Kaia Kanepi: 10 wins over Top 10 players at Majors

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Kaia Kanepi has become renowned for her ability to defeat high-ranked opposition in the early stages of Grand Slam tournaments. In the opening round of the 2022 French Open, the 36-year-old Estonian downed World No. 10 Garbine Muguruza to earn her most recent win over a Top 10-ranked opponent. The World No. 46 has now […] READ MORE


Hailey Baptiste’s Path to Roland Garros 2022

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It is common to construct a perception of a tennis player around the best stroke of their game. Andre Agassi was the ultimate returner. Roger Federer produced genius with his one-handed backhand. Simona Halep’s two-handed backhand was singularly lethal. The first time I watched Hailey Baptiste, in the opening round of the WTA’s inaugural Trophee […] READ MORE


Swiatek Storms to Sunshine Double

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Iga Swiatek has continued her dominance in 2022, after beating Naomi Osaka 6-4 6-0 to win the Miami Open. Swiatek did not drop a set on her way to the title in Miami, and brushed aside a rejuvenated Osaka following a competitive first set. The Pole, who will be crowned World #1 on Monday, is […] READ MORE






2022 Australian Open Women’s Singles Roundtable Predictions: Champion, Dark Horse, and Early Exit

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Ahead of the first Grand Slam of 2022, four Last Word on Tennis writers–Vithun Illankovan (@VitIllankovan), Damian Kust (@damiankust), Fraser Learmonth, and Andy Watson–made their Australian Open predictions for the Women’s Singles tournament. We will also have a separate roundtable for the men’s singles. Australian Open Women’s Singles Roundtable Predictions Champion – Who will win the US […] READ MORE


Australian Open Draw: Best First Round Matches to Watch

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Tournament organizers revealed the singles draws for the 2022 Australian Open on Friday afternoon. Excitement is high heading into the first slam of the year, and there are many interesting first-rounders to look forward to. We highlight the best ones. 1st Round Matchups to Look Out For at the Australian Open Men’s Singles  [12] Cameron […] READ MORE


Australian Open Day 1 Predictions Including Sofia Kenin vs Madison Keys

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Expect plenty of excitement on day one at the Australian Open with a number of interesting matchups on the slate. As ever, we here at LWOT will be offering our predictions for every match on the schedule, including Naomi Osaka vs Maria Osorio, Coco Gauff vs Wang Qiang, Barbora Krejcikova vs Andrea Petkovic, Ons Jabeur […] READ MORE