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The Championships…No Points But It Was Pounds Perfect

The 135th edition of The Championships, staged at the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC), June 20th until July 10th, still had dark green and purple as its primary colors but hues were added this year. … continue reading

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The Championships…Changed

“Oh, but now old friends are acting strange
They shake their heads,
They say I’ve changed…”

Joni Mitchell – “Both Sides Now”

For more than the casual fan, walking through the Church Road gates into the All England Lawn Tennis … continue reading

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The Championships…Bits And Bobs

Below is a sampling of the “Bits And Bobs…” that made the 2022 tournament anything but a “Humble Roast Dinner…”

Kramer And Smith Anniversaries

While the Centre Court Centenary dominated the headlines, two other anniversaries should not be overlooked – … continue reading

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The Championships…Middle Sunday – As It Was

Until this year, Middle Sunday was the day when no competitive tennis was played at the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) unless the weather had been “schedule wrecking wet…” (which it was in 1991, 1997, 2004 and 2016).

I … continue reading

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Terra Wortmann Open…Hurkacz Toasts Medvedev In Final

On a blisteringly hot day – the temperature was 89°F – Hubert Hurkacz of Poland, the No. 5 seed, toasted No. 1 seed Daniil Medvedev, 6-1, 6-4 in the Terra Wortmann Open Singles final.

The ATP 500 event is played at the … continue reading

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A Makeover for Stuttgart – Now the BOSS Open

“Vor Wimbledon kommt der Weissenhof”
Before Wimbledon comes the Weissenhof
(aka Weissenhof Tennis Club)

This slogan can be found on billboards in Stuttgart this week while travelling the routes of local public transport…along with City Light Posters that put Matteo … continue reading

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Roland Garros…Rafa, Iga Et Autres Friandises (Rafa, Iga And Other Treats)

The 126th Internationaux de France de Tennis (or as the tournament prefers – Roland Garros – rather than the French Open) filled the May 22nd–June 5th calendar. The play at Stade Roland Garros updated the celebrated saying “There was something … continue reading

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Roland Garros…Then There Was Léolia Jeanjean

Around the US, college/university graduation ceremonies were taking place while Roland Garros was underway. Few, if any of those parading across the campus stages to accept their diplomas, came close to earning the accolades Léolia Jeanjean received.

The 26-year-old wild … continue reading

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Roland Garros…Kids’ Day Returns

On May 21st, the day before the tournament began, Kids’ Day made a comeback.

Having not taken place for the past two years because of the pandemic, more than 25,000 people sauntered around Stade Roland Garros participating in … continue reading

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Roland Garros…Mon Dieu

“We Can Always Hope…” as former French standout Fabrice Santoro said in a May 19th Reuters feature about men’s tennis in France “…but having anyone reach the second week of Roland Garros would not be logical…”

Gaël Monfils, who … continue reading