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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…Their Own Path

Some Grand Slam participants are touted when they are still in “nappies…” as future stars. There are those who are “launched” by tennis clubs and academies.

Many become members of federation training programs and as a result receive significant financial … continue reading

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What just happened? Carlos Alcaraz in Madrid

Carlos Alcaraz had a remarkable week in Madrid even by the teenager’s current lofty standards.

His year started at the Australian Open, where Matteo Berrettini beat him in the third round in a tight five-setter, 6-2 7-6(3) 4-6 2-6 7-6(10).… continue reading

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Best Cinderella Story Take 2 – Goran Ivanišević, 2001 Wimbledon

Tens of thousands of tweets elected the Iconic Moments in Tennis History, across seven decades of the sport, for the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Winners will feature in a new exhibition in the ITHF Museum.

The popular vote for … continue reading

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Ukraine: The Players Speak

A selection of comments by Ukrainian and Russian players on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Ukraine’s Lesia Tsurenko. Source: Twitter
Russia’s Andrey Rublev. Source: Twitter
Andrey Rublev writes ‘no war please’ on a camera at the Dubai Championships. Photos: Twitter/TSN Sports
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Where is Peng Shuai? The Tennis World Asks

Peng Shuai is a former No. 1 ranked Doubles player who teamed with Hsieh Su-wei to win Wimbledon in 2013 and Roland Garros the following year.

On 2 November 2021, Peng Shuai posted a 1,600 word statement on Weibo, the … continue reading

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Before Richard Was King…

On November 19th “King Richard”, the biopic movie about the singular approach that Richard Williams used to develop the tennis talents of his daughters, Venus and Serena, was released. Early reviews praised the production along with the cast. That … continue reading

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Federer And More Knee Surgery

Roger Federer just announced that he will be undergoing yet another knee surgery and will be skipping the US Open. It must have been a difficult decision, because of the implications that are all connected to his aging and the … continue reading

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Christopher O’Connell – the breakthrough continues

In the decade since Chris O’Connell turned pro, he’s spent a lot of time not playing tennis.

For 22 months, stretching from 2012 to early 2014, stress fractures in his lower back prevented him from picking up a racquet. Then, … continue reading

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Roland Garros…Osaka – More To Consider

On May 26th, four days prior to the beginning of Roland Garros, Naomi Osaka announced on her Instagram account that she would not be doing press interviews during the tournament. The response to her statement was instantaneous and … continue reading