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!
Garbine Muguruza had a lot to lose in this match. She had a 1-3 head-to-head against Coco Vandeweghe, and more importantly she lost to French Kristina Mladenovic in the Round of 16, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, dropping out of the top ten and unable to defend … Continue reading With the Monkey off Her back, Garbine Muguruza May Just be Ready to Resume Her Form and Rise
After a slam, there is a serious refractory period much like a turkey slumber on Thanksgiving or the morning after a bachelorette party. Post French Open I am sluggish and a bit pensive about committing to a tournament even if it is the grass season. … Continue reading First Meeting: Osaka and Safarova at the Aegon Classic in Birmingham
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
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