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




Why has the One-Handed Backhand Disappeared from the WTA Tour?

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During Ash Barty’s semifinal against Angelique Kerber the commentators waxed lyrical about Barty’s variety and smooth game.  It is relatively rare for any player to receive so many compliments. In fact, the last time a player with a two-handed backhand received so many compliments about their game and movement was Martina Hingis. This was well […] READ MORE


Best Female Players Who Never Won the French Open

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We recently covered the best male players who never won the French Open. It will be remiss of us not to feature the great female players who didn’t triumph in Paris. Best Female Players Who Never Won the French Open Martina Hingis Hingis is the first big name on this list. Hingis emerged as the […] READ MORE



Best players who never completed the career Grand Slam

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Completing the career Grand Slam and winning the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open is no mean feat with the varying surfaces of hard court, clay and grass.  Only the very best achieve this with some surprising names not managing it so Last Word on Tennis has decided to look at the […] 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