So on Day 2 of the French Open, things did not go so well for me. Now we all know that Realz has a HUGE SPACE in my tennis heart for the one and only Venus Ebony Starr Williams. 1.902 more words
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On this week’s edition of the Urban Tennis podcast, we prepare for this year’s French Open by looking ahead to the possible Novak-Rafa clash, discussing Serena’s tough path to 20, evaluating the careers of the new French ‘Musketeers’ and sharing our tips on how to watch/enjoy the first few days of a Slam. 266 more words
"Everyone wants to kick your butt." Sam Sumyk on Eugenie Bouchard interviewed by @sophiedorgan in l'Équipe
Sam Sumyk is the French coach of the Canadian Eugenie Bouchard. With his characteristic straight shooting, he talks about the current difficulties of the Wimbledon 2014 finalist. 1.029 more words
Predicted Winners in BOLD
Alizé Cornet (FRA) vs Roberta Vinci (ITA) – This is no easy first round match for Cornet.
Maria Sharapova (RUS) vs Kaia Kanepi (EST) – Kaia could force one tight set, but she is not going to beat Maria in a 2 out of 3 set situation. 324 more words
Grand Slam tennis rolls back into the City of Love later today and, whilst my attention is uncharacteristically elsewhere for at least the first 30 hours of the tournament (Championship Play-off Final!), I have nevertheless tried to make some sense of the draws for the second major of 2015. 1.393 more words
Wildcard? No thank you!
On Roland Garros’ website I read that there was a change in the wildcards for the main draw. According to the tournament’s website Tennis Australia decided not to take up the wild card on offer from Roland Garros for the women’s singles draw. 1.324 more words
After a torrid 2014 due to injuries Vika is back and fighting to climb the rankings again on the WTA tour. This year Vika has added Wim Fissette to her team who is a former coach of Simona Halep and has also added Serena Williams’ long term hitting partner Sascha Bajin to her team. 400 more words