That time of year after New York is always in limbo, soo much happens its like that period between Christmas and New Year where you just don’t know the day of the week, so what has been happening since the final major of the year came to an end? Congratulations are in order for Karen Khachanov who became a dad. Also congratulations to Lucas Pouille and Feliciano Lopez who got married to their respective partners. Rafael Nadal is also due to get married in the next week. Naomi Osaka won in Osaka at the third time of asking having made … Continue reading Since New York; Weddings 🎩 Births 👶🏼 Exhibitions 📅 Injuries 🤕 Losing Streaks 😬 Bizarre Results 🧐 Winners 🏆 & Much More 🎾
It is that time of year, the coaching carousel is in full swing but who will be lining up the year with a new coach? Simona Halep will obviously be with a new coach after Darren Cahill announced her would be taking a 12 month break from coaching but no news yet on who it will be as all has been quiet in the Halep camp. Early on in the month Victoria Azarenka was pictured at the IMG academy accompanied by former coach Wim Fisette who’s partnership with Angie Kerber came to an end surprisingly before Singapore despite a great … Continue reading Which WTA stars have a new coach for 2019?
Despite the struggles for Eugenie Bouchard over the last few years a trip home to Canada at this time of the year always resurfaces as the tour stops at the Rogers Cup. Confidence, right now I couldn’t tell you where it is at. Bouchard looked comfortable at times on the court against Elise Mertens and played some good shots but it got messy quite quick as well with the ground strokes breaking down and the slump in body language visible. Bouchard had a good few weeks on the tour beginning with Wimbledon qualifying when she showed great fight. Prior to … Continue reading Eugenie Bouchard – Confidence? Good fight! Unneeded hometown hype and a bizarre performance
Eugenie Bouchard was the talk of the tennis tour a few years back but that quickly fizzled out. Ranked at 112 in the world the Canadian has had a fall from grace when she made the Wimbledon final and was world number five but has failed to live up to the hype but now does she have a point to prove? Next month Genie turns 24 and I think this year is her most important, it’s about starting again with the ladies at the top of the tour pulling away it feels like a now or never for the 23 … Continue reading Australian Open Preview – Eugenie Bouchard v Simona Halep – a point to prove?
Eugenie Bouchard was the most vocal on the WTA tour about Sharapova’s ban and recently said she was no longer an idol of hers, was a cheater and shouldn’t be welcomed back into the sport with open arms. I wrote a piece saying Bouchard should do her talking on the tennis court and well she did! After seeing off Alize Cornet in round one this set up a tie with the former world number one and tensions were high from the off. With over 35 break points during the match the momentum swung time and time again as the two … Continue reading Bouchard 7-5 2-6 6-4 Sharapova – drama, tension, momentum and a shake of hands!
I’ve been quite vocal over the last few months about my views on Sharapova receiving wildcard after wildcard and I don’t think it is right. However let’s put ourselves in her shoes, if you’re offered it you would take it! Eugenie Bouchard has hit the headlines once again this week and this time it’s to do with her brutal comments over Sharapova’s return to the tour saying she’s a cheater and shouldn’t be welcomed back with open arms and I do see where the Canadian is coming from. The fact is rules were broken. Opinions will fly around and whether … Continue reading Bouchard was brutal but Sharapova is letting her tennis do the talking!
It seems so long ago now but in 2014 Eugenie Bouchard was the next big thing on the tour now the Canadian is struggling for a win and it’s been like that for quite some time. Eugenie turned 23 last year and is in risk of falling out of the top 50 in the world when she was so close to top 10 but now it’s time her tennis did the talking. I think Bouchard has potential to be a very good player but right now I can’t think of the last time I watched a match of hers and … Continue reading Why it’s time Bouchard let her tennis do the talking…