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Fed Cup Round 1 Preview

Olympics Schmolympics. This week’s Fed Cup ties feature enough star players, close matchups, and interesting storylines to deserve tennis fans’ attention. Even some countries still looking for a way into the elite World Groups are fielding high-powered teams—most notably in … 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, 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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