Tag Archives: Barthel

Fed Cup Semifinals Preview

It’s Fed Cup time again, and time I got back to blogging. I have a few more posts in the pipeline, so watch this space. Here are my predictions for this weekend: World Group Semifinals Czech Republic at Italy (Palermo) … Continue reading

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Indian Wells Women’s Draw Analysis

March is a strange month in tennis, dominated by Indian Wells and Miami, a pair of tournaments that in some ways feel like grand slams, and in other ways don’t even come close. Like the slams, Indian Wells and Miami … Continue reading

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Sightings from the Mountain, Sunday

Kirilenko d. Lisicki, 5-7 6-1 7-6(1) in Pattaya Sabine Lisicki struggled to control her backhand right from the beginning of this match, and Maria Kirilenko took advantage of it, hitting hard forehands relentlessly to that side and drawing copious errors. … Continue reading

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Sightings from the Mountain, Friday

Pavlyuchenkova d. Tsurenko, 4-6 6-1 6-2 in Brisbane Whether it was due to nerves in her first Premier semifinal in two years, or to underestimating her opponent, Pavlyuchenkova made a tentative start. In the first set, she played with neither … Continue reading

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