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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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Sightings from the Mountain, Friday

Pavlyuchenkova d. Tsurenko, 4-6 6-1 6-2 in Brisbane Whether it was due to nerves in her first Premier semifinal in two years, or to underestimating her opponent, Pavlyuchenkova made a tentative start. In the first set, she played with neither … 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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