Jan/20

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Coco vs Osaka AO Analysis

The most intriguing match at the Australian Open third round will be Naomi Osaka vs Coco Gauff showdown rematch. The two Florida-based prodigies have played once before – at US Open last summer – with the older Osaka prevailing 63 60. There are many interesting angles about this match up. The two are dear friends […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/20

23

Toughest job in sports, pro tennis coach?

As we enjoy the action at 2020 AO, former two-time Grand Slam champion Johan Kriek humorously analyzes how difficult and challenging it is to be a coach of a WTA or ATP player… So you want to coach a WTA or ATP player….You better be a “Jack or Jill of all trades”….You better have a […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/20

22

Coco Came, Coco Saw, And Coco Is Going To Conquer

Two days ago Coco Gauff declared boldly she intends to be surpass Serena, Graf, Court and Navratilova to become the greatest female tennis player of all time. Extravagent words from a dimunitive youngster. So I decided to watch her AO second rounder vs veteran Sorana Cirstea with critical eyes. Coco is a very extraordinary young […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/20

21

Biofile: Zarina Diyas

Status: WTA no. 73. Age: 26. DOB: October 18, 1993 In: Almaty, Kazakhstan First Tennis Memory: “I was watching the tennis on TV when I was six years old. It was Australian Open and I don’t remember who it was…I think maybe Martina Hingis.” Tennis Inspirations: “I like Serena Williams. She’s a role model for […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/20

19

AO Opening Day Intrigue Matches

Venus Williams vs Coco Gauff in a first round rematch at Wimbledon. Young vs old, can the kid school the vet again? Monfils vs Lu. Lu is 36 now and he got in on a PR, though he has not played a match since mid 2018. He’s 0-3 career vs Monfils including a five setter […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/20

17

Biofile: Lloyd Harris Interview

Status: ATP no. 94. Ht: 6-4 Wt: 176 DOB: February 24, 1997 In: Cape Town, South Africa First Tennis Memory: Sitting next to the court and watching my parents play and getting a chopped up racquet that was sawed in half because I was about two and a half years old. And just trying to […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/20

16

Serena Will Win AO

Serena Williams has never wanted to win a major as much as this Australian Open. She has been thwarted four times in a row in major finals, torturously denied of breaking the all time major title record she currently shares with Margaret Court (23). Serena is showing her most intense beast mode already in January, […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/20

13

Serbia Conquers Spain For ATP Cup

By Jayita A Belcourt            This year’s showdown at the inaugural ATP Cup Finals in Sydney between team Serbia and team Spain, was nothing short of epic. In what could only be described as an awe-inspiring performance, Novak Djokovic lead his country to a jubilant triumph amidst a packed Ken Rosewall Arena chanting “Novak, Novak, Novak” […] Continue to read full article...

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It’s not only Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Jo-Willy Tsonga, Feliciano Lopez and John Isner playing many years into their 30’s at this year’s Aussie O. Even the Men’s Qualifying Tournament which starts tomorrow features many veteran male players. There’s Nicolas Mahut of France, a grizzled 37, Dudi Sela at 34, Dustin Brown, the Jamaican-German is […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/20

12

Pliskova Perfect In Brisbane

Pliskova’s perfect start to the year By Louise Belcourt World number 2 Karolina Pliskova has just won her third Brisbane International title defeating world number 13 Madison Keys 6-4 4-6 7-5. The impressive win demonstrates she is a force to be reckoned with at the Australian Open in 2020. Both players won through to the […] Continue to read full article...

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