Irina-Camelia Begu Continues To Improve

Irina-Camelia Begu

MOTW: Irina-Camelia Begu The mover of the week honors goes to Irina-Camelia Begu. The twenty-nine-year-old Romanian won the Indian Wells Oracle Challenger Series 125K tournament over the weekend. Begu was once ranked as high as number twenty-two back in 2016 and as has happened so often with athletes, injury negatively impacted her game. The path…

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Anna-Lena Friedsam In First Final Since 2015

Anna-Lena Friedsam

Open 6ème Sens-Métropole de Lyon, France [73] Daria Kasatkina (RUS) vs. [136] Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER) There are late bloomers in every sport, and now many older tennis players are finally showcasing their talent. Friedsam’s story was derailed by injury though; ranked as high as forty-five in 2016, Friedsam’s ranking dropped out of the top hundred…

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The Struggle Is Real For Sloane Stephens

Sloane Stephens

Abierto GNP Seguros, Monterrey [37] Sloane Stephens (USA) vs. [126] Leylah Annie Fernandez (CAN) Former US Open champion (2017) and Roland Garros finalist (2018), American Sloane Stephens has been struggling since late September 2018 to find the form that saw her get to two major finals. We have seen this drop off in quality of…

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Ruud Defeats Ramos-Vinolas

Casper Ruud fire

Chile Open, Santiago [38] Casper Ruud (NOR) vs. [45] Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) Twenty-one-year-old Ruud finally found the recipe to defeat Ramos-Vinolas. In four previous meetings, the Norwegian came up short. Although, he managed to win two sets previously, he could never seal the deal. Today was a completely different story as Ruud is finally putting…

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Tennis Not In Top 5 Sports

Serena Williams top 5 sports

Americans love their sports. The top five most popular sports in the US are: Football, Baseball, Basketball, Ice Hockey and Soccer (by the way, these are all team sports).  Tennis (an individual sport) comes in at number six and some sources have it ranked even lower. Americans got spoiled with Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, and…

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