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2023 Australian Open – Who is Zhu?

In a tournament of many upsets, China’s Zhu Lin has made an impression at this year’s Australian Open.

At almost 29 years old – her birthday is on women’s final day – she conjured up the best form of her … continue reading

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2023 Australian Open – Kids Tennis Day Returns

After a two year pause for the pandemic, Kids Tennis Day returned to the 2023 Australian Open as the conclusion of Welcome Week.

Billed as “a colourful wonderland of activities and entertainment for families”, 12,000 fans attended throughout the day.… continue reading

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Canada joins the Davis Cup winners’ circle

Canada rose from the ashes of its qualifying loss to claim its first Davis Cup.

Finally, after entering the event 109 times, Canada became the 16th nation to win the Cup in the event’s 112 years – starting in … continue reading

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Rolex Paris Masters…Has Aged Well

Going into the 44th and last ATP tournament of the season, there was a great deal at stake for several of the Rolex Tennis Masters singles participants. When play began on October 29th for the 36th time … continue reading

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A Welcome Reward for Guadalajara

In 2021, Mexican city Guadalajara agreed at short notice to host the WTA Finals, after Shenzhen withdrew due to Chinese pandemic travel restrictions. The event was incredibly successful with the players who appreciated the enthusiastic crowds.

The reward for the … continue reading

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The 2022 Australian Blind and Low Vision Championships

“Ready? Play.” Usually these words are spoken by an umpire. But in Blind and Low Vision Tennis, it’s the server letting the receiver know they are about to serve.

Featuring players from around Australia, the inaugural 2022 Australian Blind and … continue reading

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US Open…Carlitos’ First, Iga’s Third…And Serena

Stating the obvious, a tennis event that is 142 years old has a sizeable library indexing its past. Nonetheless, the US Open, held August 29–September 11, at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadow-Corona Park, Queens, New … continue reading

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US Open…Big Apple Slices

Because of its world status, New York City has a collection of resplendent nicknames. Among them is Gotham. The phrase – “The City That Never Sleeps” – is regularly used to describe all that is going on. But its standalone, … continue reading

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US Open…Playing For Peace And The Qualies

Playing For Peace…Poetic After A Rewrite

The USTA touted “Tennis Plays for Peace” as a fundraising event at Louis Armstrong Stadium which is on the grounds of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

Fittingly the exhibition benefitting Ukraine was … continue reading

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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