Five who found some much needed form in Beijing!

It’s been a fantastic week of tennis in Beijing. This time of the year there is a lot on the line as players look to end their season on a high. Many come into early October with aspirations of making their tours final events in London and debuting in Shenzhen respectively and many will walk away very happy. Kiki Bertens Kiki has found form at the right time. It got a case of potentially save her season.  This is just the third time since winning in Madrid in May that the dutch player has won four matches in a row … Continue reading Five who found some much needed form in Beijing!

Bianca Andreescu 6-4 6-4 Caroline Wozniacki – Dane digs deep but Bianca battles through to the second week!

Something you cannot fault with Caroline Wozniacki is the fight. The Dane always leaves it all out there but today her all wasn’t enough. I actually felt like it was Wozniacki who was the better player in the opening exchanges. Caro did play a pretty bad opening service game but re-grouped immediately and we attacking soo well from deep. At 4-4 things did change, the Dane lost 5 games in a row and found herself 4-6 0-3 (double break) down. At the end of the first set she did receive a medical time-out for her right foot which was heavily … Continue reading Bianca Andreescu 6-4 6-4 Caroline Wozniacki – Dane digs deep but Bianca battles through to the second week!

Time to get fit and healthy ahead of grass court season

Roland Garros is only a couple of days old and we sadly are without Petra Kvitova who withdrew last minute with injury issues and Caroline Wozniacki left following her first round defeat and is still fighting injury and illness on court. Petra announced on social media that on Sunday night she had an MRI on her forearm which has caused her some discomfort and pain of late and has a grade two tear. It is unknown how long she will be out for. Usually these things can be 3-4 weeks and her next scheduled event is WTA Birmingham where she … Continue reading Time to get fit and healthy ahead of grass court season

Caroline Wozniacki; Forehand variety, leaning, aggression & time!

Caroline Wozniacki has never been a big clay court player but in her runners up speech in Charleston she said she’s been looking at ways of improving and also with Francesca Schiavone in her camp for the week it showed her intent to do better on the dirt. One of the aspects of her game which was noticeable and caused issues for her opponents was the forehand and the variety of shots she got from it. Image Credit – WTA / BT Sport I have pulled together quite a few forehands from Caro in her match against Sakkari who you … Continue reading Caroline Wozniacki; Forehand variety, leaning, aggression & time!

Sloane, Madison, Caro, Vika & Garbine; 5 ladies have kicked off April in style!

The beginning of the clay court season has begun for some but for others it was the last week on the hard courts which brought plenty of opportunities. Some players have played well up to now and some haven’t kicked off their season at all but following a week in Charleston and Monterrey respectively the conversation has really kicked off for Sloane Stephens, Madison Keys, Caroline Wozniacki, Victoria Azarenka and Garbine Muguruza. Caro Wozniacki A good week for Caro, the clay has never been a favourite of the Dane but with Francesca on side she has really pulled it all … Continue reading Sloane, Madison, Caro, Vika & Garbine; 5 ladies have kicked off April in style!

Francesca Schiavone working with Caroline Wozniacki in Charleston

Following an amazing 22 years on the tour last year Francesca Schiavone called it a day at the age of 38 and the former French Open champion who won at Roland Garros back in 2010 has been spotted in the Wozniacki camp of late. The two trained together in Miami not long ago and the Italian is still with the Dane in South Carolina as she kick starts her clay court season on the green clay in Charleston. Schiavone has been practicing with Wozniacki all week and has also been in her player box giving the former world number one … Continue reading Francesca Schiavone working with Caroline Wozniacki in Charleston

Who needs a good Indian Wells?

That time from Melbourne to Indian Wells is always a time for players to look at what they need to do going forward. It’s amazing how quick the season has gone and some need a good fortnight to really kick off their season, but who? Caroline Wozniacki I watched Caro live in Melbourne and even though she dug in well she never really got out of first gear and made herself a threat. Even in a defeat the effort and some brilliant rallies are there but there hasn’t been a consistent level yet. Dominic Thiem Dominic Thiem is in town … Continue reading Who needs a good Indian Wells?