The Five Worst Collapses In Tennis History

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So shocking was Serena Williams’s collapse against Karolina Pliskova at the Australian Open, from being 5-1 up in the third set to losing it 7-5, that it is still hard to believe that it really happened. And yet Serena is not the first tennis superstar to somehow snatch ignominious defeat from the jaws of apparently […] READ MORE


Naomi Osaka’s Grand Slam Success Continues into Australian Open Semifinals

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Naomi Osaka has quietly made herself into one of the top forces in women’s tennis. It’s fitting, given her ever-present calm and cool demeanor. However, it’s likely that Osaka’s opponents would describe her powerful shots as anything but “calm.” Naomi Osaka’s Grand Slam success will continue when she takes on Karolina Pliskova in the Australian […] READ MORE




Australian Open Day 10 Women’s Quarterfinals Predictions: Serena Williams vs Karolina Pliskova and Elina Svitolina vs Naomi Osaka

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It’s time to finish the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. Only three rounds remain until we crown a Grand Slam champion. Will it be Serena Williams again? Will it be anybody else? Before we find out the winner, though, we have to know who wins the quarterfinals. There are two quarterfinal matches on Wednesday: Serena […] READ MORE



Under the radar Kvitova and Pliskova can do damage

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As the 2019 Australian Open moves into its second week, the Czech contingent are still going strong at Melbourne Park. Tomas Berdych has cut a swathe through the men’s draw, playing better tennis than he has in some years. But whilst he faced the daunting, and likely insurmountable challenge, of Rafael Nadal in the fourth […] READ MORE



2019 Australian Open Women’s Seed Report

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With the Australian summer winding down, the focus of the new season will turn to Melbourne Park for the year’s first Major, the Australian Open. In a draw that looks as interesting as perhaps unbalanced, (the top half is much harder than the bottom half), here’s how we expect things to play out: 1. Simona […] READ MORE


Australian Open 2019: Aryna Sabalenka’s Time to Shine

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Margins are a frustrating concept sometimes, especially for Aryna Sabalenka at the US Open 2018. In a tense/close 4th round match, Sabalenka out-performed eventual champion Naomi Osaka 27-18, in terms of winners hit. However, a 37-34 difference in unforced errors meant that the Belorussian Sabalenka let her Japanese opponent in. Aryna Sabalenka Gave Naomi Osaka […] READ MORE