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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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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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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, Wednesday

Observations from the first three days of the Australian Open: Wozniacki d. Lisicki, 2-6 6-3 6-3 (first round) Sabine Lisicki started this match very well, going for big returns and groundstrokes off both sides, making most of them, and dictating … Continue reading

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