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Krejcikova’s Two Year Ascent Began In Tampa, Florida

In the beginning of 2019 Barbora Krejcikova was the reigning Wimbledon and French Open doubles champ and the Australian Open mixed doubles champion. But her singles status was ordinary. Ranked well outside the top 100 in early 2019, Krejcikova lost in the second round of AO qualies 64 in the third to Maria Bouzkova. After […] Continue to read full article...

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Tennis enthusiasts often talk about the greatest matches ever watched, but today I think I saw the worst match in my tennis viewing life. Danielle Collins rolled over today for Serena Williams, losing 64 64. Collins is at her very best when she competes at full emotional intensity, as she did in her first and […] Continue to read full article...

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Grand Slams Threaten Osaka

The Grand Slams have joined forces to retaliate against Naomi Osaka.  The French Open, Wimbledon, US Open and Australian Open issued a joint statement today announcing Osaka will be fined $15,000 for skipping media obligations after her first round win today vs Patricia Maria Tig. Additionally, the Grand Slams also say Osaka will not only […] Continue to read full article...

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Most Grand Slam Final Failures

Everybody knows by now Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have won 20 majors each and Novak Djokovic is chasing them needing two more to achieve equality (he’s at 18 after winning AO earlier this year). Margaret Court has won 24 Grand Slam singles titles and 19 doubles and 21 mixed doubles majors. But who has […] Continue to read full article...

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Simona Halep’s Big Crash At French Open

It has certainly been a strange year off-court and at points during the year, the Grand Slam tournaments looked in doubt. While the show must go on, the clay courts of Roland Garros have proved a stumbling block for many this season. The latest casualty of the women’s singles is the world number 2, Simona […] Continue to read full article...




French Open Is Ready To Rumble, With Spectators

French Tennis Federation announced today that it intends to have spectators for the 2020 French Open in late September/ early October. The plan features some concessions to a typical Grand Slam edition of Roland Garros. FFT intends to have fifty to sixty percent of the normal attendance – approximately 20,000, and 10,000 for finals. Tickets […] Continue to read full article...

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Bruguera Recalls French Open 60 60 60 win in 1993

  By Scoop Malinowski Sergi Bruguera walked by at Miami Open and it sparked the memory of his triple bagel of Thierry Champion at Roland Garros in 1993, the last triple bagel in a major tournament. Bruguera is here coaching Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who lost in qualifying today to Pablo Cuevas 64 64. The Spaniard was […] Continue to read full article...

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Biofile: Thomas Muster Interview

  By Scoop Malinowski   Status:  Winner of 44 ATP singles titles including 1995 French Open. Became ATP World No. 1 player on February 12, 1996.   Ht:  5-11  Wt: 165   DOB: October 2, 1967  In: Leibnitz, Austria   Nicknames: “Chester. For Chester Thompson, the drummer from Genesis. When I was playing drums I was always talking […] Continue to read full article...

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Thiem Knocks Out Djokovic In Three Sets

Dominic Thiem obliterated defending champion Novak Djokovic 76 63 60 in a devastating performance which has to be one of the worst defeats by a title defender in recent Grand Slam history. Thiem, the ATP World No 7 player, is now just two match wins from becoming the first Grand Slam major champion from Austria since Thomas Muster won in Paris in 1995. Continue to read full article...

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Mary Pierce Biofile

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Winner of 1995 Australian Open and 2000 French Open. Winner of 18 WTA singles titles and 10 doubles titles. DOB: Jan. 15, 1975 In: Montreal, Quebec, Canada Childhood Hero: “Chris Evert.” Hobbies/Interests: “Reading, cooking, dancing, music, jet skiing, biking, backgammon, playing cards.” Favorite Movies: “Funny movies, anything that makes me laugh. […] Continue to read full article...

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