Three Grand Slam titles on the court between the current world No. 1 and the one who ruled the women's circuit in 2013. If the Miami Masters 1000 is deprived of many of the top players in the men's game, its female counterpart, despite the absence of Serena Williams, has some great matches to look forward to. The match between Ashleigh Barty and Victoria Azarenka is certainly one of them.[......]Read More
The problem with big tournaments is that you quickly come up against the best players on the circuit when you are not ranked highly. Caroline Garcia is no exception to the rule and will have to face an extremely strong player, Simona Halep. The Frenchwoman has always found it difficult to counter the Romanian's game. She has only managed to beat her once in 7 matches.
Ferro favourite against Zheng? Nice duel for this first round. After a good tournament in Lyon where the Frenchwoman reached the semi-finals, Fiona Ferro showed that she could be competitive on hard court. She is very motivated at the beginning of the season and has the necessary technical skills to beat the Chinese.[......]Read More
Garbine Muguruza was the only one to worry Osaka at the Australian Open by getting match balls. On this tournament in Doha, her attacking tennis continues to work wonders. She defeated Kudermetova, Sabalenka after a great match and Maria Sakkari in two small sets. The Spaniard can rely on an excellent serve whose trajectory is hard to read and very difficult to break.[......]Read More
Nice French-French duel in perspective! A duel also of generations since the two tricolours are a little more than 11 years apart. Experience or recklessness, who will win? On the form of the moment, small advantage to Clara Burel, who has accumulated more victories and confidence since the beginning of the year.
After almost a year without playing in a tournament (apart from a match in Rome), Switzerland's Belinda Bencic is back in the final of a WTA tournament for the first time from Moscow at the end of October 2019. In this duel, she will take on Poland's Iga Swiatek, a new nugget on the circuit since her first title at Roland Garros.[......]Read More
We could have this Saturday in the final of the WTA 500 tournament in Adelaide the presence of two young players whose sum of age is less than that of Serena Williams. Coco Gauff and Iga Swiatek are hungry for titles despite their young age. They will both be the favourites to go through to the semi-finals.
This is the match not to be missed. An opposition that should offer us a lot of entertainment. On the one hand, we'll have the acrimony of Danielle Collins, who has just beaten the world number 1 and title holder of this tournament in Adelaide. In both sets, Barty had the break ahead but the American's strength of abnegation was highlighted on this match with a lot of character in this warrior.[......]Read More
The Belgian continues her journey in Australia after her title at the Gippsland Trophy and a Round of 16 at the AO. She shows total confidence in her surfing on her good end of the 2020 season. Her serve is efficient and her game is very solid on her back line. She has this ability to defend very well but also to go forward to come and get the points at the net.
This tournament was supposed to serve as an appetizer for the Australian Open but finally this WTA 500 will take place this time after the fortnight in Melbourne. Many players have withdrawn from the tournament, such as Brady, Andreescu and Azarenka. The rather heavy deadlines that arrive quickly like Doha and Dubai explain this choice. So some prefer to skip out knowing that we have players who are not yet 100% physically fit.[......]Read More
In spite of the complicated conditions surrounding this Australian Open and the players who didn't have an equal preparation, the women's hierarchy settles down on the hard surface with three semi-finalists already present at the US Open. In the final, Naomi Osaka and Jennifer Brady will be the next ones to beat Serena Williams and Karolina Muchova.[......]Read More
Here is a semi-final that was awaited, dreamed of, hoped for by women's tennis fans. Face to face, two of the best players in the world are facing each other for the fifth time. 16 years old separates the best player in the world today, Naomi Osaka, and the best player of all time, Serena Williams. But their level of play is close and there is great uncertainty about the outcome of this semi-final.[......]Read More
It could be a final. In fact, the two women have already crossed swords three times at this stage of the competition. First, at the 2014 Masters, for a clear and unblemished success by Serena Williams (6-3, 6-0). Then, the following year in Cincinnati, for a second success by the American (6-3, 7-6).
One of the biggest posters of this second round. We are still waiting for Elina at the turn this season. And she started her year rather well with already two quarter-finals in conditions that she likes. She already owes a lot of victories to her champion mentality like the one against Alexandrova in Abu Dhabi.
Continuation and end of the first round of this Australian Open with notably the entry of the American Sloane Stephens against the volcanic Yiula Putintseva. The Kazakhe participated in the tournament of players who underwent the strict confinement of the "Grampians Trophy". Beaten on the wire by Azarenka (11-9 in the super tie-break), she continued her good momentum from the Abu Dhabi tournament where she had reached the 3rd round.[......]Read More
Surely an unexpected finish on paper. Kanepi played the troublemaker all week from the top of his 35th birthday. What is most inexplicable in her career is that she normally has to come out in the first round against a player who is not at all fond of the surface, in this case Sharma.
Here is the first final of this Australian tour with a very nice line-up. We were looking forward to seeing Ashleigh Barty again after 11 months without competition. We were not disappointed. There was nothing to say about her performances of the week. The tennis quality is still there. You don't lose that when you're number one in the world.[......]Read More