No withdrawals or injuries today but good grief I need a lie down after today’s tennis. We now have our semi-finals confirmed for Saturday. Elina Svitolina will take on Belinda Bencic as we know and Ash Barty will get Karolina Pliskova but first what the hell happened today? Elina Svitolina made it three out of three and if you were to ask me at the beginning of the week who would get through to the semi-finals unscathed I wouldn’t have had the Ukrainian down as that person but she has pleasantly surprised us all. Sofia Kenin can walk away with … Continue reading WTA Finals Day 6; 3 out of 3 for Svitolina ✅ Extra money 💰 Kenin provided a test 👍🏻Halep & Pliskova play out a bonkers match! 🤯
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…
The highest ranked American on the combined tours right now is Serena Williams but despite being 37 the 23 time major champion is still on top but sadly won’t be here forever. Who should we be looking out for in the future but also at the US Open? Sofia Kenin The 20 year old is having a very good season. She has just broken top 25 in the world and I like her fearless and no nonsense approach. She’s won titles in Hobart and Mallorca this year on the singles tour with also a doubles title in Auckland with Eugenie … Continue reading Kenin, Anisimova, Fritz, Gauff & McNally; American’s looking to make a mark in New York!
It’s been a great the day at Wimbledon, some of the best have gone home and others have had to work incredible hard to battle their way through to the third round on Friday. Reilly Opelka 7-5 3-6 4-6 6-4 8-6 Stan Wawrinka Reilly’s biggest win of his career out on Court 2 this morning. The American who is ranked around 60 in the world and doesn’t have much tour experience is now into the third round of a major for the first time. I liked the composure Reilly showed. He has that big serve but to also withstand the … Continue reading Big battles on Day 3 at Wimbledon 💪🏻🎾
Sofia Kenin is no stranger to an upset. Hard-working, gutsy, gritty she leaves it all out there going for the win. I like the way she comes out on court and bounces around with that confidence in her game and what she is up against. Her performance and the way she went about her win against Serena Williams at Roland Garros was perfect. I love Serena but at the same time you couldn’t help but admire and appreciate the game the young American brought to the court. She went big. It’s a go big or go home approach. I am … Continue reading Sofia Kenin; The Mallorca champion who isn’t afraid of causing an upset!
Wimbledon is just around the corner. Across Europe the grass courts have been in busy action this week in Mallorca, Birmingham, Halle and London but who has walked away with a trophy and who despite being a runner up still has plenty of positives to take from the week? Halle – Federer d. Goffin 7-6 6-1 10 titles in Halle. A good week for Roger who will be heading off to Wimbledon now pretty unscathed as he looks for his eighth title at SW19 in a few weeks. It wasn’t his usual dominating performances in Halle with a tricky one against … Continue reading Federer, Sofia, Ash & Feli all win on grass! 🌱🏆
Another upset in Paris as Serena Williams is out, but is it a surprise? The former world number one came up against the infectious and head strong personality of fellow American Sofia Kenin. Kenin has had some extra time off in preparation for this match following the withdrawal of Bianca Andreescu with this problematic shoulder injury. The 20 year old has gone from strength to strength since she broke through and she knows what she wants and what she has to do. She has been really impressive and went about her game so well especially off the forehand. I did … Continue reading Sofia Kenin ousts Serena in Paris!