Is Wozniacki a worthy number one?

October 7, 2010

CHINA/TENNISWorthy number one or just a sad reflection of the way women’s tennis has evolved into a game of low-risk baseline slugging?

Clijsters reminds us what we’ve been missing

September 7, 2009

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Venus Williams must wish Kim Clijsters had stayed retired and enjoyed a relaxing life as a millionaire mum.

A tale of two draws at Flushing Meadows

September 5, 2009

roddickIt has been a tale of two draws at the U.S. Open, with the men’s seeds advancing full steam ahead and the women’s field in disarray.

Does women’s tennis offer value for money?

June 30, 2009

lisickiNow is not a good time to compare the men’s game with the women’s and the question of value for money, both for the people who hand out the prize money and for those who buy the tickets, has come up again.

From the sublime to the ridiculous at Wimbledon

June 30, 2009

The trouble with a match as riveting as Andy Murray’s against Stanislas Wawrinka is that it’s very hard to find something good enough to follow it … and women’s quarter-final day at Wimbledon was singularly unable to do so.

With one final shriek, Sharapova is gone

June 24, 2009

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It’s beyond me how anyone can deride women’s tennis as being dull. The relentless changing of the guard at the top of the world rankings and the general air of a free-for-all that the grand slams are cited as weak points in the game, when the sheer unpredictability of women’s tennis (compared to the men’s game) is precisely the reason it should be celebrated.

Is women’s tennis better for being ‘cattier’?

June 4, 2009

“Clearly women’s tennis is better than men’s tennis. It’s way cattier, so it’s way more exciting to watch.”

Do fewer tantrums = more titles?

June 3, 2009

safinaTemper tantrums are more or less a thing of the past for Dinara Safina, who said on Tuesday that her rise to the world number one spot had been helped by her efforts to stop her angry mid-match outbursts.

Time to silence the grunters?

May 30, 2009

larcherdebritoServe-GRUNT-forehand return-MOAN-groundstroke-YELP-backhand-SQUEAL-volley-SCREAM-drop shot … 0-15.

Dokic is not done yet

May 29, 2009

dokicIf anyone deserves to make a successful comeback to top flight tennis it is Jelena Dokic.