Sloane Stephens and Kamau Murray are back together. The split at the beginning of the year was a surprise but this reunion has put a few more questions out there. Sloane Stephens announced the other day on Twitter that her and Sven Groeneveld had split. The season has been one to forget for the American with one semi-final appearance this season in Madrid for Sloane who was runner-up in Singapore at the back end of last year. Monica Puig who ‘was’ coached by Kamau Murray was told last week he couldn’t travel with her to New York but gave no … Continue reading Monica Puig finds out via Tweet that her coach (Kamau Murray) and Sloane Stephens are back together days after he said he couldn’t join her in New York…
Almost three years ago Monica Puig shook the tennis world. Wins against Kvitova, Kerber and Muguruza just to name a few put her on one of the highest pedastools in sport as she won an Olympic Gold Medal in singles. Monica became the first Puerto Rican to win an Olympic Medal. This is a story I will never forget, it is honestly one of my favourite sporting memories. I remember I was watching the final on my phone in the car on my way home from work. Since then it hasn’t been plain sailing for the 25 year old. Backing … Continue reading Monica Puig; Olympic Gold 🥇 Drop in Ranking 📉Helping Puerto Rico 🇵🇷 Hiring Kamau Murray 🎾
A trip to Wuhan is always one of the tour highlights following the final major of the year. This is only the 5th edition of the tournament but it has always attracted the very best on the tour. Previous winners include Kvitova x2, Venus and Caroline Garcia but this year it will need to be another new name. With a 56 size draw it means 16 seeds start on Day 1 but by the end of Day 3 only one survived and that was last years runner up Ashleigh Barty who was the lowest seed at No.16. The week has … Continue reading Woeful and Wonderful in Wuhan!
Wimbledon, the biggest tennis tournament in the world where the best shine but who will be a danger in the draw? Kiki Bertens Kiki brings a strong and solid style to the baseline. At 6 foot the 26 year old has had her best year on the tour with her steely style of tennis from the baseline she is a dangerous player who doesn’t seem to let occasions bother her. I certainly think that Kiki could be one to watch her at Wimbledon as a seeded player she could cause some trouble. Mihaela Buzarnescu Mihaela is the story of the … Continue reading The ladies who could be a danger at Wimbledon!
The Australian Open never fails to deliver and on day 1 we saw some surprises and of course upsets as the seasons major opener got under way at Melbourne Park American Wipe-out! The day began with 13 American’s taking court in Melbourne and the number 13 ended up being unlucky for with only 3 American’s progressing to round two. Incredibly the day saw Jack Sock, Coco Vandeweghe, John Isner, Sloane Stephens and Venus Williams amongst others lose with the only winners being Ryan Harrison, Nicole Gibbs and 22 year old qualifier Mackenzie McDonald! Venus out! Bencic through! Belinda Bencic’ comeback … Continue reading Australian Open Day 1 – Bencic stuns, Grigor and Rafa cruise but top American’s fall!
In life we all set targets for ourselves. 2016 quickly took off for Monica Puig in Brazil last year. The Puerto-Rican set herself a target of winning Olympic Gold and also named her dog Rio before the Olympics and suddenly her name hit the headlines winning Puerto Rico’s first Olympic Gold medal. Source – GettyImages South America Now 2017 the eyes of the world will be on her. She will forever be remembered for what happened in Rio and she has the talent to push herself up the rankings and become a contender. A run of form like that and … Continue reading Brisbane Preview – Monica Puig v Elina Svitolina
2016 has been another incredibly brilliant, wild and emotional year on the ATP and WTA, we all have favourite moments but two players who lit up 2016 for me Monica Puig and the big man himself Juan Martin Del Potro. Monica Puig. I don’t know where to start. I watched the Puerto Rican play at Eastbourne in early June, she had a good tournament she was then unlucky to run in Johanna Konta in round one at Wimbledon and then she arrived in Rio and the rest as they say is history. Her target was to qualify for the Olympics, … Continue reading Why the achievements of Puig and Del Potro in 2016 will never be forgotten!