A few weeks ago at the 2019 Brisbane International, Naomi Osaka played a semifinal match against Lesia Tsurenko that she lost in possibly one of the worst ways a player can lose. It wasn’t the 2 and 4 scoreline. That’s not that bad. What made that match stand out in a negative way was that … Continue reading
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Naomi Osaka 2018 US Open Champion Photocall; Xiyu Wang Wins Junior Girls Title
With a chance for everybody to calm down and get some sleep, I hope Naomi Osaka’s 2018 US Open champion’s photocall at Top of the Rock is step one in the process of celebrating what the young 20 year old earned, and leaving behind any controversy that stains the memory of her achievement. Those of … Continue reading
Naomi Osaka, 2018 US Open Champion
First of all, Naomi Osaka absolutely deserved to win the 2018 Women’s Singles title at the United States Open. Although the final with her idol Serena Williams ended in controversy, Naomi was the stronger player on this day. I’m not suggesting that Serena could not have come back but let us praise Naomi Osaka on … Continue reading
Simona Halep, 2018 Roland Garros Champion
I will admit, I shed a tear this time. Well, maybe a tear or two. Simona Halep was due this. I understand that nobody in sports is owed anything. No matter how many close calls an athlete has, in the end it is in their hands whether they win or lose. You have to do … Continue reading
Australian Open 2018: Sweet Caroline!
The women’s final at the 2018 Australian Open was going to be special regardless of the outcome. It was a battle between the top two ranked players in the world. But more than that, it was a battle between arguably the two best players currently on tour without a Major win in singles. While it … Continue reading
Australian Open 2018: SI-MO-NA! SI-MO-NA! SI-MO-NA!
Simona Halep is already on my current Mount Rushmore of favorite tennis players, but my respect for her has grown even more during the 2018 Australian Open. She has emerged victorious in arguably the two best matches of the tournament. Her 15-13 third set escape over Lauren Davis and her 9-7 third set classic over … Continue reading
Australian Open 2018: Still Team Maddie
I just wanted to squeeze in a quick little post about Madison Keys before the semi-finals conclude. Her match against Angelique Kerber obviously did not go the way she and her fans, like myself, would have liked. But I am very happy to see her reach the quarter-finals at the 2018 Australian Open with very … Continue reading
Australian Open 2018: Madison Keys Making A Move Down Under
Madison Keys might have been flying under the radar at the 2018 Australian Open, but after a dominant 6-3 6-2 victory over the 8th seed Caroline Garcia the entire women’s draw has been put on alert. The young American is coming. When Madison plays like this, she is capable of defeating anybody. As with many … Continue reading
Australian Open 2018: What Now For Maria Sharapova?
I wasn’t surprised with the ease of Angelique Kerber’s victory over Maria Sharapova at the 2018 Australian Open. I am a Masha fan. A big Masha fan, in fact. Among current players, she’s probably only behind Madison Keys and possibly Petra Kvitova for me. So I am not rooting against her at all. I know … Continue reading
Australian Open 2018: Simona Halep Survives Marathon Upset Bid; Madison Keys Quietly Advances
After Madison Keys won her third round match at the 2018 Australian Open I was going to make this post about how the young American was flying under the radar while others were spoken of as favorites for the women’s singles title. I suppose you could say that I just did that. Madison Keys has … Continue reading