Monthly Archives: July 2013

Isner and Cibulkova kick start US Open series in dramatic style

TweetJohn Isner and Dominika Cibulkova won the US Open series’ opening tournaments with dramatic 3 set wins that we can only hope were fore-shadowing. Isner’s win will certainly have generated strong interest if the excited crowd were anything to go by. The American beat Kevin Anderson 7-6 (2) in the third before the home crowd, […]

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The inbetweeners

TweetThe two weeks in between Wimbledon and the start of the US Open Series are puzzling ones indeed. With tournaments played on grass and clay before the impending Hard court slam, the answer as to why the two surfaces on which completed Majors are played are still on the schedule is not clear. Why the […]

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Jimmy Connors joins team Sharapova

TweetMaria Sharapova has announced Jimmy Connors as her new coach. It is a partnership to get the mouth watering. One of the most pumped up intense players on the WTA tour being coached by a former ATP player famous for the same qualities. It is not Connor’s first time as a coach on the tennis […]

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Hingis hits up the Hall of Fame

TweetToday The Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island inducts the five time Major winning Martina Hingis. The woman who sat atop the rankings for 209 weeks, the fourth most of all time, won 43 WTA titles, won 53 matches at the Australian Open, (4th best of all time), made 12 Major finals and proved […]

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Maria splits with Thomas Hogstedt

TweetMaria Sharapova has split from her coach of three years, Thomas Hogstedt. The split will come as a surprise to some and a relief to others. Bringing Thomas in as her coach brought Maria the improvements in her technique that enabled her to modify her game to accommodate the shoulder injury that took her out […]

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Tennis 101 from Wimbledon 2013

TweetThese are the lessons, some new, some revised, from Wimbledon 2013. 1. The Grass season needs to be longer. The ATP and WTA tennis seasons last ten months. A tenth of it is played on Grass with half of that time taken up by the world’s most recognized tournament. A tournament that does not even […]

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Top fives from SW19

TweetThetennisreview selects its top fives of Wimbledon 2013. This being the 21st century, all men and women are judged equally. Did someone say Long live Virginia? Top five matches: 1) Del Potro versus Djokovic. Men’s Semi-final. Us Del potro fans are a little bit biased yes, but anyone who liked a good comeback story was […]

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Notes on a freak show

Tweet Tennis Major review: Wimbledon 2013 Rating 3.5/5 Part freak show, part propagandist exercise, part train wreck, part sporting event, the 2013 Wimbledon tennis championships was never less than entertaining, surprising and worth watching, but there was a certain relief when it was over, for the neutral fans anyway. Steve Darcis got the ball rolling […]

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Murray mows down Djokovic on the green grass of Wimbledon

TweetAndy Murray is the 2013 Wimbledon Men’s Champion. Seizing the momentum that had been building his way since last year’s final, Murray went the one step further he had been promising to go by beating Novak Djokovic in straight sets, 6-4, 7-5, 6-4, to win his second Major trophy. Murray was the Media favorite to […]

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Bartoli’s brilliant Major breakthrough at Wimbledon

TweetWe had to ask ourselves, and Marion Bartoli would have asked the loudest, whether or not we were dreaming. Or was this a parallel universe we had slipped into, as smoothly as Bartoli had slipped through the draw, as inconspicuously as possible, a universe where 28 year olds written off time and time again won […]

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