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


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


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


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


The Five Finest Wimbledon Women’s Finals Ever

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Ahead of the 2021 Final, Martin Keady, our resident tennis historian, looks back at the finest Wimbledon Women’s Singles finals ever. Ash Barty and Karolina Plíšková will fight for the women’s final, but they will have lots of work to match these classics. In ascending order, here are the five finest Wimbledon Women’s Singles finals […] READ MORE


Best Women Who Never Won Wimbledon

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We recently took a look at the best male players who never won Wimbledon. Now for a look at the ladies who didn’t triumph in SW19. Best Five Women Who Never Won Wimbledon Monica Seles Embed from Getty Images A finalist in 1992, Seles had the opportunity to join a select group of players to […] READ MORE


The Five Finest Wimbledon Women’s Champions Ever

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In the second part of his Wimbledon 2021 preview, Martin Keady, our resident tennis historian, looks back at the greatest Wimbledon Women’s Champions. The Five Finest Wimbledon Men’s Champions all come from the Open Era (since 1968, when tennis finally went fully professional), with Rod Laver alone straddling both the Open and the Amateur Eras. […] 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


Top Women’s Contenders at the French Open

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The French Open is one of the most prestigious women’s tennis tournaments. It is the only Grand Slam event played on clay courts, meaning it takes a special type of tennis player to win at the Stade Roland Garros. This year’s event will take place from May 23 to June 13. It will welcome lots […] READ MORE