Ten Terrible Things About Tennis In The 2010s: Part 2

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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 continues to examine the downsides of the last decade. The Major Failure of an Entire Generation of Male Players (Marin Cilic excepted) […] READ MORE



Top 10 Women’s Tennis Players of the Decade – Part 2

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The 2010s decade of WTA Tennis has finally concluded. After 10 very eventful years in Women’s Tennis, it is time to end the countdown of the 10 best players of the last 10 years. Part 1 looked at the highlights of No.10 to No.6 on this list. This part will look at the decade highlights […] READ MORE


Appearance Fees: Expanding Inequality in Today’s Game

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Appearance fees are a relatively new phenomenon in tennis, in the sense that tournament organizers and players are just starting to acknowledge that these fees are part of the package. They are a common feature of non-mandatory tournaments; to attract the top players organizers must fork up serious money to get them to play.  Yet […] READ MORE


5 Takeaways: US Open Day 1 Women’s Recap

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Day 1 at the US Open is in the books. Here are some results you may have missed. The Headline: Maria Sharapova Was Dismantled by Serena Williams With all the hype leading up to this match, it was anything but exciting. A calm, super-focused Serena Williams took the court and proceeded to dismantle her Russian […] READ MORE