Caty McNally at one point was looking down the prospect of dumping out Sam Stosur 6-1 6-1 but despite a one-sided scoreline of 6-1 6-4 it was anything but straight forward for the American. Sam Stosur as you would expect did put up a good fight against the American qualifier McNally. The American like her good friend Coco Gauff looks fearless in their approach despite taking on some of the tours most experienced players and being so composed whilst at it. More than anything in the match the variety and the mental strength of the 18 year old impressed me. … Continue reading Caty McNally 6-1 6-4 Sam Stosur – American teenager forced to dig deep as she extends her winning run!
The highest ranked American on the combined tours right now is Serena Williams but despite being 37 the 23 time major champion is still on top but sadly won’t be here forever. Who should we be looking out for in the future but also at the US Open? Sofia Kenin The 20 year old is having a very good season. She has just broken top 25 in the world and I like her fearless and no nonsense approach. She’s won titles in Hobart and Mallorca this year on the singles tour with also a doubles title in Auckland with Eugenie … Continue reading Kenin, Anisimova, Fritz, Gauff & McNally; American’s looking to make a mark in New York!
The path to New York is on course and the last week across the world left us with plenty of talking points! Dominic Thiem was a title winner for the 14th time in her career and the third time this year. The Austrian opted to go home to Kitzbuhel finally winning the title there on the clay. Out at Las Cabos it was the Argentine Diego Schwartzman who took the title against the in form Taylor Fritz who since winning in Nottingham has fallen in back to back finals. A first time winner down in San Jose this year as … Continue reading Title winners 🏆 Schwartzman, Pegula, Kyrgios, Thiem, Chung, Coco & Caty and Zheng!
As opening round matches go you not have asked for a tighter set. Some had finished their match by the time that Heather Watson and her American opponent Caty McNally had concluded the first set. It was a nervy, cagey affair from both players for the entirety of the opening set. In the first game of the match Heather hit three doubles faults and you could feel the nerves. Making her Grand Slam debut on the other side of the net was 17 year old Caty McNally who also had the nerves as expected. Holds of serve were few and … Continue reading Relief! Heather Watson finds her groove to see off American teenager!