OPINION: Petra’s bravery on show again and YouTube offers up rankings reminiscing

Forgive the rather convoluted, bloated headline here. Two tennis titbits caught my eye this week. Kvitova’s courage back in the spotlight Sports stars are not immune to personal attacks or tragedy. In tennis, Monica Seles and the Williams sisters are two recent examples of these respectively, all three recovered to do great things of course, […]

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Australian Open 2019 Finals review: Naomi wins a spectacle and Novak serves up a slaughter

Naomi Osaka def Petra Kvitova 7-6, 5-7, 6-4 What a match this was, two likeable players faced each other for the first time for a maiden Australian title and the world number one spot. Not that it needed it, but this was another great advert for the women’s game. Both players are strong servers and […]

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Australian Open 2019: Quarter Finals thoughts and Semi Finals predictions

Usually my predictions are poor (certainly my SkyBet form has deserted me) but my QF winner picks were on the whole pretty much on the money. Nadal, Djokovic and Tsitsipas are all safely through against their tired and/or inexperienced opponents. The Serb having things easiest with Nishikori lasting only a couple of one-sided sets before […]

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