Coco Gauff is on the rise. Having made it to the fourth round at Wimbledon, defeating Venus Williams in round one and winning her first WTA title in Linz last week the 15 year old is now ranked at 73 in the world. A week which saw her claim her first top 10 win (against Kiki Bertens) led to her breaking the top 100 but there is some red tape. Despite this ranking of 73 in the world right now which will see her be able to gain direct entrance into tournaments there are limits on how many tournaments she … Continue reading The WTA rules which limits Coco Gauff’s tournament participation until she turns 18
Coco Gauff has won her first WTA title, she is 15 and doesn’t turn 16 until March! This run to her first title had the feeling of a Disney film to it. A week ago she lost in the second round of qualifying against Tamara Korpatsch but after some main draw withdrawals she was next in line for a lucky loser spot. That lucky loser spot she filled and didn’t look back on route to her first WTA title. R1 – Stefanie Voegele – 6-3 7-6 R2 – Kateryna Kozlova – 4-6 6-4 2-0 QF – Kiki Bertens – 7-6 … Continue reading “Lucky Loser” Coco Gauff wins her first WTA title! 😮
This last week saw the final stint in Asia for the men as they competed in the Shanghai Masters. Some of the WTA stars stayed in Tianjin and some of the women returned to Europe in Linz. So what happened? The question is, what didn’t happen? The week isn’t even over yet! Murray/Fognini drama… We all saw it, but if not here it is… This is the rundown version… Fognini shouted as Murray played an overhead at the net. Before the change of ends Fognini then shouted to Murray “stop looking at me”. This continued at the net with Murray … Continue reading Shanghai Showdown 🤯 Bartoli’s back 👋🏻 Del Potro set back 🇦🇷 Federer 2023? 🧐 Naomi Osaka 🇯🇵 or 🇺🇸? Bublik’s retirement 🤦🏼♂️ & more! 🎾
Naomi Osaka is safely through to the fourth round at the US Open. The defending champion and world number one picked up her tenth successive win at Flushing Meadows following a 6-3 6-0 win against the 15 year old Coco Gauff. Coco was making her Arthur Ashe debut tonight and it was not the result she wanted but can walk away with her head held high from what was a good performance and better than a scoreline of 6-3 6-0 suggests. Coco did battle quite well with Naomi during the early exchanges but it was the two time major champion … Continue reading Naomi Osaka consoles a tearful Coco Gauff after 6-3 6-0 victory over the teenager!
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?
Round one at Flushing Meadows has some incredible line-ups but the attention will be on one meeting in-particular… Serena Williams v Maria Sharapova A rivalry continued. Since 2004 there have been 21 meetings. 22 if you count the walk-over at Roland Garros last year with Serena’s withdrawal. The head to head was once led by Maria at 2-1 but 18 wins in a row leaves Serena with a 19-2 record against the Russian. The tour domination these two are use to is no more. Both are in a state of finding their best. Serena has found a very good level … Continue reading All eyes on 👀
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!