Ash Barty’s Five Most Defining Moments

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After World #1 Ashleigh Barty made the shocking announcement that she would be retiring at the age of just 25, the tennis world has reflected on her fantastic career in the sport. Here are some of the best moments in her decorative career, which saw her win 15 singles and 12 doubles titles. Ash Barty’s […] READ MORE


Previous Attempts at the Calendar Grand Slam

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The 2021 US Open is the eleventh time in history a tennis player arrives in New York with the hopes of winning a Calendar Grand Slam. What was the success rate in the past and how did Djokovic’s “ancestors” fare on their opportunities to make history? 1933 – Jack Crawford, lost in the final to […] READ MORE


Serena Williams Withdraws from the 2021 US Open

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23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams has withdrawn from the 2021 US Open, as revealed on her Instagram story Wednesday morning. The six-time US Open champion has not played a match since a slip in her first round match at Wimbledon caused her to retire mid-way through the first set in heartbreaking scenes. Had she […] READ MORE


The Five Finest Wimbledon Women’s Finals Ever

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Ahead of the 2021 Final, Martin Keady, our resident tennis historian, looks back at the finest Wimbledon Women’s Singles finals ever. Ash Barty and Karolina Plíšková will fight for the women’s final, but they will have lots of work to match these classics. In ascending order, here are the five finest Wimbledon Women’s Singles finals […] READ MORE


Top Women’s Contenders at the French Open

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The French Open is one of the most prestigious women’s tennis tournaments. It is the only Grand Slam event played on clay courts, meaning it takes a special type of tennis player to win at the Stade Roland Garros. This year’s event will take place from May 23 to June 13. It will welcome lots […] READ MORE


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