The first major of the decade is upon us. The draw is done and on Monday action begins at Melbourne Park, but what are the opening round one ladies matches to keep an eye on? Madison Keys v Daria Kasatkina Madison Keys has been in good form to begin the season. The American made it all the way to the Brisbane final to begin her season in which should be an important one for her. Keys turns 25 this year and is yet to find some more consistency as she embarks on her 8th Australian Open where she was a … Continue reading Australian Open – five ladies matches to watch in round one!
Cincinnati is home to one of the most favoured theme parks in the America, Kings Island. Many tennis players head down there including Serena Williams on Sunday but the tennis produced some of the most brilliant rollercoaster moments over the week. Welcome back Kuznetsova! There were concerns not long ago whether we would see Kuznetsova in the USA after visa troubles made her miss Washington and couldn’t defend her title but got it sorted to be in Toronto and to pick up her wildcard in Cincinnati. The Russian is an experienced player who had a tough time with injuries and … Continue reading Cincinnati talking points; Keys, Kuznetsova, Kenin, Osaka & others…
We have our final eight. We have had some surprises along the way but the women’s draw has delivered incredible stories and surprises on route to the business end and I don’t think it will end there. So who will be hoping to make the final four? Marketa Vondrousova v Petra Martic (31) The unexpected quarter final. Petra has been one of the form players over the course of the clay court season picking up the Istanbul title against her next opponent Vondrousova. Marketa despite being a set up didn’t play well that day at all and she has seen … Continue reading We have our final eight, but which ladies will make the final four?
The beginning of the clay court season has begun for some but for others it was the last week on the hard courts which brought plenty of opportunities. Some players have played well up to now and some haven’t kicked off their season at all but following a week in Charleston and Monterrey respectively the conversation has really kicked off for Sloane Stephens, Madison Keys, Caroline Wozniacki, Victoria Azarenka and Garbine Muguruza. Caro Wozniacki A good week for Caro, the clay has never been a favourite of the Dane but with Francesca on side she has really pulled it all … Continue reading Sloane, Madison, Caro, Vika & Garbine; 5 ladies have kicked off April in style!
Madison Keys has just reminded us of her clay court skills with her first title on the surface. Madison’s year has been a bit flat. R4 exit in Melbourne to Svitolina was followed by a slight break in February before returning to the sunshine double where she lost in R1 at both events. Madison is a bit of a funny one, I’ve watched her for many years and I still think she will win a major and be top 5 soon but there still seems to be more question marks over when and maybe how? It’s a funny one as … Continue reading Madison Keys sends out a reminder as she wins Charleston in style
The first week is over and what a week it has been. Players have surprised, disappointed, entertained and some have work to do… what caught my eye during the first week at Flushing Meadows? The greatest hug in tennis These two meeting was one hell of a story. Serena and Venus back in New York and what a win it was for Serena but also a celebration of these two great players and the memories they have brought and continue to create during the last 20 years. Karen and Alex impress! Two big stories in New York. Youngsters Karen Kachanov … Continue reading US Open Week 1 ✅ – Thoughts 🤔
Day of Cincinnati was one to remember. The best took part as they battled, cruised and fell short as preparations for New York come to a close but what were the stories? Murray out Andy Murray who decided against playing in Toronto following his marathon in Washington came to Cincinnati a week early to train but against Lucas Pouille in round one the Brit fell short to the Frenchman who has struggled for form this year but put on probably his best performance of the year winning 6-1 1-6 6-4 against the Brit. There were rumours that Andy could take … Continue reading Cincinnati Day 1 – Murray out 👎🏻 Novak & Stan battle 🥊 Keys & Vika fight back 💪🏻 Denis wins NextGen meeting ⭐️ and Serena cruises! 😎