TAG: AO

Feb/20

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Did Stubborness Cost Thiem His First Major?

Some of the best players in history have shown devout stubborness in their sometimes questionable decisions. Remember Boris Becker insisting on trying to beat Agassi from the baseline instead of attacking the net, losing eight times in a row to Agassi from 1990-1995. Remember Pete Sampras refusing to change his racquet to a larger framed […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/20

1

Kenin Dominates at AO 2020

By Jayita A. Belcourt Sofia Kenin is not your average tennis player. And in tonight’s Australian Open Final against two-time major champion Garbine Muguruza, the world was able to see just why. Yes sure, this talented 21-year old has always been feisty and determined to win like most other rising stars – but what sets […] 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

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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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

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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