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Fairways and Forehands 2016 WTA and LPGA Top 12 Year In Review: #7 Garbine Muguruza and Anna Nordqvist

For the fourth annual edition of my WTA and LPGA money list countdown I will focus on the dynamic dozen from each tour, the top 12 on the money lists. For the WTA, singles, doubles and mixed are combined for total earnings. Here are the #7 players for 2016: Garbine Muguruza (WTA) and Anna Nordqvist … Continue reading


Garbine Muguruza Wins 2015 China Open

Since she broke through with her first singles title at the 2014 Hobart International, I’ve had a keen eye on how Garbine Muguruza would progress as an up and coming player. She has far exceeded what I thought she would do through this point. She upset defending champion Serena Williams at Roland Garros 2014. She … Continue reading

Shanshan Feng Wins 2013 Reignwood LPGA Classic

We’ve seen iconic national trailblazers win inaugural LPGA events in their home country before. A few years ago, the incredible success of Yani Tseng was a driving force behind the creation of the Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship. In its first event, Yani stormed to the 2011 title in front of galleries befitting her rock star … Continue reading

Serena Williams Wins 2013 China Open

The first two games of the 2013 China Open women’s singles final were long drawn out struggles, suggesting that the match between Serena Williams and Jelena Jankovic might turn out to be a contest full of drama and fireworks. That feeling was short lived, as Serena put her foot on the gas and separated herself … Continue reading