Category Archives: Injuries

Fed Cup Round 1 Preview

Olympics Schmolympics. This week’s Fed Cup ties feature enough star players, close matchups, and interesting storylines to deserve tennis fans’ attention. Even some countries still looking for a way into the elite World Groups are fielding high-powered teams—most notably in … Continue reading

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Australian Open Women’s Draw Analysis

It’s slam time again, and while on-site reporters are badgering players for their inevitably subjective impressions of court speed (a subject I’ll address another time), hardcore fans are poring over drawsheets. As usual, I analyze the women’s draw by focusing … Continue reading

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WTA Players to Watch in 2014

A year ago I started this blog by introducing a way to quantify which players are playing better or worse than their rankings would lead us to expect, based on their results over the previous 15 weeks. Players whose resulting … Continue reading

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Preseason Preview

It’s been only a month since the ATP World Tour Finals, the last event of the season for the sport’s top two professional tours. It’s been only two weeks since the last ATP Challenger and women’s ITF tournaments above the … Continue reading

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US Open Women’s Draw Analysis

The tennis tours have sweated their way once again to the sauna of summer in the eastern United States, and the sport’s last big show of the year is about to get underway. Players are tired and their injuries are … Continue reading

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Prospects for Unseeded Players in the Second Week

Thirteen of the 32 singles players to reach the round of 16 at Wimbledon this year are unseeded. Four of those are ranked outside the top 100. Seven top-8 seeds are already out of the tournament: Victoria Azarenka, Maria Sharapova, … Continue reading

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Wimbledon 2013 Women’s Draw Analysis

Grass-court season is my favorite time of the year in tennis. To the topological imperfections of a clay court, grass adds its own biological serendipity, demanding that players are quick on their feet and adaptable in both tactics and stroke … Continue reading

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