Consistent depth and a brutal backhand down the line, Garbine Muguruza put on a show in Melbourne!

There are no doubts to Garbine Muguruza’s skill on a tennis court. I remember when she burst onto the scene at a major at Roland Garros with that win over Serena and the she went onto win two major titles at Roland Garros and Wimbledon. The former number one has had it tough over the last couple of years. A lack of confidence has led to her decline down the rankings but a change to her team seems to have sparked the Spaniard back to some fantastic tennis and her level against Svitolina was ruthless in her 6-2 6-1 win. … Continue reading Consistent depth and a brutal backhand down the line, Garbine Muguruza put on a show in Melbourne!

AusOpen Day 6: Nick takes the headlines, Pliskova falls short, Muguruza finds her best and much more!

The fourth round is now set! The last 48 hours have been filled with dramatic matches and moments at Melbourne Park. Roger Federer almost found himself packing his bags before an inspired final couple of minutes against John Millman but we did lose Serena Williams in the process as well. Day six saw plenty more drama and upsets… Andrey Rublev extended his winning run to 11 matches with a strong four set win over David Goffin. The Russian is definitely one to watch out for. From one Russian to another, Daniil Medvedev has pretty much sailed through the first week … Continue reading AusOpen Day 6: Nick takes the headlines, Pliskova falls short, Muguruza finds her best and much more!

6-1 6-2, Muguruza powers past Svitolina in just over an hour

I haven’t been able to say it for some time but that wasn’t just ruthless that was Muguruthless. We haven’t seen such a high level of tennis from the Spaniard over the last 18 months or so with consistency being a big issue but with Conchita Martinez back in her corner the Spaniard looks more confident and composed. There doubts before the tournament about whether Garbine would play after being ill with the flu but despite a couple of slows starts in matches she came out firing against the number five seed. The first set was done just over 20 … Continue reading 6-1 6-2, Muguruza powers past Svitolina in just over an hour

Conchita & Pliskova split with all noise pointing towards a Spanish reunion!

Conchita Martinez and Karolina Pliskova’s partnership has come to an end. The former Wimbledon champion has been with Pliskova for the year and despite finishing the year at World number two they have decided to go their own ways. I think finishing the year as world number two has maybe papered over the cracks of a season that did fizzle out. I said going into Shenzhen with the points Karolina accrued earlier in the year she didn’t need to do much to secure her place at the season ending finals. We did see the best of the Czech number one … Continue reading Conchita & Pliskova split with all noise pointing towards a Spanish reunion!

“The motivation is still the same” Muguruza shuts down season as she looks ahead to 2020!

Garbine Muguruza’s season is over. The former world number one has pulled out of Tiajin and Moscow resulting in shutting down her season. Her numbers for 2019 include 6 wins at majors, round one exits at Wimbledon and the US Open. 22 wins, 16 defeats and a title defend in Monterrey with the Spaniard set to finish her year outside the top 30 and the first time in five years outside the top 20. Just over 12 months ago I said her season highlight cannot be just winning the title in Monterrey, earlier this year in Monterrey I echoed that … Continue reading “The motivation is still the same” Muguruza shuts down season as she looks ahead to 2020!

Since New York; Weddings 🎩 Births πŸ‘ΆπŸΌ Exhibitions πŸ“… Injuries πŸ€• Losing Streaks 😬 Bizarre Results 🧐 Winners πŸ† & Much More 🎾

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 πŸ‘ΆπŸΌ Exhibitions πŸ“… Injuries πŸ€• Losing Streaks 😬 Bizarre Results 🧐 Winners πŸ† & Much More 🎾

Garbine Muguruza and Sam Suymk split!

Muguruza and Suymk’s partnership has come to an end. This is now a time to push on for the former world number one and two time Grand Slam champion who achieved all three feats under Sam’s guidance but time for change to be honest has been needed for some time. Last year when Garbine won in Monterrey I said it can’t be the highlight of her year, it was. She won there again this year and is in serious risk of it being the same again. No.24 in the race to Shenzhen and currently in the live rankings down at … Continue reading Garbine Muguruza and Sam Suymk split!