Archive for January 2020

Jan/20

30

Gulbis Earns Delray Beach Wildcard

DELRAY BEACH CHAMPION ERNESTS GULBIS GRANTED WILDCARDFOR 2020 DELRAY BEACH OPEN BY VITACOST.COM QUALIFYING EVEN JANUARY 30, 2020, DELRAY BEACH, FL – Today, the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com (https://yellowtennisball.com/) announced the singles qualifying field for their ATP 250 event and that two-time singles Champion Ernests Gulbis will be receiving a wild card into the Feb. 15-16 16 player draw.Capturing his first singles […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/20

29

Zverev Digs Deep For First Major Semifinal

By Louise Belcourt 22 year old Alexander Zverev is often denigrated for his lacklustre grand slam results, having never made it passed the fourth round. No one (including himself) expected this year’s Australian Open grand slam to be any different. Especially after his dismal showing in Brisbane in the ATP Cup only 3 weeks ago […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/20

29

Sandgren’s Heartbreak Loss at AO

By Jayita A Belcourt On Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday night in front of a packed house, all eyes were watching Tenny Sandgren at 5-4 in the fourth set, with 3 match points up his sleeve receiving serve. Everyone thought the unseeded contender was about to make history over the great Roger Federer and blitz […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/20

27

Ash Barty’s Australian Day Party

By Louise Belcourt Australian Ashleigh Barty gave Aussies even more to party about on Australia Day with a fighting 6-3 1-6 6-4 win over Alison Riske in the Australian Open fourth round. Just a day after Australian Nick Kyrgios exorcised his 5 set demons with a win over Karon Khachanov, and on the day Barty […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/20

26

Novak Djokovic: The Hero Beyond Tennis

By Jayita A Belcourt With 16 Grand Slam Titles and 77 ATP Singles Titles to his name, Novak Djokovic has a lot to be proud of inside the realms of tennis. Known for his steely resolve, fiery personality and never say die attitude on the court, the world number 2 has carved himself as tough […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/20

24

Former NHL player analyzes Serena vs Wang

Kent Carlson was a physical defenseman for the National Hockey League’s Montreal Canadiens, St. Louis Blues and Washington Capitals back in the 1980s. He also watched last night’s epic Serena Williams vs Qiang Wang Australian Open third round clash and shared his perspective… “DAVID vs GOLIATH. When your physical gifts are so above all others […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/20

24

Serena and Osaka Knocked Out of AO 2020

By Louise Belcourt The tennis world was in shock after two Australian Open grand slam women’s champions were knocked out of the third round of the Australian Open on day 5. In the day session of Rod Laver Arena, the gritty Chinese player Qiang Wang celebrated Chinese New Year early with a tough 6-4 6-7(2) […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/20

23

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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