MADRID OPEN:ZVEREV VS BERRETTINI

Sasha Zverev captured the title in Madrid in three sets against Italian Matteo Berrettini. The first set tie break should really have gone to the German having done all the hard work to come from a break down at 4-3. The Italian’s strength was in the one-two punch. Watch at 6-6 in the tie break(7-6Continue reading “MADRID OPEN:ZVEREV VS BERRETTINI”

MADRID OPEN FINAL:BARTY VS SABALENKA

The pair meeting for a second final in the space of 2 weeks. SABALENKA looking to improve from a woeful showing in Germany. She was well on her way to achieving that in the first set going a double break up in no time at 4-0.The key here was finishing her service points early notContinue reading “MADRID OPEN FINAL:BARTY VS SABALENKA”

MADRID OPEN:VENUS WILLIAMS VS BRADY

The road to Roland Garros made a detour this week in Madrid fir the Madrid WTA 1000 tournament. It’s star power diminished somewhat by the absence of Serena Williams owing to should we say unfortunate comments by tournament director Tiriac. But veteran American Venus took part and played on Friday against compatriot Aussie Open finalistContinue reading “MADRID OPEN:VENUS WILLIAMS VS BRADY”

STUTTGART TENNIS GRAND PRIX FINAL:BARTY VS SABALENKA

She is world number one and the come back queen of tennis. Solid service games characterized the opening six games of the first set with Belarus’s Sabalenka drawing first blood in the seventh. Barty first one to choke under pressure. Sabalenka taking the first set 6-3. We are all wondering what in the hell happenedContinue reading “STUTTGART TENNIS GRAND PRIX FINAL:BARTY VS SABALENKA”

STUTTGART TENNIS GRAND PRIX:BARTY VS PLISKOVA

Barty had to come from a set down in this one against the Czech Pliskova. Dominant first set from Pliskova especially on her service game. Unforced errors at the crucial time proved Ash Barty’s undoing. At the start of the second set, Barty banished all lingering doubts about her ability to win this one withContinue reading “STUTTGART TENNIS GRAND PRIX:BARTY VS PLISKOVA”

STUTTGART TENNIS GRAND PRIX:HALEP VS VONDROUSOVA

Number 2 seed Simona Halep is a spritely little players. She is hard to score the passing shot past her with her movement. Watch 1-1 30-0 to Marketa, Simona got the rub of the green when Vondrousova aimed the forehand straight at her but her net movement made the point win possible. She never lookedContinue reading “STUTTGART TENNIS GRAND PRIX:HALEP VS VONDROUSOVA”

STUTTGART TENNIS GRAND PRIX:BRADY VS KVITOVA

The clay court season for the WTA is in full swing making a stop in Stuttgart, Germany. Defending champ Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic triumphing over Australian Open finalist Jennifer Brady of the USA. Petra is a fairly tall lady. That can be both an advantage and a disadvantage on the tennis court. TheContinue reading “STUTTGART TENNIS GRAND PRIX:BRADY VS KVITOVA”