Ai Suzuki Wins 2017 Hoken No Madoguchi Ladies

Congratulations to Ai Suzuki on her first victory of the season at the 2017 Hoken-no-Madoguchi Ladies. It was a great birthday treat for Ai-chan, who turned 23 on May 9th. Even though she finished 57th at last week’s Salonpas Cup, before that Suzuki was knocking on the door to victory.  She finished 4th at Studio … Continue reading

Simona Halep Wins 2017 Mutua Madrid Open

With Maria Sharapova early in her comeback, Petra Kvitova injured and Madison Keys having only a few matches under her belt since returning from injury,  Simona Halep’s victory at the 2017 Mutua Madrid Open is the first title from one of my Mount Rushmore favorites this season. Better late than never.  It was a thrill … Continue reading

Elena Vesnina Wins 2017 BNP Paribas Open

When Elena Vesnina made the singles semifinals of Wimbledon 2016, I thought it was a wonderful achievement. However, I didn’t think it was anything more than an isolated once in a career kind of Major run where everything fell together perfectly. Don’t misunderstand, I know Elena has a Hall of Fame type of resume…as a … Continue reading