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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, 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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Sightings from the Mountain, Sunday

A. Radwanska d. Wickmayer, 6-4 6-4 in Auckland Agnieszka Radwanska didn’t deploy her full arsenal of guile in this match, but she didn’t have to. Wickmayer put up a good fight, her powerful groundstrokes testing Radwanska’s well-known defensive capabilities and … 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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Quantitatively measuring WTA players’ recent form

There’s a lot of talk in tennis about which players are in form—who looks ready to make a breakthrough, who has peaked, and who is due for a collapse. Some of the talk is based on actual match results (which … Continue reading

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