Svitolina’s latest losses has shown an uncertainty to go forward

Just a couple of weeks ago I watched Elina Svitolina live in Birmingham. I missed her match against Donna Vekic to begin the week but was impressed with her win against Alize Cornet in the following round. On the Thursday she came up against Mihaela Buzarnescu and despite being strong from the baseline the struggle... Continue Reading →

The quite incredible story of Mihaela Buzarnescu!

Tennis has a habit of producing these extra-ordinary stories. Moments of pure inspiration and one lady who has been on the rise over the last 12 months is Mihaela Buzarnescu. A year ago Mihaela was ranked outside the world’s top 250 and now at the age of 30 is playing her best tennis of her... Continue Reading →

Hard work = reward 🏆🎾

Back in September of last year I wrote a piece about Kristina Mladenovic. At this point she was on a 7 match losing streak and lost a match in Tokyo 6-0 6-0 This year she snapped a 15 match losing streak and in life we are quick to criticise but slow to praise and I... Continue Reading →

Birmingham Day 3

My third and final day at Birmingham was one to remember! Thankfully I bought some sun tan lotion on my way today! First all before action kicked off on centre got the chance to see Kiki, Timea, Julia and Barbora Strýcová on the practice courts Following that Rybarikova who has been impressive all week was... Continue Reading →

Birmingham Day 2!

Day 2 of my visit to Birmingham was a very hot day! So hot that my face is now sunburnt! First up on Ladies Day was Petra Kvitová who wasted no time against a frustrated Kasatkina winning in straight sets. Next up was the top seed Garbine Muguruza who looked frustrated from the off as... Continue Reading →

Birmingham Day 1

So, day one of Birmingham for me is over! What a day it was! Here's some photos to recap an epic day! Of course in true British style it was raining to begin with... Once the rain disappeared on came Mladenovic and Rybarikova. Kristina was very impressive to begin with but her net play let... Continue Reading →

WTA Birmingham Preview

The grass court season waits for no one and with Wimbledon around the corner players from all over the globe are heading to the warm up tournaments and some of the world’s top names will be in Birmingham next week. So, who will be there? Who won’t be there! Well, it’s best we start off... Continue Reading →

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