TAG: Serena

Sep/20

13

John McEnroe vs Serena Williams

Both of these iconic figures are more popular now than Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King were in their 1969 Battle of the Sexes historic match. Imagine how colossally huge  a Johnny Mac vs Serena Battle of Sexes The Sequel could be? Imagine how much it could attract attention and excitement to the sport.  Imagine […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/20

31

Twilight Zone US Open Begins!

The season of the virus came, it saw and it conquered most of the United States tennis season, wiping out Houston, Indian Wells, Miami Open, Citi Open, Newport, but the US Open stood strong and refuses to cower to the Chinese communist virus or whatever the hell it really is. The 2020 US Open commences […] Continue to read full article...

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Jun/20

8

Kuznetsova Implies WTA Is Regressing

Two time major title winner Svetlana Kuznetsova made an interesting comment this week: “No offense but the WTA Tour has become shallow. There used to be more actual top players. Now I sometimes don’t even know who’s Top 10, there’s a very high turnover. And not because mid-ranked players raised their level to reach the […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/20

24

Former NHL player analyzes Serena vs Wang

Kent Carlson was a physical defenseman for the National Hockey League’s Montreal Canadiens, St. Louis Blues and Washington Capitals back in the 1980s. He also watched last night’s epic Serena Williams vs Qiang Wang Australian Open third round clash and shared his perspective… “DAVID vs GOLIATH. When your physical gifts are so above all others […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/20

24

Serena and Osaka Knocked Out of AO 2020

By Louise Belcourt The tennis world was in shock after two Australian Open grand slam women’s champions were knocked out of the third round of the Australian Open on day 5. In the day session of Rod Laver Arena, the gritty Chinese player Qiang Wang celebrated Chinese New Year early with a tough 6-4 6-7(2) […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/19

22

AO: Serena Shows Class of Champion In Defeat

By Scoop Malinowski Serena Williams had control of the AO quarterfinal, 46 64 51 and match points from a semifinal showdown with rival Naomi Osaka. But then Serena faltered and lost six straight games to bow out of the tournament and the much-anticipated revenge match versus her nemesis, Osaka. Continue to read full article...

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Oct/18

15

Even legends endure double bagels

By Scoop Malinowski Researching my next book Facing Serena/Facing Steffi I came across some surprising results. Steffi Graf once double bageled Tracy Austin, who was at the end of her career. The match was 12 years after the first match they played, which Austin won over the 14 year old Graf 64 60 in Filderstadt, Germany. The rematch was 12 years after the first match, the only two times they played. Continue to read full article...

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NaomiOsaka大坂なおみ By Scoop Malinowski US Open champion Naomi Osaka is still bothered by the fact that the highlight moment of her career - winning the US Open - was destroyed by the inner ugly and horrid sportsmanship of Serena Williams. “I mean, of course I'm happy that I won a Grand Slam,” Osaka told reporters in a press conference on Monday. “I don't think there's anything that can take away from that. But I don't know. I feel like not that when I look back on it that it's a bad memory, but I feel like it was so strange, I didn't just want to think about it. I wanted to just push it to the side. Continue to read full article...

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By Richard Pagliaro I think Patrick's a good coach. Serena has won more majors after 30 than any champion in history and part - certainly not all but part - of that is his influence. Even basic things like getting her to change the racquet and strings was a huge benefit for her. Continue to read full article...

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By Scoop Malinowski Like a "street artist" sullying the neighborhood with graffiti, Serena Williams defaced and ruined today's US Open women's open final with an astonishing display of uncontrolled rage and unsportsmanlike conduct. The lead story should be that Japanese woman Naomi Osaka became the first person from her country to win a Grand Slam title with a stunning 62 64 triumph over the 36 year old American.By Scoop Malinowski Like a "street artist" sullying the neighborhood with graffiti, Serena Williams defaced and ruined today's US Open women's open final with an astonishing display of uncontrolled rage and unsportsmanlike conduct. The lead story should be that Japanese woman Naomi Osaka became the first person from her country to win a Grand Slam title with a stunning 62 64 triumph over the 36 year old American. Continue to read full article...

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