Tag Archives: Kirilenko

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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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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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 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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Miami Women’s Draw Analysis

This week the tennis tours leave the windy desert of Indian Wells and jump straight into another sprawling seven-round mandatory tournament on the humid barrier island of Key Biscayne, just a few minutes across a causeway from downtown Miami. The … 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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Zahlavova Strycova Suspended for Doping

The International Tennis Federation has confirmed that, as reported here before, Barbora Zahlavova Strycova has tested positive for the use of a banned substance. While competing in Luxembourg last October, she was found to have taken sibutramine, a synthetic stimulant … Continue reading

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