The Five Most Memorable Australian Opens Of The Open Era

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Unfortunately, the 2021 Australian Open threatens to be the most memorable of all Australian Opens, because it is still possible that it might not take place or that it begins and then has to be cancelled, because of the Coronavirus outbreak that forced the suspension of all the warm-up events in Melbourne this week. If […] READ MORE


Greatest Female Tennis Player of All-Time? Martina Navratilova

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Martina Navratilova Career: 1975-1994 Total Singles Major Titles: 18 Wimbledon: 9 US Open: 4 French Open: 2 Australian Open: 3 Doubles Major Titles: 41 (31 women’s, 10 mixed) Career Singles Titles: 167 #1 in the World: 5 years (1982-1986), 332 weeks This is one in a series looking at the greatest female tennis players of […] READ MORE


Billie Jean King: Greatest of All-Time?

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Billie Jean King Professional career: 1959-1983 (25 years) Total Singles Major Titles: 12 Wimbledon: 6 U.S. Open: 4 French Open: 1 Australian Open: 1 Doubles Major Titles: 27 (16 women’s and 11 mixed) Career Titles:  183 #1 in the World: 1967-68, 1971-72, 1974 Billie Jean Moffitt was going to be great at a sport, it […] READ MORE


Can Serena Equal the Record this season?

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With the new year in full swing and the first Grand Slam underway, it’s about time to take another look at Serena Williams’ quest for that elusive 24th Grand Slam title. Can she do it in Melbourne? Or will she have to wait until Wimbledon? The desire is there Last year, we discussed how we […] READ MORE


Ten Things To Look Forward To In Tennis In The 2020s: Part 2

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Having looked back at both the highlights and lowlights of the last decade, Martin Keady, our resident tennis historian, now looks ahead to the next decade – the 2020s – and identifies 10 things that we can hopefully look forward to in the future development of tennis. Here are the final five. Serena Williams Matching […] READ MORE


Ten Terrible Things About Tennis In The 2010s: Part 1

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In a four-part series to end the 2019 season, Martin Keady, our resident tennis historian, looks back not just at the last year but at the last decade in tennis. This week, he looks at ten lowlights from tennis in the 2010s. In the men’s game, the 2010s were – sadly – the decade in […] READ MORE


Serena in the Semis: The Unbelievable Numbers

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Thursday, September 5: US Open Women’s Semifinals: Serena Williams(8) vs Elina Svitolina(5) Belinda Bencic(13) vs Bianca Andreescu(15) At first glance, the women’s semis are noteworthy, but not startling. Seeds one through four eliminated, but all four participants are seeded. Only one Grand Slam champion, but World #5 and arguably the brightest teenage star in the […] READ MORE


2019 French Open Review: Women’s Singles

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The French Open ended just over a week ago. Have you already forgotten what happened? Did you somehow miss it entirely? Do not worry! Here is a recap of the key events in the Women’s singles and what it means heading into Wimbledon.  Osaka retains No.1 but loses Grand Slam win streak Embed from Getty […] READ MORE


Can Serena Williams Mount a Challenge at the French Open?

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Serena Williams’ quest to win a fourth French Open looks in rough shape given her lingering injury troubles of late. Despite being ranked No. 10 in the world, Williams astonishingly has only played nine matches in the last eight months. In midst of her persistent knee and physical issues that have forced her to pull […] READ MORE


Five Famous (Or Infamous) Tennis Feuds

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Nadal-Kyrgios has all the makings of a classic tennis feud, or at least the beginnings of one. Rafael Nadal’s furious reaction to Nick Kyrgios serving under-arm at the end of their match in the Mexican Open this week, saying that the young Australian “lacks respect for the public, the rival and himself”, was met almost […] READ MORE