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



Will We See Elite Tennis from Victoria Azarenka Again?

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It is rather crazy to think that Victoria Azarenka won her maiden Grand Slam triumph came just over eight years ago. It was on that very day where Azarenka was coming up against a formidable rival in Maria Sharapova, giving away lots in experience, but she played some breathless tennis that match, showing very little […] READ MORE


Maria Sharapova Set Trends

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Maria Sharapova was a style icon and announced her retirement, fittingly, in Vogue and Vanity Fair. But it was her playing style that really set trends in the sport of tennis. Ditching the traditional volley like yesterday’s fad, Sharapova’s treatment of choice on short balls was a ferocious swinging volley. Copycats followed suit. Now the […] READ MORE



Australian Open women’s seed report

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With Ashleigh Barty still holding down the top spot in the WTA rankings, the Aussie leads the field into her home Slam, the Australian Open, as the tennis world converges on Melbourne for the season’s first major. Here’s how we expect the two weeks Down Under to play out: 1. Ashleigh Barty: The Aussie has strengthened her grip […] READ MORE