Category Archive: Wimbledon

Maturing Muguruza wins Wimbledon 2017

  Before their Wimbledon final, Garbine Muguruza, 23, praised the experience and precision under pressure of her older rival, Venus Williams, 37. But Muguruza was the more mature player on the day, saving… Continue reading

For Venus, age is strength

  Whether she wins Wimbledon 2017 or not, Venus Williams remains the most polished, complete player on a WTA tour rich with improving young players. In the eyes of many reporters and fans,… Continue reading

Unsung aspects of Federer’s genius

Fans have many reasons to love Roger Federer. Here are some of the more under-rated aspects of his game. 1–Feel. Hands. Federer’s rare ability to flick back balls deep allows him to hug… Continue reading

Generous Djokovic isn’t Tiger Woods

In a sport of nice guys, Novak Djokovic stands out as being exceptionally open and generous with the press and fans. He enjoys joking with the press and giving long, thoughtful answers in… Continue reading

All about the Strike Zone

Why do players such as Stan Wawrinka or Kei Nishikori succeed on clay or hard-court but falter on grass? It’s often about strike zone. Some guys like it high, others low. Wawrinka, Nishikori… Continue reading

Wimbledon Preview: Nadal to beat Federer in final

Sometimes it depends on who wants it more. Returning from injury, Roger Federer wanted it more in the Australian Open final, where he stormed back from 1-3 down in the fifth set to… Continue reading

Novak’s strength: exploiting Roger’s weakness

Like other sports, tennis often boils down to who can use their strengths to take best advantage of an opponent’s weakness. When Novak Djokovic needed a crucial point in the Wimbledon final, he… Continue reading

Muguruza loses Wimbledon, wins hearts

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How adversity can be Bouchard’s best teacher

Adversity can be the best teacher. It builds character and soul. Grow up poor and disadvantaged, and you learn to fight your way out of it. Get stepped on enough, and you learn… Continue reading

What’s wrong with Genie Bouchard? Go back to 2013

Most players take years to climb the ranks and learn how to deal with fortune and fame. Genie Bouchard, on the other hand, rocketed very fast, very soon. In 2014, the WTA, corporate… Continue reading