Jurij Rodionov Wins First Grand Slam Main Draw Match in Instant Classic

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In January of 2020, Jurij Rodionov was as low as World No. 363. The positive momentum from his maiden ATP Challenger Tour title in 2018 long past him, a rankings abyss in front of him. But, Rodionov continued forging ahead and eventually found his game. It really started with a comeback three-set victory over Michael […] READ MORE


Jennifer Brady Ready for US Open Run

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In early January of the 2019 season, Jennifer Brady was a relative unknown at World No. 125. The former college star from UCLA had the potential to take over matches with her powerful game, yet struggled with the consistency necessary to compete at the highest level on the WTA Tour, despite some flashes of potential […] READ MORE


The Making of Garbine Muguruza: 2014 French Open Second Round vs Serena Williams

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2019 may not be remembered by most as the season of Garbine Muguruza. But perhaps it should be. The Spaniard started the year as a relative unknown, ranked 63rd in the world. She had not reached a tour-level final, been past the second round at a Grand Slam or made the quarterfinals at Premier Mandatory […] READ MORE


A Career-Defining Match: 2012 Wimbledon R3 Serena Williams vs Zheng Jie

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At the time of 2012 Wimbledon, Serena Williams had 13 major titles. Williams had seemingly done it all, taking home the singles title at the Australian Open 5 times, French Open once, Wimbledon 4 times, and US Open on 3 occasions. In doubles, Williams had four Australian Open victories, two at the French Open, four […] READ MORE


Agnieszka Radwanska: A Chance Missed at the 2014 Australian Open

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With both the ATP and WTA Tour’s suspended for the foreseeable future due to the coronavirus pandemic, we here at LWOT will be looking back at some of the greatest matches of recent times. And one such match was the semifinal clash between Dominika Cibulkova and Agnieszka Radwanska at the 2014 Australian Open. It is […] READ MORE


Miomir Kecmanovic Looking for Slam Breakthrough at US Open

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19-year-old Miomir Kecmanovic is a young rising star that you might not have heard of. He doesn’t have the serve of Reilly Opelka, a big win over Rafael Nadal like Denis Shapovalov nor has he reached three ATP finals in the past year like Felix Auger-Aliassime. However, Kecmanovic is rising quickly, and is a player […] READ MORE



Andrea Arnaboldi Gets His Shot at a Wimbledon Run

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Andrea Arnaboldi is 31-years-old. He’s never won a Challenger singles title, with his only triumphs coming on the Future’s tour. And that hasn’t happened since 2013. Indeed, the Italian has only appeared in one Challenger final in his career, which came last year in Portoroz. He won three games. At the Majors, Arnaboldi has only […] READ MORE