CiCi Bellis Announces Retirement at 22

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Cici Bellis, the 2017 WTA Newcomer of the Year, announced her decision to retire on Instagram after not playing a match since November 2020. Bellis has revealed that persistent wrist and elbow injuries, which have plagued her since 2018, are the primary reason for her retirement at just 22 years old. The San Francisco native […] READ MORE


Previewing the 2022 WTA Season

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2022 is fast approaching and another WTA season is on the horizon. What should we expect to see from this sport in the coming year? 2021 had ups and downs; with the Covid restrictions, moving of tournaments and tweaks to the ranking system. This was reflected in unpredictable results. Let’s take a look at who might […] 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


The New Look of the 2022 Australian Open

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The 2022 Australian Open is shaping up to have a vastly different look than the previous year’s tournament, due in part to the possibility of eliminating hard quarantines as well as an altered lineup of players. Newly crowned Indian Wells champion Paula Badosa will have a starkly different experience, for one. Previous reports have shown […] READ MORE


Naomi Osaka Drops Out of Top 10 for First Time in Over Three Years

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When the weekly WTA rankings were released Monday morning, Japanese star Naomi Osaka found herself outside of the Top 10 for the first time since before her maiden Major title in September of 2018. Osaka rocketed up the rankings in 2018, coming from outside the Top 70 to reaching World #7 when she defeated Serena Williams […] READ MORE


A Surprising and Spectacular Week 1 at the US Open

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“This is the best first week of a slam that I have seen in 40 years,” claimed ESPN’s Brad Gilbert while looking back at week one of the US Open. The return of passionate fans, the emergence of teens and qualifiers, and entirely unpredictable off-court events made for a surprising week one at the US […] READ MORE


US Open Day 5 – Women’s Match Of The Day

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The 2021 edition of the US Open continues to offer up brilliant tennis in bunches. Day five of the women’s draw is no exception, in fact it’s probably the best day of tennis so far. Friday’s action features seven Grand Slam champions as well as some of the hottest players on the tour this year. […] READ MORE


The Greatest US Open Female Players of the Open Era

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There have been an incredible number of great champions at the US Open. But, just as in the men’s game, only a handful of women in the Open Era have been able to dominate the event and win multiple titles in the trying New York conditions. Here’s a look at these champions in greater detail: […] READ MORE


Previous Attempts at the Calendar Grand Slam

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The 2021 US Open is the tenth 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