The tears say it all. How she has fought and she has sacrificed for this moment. She never gave up and she deserves massive credit. First WTA title at the age of 17, first major final at the age of 18 and world number one for 67 weeks when she was 19! Success like this early on in a career can be good but history does sometimes show hitting those heights again can be tough. This journey has been tough. She struggled with form, got injured, the pressure became too much and fell out of the top 10! She was … Continue reading Passion, Determination, Fight and Raw Emotion – The brilliant Caroline Wozniacki!
Simona Halep has steel! This wasn’t always the case, the Romanian has always been a talented player but has sometimes lacked that mental steel in matches. Frustration would sneak into her game and it’s one of the toughest things in tennis to get rid of but the easiest to affect your game and we saw that the ground strokes would break down but now Halep has that in her game and it’s a big credit to her. Simona has been working with Darren Cahill for some time but they did have a split and before coming back to working together … Continue reading Simona Halep – a matter of when and not if she will win a Grand Slam!
Some stories always have a happy ending and this is one of the sports greatest stories of all time. Roger Federer at the age of 36 has not looked like slowing down over the past 12 months and since his comeback from injury the story has been greater than ever before! Majority of people in the world of tennis wrote their tennis abitury for Federer just over a year ago and are now re-writing and back tracking having won three majors in 12 months and looking like much more is achievable. 20 Grand Slams in this era is outstanding and … Continue reading “The fairy tale continues for me, for us”
Finals don’t get bigger than this. Two ladies and a first Grand Slam on the line and of course world number one title but who would claim their first major at their third attempt? The Dane started the match in complete control. One of the highlights of her game this week has been her aggression and improvement off the forehand was visible going after the Romanian’s serve and got the reward with an early break. The nerves settled after for Halep who then played her next two service games without dropping a point really crushing the forehand and taking the … Continue reading A long wait but worth the wait! Caroline Wozniacki is a Grand Slam champion!
Almost two weeks ago 128 began now it is fitting that the final is between our world number one and world number two Simona Halep and Caroline Wozniacki. For both it is a case of third time lucky. Nearly has never been enough for both of them having made two finals in their respective careers but have never won a Grand Slam and now one will and it is very unfortunate one won’t. This year’s tournament has been all about belief and fight and in a time without some top names on the tour these ladies have proved time and … Continue reading Wozniacki v Halep – World No.1 and a 1st Grand Slam on the line!
Maria Sharapova’s return to the tour has in all honesty been very anti-climatic. Having been away from the game for long I think it is fair to say the return has been disappointing and I’m not talking about results but her game and performances. Looking at the bigger picture and with perspective it’s all been an over-hype. Sharapova won Tiajin last year and it was made out she won the WTA Finals but she only played 1 top 50 ranked player on route to lifting the title, are we just over sugar-coating wins and playing down defeats? I think so! … Continue reading Big improvement needed from Sharapova if she is going to contend at the top again!
The conclusion of the Australian edges closer day by day but for some players it has come to a surprising end with Grigor Dimitrov, Rafael Nadal and Elina Svitolina’s tournaments all coming to an end on the same day! Edmund stuns Dimitrov! Well, a first Grand Slam semi-final for Edmund who got it right from the first game of the match. He went after Dimitrov and forced him out of his comfort zone and bided his time to see of the world number three! See more on the win below! Stunned! Edmund see’s off Dimitrov to make first Grand Slam … Continue reading Australian Open Day 9 – Nadal, Svitolina & Dimitrov out! Wozniacki through!