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Lowlights and Faults: The Worst of Tennis – 2014

2014 certainly had its highlights. But here’s a look back at some of those less than stellar moments we’d like to forget. And yes, there’s a reference to a famous outburst from tennis in the above track if you listen long enough. Continue reading

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Doha Preview – Serena/Safina Battle for No.1.

Interesting Q&A interview posted today in the New York Times with the head of the WTA Stacey Allaster which you can read here. One of the questions asked was about a recent poll of the top players in which they ranked the season ending championships tenth in terms of importance after the Slams and major events like Miami.

Obviously Doha offers those who qualify major bonus money and points for their rankings. And this year’s event will finally determine the number one ranking between Dinara Safina and Serena Williams. It’s certainly great to see the top eight ladies play each other, and you know you want to see the final match come down to Serena/Safina battle it out for number one, but at the end of the day, it all still feels like a big asterisk next to the Grand Slams.

What do you think?

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Is J.J Back? Will Safina Ever Win a Major?

I didn’t watch yesterday’s women’s final in Cincinnati but the result didn’t surprise. For some reason, I just saw Jelena Jankovic pulling out a win. She defeated Dinara Safina 6-4, 6-2.

J.J. played well but in the video highlights it didn’t look like Safina helped her cause with another lackluster performance in a big final. J.J did well to win her match with such ease after the long slugfest she had against Elena Dementieva the night before in the semis.

What does all this mean for the U.S. Open? Probably not much. The ladies make their way to Toronto while the guys head down to Cincinnati. Another reason they should combine both these tournaments if just to give the fans more players for their money.

Here’s a link to J.J. talking about the match.

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