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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 Championships Preview

It’s time for the season-ending championships again, a time of year top tennis stars and hardcore fans alike greet with a mixture of nervous excitement and exhausted relief. Eight of the WTA’s top nine players gather in Istanbul for an … 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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Roland Garros Women’s Draw Analysis

It’s slam time again, and tennis writers and fans have been poring over drawsheets in anticipation. While many focus on which top-seeded player falls in which other seed’s quarter, I prefer to focus first on the early rounds, where fans … Continue reading

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WTA Progress Report

At the beginning of the year, I introduced a way to quantify how well players had played over the previous few months, relative to their rankings, and used it to help make predictions about which WTA players would make the … 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, Thursday

Pavlyuchenkova d. Kvitova, 6-4 7-5 in Brisbane Petra Kvitova started the match making a lot of errors, which isn’t unusual for her. Late in the first set, she started to play better, but fed too many easy balls near the … Continue reading

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