Osaka battles through Sakkari on an action packed day at Birmingham despite the rain!

It’s been a great day in Birmingham! Rain may have upset play in the last couple of matches but the quality of tennis today at the Edgebaston Priory Club has been exceptional. A day which has seen Julia Georges recover from a set down to win also saw wins for Putintseva, Kristyna Pliskova, Martic and world number one Naomi Osaka who saw off a spirited Maria Sakkari. Maria was in fact the first person I saw coming through security having a practice Next to the Greek number one was the Pliskova sisters who we now know will face each other … Continue reading Osaka battles through Sakkari on an action packed day at Birmingham despite the rain!

Simona Halep v Iga Swiatek – Simona will have to be wary of the dangerous teenager!

Simona Halep will have to be wary of her next opponent. Iga Swiatek who recently turned 18 the other day is a teenager making a lot of noise at Roland Garros. She made her Grand Slam main draw debut in Melbourne at the beginning of the year getting to the second round. She came through qualifying before defeating Ana Bogdan in three sets but lost to Cmila Giorgi in the second round. The Pole last year was a winner at Wimbledon (girls singles) and Roland Garros (girls doubles) winning junior Grand Slam events back to back and is now in … Continue reading Simona Halep v Iga Swiatek – Simona will have to be wary of the dangerous teenager!