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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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Li Looks Strongest as Azarenka Courts Controversy

The match between top seed and defending champion Victoria Azarenka and 19-year-old Sloane Stephens seemed straightforward at first. In the first set, both players were content to stay on the baseline, working points patiently. Stephens has the power and speed … 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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Australian Open Women’s Draw Analysis

After four long months, it’s grand slam time again, and the draws are out. First, I analyze the women’s draw, where exciting upsets tend to be plentiful. For each eighth of the draw, I’ve listed the seeded players and a … 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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