Tennis is usually thought of in the media as singles, ATP play. Yet doubles, mixed-women or men, is the more popular sport played by non-professionals. Though not seen as often on TV, ESPN-Tennis Channel-BEING, it is by far the most entertaining tennis you can watch. … Continue reading What a Week for Doubles Tennis!
Tennis Channel vs. ESPN: To the Victor Belongs The Spoils While the world eagerly awaits the Mayweather-McGregor bout, tennis fans are more keen on the US Open Series culminating with the US Open on August 28th. The prospect of Venus Williams and Roger Federer reaching … Continue reading To the Victor Belongs The Spoils
Tennis’ Free Throw: Is an Ace Really an Easy, Cheap or Free Point? Inevitably, during a tournament you will hear the most cliché and overused narratives. This is not exclusive to tennis. We hear it in all sports. It is the shorthand for which we … Continue reading Tennis’ Free Throw
Tennis is quickly becoming the WWE of sports with the requisite personalities, storylines and media savvy athletes. A shot of reality tv or the game show, “To Tell The Truth” would help players and fans especially when it comes to the eleven month calendar and the toll it puts on players.
Like Angelique Kerber and Naomi Osaka, Petra Kvitova has never appeared at ease in the spotlight her talent has garnered. She is no Andrea Petkovic, Genie Bouchard or even Sloan Stephens with enviable public personas to which brands and fans alike gravitate. However, her winning … Continue reading The Grass is Always Greener For Petra Kvitova, The Grass Princess!
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