Why has Wozniacki struggled in finals this year? Is a lack of anticipation part of the problem?

So far so good for Caroline Wozniacki but it could have been better. Caro is one of the form players on the tour this year getting back up to a ranking of 12 in the world but in the race to Singapore she is sat a number three with just Karolina Pliskova and Johanna Konta ahead of her with Sinagpore just under 200 days away. Three finals isn’t bad at all but what you are judged on at the end of the day is how many of those finals have you won? For Caro she is yet to pick up … Continue reading Why has Wozniacki struggled in finals this year? Is a lack of anticipation part of the problem?

19 wins, 1 defeat and 3 titles but Federer is set to take a 2 month break!

He made the improbable happen. Roger Federer came back from 6 months away from tennis to win the Austrailan Open, Indian Wells and Miami but now the former world number one is set to take a two month break from the tour as he will skip the preparation for Roland Garros and will arrive in the French capital ready for the second major of the year. This season has just been pretty unbelievable, no one and probably not even Roger himself could imagine to make such an immediate impact on tour and to be winning title after title he is … Continue reading 19 wins, 1 defeat and 3 titles but Federer is set to take a 2 month break!

Wozniacki fights back and is now just 1 win from Miami title!

It has been quite some time since Caroline Wozniacki won a Premier Mandatory title in fact the last time was just over six years ago at Indian Wells where she saw off Marion Bartoli but standing in her way of her first title of the season is Johanna Konta. After a steady start to the year she has begun to find some form and to do it at one of the biggest tournaments outside of the majors is great for her. The game has always been on her racket from the first time on tour but something that had been … Continue reading Wozniacki fights back and is now just 1 win from Miami title!

Miami Preview – Angelique Kerber v Venus Williams

This year the form player has been Venus Williams. The 36 year old is the gift that keeps on giving, I can’t help but watch her play without a smile on my face. Against Kuznetsova in the last round she picked up her 750th career singles win and now she faces world number one Angie Kerber for a place in the semi-finals in Miami. This season hasn’t really gone to plan for Angie Kerber she has been playing poorly and failing to find rhythm at all when she was the pace setter last season on the tour. This week I … Continue reading Miami Preview – Angelique Kerber v Venus Williams

Konta v Halep Preview – Simona’s BH has been strong but here’s why I think Jo should target it!

British number one Johanna Konta is safely through to the next round in Miami after a shaky start against Lara Arruabarrena but then quickly cruised through the quarter final where she now faces a tough opponent in the stubborn Simona Halep but how can she get the better of the Romanian? Simona has struggled this year to find form on the tour but has look solid this week in Indian Wells with some very good performances against Anett Kontaveit and Sam Stosur in her last couple of matches but if anything like Jo she faces her toughest test. Quick points … Continue reading Konta v Halep Preview – Simona’s BH has been strong but here’s why I think Jo should target it!

Halep finding form in Miami and why the backhand still might need some work!

For the first time this year Simona Halep has won back to back matches. The world number five has struggled to find momentum this year but in Miami she has started to find some form and was very impressive against Anett Kontaveit last night. 6-3 6-0 is a pretty routine score-line but during the first seven games of the match it was very close and Anett was producing some stunning shots off the forehand and backhand wing but Halep became more stubborn as the match went on and it was like playing against a brick wall which is the Halep … Continue reading Halep finding form in Miami and why the backhand still might need some work!