WTA Finals Shenzhen; who is on course for a place at the season ending championships?

New home and one of the biggest prize pots in tennis but as of yet we are yet to have our first qualifier but who is on course for a place in Shenzhen? World number one Ash Barty is on course for a place at the WTA Finals leading the race at the moment with Simona Halep in second following her Wimbledon win and despite not big run at a major Karolina Pliskova also is set for a place there. So, the rest? Petra Kvitova currently occupies fourth place with 500 points more than Bertens in 5th and both should … Continue reading WTA Finals Shenzhen; who is on course for a place at the season ending championships?

It’s a Barty Party down in Paris!

It may be the early hours of Sunday morning in Ipswich, Queensland but I imagine many have stayed up across Australia to see Ash Barty win her first Grand Slam title. Ash’s form on the tour this year season has been simply fantastic boasting one of the most impressive win/loss records for the year at 31/5. Clay courts are well known not to be the 23 year olds least favourite surface but to conquer here sends out a big message. Not long ago she said; “A week on clay is just a week closer to grass” Now look at her, … Continue reading It’s a Barty Party down in Paris!

The first time final four, who will progress to their first Grand Slam final?

We have our final four and history is set to be made. Former major finalists Madison Keys and Simon Halep were dispatched quite easily meaning the we will have a new Grand Slam champion on Saturday but who will it be? Johanna Konta v Marketa Vondrousova What an opportunity. Johanna Konta has had semi-final heartache before but her form this year on the clay has been spectacular as she has fought and brought her best tennis back to the courts over the last month. I watched Marketa in her quarter final with Martic and wow she impressed. Her groundstrokes are … Continue reading The first time final four, who will progress to their first Grand Slam final?

We have our final eight, but which ladies will make the final four?

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?

Who impressed in the Desert?

Two weeks of tennis in the Californian Desert has come to an end. As ever Indian Wells provides with memories and history created but who impressed? Bianca Andreescu We could not start anywhere else, it wouldn’t be right. Bianca came in as a wildcard. No one has won more tour matches than the 18 year old this who made her second final of the year and became the first ever wildcard to even make the final at Indian Wells Her all court game, fearless approach and confidence has been incredible and wins against Cibulkova, Muguruza and Svitolina have been so … Continue reading Who impressed in the Desert?