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