2018 could only go down as an annus horribilis of a season for Britain’s Heather Watson. 2019 mirrors the previous season in large chunks. That said, the Guernsey footwork-based point builder saved her best until last. Watson fell at the final hurdle against Rebecca Peterson in Tianjin in October, just failing to add to her […] READ MORE
Are the Tours spending too long in China?
The Tennis Tour is about to wrap up its 5-week-long stay in China with tournaments in Shanghai and Tianjin ending on Sunday. The WTA Zhuhai Trophy and the WTA Finals will cap off the stay next month. In total, China will have hosted 14 tournaments this year (eight WTA, four ATP, and one joint) and […] READ MORE
Australian Open 2019: Aryna Sabalenka’s Time to Shine
Margins are a frustrating concept sometimes, especially for Aryna Sabalenka at the US Open 2018. In a tense/close 4th round match, Sabalenka out-performed eventual champion Naomi Osaka 27-18, in terms of winners hit. However, a 37-34 difference in unforced errors meant that the Belorussian Sabalenka let her Japanese opponent in. Aryna Sabalenka Gave Naomi Osaka […] READ MORE
Hopman Cup 2019 – Britain Open against Greece and Federer/Bencic Eager to Retain Title
Defending champions Switzerland field an unchanged pairing: Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic. The RAC Arena in Perth has attracted eight strong mixed pairings for the 2019 event. Federer and Bencic seem serious in their mission to retain their title in what will probably be the final year of this format. End of the Hopman Cup […] READ MORE