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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

19

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

26

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

17

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

26

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

8

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...

Apr/20

3

The Man Who Taught Maria And Serena How To Box

A couple of years ago I finally picked up Maria Sharapova’s book “Unstoppable.” It was a superb read with many surprises and highlights. One particular highlight was a photo Maria placed in the book, it was of her at age eight boxing with the renowned Sarasota boxing coach Harold Wilen. I know Wilen from the […] 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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