As a lifelong tennis fan, I’ve seen the sport I love the most go from having players mostly indifferent to the Olympics to greatly cherishing the Summer Games. With golf returning to the Olympics, I think we will see the same thing happen, only quicker. Even this year, as the men played first, it was … Continue reading
Never give up. Mirjana Lucic-Baroni was, over a decade and a half ago, the hot prodigy in women’s tennis. At 15 years old, she became the first WTA player ever to win the first singles and first doubles tournament she ever entered. The doubles title came at a Major, the 1998 Australian Open. She reached … Continue reading
It was probably bound to happen eventually anyway, but the WTA’s presence in China will grow to 5 events in 2014. Still, I have to think that Li Na’s success at Roland Garros, becoming the first Asian born player to win a tennis Major in singles, lit a flame of tennis interest in a country … Continue reading
This might have been a team exhibition tournament, but Russia’s Vera Zvonareva came ready to play. The 2010 Wimbledon and US Open finalist sent a message to her competitors at the Australian Open that she is ready to take on all comers. In successive matches she beat Venus Williams 6-4 6-2 and then absolutely crushed … Continue reading
World #1 Caroline Wozniacki is participating in the Hong Kong Classic, a team event feature current and former stars. She spoke to the press prior to her first match. As always, the question she continues to face concerns winning a Major. Representing Team Europe, Caroline defeated LI Na of Team Asia-Pacific in her first match.