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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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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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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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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, Tuesday

Ferrer d. Almagro, 4-6 4-6 7-5 7-6(4) 6-2 For almost three sets, Nicolás Almagro played the match of his life. Hitting aggressively, firing backhand winners down the line or blasting David Ferrer out of position with explosive inside-out forehands, Almagro … Continue reading

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Sightings from the Mountain, Tuesday

Stephens d. Halep, 6-4 6-0 in Hobart This was the first chance I’ve had this year to watch Sloane Stephens, who has been getting a lot of attention as a young talent who has raised her game to a new … Continue reading

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