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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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Pushers, Bashers, & How Labels Blind Fans to the Game

Too many tennis fans tend to dismiss certain players’ game styles by condemning them with simplistic labels like “pusher” and “ball-basher”. Caroline Wozniacki and Victoria Azarenka treated this habit with the appropriate level of seriousness at the WTA Championships player … 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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Sightings from the Mountain, Tuesday

Stephens d. Halep, 6-4 6-0 in Hobart This was the first chance I’ve had this year to watch Sloane Stephens, who has been getting a lot of attention as a young talent who has raised her game to a new … Continue reading

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Sightings from the Mountain

Observations from the first three days of the season: Arvidsson d. Stosur, 7-6(4) 7-5 in Brisbane Too often when an upset occurs, tennis fans and writers focus on what the higher-ranked player did wrong, and on the shock that she … 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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