Australia has got what it wanted, so far. A massive Barty Party is about to break out, there’s only one more match go, but there’s a flat hitting American looking to crash this thing, even though the decorations are already up.
Do not count out Danielle Collins, Barty might lead the head to head 3-1, but the way the 28 year old from Florida absolutely demolished former French Open Champion Iga Swiatek in the semis this will not be destiny driven. Continue reading Australian Open Womens Final Preview 2022
They should rename this the Novak Djokovic Open as his storyline at this tournament will perhaps be the biggest in tennis in decades, since Steffi Graf won her ‘Golden Slam’ in 1988 and Rod Laver won his second Calendar year Slam in 1969. Only Serena’s chase in 2015 could rival it, but here for the next two weeks, the Serb will get all the headlines, especially without Federer, Rafa or Serena who are all missing due to injuries. Continue reading US Open Preview 2021
How great will it be to see tennis at the All England Club again? The pandemic forced the cancellation of Wimbledon last year, the first time since World War 2, but now 12 months later organizers are hoping for a full 15,000 Centre Court on finals weekend, barring government intervention. Continue reading Wimbledon Preview 2021
It’s the start of a new decade, I’ve just turned 50, my Yacht rock playlist is great, and the draw is out for the Australian Open, none of those things seem related but let’s go with it. Continue reading Australian Open Preview 2020
The season’s third Grand Slam is here. Excitement is at fever pitch in Australia for the chances of new world number one Ash Barty, but this will be no easy task for the Queenslander to win two Slams in a row. The big W has made the grass slower than Mr. Magoo’s driving but we’ll go with it and hope for at least some serve and volley. Continue reading Wimbledon Preview 2019
I tweeted this a few months back that it was just a matter of time before Ash Barty would win a Singles Grand Slam event, well now the Queenslander has a chance as she’ll take on the Czech lefty Marketa Vondrousova who hasn’t dropped a set this whole tournament. Continue reading French Open Womens Final Preview 2019