Mihaela Buzarnescu is safely through to the third round of Wimbledon on her first appearance. The Romanian who is ranked top 30, seeded here at Wimbledon is at a career high with her performances this year and her rise up the rankings following years of injuries. From the first few moments of the match she just didn’t let go holding the first game before going on to break which she did three times in the opening set as she took it 6-0! The second set the Romanian was broken by the Brit who to her credit despite being bagel’d in … Continue reading Buzarnescu 6-0 6-3 Swan – Mihaela too good as Brit’s tournament comes to an end.
From the world number two to a player ranked 775 in the world, 15 British players will take to stage at Wimbledon but who will be in action in the first few days? Andy Murray v Liam Broady You wait ten years for Andy Murray to play a British player and now the world number two is about to get his third in three weeks. Liam made the second round of Wimbledon last year after coming from two sets down to defeat Marinko Matosevic but Andy Murray will be a much tougher opponent and I can only see a win … Continue reading Brit Watch – Wimbledon 2016
Even though 2016 has just begun the Fed Cup is already over for Great Britain after their defeat to Belgium in the semi-final play-off which means they will have to have a go next year. Sadly it means the wins against South Africa and Georgia were for nothing which is in my opinion part of the bad format of the tournament which could do with being changed as it is just simply unfair. Despite good efforts from Katie Swan and Heather Watson pushing their opponents to three sets they just couldn’t find the breakthrough in the final set to get … Continue reading Fed Cup – Belgium 2-0 Great Britain
Great Britain are through to the Fed Cup play-off on Saturday after another fantastic display by the team to seal the win against Georgia. Once again Katie Swan was up first and well she was in full control of the match from start to finish as she won 6-3 6-3 against Ekaterine Gorgodze who is ranked about 200 places above her on the tour. Despite Katie being 4-1 up in the second set she did let Gorgodze back in it losing one of the breaks of serve but saw it through to claim the win. Heather Watson was next up … Continue reading Fed Cup – Great Britain 2-1 Georgia
Three matches three wins for Great Britain on Day 1 of the Fed Cup in Israel who won their tie 3-0 against South Africa with some top performances all round! Katie Swan was first up in her first ever Fed Cup tie at just the age of 16 becoming the youngest player to represent Great Britain in the tournament but managed to beat Hattingh 6-3 6-0 breaking the South African within the first game of the match and never looked back on her way to securing her first win and giving Great Britain a 1-0 lead in the tie. Heather … Continue reading Fed Cup – Great Britain 3-0 South Africa
Sadly Johanna Konta has had to withdraw from the Fed Cup this week due to injury which got worse during her exceptional run at the Australian Open reaching the semi-finals and has now broken into the top 30 on the WTA Tour. Heather Watson, Jocelyn Rae, Anna Smith are already in the team and with Naomi Broady, Laura Robson and now Jo Konta unavailable which means Judy Murray has decided to call up Katie Swan for her first Fed Cup tie with Katie turning 17 at the end of next month. Katie had a good year last year winning a … Continue reading Katie Swan replaces Johanna Konta for Fed Cup!
Katie Swan was in action again today this time a much tougher opponent in Sofia Kenin from the USA seeded 9th for the tournament. The match didn’t get off to a good start for Katie as she found herself 2-4 down in the set and looked in a bit of trouble however the Brit fought back for 5-5 and the first set went on to be decided by a tie-break which Swan dominated taking the tie-break 7-1. The second set was a bit more one way traffic all in Katie’s favour as she went up a double break for a … Continue reading Wimbledon 2015 – Katie Swan through to the quarter finals!