What Impact Will Jelena Ostapenko’s French Open Win Have on Gender Politics in Tennis? It is often difficult to reconcile our love for a television show, book, movie or sport with our world view. This is often the case with tennis. It proudly sits upon … Continue reading Calling All Feminists, Allies and Tennis Lovers
In her twentieth grand slam appearance the legend has a draw from the gods. A draw that may just secure her first Coupe Suzanne Lenglen. A draw without Azarenka, Sharapova or sister Serena. A draw that has already been whittled of the less than one … Continue reading First Meeting: Venus Williams and Elise Mertens
This slam will be difficult to watch, literally. Tennis Channel will push the majority of the women’s matches to its digital streaming subscription service, Tennis Channel Plus, to focus on men matches like the three-hour plus match of the French compatriots Pouille/Benneteau. Thankfully, Kvitova opens … Continue reading Best Moments From The French Open (Daily Updates)
Surprisingly, American #20 Coco Vandeweghe and Romanian #8 Simona Halep have never met on any court. The twenty-five year olds met for the first time in the quarterfinals at the Mutua Madrid Open. The match was much-anticipated as both players were well positioned for success this … Continue reading First Meeting: Vandeweghe and Halep
This is the fifth meeting between Maria Sharapova and Eugenie Bouchard. Usually, this would not warrant a lengthy post much less a match analysis. The question isn’t who will be the winner. The question is how soundly will Sharapova demolish Bouchard’s game and thus her … Continue reading Fifth Meeting: Sharapova vs. Bouchard
On a weekend when patriotism is bolstered in tennis venues around the world, Fed Cup quickly ventured into nationalism with the disorderly conduct of Illie Nastase. Romania’s Fed Cup captain and the former world number one and Grand Slam champion has never been known for his … Continue reading Fed Cup: From Patriotism to Nationalism and Disorderly Conduct
There is nothing like the atmosphere at a Davis or Fed Cup Rubber! It is fandom and nationalism at its peak. The venue is packed. The music is loud. The fans cheer, boo, chant and dance with flags, signs and in their country’s gear. This … Continue reading Will Haggerty’s Proposal Improve Our Davis Cup Experience?