World #9 Simona Halep Receives Provisional Suspension for Doping

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In news that shocked the tennis world Friday morning, the International Tennis Integrity Agency announced that Simona Halep–two-time Grand Slam champion, former World #1, and 2022 Wimbledon semifinalist–has been provisionally banned for doping. Halep, currently ranked World #9, makes for one of the highest-profile doping bans in tennis history. Maria Sharapova received a two-year ban […] READ MORE


Serena Williams Leaves Behind one of Tennis’ Vital Legacies

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It was September 1999. Christina Aguilera and The Backstreet Boys dominated the music charts. Bruce Willis and The Sixth Sense were the talk of the cinemas, and SpongeBob SquarePants was in the middle of its very first season on Nickelodeon. And in New York, as a Martina Hingis backhand sailed long at the US Open, […] READ MORE


The Top 5 Rivalries of Serena Williams’ Career

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Serena Williams, (one of) the greatest female tennis players of all time, is set to retire. In a career spanning across four decades, the American has had many iconic rivalries. In this article, I have undertaken the challenge of whittling them down to the top five. To do this, I shortlisted all the players Serena […] READ MORE


Is Beatriz Haddad Maia a contender for the Wimbledon Title?

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Beatriz Haddad Maia won her second WTA singles title in as many weeks in Birmingham, following up on her success in Nottingham. The Brazilian was awarded the Maud Watson trophy, following her opponent Zhang Shuai retiring with injury towards the end of the first set. This makes it 10 consecutive wins for the 26-year-old, which […] READ MORE


Rick Macci: Venus Williams Should Have Been Greater Than Serena Williams

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Seven-time USPTA national coach of the year and USPTA Master Professional Rick Macci coached two of the greatest female athletes in history, Venus and Serena Williams. Furthermore, Macci has coached other #1-ranked players like Andy Roddick, Jennifer Capriati, and Maria Sharapova. He spoke exclusively to the Double Bagel Tennis Podcast and believed “Venus [Williams] would’ve been the […] READ MORE


A Brief History of Modern Olympic Women’s Tennis

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Ahead of the Olympic Tennis Finals this weekend, Martin Keady, our resident tennis historian, takes a look back at the history of the Women’s Singles in modern Olympic Tennis. Seoul 1988: Steffi Graf (Germany) beat Gabriela Sabatini (Argentina) 6–3 6–3 Modern Olympic tennis began with something of a bang in 1988 when Steffi Graf won […] READ MORE


The 2020 Tennis Season’s Biggest Moments

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2020 was an incredible year for tennis, even with the extended pandemic break. Let’s look back at the year’s biggest moments. JANUARY 24th – Former World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki retired after her 3rd round Australian Open defeat. FEBRUARY 1st – Sofia Kenin won her first Grand Slam title by defeating Garbiñe Muguruza in the Australian Open final. […] READ MORE



The Five Best Women’s Grand Slam Finals of the 2000s

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Tennis fans are still eagerly awaiting the return of the sport after the suspension of the season due to the coronavirus pandemic. But with that return now on the horizon, what better time is there to look back at some of the great matches of yesteryear. The 2000’s saw some particularly thrilling women’s finals at […] READ MORE