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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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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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Fed Cup Semifinals Preview

It’s Fed Cup time again, and time I got back to blogging. I have a few more posts in the pipeline, so watch this space. Here are my predictions for this weekend: World Group Semifinals Czech Republic at Italy (Palermo) … Continue reading

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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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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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