The Other Side of the Coin

The Other Side of the Coin

There will be a time and place to celebrate the winners of the first two men’s singles quarterfinals at the 2010 Australian Open. (In the next post, actually!) But one can’t comment on two riveting spectacles at Melbourne Park without addressing the acute agony of the valiant competitors who lost on Tuesday. Andy Roddick and […]


Not Just(ine) Another Day At the Office

Not Just(ine) Another Day At the Office

It wasn’t fair. It wasn’t right. But oh, did it exceed the considerable hype. If the International Tennis Federation had the good sense to seed the four major tournaments 1 through 128, Justine Henin and Elena Dementieva wouldn’t have played each other in the second round of the 2010 Australian Open. But since the two […]


Dynamic Davydenko in Doha

Dynamic Davydenko in Doha

Qatar Open 2010 10 Jan 2010

Imagine the two best days of tennis you could possibly have on the ATP Tour. Imagine a 48-hour fantasy ripped straight from the headlines. Imagine finding a zone of confidence you’ve never felt before. Now you’re ready to enter the current existence of one Nikolay Davydenko. In two days in Doha, Qatar, Nikolay Davydenko – […]


Belgian Brilliance: Clijsters edges Henin for Sydney

Belgian Brilliance: Clijsters edges Henin for Sydney

There they were, two players who – at this point on the calendar 12 months ago – were out of tennis and in search of themselves. In January of 2009, Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin stood to the side of the stage in women’s tennis, with Clijsters raising a toddler and Henin exploring life off […]


Serena is Number One

Serena is Number One

Dinara Safina was the top seed for all four Grand Slam events in 2009. Nobody was buying it. In fact, not many players or fans are convinced Dinara deserves to be seeded second heading to Melbourne. Serena Williams was and still is the best female tennis player and competitor on the planet. Despite Serena’s meltdown […]