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The Other Side of the Coin

The Other Side of the Coin

26 Jan 2010

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 […]

2010 Australian Open Women’s Preview

16 Jan 2010

The Belgians - both of them - are back. Dinara Safina’s not the top-ranked female tennis player in the world. Serena Williams hasn’t promised to shove a ball down the throat of a linesperson… yet. Intrigue and anticipation are coursing through Melbourne in the final 30 hours before the start of the new year’s first […]

The Heights of Power: Nadal reigns once again at Indian Wells

23 Mar 2009

Rafael Nadal hit 13 winners and committed 17 unforced errors in Sunday afternoon’s championship match of the BNP Paribas Open. Under normal circmstances, such a performance would have led to a decisive loss. But this was no ordinary day in the California desert, and Nadal, of course, is no ordinary player. In the face of […]

Nadal Reigns!

01 Feb 2009

Rafael Nadal is the premier tennis player in the world. After a dominating performance against storied rival, number two seed and 13 time Grand Slam Champion, Roger Federer, the 22 year old Nadal solidly established himself as the world’s best tennis player with a stirring 7-5, 3-6, 7-6, 3-6, 6-2 triumph in the finals of […]

Hantuchova - Sugiyama vs. Venus & Serena in Finals

29 Jan 2009

The 9th seeded team of Daniela Hantuchova and Ai Sugiyama rode the improved net play of Sugiyama and the always-impressive Hantuchova groundstrokes to efficiently topple unseeded Nathalie Dechy and Mara Santangelo in a semi final doubles match at Melbourne on Thursday. The impressive performance boosted the team into the finals where they will meet Venus […]

Venus Williams, Say It Ain’t So!

23 Jan 2009

The tennis world has long seen the imposing, formidable side of fashion guru and former world number one player Venus Williams. Venus Williams is the consummate competitor. The tennis player’s tennis player, Venus has seen it all. And, with a younger sister pushing her all the way, every win and every loss has been subjected […]

Breaking Down the Women’s Draw

17 Jan 2009

The suspense is over. Now the show can begin. The draws for the 2009 Australian Open were announced on Friday in Melbourne. Here’s a look at the field of 128: Best First-Round Matchup: (19) Daniela Hantuchova vs. Casey Dellacqua. Hantuchova possesses considerable talent but has historically lacked mental toughness, to put things mildly. Last year, […]

The Top 10 Women’s Tennis Performers

The Top 10 Women’s Tennis Performers

18 Nov 2008

1. Jelena Jankovic A well deserved number 1 ranking for this native of Belgrade, Serbia. Jelena brings a dangerous combination of power, precision, endurance and sex appeal to the court. In 2008 she added plenty of cash to her to her resume while compiling a 65 wins against 19 losses. At age 23, Jelena finished […]

Tsonga wins in Paris to qualify for Cup.

01 Nov 2008

It was like a Hollywood writer’s best thought out scenario, but it was real enough for the 15,000 French fans who cheered their young countryman to victory in the Paris Masters over defending champion David Nalabandian. Joe Willy as he affection ally known will be the first French player to win the Paris Masters to […]

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