Even numbered years seem to be her thing, will we see Angie’s best again in 2020?

Angie Kerber’s best is very good. Her season has been very poor and has had similar shades of her 2017 season and to an extent her 2015 season. 2016 and 2018 were fantastic years especially at the majors and her record shows that over the past four years. I do apologise, 2019 was four wins not three but the point still stands. The different in results from one year to another is night and day. Let’s not forget we are talking about a three time major champion who if I were her would call time on her season. Worst that … Continue reading Even numbered years seem to be her thing, will we see Angie’s best again in 2020?

Who stole the headlines at the opening round matches at US Open?

It has been an incredible couple of days down in New York. With round one now over who has caught the eye down at Flushing Meadows? Vasek Pospisil 4-6 7-5 7-5 4-6 6-3 Karen Khachanov Vasek has his first main draw win in a year following a rough time with injury. Karen Khachanov will be gutted to go home so early in a major following a good run of performances but he didn’t get going. Karen played ok but that was it. I never saw him take the initiative and try and go for it against the Canadian, instead he … Continue reading Who stole the headlines at the opening round matches at US Open?

Who’s preparations for Flushing Meadows have been far from ideal?

The final major of the year is a chance to end the season on a high. Of course there is still a lot of tennis to be played once all has been said and done in New York but for preparations for an event they’d hope to compete at have been anything but ideal. Who faces uncertainty going into New York? Kiki Bertens Kiki played out of this world earlier on this year but her season is in danger of petering out. She won titles in Russia and Madrid and since Madrid it has gone to plan. I saw her … Continue reading Who’s preparations for Flushing Meadows have been far from ideal?

Montreal & Toronto ready for a week of intense battles πŸΏπŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

A trip to Canada always kicks off the hard court season in full swing! The tournaments alternate destinations each year. This year the ladies will be back in Toronto and the men will be in Montreal. The draw is packed with many exciting round one match ups! So let’s take a look… Milos Raonic v Taylor Fritz Taylor is the form player, he has had some great results of late with wins in Nottingham and finalist in Atlanta. Everything has come together for the American whose game does look much more combined now. Raonic is looking for some momentum, he … Continue reading Montreal & Toronto ready for a week of intense battles πŸΏπŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

WTA Finals Shenzhen; who is on course for a place at the season ending championships?

New home and one of the biggest prize pots in tennis but as of yet we are yet to have our first qualifier but who is on course for a place in Shenzhen? World number one Ash Barty is on course for a place at the WTA Finals leading the race at the moment with Simona Halep in second following her Wimbledon win and despite not big run at a major Karolina Pliskova also is set for a place there. So, the rest? Petra Kvitova currently occupies fourth place with 500 points more than Bertens in 5th and both should … Continue reading WTA Finals Shenzhen; who is on course for a place at the season ending championships?

Defending the title seemed unlikely but is it now possible?

12 months ago Angie Kerber won her first Wimbledon title and her third major title following a torrid 2017 season. Since winning Wimbledon last year it hasn’t really happened for the former world number one. Angie won seven matches in a row in London and for the rest of the season never secured more than two in a row at any tournaments. This season has been ok, Angie got blown off the court by Danielle Collins in Melbourne before she fell to Bianca Andreescu in the final at Indian Wells. She had a good run in Monterrey but lost in … Continue reading Defending the title seemed unlikely but is it now possible?

Federer & Stefanos survive as Sharapova, Osaka & Wawrinka fall!

All across Europe the biggest names in tennis have been in action once again as they prepare for Wimbledon with some upsets ahead of the third major of the year putting question marks over their chances. On a day where there were upsets there was also a big statement win and that was from the top seed in London, Stefanos Tsitsipas. Roger Federer also had a big fight as his bid for a 10th title in Halle continues. I came into this tournament with some doubts to be honest about what he can do on grass as I haven’t seen … Continue reading Federer & Stefanos survive as Sharapova, Osaka & Wawrinka fall!