Very clean performance from Pera, she really is rolling through all her opponents these days. She's always been good on clay, but her mentality has improved so much these two weeks. I'm curious to see if she retains this improved mentality in the future or if she goes back to her choking ways...
Which players raise their level when it matters the most? A blog attempts to answer this question, analyzing data from every Grand Slam between 2011 and 2021:
And the results are...
There seem to be a common theme in many threads that there are no consistency in the WTA tour, particularly in the top 20. (Apart from Iga). Badosa recently said anyone in the top 20 can beat anyone and frustrating to fans, there does not appear to have any rivalries.
My question is, why do...
She could have gotten more first serves in, but otherwise a comfortable win for Ons. Onwards to winning Rome and Madrid! :love: :cheer:
She even hit Putintseva at the net today :lol2:
Sakkari will be tough, but hopefully Ons can get past her.
Last time they played was the infamous Fed Cup match where Naomi burst into tears after making like 50 UEs and won only one point on serve on the way to eating a bagel in the first set.
However, Naomi seems to be in a better headspace now, and she did beat SST when they played in Madrid 2019...
She also talks about Kerber, Zverev and the future of German tennis, and the Azarenka situation as well.
Source: 2 part interview with Eurosport
A very interesting article - worth reading fully!
The relevant portion from the article:
Did not expect a Coco Vandeweghe connection LMAO
Hmm, we shall see.
I thought a thread that collates the reactions of different players to the whole Ukraine-Russia situation could be convenient, as it is currently spread out over a bunch of threads.
Starting off with the Ukrainians:
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Plan A is always not going to work, and sometimes in order to win you need to successfully execute a plan B. What is an example of a match you've seen where a player switched up game tactics when it wasn't working out and it helped them win the match (or maybe they didn't win but it still...
I'm curious to hear TF's thoughts as to what kind of surfaces (and playing conditions) are best suited to Ash's game and those she struggles under. Was thinking about this after reading about Craig Tyzzer's comments about the light balls troubling Ash.
Obviously, we know Barty does well on all...
Simona Halep is very close to reaching $38 million in prize money. She has raised $37.98 million so far.
The Romanian is on the 4th place in the all-time ranking of women's tennis winnings. Russia's Maria Sharapova, the 3rd-place, raised $38.77 million in prizes.
In 2nd place in this hierarchy...
Congrats to Ash and her fiancé Garry Kissick! :bounce:
Even Vegemite congratulated her :p
From Garry's page:
A bit more dressed up:
What a year it has been for Ash Barty - winning both on and off-court! :cheer: :hearts...
Tennis Tipping #43a | Courmayeur (ITA)
What is Tennis Tipping?
In the game, participants pick the winners of all main draw matches and are placed in a knock-out system. That means each participant plays a different participant and whoever predicted the winner of most matches correctly, moves...
Didn't watch the match but looking at the highlights Svitolina seemed to play well? A bit more aggressive than usual. Her thigh is still strapped, maybe she doesn't want to run as much as she usually does :P Well, she is technically defending SF points so she needs to get a good run here if she...
(1)Pliskova v BYE
(SR)Zheng v (wc)McNally
Sherif v Kovinic
(29)Podoroska v BYE
(18)Kontaveit v BYE
Q v Bouzkova
Q v Riske
(16)Andreescu v BYE
(12)Jabeur v BYE
Sevastova v Hercog
Davis v Parrizas Diaz
(22)Collins v BYE
(28)Sorribes Tormo v BYE
(wc)Liu v Q
Vondrousova v Golubic...
The US Open 2021 has been one of the best slams in recent times filled with so many exciting matches. Now that this tournament has come to a close, what were your favourite or most memorable matches?
I realise most of the poll options are 3 setters - I probably have missed good quality...