When the Williams sisters played in four straight Slam finals

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Between 2002 and 2003, Serena Williams and Venus Williams faced each other in four successive Grand Slam finals. Here, Last Word on Tennis is recounting their encounters at the highest level. French Open 2002 By the time Serena Williams arrived in Paris in 2002 she had yet to add to her maiden slam title of […] READ MORE


The Longest Open Era Tennis Winning Streaks

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Building a lengthy winning streak at the elite level of tennis is a feat largely reserved for all-time greats. Suzanne Lenglen won a remarkable 182 consecutive matches from 1921-1926. That stands as the all-time record, while Bill Tilden’s formidable run of 98 straight wins in 1924-1925 tops the men’s list. Winning streaks are arguably even […] READ MORE


Could Roger Federer Win A 21st Grand Slam in 2021?

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There is an old cliché that even a man who could turn back time would eventually run out of it. And for Roger Federer – one of the most successful and popular sportsmen of all time – who is already late into the twilight of his glorious career, that brings with it the unwelcome prospect […] READ MORE


The Rise and Fall of Eugenie Bouchard

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Eugenie Bouchard showed her talent at an early age, winning the Canadian Under-18 Indoor Championship in Toronto aged just 15. She then reached back-to-back Australian Open junior semifinals in 2011 and 2012, before claiming her first junior Grand Slam title at Wimbledon in 2012. That made her the first Canadian, junior or professional, to win a Grand […] READ MORE


Alex de Minaur or Nick Kyrgios: Who is Closer to a Grand Slam Title?

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Australian tennis has a rich heritage in both the men’s and the women’s game, with some of the greatest players of all time hailing from ‘down under’. But whilst Ashleigh Barty is now leading the charge for Australian women’s tennis, holding the French Open title and the world #1 ranking, no Australian man has won […] READ MORE


Pete Sampras: What Is His Legacy?

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Pete Sampras was the man to beat in the 1990s. The American, who turned professional in 1988, played in 266 tournaments over the course of his 14 year career. He finished as year-end world #1 a record six times and claimed 64 titles, including 14 Grand Slams. Sampras made a fast start to his career, […] READ MORE


Rafael Nadal Top 10 Magical Moments

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Rafael Nadal will bid to clinch a 20th Grand Slam title when he heads to New York to compete in the US Open on August 31. Victory would see him equal Roger Federer’s record and bolster his reputation as one of the greatest sportsmen of all time. These are the top 10 magical moments of […] READ MORE


Tim Henman: Four Wimbledon Near Misses

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Throughout his career, Tim Henman carried Britain’s hopes for a first homegrown Wimbledon men’s singles champion since 1936 on his shoulders. But despite several valiant efforts from Henman, it was not until Andy Murray lifted the title in 2013 that a British man reigned at The Championships. That said, Henman deserves great credit for his […] READ MORE


The Greatest: The Men and Women Who Made Tennis. No. 7 –John McEnroe 84

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This installment of “The Greatest: The Men And Women Who Made Tennis” is a twofer, or two for the price of one, as it not only looks at statistically the single greatest season in tennis history – John McEnroe’s remarkable 1984 campaign – but at the best visual record of that season, Julien Faraut’s superb […] READ MORE