Simona Halep’s run to an historic Wimbledon title!

When it comes to me previewing a tournament I always say the same about Simona Halep, see how the first couple of rounds go. This is not a criticism but a mark of respect for Halep’s game. I like that Halep feels her way into a tournament and a challenge early on is usually good... Continue Reading →

Simona Halep in a race against time to be ready for Wimbledon following on-going calf injury, but will one eye be on the Tokyo Olympics?

A couple of years ago we saw Simona Halep dismantle Serena Williams winning 6-2 6-2 against the 7 time champion in a phenomenal performance to lift her second Grand Slam trophy. https://tennistalkblog1.wordpress.com/2019/07/16/on-the-run-%f0%9f%8f%83%f0%9f%8f%bb%e2%80%8d%e2%99%80%ef%b8%8f-the-spectacular-tennis-of-simona-halep/ On the 12th of May and leading Kerber 6-1 3-3 in Rome the third seed retired with a calf injury which turned out... Continue Reading →

7 different winners in 7 years at Roland Garros, will it be and 8th or will a recent winner etch they name in history once more?

Predicting who will lift the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen has proved to be one of the most difficult tasks in women’s tennis. Over the last seven years there have been seven different winners at Roland Garros, only three players since 2005 have won on three separate occasions: Justine Henin, Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams, so will... Continue Reading →

When in Rome…

A trip to the Foro Italico is the perfect last preparation ahead of a trip to Paris not too far down the line. The sight at the Foro Italico is one of the most beautiful in tennis, the centre piece of Court Centrale and one of the most picturesque in tennis, the Pietrangelli stadium court... Continue Reading →

The Final Word on the Madrid Open 2021

In the Cauldron of the Caja Magica in Madrid we have seen some fantastic tennis, surprises and some leaving with more questions than answers. Daniil “I hate this surface” Medvedev World No.2 Daniil Medvedev’s love but mostly hate relationship with the clay courts continued in Madrid this time around. For the first time in his... Continue Reading →

Stuttgart Review

Every year it feels like this is where the clay court season on the WTA tour kicks off in Stuttgart. We see the best in women’s tennis look to kick off their clay season in style, former champions and those who have their eye on silverware later down the line in Paris but what did... Continue Reading →

Australian Open Day 7

Super Sunday at Melbourne Park may of been without fans but it was certainly a day full of excitement and mesmerising tennis as places in the final eight were booked and some were squandered from good positions. Thiem tumbles as Dimitrov strikes again! Dominic Thiem will be sick of the sight of Grigor Dimitrov, for... Continue Reading →

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