Not Quite Upsets In Monaco

Monaco

Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, Monaco Low on confidence, some seeded players are finding out that they are vulnerable to competent clay court players no matter their rankings. Marin Cilic has been struggling with a right knee injury and his struggles continued today against a very good clay court player, Guido Pella. Pella had the seventh seed…

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Amanda Anisimova Wins First Title in Bogota

Amanda Anisimova

Claro Colsanitas Open, Bogota Championship Match: [76] Amanda Anisimova (USA) vs. [138] Astra Sharma (AUS) In 2018, Anisimova lost the chance for her first title in Japan when Su-Wei Hsieh defeated her in straight sets after she had practically dominated the field. Today, she wanted a different result; however, things did not start off well…

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Gallant Performance From Galan

Galan

Fayez Sarofim & Co. US Men’s Clay Court Championship, Houston [39] Steve Johnson (USA) vs. [241] Daniel Elahi Galan (COL) The twenty-two-year-old Colombian had never won an ATP Tour match prior to this tournament. Johnson was the two-time defending champion and expected to have an easy walk to the quarterfinals; however, the young Colombian had…

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Keys Defeats Wozniacki For Charleston Title

Keys

Volvo Car Open, Charleston Championship Match: [13] Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) vs. [18] Madison Keys (USA) Both players are riding low on confidence and each was seeking a victory to jump-start their 2019 season. Both have suffered injuries and illness that have not only wreaked havoc on their bodies, but also on their games and their…

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Barty Tames Pliskova For Miami Title

Barty tames Pliskova

Miami Open, USA Championship Match: [7] Karolina Pliskova (CZE) vs. [11] Ashleigh Barty (AUS) This would be the fifth career meeting between them, and they were tied at two wins each. Interesting tidbit, they alternated wins in the past and if the trend continued today, Barty was due to win. The two matches that the…

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Felix Auger-Aliassime Makes History In Miami

Noise Felix Auger-Aliassime

Miami Open, USA [13] Borna Coric (CRO) vs. [57] Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) It was the first meeting between a current upstart versus a former upstart. A professional player since 2013, Coric was the veteran; however, it was the eighteen-year-old who played with the composure of a veteran. There is a quiet composure about the young…

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