Suarez Navarro Upends Gavrilova

AUSTRALIAN OPEN MATCH OF THE DAY: [10] Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) vs. [CR39] Daria Gavrilova (AUS) Gavrilova did not bounce her way into her first Major quarterfinal. It was another battle against the veteran Suarez Navarro. Initially it appeared that Gavrilova would crush Suarez Navarro after she won the first set at love; however, Suarez Navarro is no stranger to…

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Enthusiasm vs. Indifference

Toray Pan Pacific Open, Japan Women’s Semifinal: [CR8] Angelique Kerber (GER) vs. [CR10] Ana Ivanovic (SRB) Kerber gives the impression of indifference in her matches, yet you know she wants to win as badly as her opponent.  She is unable to play from a winning platform; her forehand goes astray, her serve becomes predictably attackable,…

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No title defense

Moselle Open, France [11] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) was knocked out of contention for his title defense by [45] David Goffin (BEL), 1-6, 7-6(5), 7-5. Tsonga looked in control of the match, taking the first set easily.  Goffin was not deterred and has become an unexpected obstacle for many players recently.  He is a fighter who moves very freely…

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Hoping to defend his Moselle Open Title

Moselle Open, France [CR11] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) began his campaign to retain his Moselle Open title and his opponent was [CR66] Gilles Muller (LUX). On paper it should have been an easy victory for Tsonga; however, Muller has the game that can give opponents trouble when he is on.  He has a good serve, which is aided…

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It was supposed to be an easy win for Venus

Coupe Banque Nationale, Canada Women’s Final: [CR19] Venus Williams (USA) vs. [CR80] Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) Venus has had her way with Lucic-Baroni in their two previous matches and she hoped that the trend would continue today. Unfortunately, that was not the case.  Despite getting a break in both sets, Venus could not hold on to her…

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2014 US Open Men’s Final

US OPEN Men’s Final: [CR8] Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs. [CR9] Marin Cilic (CRO) The finalists were not what the public expected when the draw came out, certainly not what they expected when [CR3]Roger Federer (SUI) and [CR1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) made it to the semi-finals. It was not a final filled with drama or captivating play simply…

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