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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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Biofile: Peng Shuai Interview

peng DOB: January 8, '86 In: Xiangtan, China Tennis Hero: "Steffi Graf." Hobbies/Interests: "I have lots. The first thing I like is shopping. Play video games." Early Tennis Memory: "In China, ten years old, the nationals for twelve and under. I won the tournament. First tournament that I ever play." Musical Tastes: "Oh, soft music, in China." Greatest Sports Moment: "Winning the gold medal at the 20l0 Asian Games (def. Amanmuradova 75 62)." Continue to read full article...

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Biofile Sorana Cirstea Interview

Tennis Inspirations: "Steffi Graf. I saw her on TV and I told my parents I wanted to be like her. And my dad (Mihai). He always believed in me and he was always encouraging me, even when I have tough times. Because of him I am on my way here." First Tennis Memory: "My wood racquet. I started with a wood racquet when I was like four." Continue to read full article...

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As we stood there in the parking lot of Mario's Ringside Lounge just off Route 1 & 9 in Jersey City, N.J. on a sunny April afternoon, I made a random comment to Mike Tyson, to initiate some small talk. "Mike, you're looking in great shape, how did you do it? Been playing any tennis?" Suddenly, the former Heavyweight champion in the world looked at me and began hitting shadow forehand and backhand strokes, while saying, "I hit with Martina Navratilova when she stayed at my house in New Jersey (Bernardsville). I played with her. She was the greatest." Continue to read full article...

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