Will 2017 Be As Mind Boggling As 2016?

The 2017 season is here; can it top the 2016 season of surprises? Unfortunately for some players, they will start the season recovering from injury and or surgery, not what they hoped for with the Australian Open not too far away.  Ana Ivanovic announced her retirement from tennis on 12.28.2016.  All Serena fans are anxious to…

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The consequences of expectations

Aegon Classic Birmingham, Great Britain [CR7] Ana Ivanovic (SRB) vs. [CR135] Michelle Larcher de Brito (POR) The pressure of expectations  and the consequences of that pressure were on full display today.  Ivanovic was the first to experience the effects as she battled against the 135th ranked player, Larcher de Brito. She was expected to win and continue her quest…

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Serena’s remaining obstacles

ROLAND GARROS, Paris It has not been pretty, but she’s made it to another major semi-finals. The pressure of trying to win her 20th major title has affected Williams’ game. She has a tendency to struggle early in tournaments; however, by the latter rounds, her game has rounded into form. That has not been the…

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Day One Upsets In Australia

AUSTRALIAN OPEN The first major of the 2015 season got underway last night.  Although there were some upsets, many were not unexpected.  The early part of the season finds many players shaking off the rust. Despite time on the practice court, nothing compares to playing in a tournament.  Add to that the level of anxiety…

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