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Jan/21

26

Biofile Ai Sugiyama Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: WTA pro from 1993-2009. WTA no. 1 in doubles and best singles ranking was no. 8. Won three Grand Slam doubles titles, one Grand Slam mixed, six WTA singles and 37 WTA doubles titles. Held the record for playing 62 Grand Slam main draws until Federer surpassed her at Wimbledon 2015. […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/21

8

Super Su-wei Hsieh Still Going Strong at 35

You would think Su-wei Hsieh would have hung it up in singles by now, after all, she just turned 35 four days ago. With all the mileage on her legs and body, all the defending and scrambling and fighting to hang in there, you would think it’s not humanly possible for the slightly built woman […] Continue to read full article...

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Dec/20

27

AP Snubs Kenin And Gives Sportswoman of Year to Osaka

The Associated Press has named US Open champ Naomi Osaka as Sportswoman of the Year, snubbing the WTA player who achieved the superior year, American Sofia Kenin. Osaka had an excellent year on the court, winning the US Open and compiling a 16-3 won-loss record. Osaka skipped Roland Garros and lost in the round of […] Continue to read full article...

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Dec/20

11

Facing Greatness: Angelica Gavaldon

Our latest installment of Facing Greatness asks former WTA no. 34 Angelica Gavaldon, who reached the QF of AO twice in her career (1990 and 1995), what would you say were the two best performances played against you? What was the best tennis played against me? Mmmm… I don’t recall…I remember me being in the […] Continue to read full article...

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Dec/20

9

Why Is Osaka More Marketable Than Kenin?

This year Sports Illustrated honored US Open Champ Naomi Osaka as a Sportsperson of the year along with LeBron James and Patrick Mahomes. Osaka had an excellent year on the court, winning the US Open and compiling a 16-3 won-loss record. Osaka skipped Roland Garros and lost in the round of 32 in Melbourne to […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/20

16

Barty, Hsieh Finish as WTA No. 1s

Australia’s Ashleigh Barty wrapped up her second year in a row as the WTA Year-End World No.1. 11-3 in 2020, Barty did not win a Grand Slam title but did win Adelaide and reached the semis in Melbourne and Doha. Her total number of weeks at the top ranking is not an even 50 weeks. […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/20

5

Facing Greatness: Lisa Bonder-Kerkorian

Former WTA top ten player Lisa Bonder is next in our new series “Facing Greatness” as she contemplates the question of which were the two best matches ever played against her on a tennis court, during her career which spanned from 1981 to 1991 and was highlighted by four WTA singles titles and a no. […] 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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Apr/20

27

Two Sets Vs A WTA Pro

With one public park open in Bradenton and Sarasota and two main hitting partners both afraid to play because of fear of virus and fear of being arrested, I am starving to play some real tennis instead of hitting on a wall or driving over an hour to Tampa where a friend plays at open […] Continue to read full article...

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May/19

14

Biofile: Barbora Krejcikova Interview

@scoopmalinowski biofile interview with @bkrejcikova at Innisbrook ITF $80,000 tournament in Palm Harbor Florida after her singles victory. #barborakrejcikova
By Scoop Malinowski
Status:  WTA  129. Achieved world no. 1 ranking in doubles last year. After this interview in Tampa, FL after her second round win vs. Sanaz Marand, Barbora gained some good luck and she won 13 singles matches in a row and three ITF singles titles in Tampa, Pelham, Alabama and Weisbaden, Germany.
DOB:   December 18, 1995 In: Brno, Czech Republic
First Tennis Memory: Tough question...are you going to ask me all these tough questions [smiles]? First memory...well, I was little and I just started to attend the tennis courts in my city. And having a chance to start hitting on the court. Because when I was little, I only had a chance to hit on the wall.
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