Pete Sampras – The Right Hander who Played like a Left Hander

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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



Ash Barty Wins First Wimbledon Title, Defeating Karolina Pliskova

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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


Paula Badosa Captures Maiden WTA Title At Serbia Ladies Open

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Paula Badosa’s slow but steady progress has finally been rewarded. The Manhattan-born Spaniard won the inaugural WTA Serbia Ladies Open – her maiden tour-level title – after her opponent, Ana Konjuh retired midway through the second set with an injury. In a battle between two 23-year-olds whose career paths had taken completely opposite itineraries, it […] READ MORE





What Next For Laura Robson?

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Is tennis the sport that broke a thousand hips? It must seem like that to British tennis fans, after they learned this week that Laura Robson has followed Andy Murray in having hip problems so severe that she will have to undergo a third hip operation at some point in the near future. Tennis is […] READ MORE


Match Analysis: Aryna Sabalenka wins Abu Dhabi Open final

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Aryna Sabalenka won the Abu Dhabi Open last Wednesday, defeating Veronika Kudermetova 6-2 6-2 in the final of the WTA 500 event. In doing so, Sabalenka extends several ongoing streaks. She has won 15 matches in a row, picked up her third consecutive title (she also won the Ostrava and Linz Opens) and has not […] READ MORE


Sara Sorribes Tormo Shows Heart Once Again in Abu Dhabi

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If you watched Sara Sorribes Tormo on match point of her second round win against Bernarda Pera, you would have thought it was early in the first set. Sorribes Tormo was displaying her usual high energy level and fighting spirit. Yet, it was far, far from the beginning of the opening set. Sorribes Tormo was […] READ MORE