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
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First Meeting: Vandeweghe and Halep
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
Top 5 Moments in Tennis This Week 4-23
Will this be the year Nadal gets his tenth title at Monte Carlo? His draw is favorable; he did not have to contend with any top seeds, notably, Djokovic, Murray or Wawrinka. Tournaments This Week: Biyuan Cup Zhenghou Women’s Tennis Open (China/Hard-court) Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters (Monaco/Clay) Fed … Continue reading Top 5 Moments in Tennis This Week 4-23
Top 5 Moments in Tennis This Week 1/27
5. The commentating was horrendous especially given the incredible stories players have brought to this slam, AO17. On Tennis Channel and ESPN the live and packaged pieces on players and Australia are stale and delivered with stilted performances. After countless hours of matches I recall … Continue reading Top 5 Moments in Tennis This Week 1/27
Top 5 Moments in Tennis This Week (6-17-16)
With lead-up grass tournaments in London and Spain among others, the ATP and WTA are preparing for Wimbledon on June 27, 2016. Here are my top five tennis moments this week. (more…)
Top 5 Moments in Tennis This Week (6/11/16)
This was a busy week in tennis…
Is American Women’s Tennis Devolving?
I can’t mask my upset. Pure frustration. Rogers. Keys. V. Williams. All ousted removing the possibility of four Americans in the quarterfinals and more importantly an all-American final at the French Open ’16.
Top Five Tennis Moments This Week (9-7-15)
5. With his 4+ hours win over Murray, Kevin Anderson has arrived and put the top 4 on notice!
4. Donald Young has had a very successful Slam. He pulled a two sets down win in the first round against Simon and the third against Troiki. Unfortunately, he fell to Wawrinka in the fourth round. He also played doubles and mixed doubles. He’ll be joining the Davis Cup.
3. Venus Williams is into the second week and will play Serena Williams on Tuesday in the quarter finals. Though her first (Puig) and second round (Falconi) wins were not clean and required three sets, she won her third round with clean and beautiful tennis, especially in the first set over Bencic 6-3 6-4.
2. Mid-match Interviews. Coco Vandeweghe was the first player to give a mid match interview. While she won the match over Stephens in straight sets, she did go out the next round to Bethany Mattek Sands 6-2, 6-1. The interview, at the end of the first set was jarring and added nothing of value.
1. US Open Week 1 retirements and injuries were many! No fewer than 14 ATP and 2 WTA players have retired, most notable Jack Sock who all but collapsed on the court and Vitalia Diatchenko, Serena’s first round opponent, who took the court with what appeared to be an ankle injury before retiring 6-2 2-0. As the last slam of the year, no doubt players are weary and many may need the funds that this slam would provide, but the number of ATP retirements highlights the lack of a Heat Ruling and the Five Set Slam. More than anything, this has shown how untenable the tennis calendar is. .
What was your top tennis moment this week?