If you ever needed to know what women’s tennis is about this match summed it up. The relentless rhythm, the effort and of course the respect between the ladies at the end of the day. From the get go this one was set to be a marathon. The amount of extended rallies was incredible and that we due to how well both ladies were defending. Simona took charge first and began to reel off that backhand cross court and find the angle on the forehand. Sloane Stephens called her coach on and he said to her he didn’t want to … Continue reading Simona Halep 7-6 3-6 6-4 Sloane Stephens – Relentless, Ruthless and Respect
It’s amazing in this sport how things can change in 24 hours. There is no time to celebrate because if you do on the back of a win it will unravel. Wednesday afternoon in Montreal it was the battle of the Russians with the super talented Darla Kasatkina taking on Maria Sharapova who’s comeback has lacked any meaning of the word however with the 6-0 6-2 scoreline she walked off with she put on her best performance of the year now it’s time to build. It was a great performance, she kept the double faults down and was effective with … Continue reading Sharapova’s best performance since drug ban! Now it’s time to build!
Despite the struggles for Eugenie Bouchard over the last few years a trip home to Canada at this time of the year always resurfaces as the tour stops at the Rogers Cup. Confidence, right now I couldn’t tell you where it is at. Bouchard looked comfortable at times on the court against Elise Mertens and played some good shots but it got messy quite quick as well with the ground strokes breaking down and the slump in body language visible. Bouchard had a good few weeks on the tour beginning with Wimbledon qualifying when she showed great fight. Prior to … Continue reading Eugenie Bouchard – Confidence? Good fight! Unneeded hometown hype and a bizarre performance
The first big tournament on route to New York is a trip to Canada for the Rogers Cup, this year the men will be in Toronto and the woman in Montreal. What are those early matches you cannot miss? Victoria Azarenka v Kiki Mladenovic A big tournament for both. Gathering momentum has been a big issue for both. Vika has only won two matches on the bounce twice this year and had to withdraw from San Jose with a back problem so hear is hoping things are better now otherwise she wouldn’t have come to Montreal? Kiki has struggled for … Continue reading Those Toronto and Montreal round one matches you cannot miss!