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By Scoop Malinowski One of the most memorable, unscripted light-hearted Grand Slam moments happened at 1996 Wimbledon semifinals in a duel between Steffi Graf and Kimiko Date. Graf won the first set 62 but was down 24 in the second set. While serving ahead 40-15, and about to serve a first serve to try to […] Continue to read full article...

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Monica Seles won her first Grand Slam title at 1990 French Open at age sixteen and six months. But she had to overcome a lot of adversity and drama and even some bullying to make history. In the second round, Seles faced her former doubles partner Helen Kelesi, who was angered that Seles decided to […] Continue to read full article...

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By Scoop Malinowski Tennis just experienced the high point of the monumental Roland Garros triumph by Novak Djokovic for Grand Slam title number 23 but the celebratory vibes have been tainted by some ominous black clouds this week. First there was the despicable anti Djokovic article in The Guardian newspaper of London by Simon Briggs […] Continue to read full article...

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The clay courts in Paris are where the world’s best tennis players will come together for one of the year’s most highly anticipated events — Roland Garros (also known as The French Open). Unlike the other grand slam tournaments, the playing surface presents an extremely stiff challenge for those looking to add a major title […] Continue to read full article...

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Roland Garros Observations So Far

By Scoop Malinowski Stefanos Tsitsipas survived a brutal four setter vs 25 year old qualifier Zdenek Kolar, ranked 134 in the world with a career 1-1 ATP match record (he’s a Challenger lifer so far). The striking aspect of this match was how much heart and soul and passion and intensity Kolar exhibited vs Tsitsipas […] Continue to read full article...

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Which female tennis players have won the most titles? Read our article to find out. 10 Best Female Tennis Players of All Time There have been many great female tennis players over the years, but the best of the best stand head and shoulders above the rest. After years of practice perfecting their skills, the […] Continue to read full article...

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Can Perfect Tennis Be Played?

By Scoop Malinowski Sports can create the impossible phenomenon of human perfection in the competitive arena. Nadia Comaneci’s 10 at the 1976 Olympics. Heavyweight champion Mike Tyson’s 56-second knockout of previously unbeaten Michael Spinks in 1988. The Don Larsen “perfect game” pitching performance in the Major League Baseball “World Series” game. Usain Bolt’s world record […] Continue to read full article...

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When Steffi Snubbed Trump

Jim Fuhse, former WTA communications director, tells the story… “I will relate a story from the 1996 U.S. Open involving Steffi Graf. I will start by stating that Steffi may remember the story differently or not at all. She may have met or become friends with Donald Trump after, I have no idea. This how […] Continue to read full article...

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Facing Serena Williams/Facing Steffi Graf Book

Finally I finished this project, which is a double book, a flip book, with two front covers, the back half (Steffi) is upside down. It's 188 pages with tons of insights about what it's like to play Serena and Steffi Here's a quick excerpt... Andrea Temesvari: "She beat everybody really fast. And all the tournament directors were kind of prepared when they put her on, obviously the center court, it will be a short match. She beat everybody like under thirty, thirty-five minutes. 60 61, 61 61. I think some of them even in nineteen or twenty minutes. Continue to read full article...




Biofile: Peng Shuai Interview

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Peng Shuai hits a forehand.
Status: Former WTA No. 1 ranked doubles player. The first Chinese player, male or female - singles or doubles, to achieve the world No. 1 ranking. Winner of 19 career WTA singles titles including two this year. Ht: 5-8  Wt: 140 DOB: January 8. 1986  In: Xiangtan, Hunan, China First Tennis Memory:  "I started at eight years old. And then I'm not like strong, I'm small and skinny. And my mom think I need to get stronger. My mom had two brothers who are tennis players and that's why I chose to play tennis." Continue to read full article...

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