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They Won’t Give Up: Erika Sema

Continuing with the series focusing on veteran players who refuse to give up, today I will feature Japan’s Erika Sema. Sema is 32 year old now and currently ranked 505 (211 in doubles). Her best ranking in singles was in 2011 (114). She has never gotten into a Grand Slam main draw, halted in all […] Continue to read full article...

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Osaka Scores Fourth Major, Bests Brady in AO Final

Naomi Osaka has established herself as the dominant force in women’s tennis, with another masterpiece major final conquest last night, a 64 63 triumph over American Jennifer Brady. The 23 year old Osaka is now 4-0 in her four Grand Slam finals (Serena Williams was 6-1 in her first seven major finals). She will regain […] Continue to read full article...

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Introducing Yoxoi Brand

Astute tennis observers surely noticed the unique attire worn the last couple of years by Alexander Bublik and Daniel Evans. The logo is eye catching but difficult to read. The attire is sharp, clean and most white based. The brand is called Yoxoi, which is based in Japan. The tennis attire is so specialized and […] Continue to read full article...

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Biofile Ai Sugiyama Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: WTA pro from 1993-2009. WTA no. 1 in doubles and best singles ranking was no. 8. Won three Grand Slam doubles titles, one Grand Slam mixed, six WTA singles and 37 WTA doubles titles. Held the record for playing 62 Grand Slam main draws until Federer surpassed her at Wimbledon 2015. […] Continue to read full article...

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The Man Who Loves Mizuno Tennis Shoes

Mike Onello told me a month ago how much he loves Mizuno tennis shoes, calling them the best tennis shoe he’s ever worn, and he’s tried them all. A former amateur boxer turned 4.5 tennis player based in Indian Wells, California, Onello plays tennis every day. With curiosity, I decided to phone call and ask […] Continue to read full article...




Biofile Kurumi Nara Interview

Status: WTA no. 238.
DOB:  December 30, 1991  In; Osaka, Japan
Ht: 5-1
First Tennis Memory:  I was starting tennis when I was three years old. Watching my parents. I always went on weekends to play with my parents.
Tennis Inspiration: My idol is Justine Henin.
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Biofile: Yoshihito Nishioka Interview

Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN) (9728136996).jpg By Scoop Malinowski Status:  ATP ranked no.  166 in singles. Was ranked at a career high 58 in March of 2017 when he suffered a season-ending knee surgery at Miami Open while leading Jack Sock. Ht:   5-7   Wt: 145 DOB:  September 27, 1995  In:   Tsu, Japan First Tennis Memory: "I remember I play tournament, I think first time tournament, I was seven years old maybe, with mom. It's doubles. I remember that tournament." Continue to read full article...

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