Archive for January 2019

Jan/19

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Finally Pierce and Kafelnikov To Be Inducted To Hall of Fame

Chinese tennis great Li Na, France’s Mary Pierce, and Yevgeny Kafelnikov of Russia, each a two-time Grand Slam singles champion among their many career accolades, have been elected to receive tennis’ ultimate honor in 2019 – induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Continue to read full article...

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Jan/19

28

The Smile That Won a Grand Slam Title

Gaston Gaudio RG 2005.jpg   By Scoop Malinowski The 44th ranked player in the world was tight as a drum. Playing in his first Grand Slam final, Gaston Gaudio was, in all honesty, getting killed by the world no. 3 Guillermo Coria. Down 06 36 and 34, Gaudio appeared headed to an abysmal straight set failure. Continue to read full article...

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Jan/19

26

Will the ATP Balance of Power Ever Shift?

  By Scoop Malinowski Double Australian Open champion Johan Kriek is puzzled. He can't understand why the Big Three of men's tennis are still dominating the sport. "The changing of the guard has happened on the WTA. Naomi Osaka is the new superstar and a couple of “supporting actors” are pushing past the former champions now. That is great for WTA tennis. Continue to read full article...

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Jan/19

26

AO Triumph: Naomi Osaka Establishing Domination

By Scoop Malinowski Naomi Osaka wasn't satisfied with winning her first Grand Slam major title at the US Open last summer so she went out and won another. Last night Osaka survived a spirited surge by Petra Kvitova who escaped three match points in the second set to force a deciding third set. But Osaka dug deep and proved again she is a super champion with some original attributes, prevailing 76 57 64. Continue to read full article...

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Jan/19

25

The New Nadal

Rafael Nadal has transformed himself into a new form of a tennis demolition machine and this one may be more destructive than the previous one. Nadal is playing more aggressive tennis this year, attempting to end the points earlier now with laser beam forehands down the line and the backhand is also blasted with more […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/19

22

AO: Serena Shows Class of Champion In Defeat

By Scoop Malinowski Serena Williams had control of the AO quarterfinal, 46 64 51 and match points from a semifinal showdown with rival Naomi Osaka. But then Serena faltered and lost six straight games to bow out of the tournament and the much-anticipated revenge match versus her nemesis, Osaka. Continue to read full article...

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By Scoop Malinowski Danielle Collins enjoys competition, the heat of the battle and she embraces when it gets super intense and red hot out on the tennis court. Her outward expressions of her fierce competitive spirit last year and at this year's AO has ruffled some feathers of traditionalists who prefer to watch a quiet, pure tennis match devoid of emotional adrenaline and overt antics of bravado, swagger and fist pumps. Continue to read full article...

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Jan/19

21

AO Upset: Raonic Smashes Zverev

By Louise Belcourt Just a day after the tennis world was rocked by monumental wins for two under 22 year old men (Tiafoe & Tsitsipas) at the Australian Open, 21 year old Zverev continued his grand slam disappointment. Continue to read full article...

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Jan/19

20

Tsitsipas Dethrones King Federer

By Jayita A. Belcourt In a day of upsets that saw Sharapova, Kerber, Cilic and Dimitrov ousted from competition, the trend continued with 14th seed Stefanos Tsitsipas leading the charge in the most monumental wins of the tournament. Taking down tennis great, Roger Federer 6-7 (11-13), 7-6 (7-3), 7-5, 7-5 (7-5) in 3 hours 45 minutes, the 20- year old sensationally booked his spot in the quarter-finals. Continue to read full article...

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Jan/19

20

AO Barty Party Sends Sharapova Home

By Louise Belcourt Outside of Australia one may wonder who Ashleigh Barty, also known as Ash Barty “Party”, is. But today, the Australian finally announced herself to the tennis world with a hard fought, tactically brilliant win over 5-time grand slam champion Maria Sharapova 4-6 6-1 6-4. Continue to read full article...

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