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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

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Roland Garros…Osaka’s Choice

There is something sadly reminiscent of my own childhood that has accompanied the brouhaha that became an unexpected companion to this year’s Roland Garros grand slam. Naomi Osaka has been a fixture at tennis events since she slipped into the … continue reading

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Roland Garros…Will Zverev Be A Surprise Bag?

Alexander “Sascha” Zverev always comes into view all arms and legs. He’s lanky and seems not to have grown into his body quite yet. At 6”6’ and supposedly close to 200 pounds, he’s like an unfinished sculpture with some of … continue reading

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A New Superhero – Venus in the Multiverse

When Venus Williams met Jim Lee for DC Fandome a new superhero was born.

Venus has always been a DC fan. “It’s my happy place.”

Jim has been the artist for hundreds of comics and graphic novels, including Batman, and … continue reading

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Comeback Kim – The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

In September, former world No. 1 Kim Clijsters announced she was making her second comeback to professional tennis.

Prior to her first match back she explained to the media in Dubai, “I have expectations. I don’t think they’re the expectations … continue reading

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CiCi – What’s in a Name?

A little background for this story is necessary, not because it is difficult to understand, but because there’s always a back story to most anything.

Tennis players’ names often have to fit on a makeshift scoreboard and using an entire … continue reading

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Over Before It Began…Hyeon Chung

For me, the 2020 Australian Open ended before it actually began. The reason – Hyeon Chung pulled out of the men’s qualifying.

Having begun writing about the game when the men were still competing in long white pants and crisp … continue reading

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Coco Gauff – “The Next”…Time Will Tell

Staying updated in today’s tennis world has become a matter of regular tweet checks. For many quick-news subscribers, July 1, 2019 remains memorable. On that Monday, at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, Cori “Coco” Gauff defeated Venus Williams, 6-4, … continue reading