Osaka battles through Sakkari on an action packed day at Birmingham despite the rain!

It’s been a great day in Birmingham! Rain may have upset play in the last couple of matches but the quality of tennis today at the Edgebaston Priory Club has been exceptional. A day which has seen Julia Georges recover from a set down to win also saw wins for Putintseva, Kristyna Pliskova, Martic and world number one Naomi Osaka who saw off a spirited Maria Sakkari. Maria was in fact the first person I saw coming through security having a practice Next to the Greek number one was the Pliskova sisters who we now know will face each other … Continue reading Osaka battles through Sakkari on an action packed day at Birmingham despite the rain!

Why WTA Birmingham is a calendar must!

June and July is the best time to see Tennis in Britain. Next year we lose the ATP Finals in London so there is more emphasis on the summer of tennis. Getting tickets for Wimbledon can be tough but should get easy with a new system next year but WTA Birmingham is one of the highlights of the year. Situated at the Edgebaston Priory Club it always attracts some big names in women’s tennis. The world number one, two, three and Venus Williams are all on site this year! Getting there The venue is about 1.6 miles from Birmingham New … Continue reading Why WTA Birmingham is a calendar must!

All you need to know about attending Madrid!

I have to say my experience at the Mutua Madrid Open this year was a fantastic one! The tournament which isn’t one of the oldest at the Caja Magica really does put on a show and here are just some things I have learnt from my experience to share with those thinking of going to the event. Tube The closest tube station to the Caja Magica is on San Fermin-Orcasur which is on the yellow line (line 3) and is about a 10 minute walk to the Caja Magica. I got three tubes on a day and it only took … Continue reading All you need to know about attending Madrid!

Novak takes Madrid following a vintage performance!

Not many people have a winning record against Novak Djokovic but for Stefanos Tsitsipas than record is now level following a comprehensive performance from the world number one. Novak started off as a man on a mission. This was the first time I’ve seen Novak live and wow 😮 The level of performance was incredible. His forehand was on fire throughout the match and that early break of serve he got from his unbreakable defence set the theme for the match. Tsitsipas for the second night running impressed he is a courageous young man to go at these top players … Continue reading Novak takes Madrid following a vintage performance!

Madrid Open – Saturday!

Wow! What a day! Saturday delivered in style. We started off with three time for champion Simona Halep against Kiki Bertens and it was last years finalists who picked up the biggest title of her career! Next up was the second men’s semifinal of the day following Novak’s tight win against Thiem and now it was time for Nadal v Tsitsipas! The tension and atmosphere was electric, I have never witnessed anything like it at all 🤩 The clock began to get to get towards midnight but still no where near deciding… Match points came and went but at the … Continue reading Madrid Open – Saturday!

Madrid stunned as Tsitsipas ousts Nadal!

All day coming into this one I had the word revenge in my head. Tsitsipas has always walked away disappointed and in their meeting in Barcelona last year he said he will learn and that defeat in Melbourne after beating Roger will still hurt so could do it in Rafa’s backyard? It started off with a break of serve for the Greek number one who then quickly surrendered true lead and at the change of course ends would be asked if he could hold serve… You could cut the tension with a knife with neither player giving anything away in … Continue reading Madrid stunned as Tsitsipas ousts Nadal!