Open Era

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There have been an incredible number of great champions at the US Open. But, just as in the men’s game, only a handful of women in the Open Era have been able to dominate the event and win multiple titles in the trying New York conditions. Here’s a look at these champions in greater detail: […] 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


Best Women Who Never Won Wimbledon

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We recently took a look at the best male players who never won Wimbledon. Now for a look at the ladies who didn’t triumph in SW19. Best Five Women Who Never Won Wimbledon Monica Seles Embed from Getty Images A finalist in 1992, Seles had the opportunity to join a select group of players to […] READ MORE




The French Open dominance of Justine Henin

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If Rafael Nadal is known as the ‘King of Clay’ then, for a period in the mid 2000s, Justine Henin was almost certainly the Queen.  She won three straight titles from 2005, the only person to achieve that feat apart from Monica Seles in 1992.  French Open 2005 Embed from Getty Images The Belgian star […] READ MORE


Leylah Annie Fernandez: On the Rise

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Prior to the WTA suspending all tournaments in March due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, 17-year-old Leylah Annie Fernandez was playing some of the best tennis on the Tour. In late February, the Canadian teen surprised many when she reached the final in Acapulco. Though she fell just short up against Heather Watson, losing a competitive […] READ MORE


Maria Sharapova Set Trends

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Maria Sharapova was a style icon and announced her retirement, fittingly, in Vogue and Vanity Fair. But it was her playing style that really set trends in the sport of tennis. Ditching the traditional volley like yesterday’s fad, Sharapova’s treatment of choice on short balls was a ferocious swinging volley. Copycats followed suit. Now the […] READ MORE