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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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Fed Cup Preview

Federation Cup, the national team competition in women’s tennis, tends to attract less attention than Davis Cup, the men’s equivalent. There’s no good reason for this, and this weekend’s first-round meetings offer plenty of intriguing matchups in charged atmospheres. Some … 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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