This year, while I will choose to follow one event during the week, I will be doing a combined WTA wrap-up on the weekends. It’s just less time consuming than trying to post for three WTA events, the LPGA and the JLPGA every week. So without further ado, congratulations to Serena Williams for winning the … Continue reading
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Samantha Stosur, Australian Hopefuls Talk Prior To 2011 US Open
Do I think Samantha Stosur will win the 2011 US Open? No. However, I do think she can win the US Open, so if she does it would not be a surprise. What I don’t like about this interview is that she seems to be content in matching last year’s quarterfinal appearance. She should be … Continue reading
Samantha Stosur Wins Easily In Second Round Of Roland Garros 2011; Caroline Wozniacki Advances Despite Errors
Don’t look now, but Samantha Stosur just might be revving her engine at the right time to win her first Major, destroying Simona Halep 6-0 6-2 in the second round of Roland Garros 2011. With all due respect to Simona, the path will undoubtedly get tougher for Samantha, but her 21 winners and sharp play … Continue reading
Caroline Wozniacki, Francesca Schiavone Score Easy First Round Wins At Roland Garros 2011
Caroline Wozniacki made her first statement in her latest quest to win her first Major, easily defeating veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm 6-0 6-2 at Roland Garros 2011. Caroline was her usually steady self, forcing her opponents into mistakes. Kimiko obliged with 28 unforced errors, an astonishingly high number when one considers that only 14 games were … Continue reading
Yanina Wickmayer Ousts Ana Ivanovic At Rome 2011; Caroline Wozniacki Rolls
I’ve been a little disappointed with Ana Ivanovic’s year so far. After the way she ended 2010, I was really hoping for big things in 2011. While she does have two quarterfinal appearances, in Pattaya and Indian Wells, Ana also has more first and second round exits, including the Australian Open, Dubai, Madrid and now … Continue reading
Ukraine Upsets Australia, 2011 Fed Cup
This is why you play the game on the court, not on paper. Despite playing without the Bondarenko sisters, Team Ukraine edged the higher ranked players of Team Australia to win their April 2011 Fed Cup tie. One wonders if this would have happened if Samantha Stosur had played for Team Australia. Jarmila Groth won … Continue reading
Australia vs Ukraine Fed Cup Press Conferences First Singles Pair April 2011
This is why you have to play the game. On paper, the Aussie team should be up 2-0, but Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine had other ideas, upsetting Australia’s Anastasia Rodionova, squaring the match at 1-1 and giving Ukraine a real chance to pull the big upset.
Sculling Race Determines Order of Draw For Australia vs Ukraine Fed Cup Tie
Team Australia and Team Ukraine found an interesting way to determine the order of their draw for their Fed Cup tie. They let a crew team determine it! I have a fondness for this, as it combines my love of tennis and rowing, which I competed in many years ago.
Australia vs Ukraine: Fed Cup Media Day
Jarmila Groth and Anastasia Rodionova lead Australia into their Fed Cup tie with Ukraine. On paper the team of Groth, Rodionova, Sophie Ferguson and Sally Peers seems too much for Ukraine’s team of Lesia Tsurenko, Olga Savchuk, Yuliya Beygelzimer and Viktoria Kutuzova. Both teams are missing top stars; Samantha Stosur and Jelena Dokic for Australia, … Continue reading
Australia Vs. Italy Day Two Press Conference, Fed Cup 2011
Italy defeats Australia 4-1.