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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Bellis Gets First 2020 Victory

Bellis

Hobart International, Australia [59] Marie Bouzkova (CZE) vs. [838] Catherine (CiCi) Bellis (USA) Bellis was once ranked as high as number thirty-five in 2017 and she carried the burden of American expectations on her shoulders for a while. Unfortunately, injury befell the young American and she was sidelined in March 2018. She played one tournament…

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Serena’s Mojo Is Back

Mojo

ASB Classic, Auckland Championship Match: [10] Serena Williams (USA) vs. [82] Jessica Pegula (USA) It was a nervous start for the twenty-three-time major champion; somewhat to be expected since despite her record, she has been struggling to find her mojo. Add to that the pressure of playing a younger fellow American and it’s understandable that…

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