Even numbered years seem to be her thing, will we see Angie’s best again in 2020?

Angie Kerber’s best is very good. Her season has been very poor and has had similar shades of her 2017 season and to an extent her 2015 season. 2016 and 2018 were fantastic years especially at the majors and her record shows that over the past four years. I do apologise, 2019 was four wins not three but the point still stands. The different in results from one year to another is night and day. Let’s not forget we are talking about a three time major champion who if I were her would call time on her season. Worst that … Continue reading Even numbered years seem to be her thing, will we see Angie’s best again in 2020?

Defending the title seemed unlikely but is it now possible?

12 months ago Angie Kerber won her first Wimbledon title and her third major title following a torrid 2017 season. Since winning Wimbledon last year it hasn’t really happened for the former world number one. Angie won seven matches in a row in London and for the rest of the season never secured more than two in a row at any tournaments. This season has been ok, Angie got blown off the court by Danielle Collins in Melbourne before she fell to Bianca Andreescu in the final at Indian Wells. She had a good run in Monterrey but lost in … Continue reading Defending the title seemed unlikely but is it now possible?

18 year old Anastasia Potapova stuns former No.1 in Paris!

Anastasia Potapova is no stranger to a bit of drama at a Grand Slam. The Russian was the eventual winner of the Girls singles title at Wimbledon in 2016 against another emerging youngster in Yastremska. Potapova fell to the ground and celebrated a win not once but twice before Hawkeye overruled on both occasions but she did eventually win the match! Have a look below; Potapova was up against three time former major champion and world number one Angie Kerber and caused the biggest upset of her career and what a stage to do it on at Roland Garros but … Continue reading 18 year old Anastasia Potapova stuns former No.1 in Paris!

First on, first out! Kerber’s early exit isn’t a major surprise!

Angie Kerber is out. Maybe I’m being harsh but despite semi-finals in Doha, finalist at Indian Wells and semi-finalist in Monterrey it has felt like a disappointing season. I have felt like her tennis has been good up to a point and it just isn’t where it was last year and what we have seen before. She is 9th on the race to Shenzhen but I just feel her is game is lacking some ruthlessness and that was evident today in Paris. Potapova put on a good performance but there were no questions asked of her by Kerber. Hardly any … Continue reading First on, first out! Kerber’s early exit isn’t a major surprise!

Foro Italico; Which ladies will be hoping to find some form ahead of Paris?

One of the worlds most ancient cities is the last stop for many ahead of Roland Garros. The site in Rome is one of the most beautiful settings for tennis and the atmosphere is always quite something! Who needs a good run before the second major of the year?  Elina Svitolina Injury has halted her clay court season missing Stuttgart and her stay in Madrid was a short lived one with a 6-4 7-6 defeat against Pauline Parmentier in the first round. Eli usually does very well in Rome having won it for the previous two years but it will … Continue reading Foro Italico; Which ladies will be hoping to find some form ahead of Paris?

Stuttgart; Naomi’s nightmare, Monterrey rematch, Kerber v Vekic & Latvian matchup

The draw is out and the majority are on site. Some will arrive later than others due to Fed Cup commitments but what can we look out for in the opening couple of days? Naomi’s nightmare? Top seed Naomi Osaka will be looking to find some momentum on clay. The number one get’s a bye for round one but would have noticed that she could potentially once again play Hsieh in round two. Hsieh showed us all her amazing variety and caused issues for many in Miami including Naomi who will be hoping to avoid her in the second round. … Continue reading Stuttgart; Naomi’s nightmare, Monterrey rematch, Kerber v Vekic & Latvian matchup

WTA Finals Day 3 – Sloane & Angie win – all 8 still active with final round-robin set to begin

No one has gone yet, some are close to the finish line where as some look all but set to book their place in the semi-finals. After two matches each all eight players are still alive in the competition. The only player without a win in Singapore is Petra Kvitova but the Czech number one will have to play against fellow Czech Karolina Pliskova as she looks to book her place in the next round. Kvitova if she wins in straight sets will qualify if Svitolina wins her match. Kvitova could win in straight sets and still go home if … Continue reading WTA Finals Day 3 – Sloane & Angie win – all 8 still active with final round-robin set to begin