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Though I’m not physically present at the US Open this year I can feel a different energy this year at the US Open. Without the presences of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams at the final Grand Slam of 2021, there is now a stronger sense of transition in professional tennis, and several young […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/21

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Which Tennis Player Has The Most Instagram Followers?

You may be surprised by these instagram stats about which tennis players boast the most followers… Anna Kournikova 1.7 million Venus Williams 1.3 m Gael Monfils 739 k Coco Gauff 694 k Juan Martin Del Potro 1.8 m Andy Murray 1.7 m Nick Kyrgios 1.6 m Simona Halep 1.6 m Maria Sharapova 4.1 m Sania […] 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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May/21

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Federer and Serena To Depart Together?

The time has arrived that we know the end is near for Roger Federer and Serena Williams. Two of the greatest and most decorated champions in the history of the court sport, can longer win the matches they used to win routinely. They continue to play on with their extraordinary talents and fighting spirits hoping […] Continue to read full article...

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For the first time in around two decades, we can say with some conviction that Serena Williams is not the best female tennis player on the planet. Some might still disagree, of course, and you could argue that the American would be considered the best if she gave the game her full attention. But, as […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/21

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Boxing Training Helps Tennis

Maria Sharapova trained boxing for nine months when she was 12. Serena Williams has trained boxing off and on during her career. Andy Murray, Caroline Wozniacki, Gael Monfils, Elina Svitolina and many others have employed boxing training coaches. And just this week I learned boxing training in pro tennis goes as far back as the […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/21

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Is Osaka Afraid To Beat Serena?

Remember the days when Naomi Osaka had no fear of playing Serena Williams, in fact, in younger days she eagerly anticipated the chance to play and beat Serena and even trash talked her. Before their first court encounter Osaka said with a mischevious smile how she was looking forward to “to make her yell CMON.” […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/20

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Serena’s Struggles Continue

Serena Williams is not Serena Williams, or at least her recent results suggest something is amiss with the legendary champion. Serena fell to Shelby Rogers in Kentucky and yesterday crashed out at the Cincinnati Open in New York to Maria Sakkari, in three sets, blowing a 7-5 and 4-1 advantage in the second set tiebreaker. […] Continue to read full article...

May/20

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Serena said age 38 was her limit as a pro

Researching old Serena Williams press conference interviews for my book Facing Serena Williams, I found this interesting exchange with the Wimbledon media ten years ago… Serena was asked after winning Wimbledon in 2010, 63 62 vs Zvonareva, if she would still be playing at age 38? Serena Williams:  “38?” Question: Yeah. Serena Williams:  “If I […] Continue to read full article...

It’s always a very grateful feeling to learn a reader is enjoying your book. Jeanius emailed me to say she is happy so far reading Facing Serena Williams and being that the tennis circuit is in a state of suspended animation, I decided to turn it into a story appreciating Serena Williams, who let’s not […] Continue to read full article...

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