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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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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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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, 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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Sightings from the Mountain

Observations from the first three days of the season: Arvidsson d. Stosur, 7-6(4) 7-5 in Brisbane Too often when an upset occurs, tennis fans and writers focus on what the higher-ranked player did wrong, and on the shock that she … Continue reading

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