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2021 Adelaide and 2020 Roland Garros champion Iga Swiatek was comfortable, open and pretty revealing during his first press conference of the year in Adelaide, Australia… THE MODERATOR: How pleased are you to be here defending your title from last year, thoughts on being back in Adelaide. IGA SWIATEK: You know, it’s great because I […] Continue to read full article...

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Dec/21

28

Longest Woman’s Match In Roland Garros History

By Scoop Malinowski The longest Grand Slam men’s matches are well known… Isner vs Mahut, Gonzales vs Pasarell, Roddick vs El Aynaoui, Djokovic vs Nadal… but for some reason, the longest women’s Grand Slam matches don’t get the same positive attention. I just discovered that the longest match ever at Roland Garros happened in 1995, […] Continue to read full article...

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The tennis world has of course recently been rocked by the apparent disappearance of one-time Wimbledon and French Open doubles champion Peng Shuai, with the story having more twists and turns than a five-set Grand Slam final. Peng, who in February 2014 became the first ever Chinese player, male or female, to reach number one […] Continue to read full article...

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Dec/21

9

Off Season News

Today, Su-Wei Hsieh announced on Instagram that she is cleaning her trophies. To which Daniela Hantuchova commented, “Can you please come do mine as well?” Su-Wei replied: “Will need to send a big bus of cleaning team to you.” To which Hantuchova responded: “ahahahahaa no noooo my list is very little compared to your’s.” For […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/21

27

Biofile Timea Babos Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: WTA current no. 143 in singles and 20 in doubles. Won four Grand Slam doubles titles: 2018, 2020 AO; 2019, 2020 Roland Garros. First Hungarian-born player to reach the No. 1 ranking in WTA singles or doubles (July 2018). Best singles ranking was 25. Also won the WTA Finals doubles three […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/21

15

Tennis World Unites Against Communist China

LAST week former WTA no. 1 doubles player Peng Shuai announced on social media that she was sexually assaulted by a top communist on more than one occasion. Since the shocking revelations by the 35 year old former Wimbledon and Roland Garros doubles champion, she has apparently vanished and the story allegedly wiped off Chinese […] Continue to read full article...

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Martina Navratilova did not lose a match all year in 1983 going into the first Grand Slam event of the year, the French Open. “The year I lost to Kathy Horvath in the French Open (1983) I’d been playing the best tennis any woman has ever played. But I messed up a match and lost. […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/21

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Biofile Kathy Horvath Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Former WTA player from 1981-1989 won six singles and three doubles titles and achieved a career high ranking of no. 10 in 1984. Youngest player to win a US Open match at fourteen years and five days, a record that still stands. DOB: August 25, 1965 In: Chicago, IL First Tennis […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/21

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Marlene Dietrich Loved Jimmy Connors!

Hollywood film star and legend Marlene Deitrich was one of the hugest stars in the world in the 1930s for her films Blue Angel, Shanghai Express, The Devil Is A Woman, Morocco, Blonde Venus, Destry Rides Again. She was romantically involved with Orson Welles, Frank Sinatra, Errol Flynn, John F. Kennedy, George Bernard Shaw, John […] Continue to read full article...

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The disturbing recent trend of major sports champions suddenly quitting in the face of adversity of high pressure competition – as demonstrated by Naomi Osaka pulling out of Wimbledon and Roland Garros and Simone Biles dropping out of the Olympic gymnastics competitions – was addressed by ATP world no. 1 Novak Djokovic today. “Without pressure […] Continue to read full article...

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