Quite a sad moment down in Melbourne as Caroline Wozniacki has officially hung up her racket. The Dane from Odense first broke onto the scene back in 2005 days after she turned 15. Just eight days after her 15th birthday she picked up a wildcard in Cincinnati and lost 6-3 6-0 to Patty Schnyder. A quite incredible 993 matches later and the 29 year old has called time on her career. Caroline Wozniacki Career Stats 674 career wins 320 career defeats 71 weeks as World No.1 (Second Most 2010-2020) 2018 Australian Open Champion 2017 WTA Finals Champion 2009 & 2014 … Continue reading Caroline Wozniacki: a fierce competitor & relentless runner with an unmatched determination and a constant smile!
There haven’t been many times I have found a tennis match awkward to watch. However, on the 4th of September last year this was the case. 8th seed Serena Williams saw off 18th seed Qiang Wang 6-1 6-0 in the quarter finals at the US Open. This was her best Grand Slam run, a fourth round win against Ash Barty was the highlight of a run that ended quite badly. Just weeks before the event Qiang was hit with the sad news that her coach Pete McNamara had passed away and it was a shame to see her run at … Continue reading Lesson Learnt. 4 months ago Qiang Wang walked off after a 44 minute drubbing, today she walked off a winner against Serena!
For the final time in her career, Caroline Wozniacki has left the tennis court. After 994 matches the run of the Dane has come to an end. Ons Jabeur from Tunisia who has created history making the fourth round of a major for the first time. Following her final match the Dane struggled to hold back the emotion being interviewed by Chanda Rubin on court as some of the best in women’s tennis praised the undoubted spirit of the former world number one. An emotional moment in tennis as one of the greats over the last 15 years left the … Continue reading Caroline Wozniacki’s final run comes to an end! 😢
Minutes after 3:00am on Friday morning, I woke up and thought to check the scores. Serena in trouble, how could I go back to sleep? As time ticked on by the pressure began to kick in for both ladies. Serena Williams had not left this stage of the Australian Open since 2006 and for the 27th see Qiang Wang she was one very big win away from the fourth round in Melbourne for the first time. At 6-4 5-4 the 28 year old from Tianjin would serve for the biggest win of her career. Just knowing who is down the … Continue reading Qiang Wang stuns Serena in Melbourne!
Simona Halep is at it again. A comprehensive straight sets win against Jennifer Brady despite some stubbornness from the American resulted in a perfect start for the Romanian who once again turned on the burners to see off Britain’s Harriet Dart. Harriet is the last Brit standing having been the last to qualify having been the only player to have come through qualifying. As I said the other day, Simona Halep just looks in the groove right now. There was a moment towards the end of the match where at 5-2 there was a slight wobble but credit to Harriet … Continue reading Routine victory for Simona Halep despite a late test from Harriet Dart!
At the US Open last year one of the stories of the year was the exchange at the end of the match between Coco Gauff and Naomi Osaka. The American teenager was upset and visibily not happy during the match with her level with Naomi who was the defending champion going about her business as usual as she won 6-3 6-0 at Flushing Meadows. It was a lovely moment for tennis to see Naomi go over and console the teenager at the end of the match and have a chat before inviting her to do the post match interview with … Continue reading Coco’s comeback sets up another major meeting with Naomi Oaska!
Caty McNally at one point was looking down the prospect of dumping out Sam Stosur 6-1 6-1 but despite a one-sided scoreline of 6-1 6-4 it was anything but straight forward for the American. Sam Stosur as you would expect did put up a good fight against the American qualifier McNally. The American like her good friend Coco Gauff looks fearless in their approach despite taking on some of the tours most experienced players and being so composed whilst at it. More than anything in the match the variety and the mental strength of the 18 year old impressed me. … Continue reading Caty McNally 6-1 6-4 Sam Stosur – American teenager forced to dig deep as she extends her winning run!