Alize Cornet raised her hands in the air in almost disbelief as Iga Swiatek’s forehand fell into the net on match point. Cornet secured a 6-3 6-2 victory over the world #1, snapping a 37 match win streak that was the longest seen in the WTA in over 20 years. Cornet is known to be […] READ MORE
Tag: WTA Tennis
Can Daria Kasatkina Return To The Top Ten Of Women’s Tennis?
Daria Kasatkina is one of the great artists of women’s tennis, a player with multiple shots and skills that stand in direct contrast to the “monogame” of so many other players (both female and male) from Russia and the old Soviet Bloc. Now, four years on from first reaching the top ten of women’s tennis […] READ MORE
Iga Swiatek – Unstoppable?
Iga Swiatek is dominating the WTA Tour. The 20-year-old has won 23 consecutive matches, which includes four consecutive titles, she looks unstoppable. A second Roland Garros title beckons in June, can anyone stop her? Swiatek became the first woman ever to win the first three 1000 level titles of the season when she swept all […] READ MORE
What is Ashleigh Barty’s Legacy?
As a sport, tennis has had its fair share of shocks over the last number of years. And last week we had another one, with the sudden retirement of Ashleigh Barty despite being clear number 1. On the “shocks” scale this was quite a big one, superficially up there with Bjorn Borg in 1981 and […] READ MORE
Iga Świątek Must Prove She Is More Than Just A Clay Court Queen
Iga Świątek has made the second week of a Grand Slam five times in a row dating back to the Australian Open last year. She already has a French Open title to her name and made the quarterfinal there last year. However, this is her first time going deeper than the fourth round on hard […] READ MORE
2022 WTA Predictions: the Grand Slams and WTA Finals
Following my popular article last year, I will once again be giving my WTA predictions for the upcoming 2022 season. In this article, I will be giving my predictions on the biggest tournaments of the year (Grand Slams and WTA Finals). So without further a do, here are my predictions… Australian Open 2021 Final: (3) […] READ MORE
Emma Raducanu Prepares Approach for Next Season
Emma Raducanu season ended with defeat in Linz. The US Open Grand slam champion was the top seed at the WTA event. However, Raducanu was beaten in the first round. The Brit has been searching for a new coach since parting ways with Andrew Richardson. Since the stunning title win in Flushing Meadows Raducanu has […] READ MORE
Pete Sampras – The Right Hander who Played like a Left Hander
There were some fantastic matches during the 2021 US Open. One of the stars of the tournament was Leylah Fernandez, who wowed crowds with her crafty game and competitive spirit. Every match Fernandez was involved in had drama, including the final. The quarterfinal match against Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina caught my eye. However, not for reasons […] READ MORE
No Roger Federer? No Problem. Belinda Bencic Wins Tennis Gold for Switzerland
Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic won the biggest title of her career on Saturday, securing the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games gold medal 7-5 2-6 6-3 in two and a half hours over the Czech Republic’s Marketa Vondrousova. Participating in her first Olympic Games, Bencic has a chance to win double gold as she will compete in the […] READ MORE
Ash Barty Wins First Wimbledon Title, Defeating Karolina Pliskova
World #1 Ash Barty claimed her second career Grand Slam title and first Wimbledon title, defeating Karolina Pliskova 6-3 6-7(4) 6-3 in a topsy turvy final that went to three sets, a final where both players had opportunities, but in the end the Australian Barty made the most of her chances and came out on […] READ MORE