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Jan/23

30

Sharapova Explains Players Resentment Of Emma

By Scoop Malinowski When Emma Raducanu won the 2021 US Open as an 18 year old unknown qualifier, she became a world renowned and celebrated superstar icon overnight. Maria Sharapova won Wimbledon in 2004 at age 17 and learned a hard lesson about how almost all the other WTA players resented her success. Sharapova discussed […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/23

15

Tennis Intimidation

The big stars in the top 5 possess a natural intimidation factor that has an effect on the lower ranked players they meet in the first week of a Grand Slam. A former ATP champion of Sydney in 1980 Fritz Buehning explained how it works. “You’re down a break before the match starts. You’re nervous. […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/23

7

Remembering Dick Savitt

By Scoop Malinowski Former Wimbledon and Australian Open champion of 1951 Dick Savitt has passed away at age 95 in New York City. Savitt was born on March 4, 1927 in Bayonne, NJ. At fourteen he taught himself tennis and claims to have never taken a tennis lesson in his life. In 1944 at age […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/23

5

Did Su-Wei Hsieh Silently Retire?

Former WTA world no. 1 doubles star Su-Wei Hsieh last played a WTA match at the WTA Tour Finals in Guadalajara, Mexico in November 2021. She and partner Elise Mertens were defeated in the finals by the Czech Republic duo of Barbora Krejcikova and Katarina Siniakova 63 63. Strangely, Hsieh did not play one single […] Continue to read full article...

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Fans of men’s singles tennis have been spoiled over the past decade and a half with the likes of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Andy Murray battling it out on the court and creating some epic tennis matches. Federer has hung up his racket, while Djokovic (35), Nadal (36), and the injury-plagued Murray […] Continue to read full article...

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Dec/22

18

Academy Award Winner Played US Open

By Scoop Malinowski You learn something new every day and today I learned an interesting fact. There was an Academy Award-winning actress who was such a good tennis player that she competed in a main draw of a Grand Slam. The star and title role of the 1940 film “Kitty Foyle” – Ginger Rogers – […] Continue to read full article...

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Dec/22

8

Justin Gimelstob Recalls His Three Decade Friendship With Nick Bollettieri

By Scoop Malinowski Former Grand Slam mixed doubles champion and Tennis Channel analyst/commentator Justin Gimelstob recalls his long association and friendship with Nick Bollettieri, which began in the 1990s. “I used to go to the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy all the time when I was a teenager. My family didn’t want me to move away […] Continue to read full article...

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Dec/22

1

Roger Smith Remembers Beating Ivan Lendl

World no. 1 Ivan Lendl lost 62 63 to Roger Smith in the second found of Stratton Mountain in Vermont in July 1988. This year at US Open I ran into Roger Smith – on his way to coach a WTA player in qualies – by the Ashe Stadium fountains and we did this quick […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/22

15

Zhang Zhuai Saved Her Career at 2016 AO

By Scoop Malinowski A forgotten story of extraordinary determination and persistence is Zhang Shuai’s incredible career-saving surge at the 2016 Australian Open. Before that, Shuai was struggling to make any impact on the WTA World Tour. Then at age 27, Shuai suddenly erupted with the best tennis of her life. Zhang started 2106 season at […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/22

9

How To Enjoy Your First Tennis Tournament As A Spectator

It’s the grace and poise of tennis that makes it magnetic. You hardly miss it: the grit of Roger Federer or the courage of Serena Williams. And there’s the upset: Novak Djokovic losing to Denis Istomin or Naomi Osaka beating Angelique Kerber. The attraction is likewise inescapable. Think of the 4.6 million viewers who sat […] Continue to read full article...

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