Back in April, Great Britain’s Fed Cup team made it back into the World Group for the first time in 26 years with a victory over Kazakhstan. Katie Boulter who was ranked around 80 in the world at that point put her body on the line and played through injury to give her team the much needed win. The win was much needed at the time however since then ITF have announced change of format. As of next year there is a new World Group stage and a new qualifying format for the World Group in 2020 in February with … Continue reading Katie Boulter still waiting to return following Fed Cup injury
Let the celebrations begin! Great Britain will be back in the World Group for the 2020 Fed Cup after 26 years without it! Getting out of this Europe Zone is a mine field and they have done it in style with some epic results over the course of the season. Yesterday we saw Jo Konta come from behind to beat Zarina Diyas in three sets and we also saw Katie Boulter come from behind to find three match points against the energetic Putintseva but could not capitalise on any of them with Yulia levelling the tie leaving it in the … Continue reading History Makers! Great Britain back in World Group after 26 year absence!
Wow, what a day. We were moments away from Great Britain taking a 2-0 lead into Sunday but it finishes at 1-1 so what happened on Day 1 at the Copper Box Arena? Jo Konta 4-6 6-3 6-3 Zarina Diyas Well it was a very messy start from the British number one who got broken immediately. During the first few games of the match we saw every type of error possible from Jo who took a while shake off some nerves and that shaky start did cost her in the first set. As the match progressed the Brit who was … Continue reading Great Britain 1 – 1 Kazakhstan; ecstasy, heartache & history
Getting out of the Fed Cup play-offs is like a never ending maze. Great Britain’s team led by former British number one Anne Keothavong has done a country proud as they edge closer to the next World Group in Fed Cup. Bath University hosted a week of nail biting tennis which was ultimately brilliant, brutal and inspirational as the British team qualified for the next round in April without a match dropped all week and in what was the first home Fed Cup tie in 26 years. Johanna Konta fell to her knees and collapsed after the second set of … Continue reading A team which epitomises hard work and deserves every success!
De Minaur roars again! Alex De Minaur is making headlines once again. The Australian who was so impressive at the beginning of the season has now been playing some great tennis in his first appearance at SW19 and will be back in action on Saturday against Rafael Nadal, what a match that could be! The Australian has been attracting some plaudits on Twitter as well! Sensational win Demon! @alexdeminaur @Wimbledon #Aussie — Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) July 5, 2018 Last Brit Standing! Kyle Edmund is the last British player standing. Following defeats yesterday for Katie Boulter and Johanna Konta’s defeat to … Continue reading Wimbledon 🎾 Day 4 – De Minaur 💪🏻 last Brit standing 🙏🏻 Cruise Control 😎 Muguruza/Cilic stunned! 😶
Dominic Thiem injured! It’s a shame that Dominic Thiem’s run at Wimbledon is over before it has really begun. The Austrian who made the Roland Garros final a few weeks ago picked up an injury down two sets and a break to Baghdatis called it a day. The 5th seed seemed to be having a problem with his back/shoulder and received some treatment for this but could not continue. Kvitova stunned! Well, I had Petra down as my favourite and Sasnovich with respect is no pushover. I expected her to give Petra a battle but to do what she did … Continue reading Wimbledon 🎾 Day 2 – Thiem 🚑 Kvitová 👎🏻 Clarke so close 🥈 Spanish duo through, Goffin out 😢 DelPo 💪🏻 British trio win!
The grass court season waits for no one and with Wimbledon around the corner players from all over the globe are heading to the warm up tournaments and some of the world’s top names will be in Birmingham next week. So, who will be there? Who won’t be there! Well, it’s best we start off with who will not be there. Maria Sharapova and Madison Keys will not be in Birmingham. Both were on the entrants list but have withdrawn over the past couple of days. Sharapova who signed a two year deal last year to play Birmingham has now … Continue reading WTA Birmingham Preview