It’s been a fantastic week of tennis in Beijing. This time of the year there is a lot on the line as players look to end their season on a high. Many come into early October with aspirations of making their tours final events in London and debuting in Shenzhen respectively and many will walk away very happy. Kiki Bertens Kiki has found form at the right time. It got a case of potentially save her season. This is just the third time since winning in Madrid in May that the dutch player has won four matches in a row … Continue reading Five who found some much needed form in Beijing!
The four majors are over but the season is far from over. Some players are already in Asia for the next swing of the tour and some will follow suit too before a trip back to Europe and then season ending championships in Shenzhen and London. But, what is everyone up to? Serena’s plans? Nothing official out of the camp but Patrick Mouratoglou has had his say which you’d expect. He told ESPN that he doesn’t expect Serena to play before the WTA Finals in Shenzhen. Serena hasn’t qualified and is in 5th spot with 3985 points which is about … Continue reading Serena & Rafa’s plans? 🗺 A returning Argentine 🇦🇷 Kevin calls time on 2019 🤕 3 WTA stars off to Harvard Business School 💼 Laver Cup 🇨🇭 Tsitsipas’ social hiatus 💻
Something you cannot fault with Caroline Wozniacki is the fight. The Dane always leaves it all out there but today her all wasn’t enough. I actually felt like it was Wozniacki who was the better player in the opening exchanges. Caro did play a pretty bad opening service game but re-grouped immediately and we attacking soo well from deep. At 4-4 things did change, the Dane lost 5 games in a row and found herself 4-6 0-3 (double break) down. At the end of the first set she did receive a medical time-out for her right foot which was heavily … Continue reading Bianca Andreescu 6-4 6-4 Caroline Wozniacki – Dane digs deep but Bianca battles through to the second week!
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 🍿🇨🇦
Roland Garros is only a couple of days old and we sadly are without Petra Kvitova who withdrew last minute with injury issues and Caroline Wozniacki left following her first round defeat and is still fighting injury and illness on court. Petra announced on social media that on Sunday night she had an MRI on her forearm which has caused her some discomfort and pain of late and has a grade two tear. It is unknown how long she will be out for. Usually these things can be 3-4 weeks and her next scheduled event is WTA Birmingham where she … Continue reading Time to get fit and healthy ahead of grass court season
Caroline Wozniacki has never been a big clay court player but in her runners up speech in Charleston she said she’s been looking at ways of improving and also with Francesca Schiavone in her camp for the week it showed her intent to do better on the dirt. One of the aspects of her game which was noticeable and caused issues for her opponents was the forehand and the variety of shots she got from it. Image Credit – WTA / BT Sport I have pulled together quite a few forehands from Caro in her match against Sakkari who you … Continue reading Caroline Wozniacki; Forehand variety, leaning, aggression & time!
The beginning of the clay court season has begun for some but for others it was the last week on the hard courts which brought plenty of opportunities. Some players have played well up to now and some haven’t kicked off their season at all but following a week in Charleston and Monterrey respectively the conversation has really kicked off for Sloane Stephens, Madison Keys, Caroline Wozniacki, Victoria Azarenka and Garbine Muguruza. Caro Wozniacki A good week for Caro, the clay has never been a favourite of the Dane but with Francesca on side she has really pulled it all … Continue reading Sloane, Madison, Caro, Vika & Garbine; 5 ladies have kicked off April in style!