Brisbane 2019: Karolina Pliskova outlasts Lesia Tsurenko

Karolina Pliskova, Brisbane 2019

Rallying from 6-4 5-3 down, only one game from defeat, Karolina Pliskova battled back to defeat Lesia Tsurenko 4-6 7-5 6-2 and clinch her second Brisbane title, her 12th overall. She defeated  Yulia Putintseva, Marie Bouzkova, Ajla Tomljanovic and Donna Vekic en route to the final.The first time Pliskova won the Brisbane title in 2016, she went on to […]

Hong Kong 2018: teenager Dayana Yastremska wins maiden title

Dayana Yastremska, Hong Kong 2018

Dayana Yastremska. You probably never heard about her before, but you’ll hear more from her in the years to come. The 18-yr old from Odessa, Ukraine, defeated Fanny Stollar, Zheng Saisai, Kristina Kucova, and Zhang Shuai, without dropping a set, to reach her first final on the WTA Tour. She dispatched sixth seed Wang Qiang, […]

My Davis Cup weekend: France vs Spain recap

France vs Spain Davis Cup semifinal recap

One year after the semi-final against Serbia, deprived of Djokovic, France hosts Spain … deprived of Nadal, injured. Nadal’s absence changes everything and the tie loses a lot of its interest. The French are now the clear favorites to reach the Davis Cup final for the second year in a row, the third time in […]

Laver Cup 2018: Team Europe rules again

Novak Djokovic, Laver Cup 2018

The inaugural Laver Cup was held at the O2 arena in Prague, in September last year, with Team Europe, led by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, defeating Team World 15-9. The second edition of the Laver Cup took place in Chicago last weekend, and Team Europe ruled again with a 13-8 victory. The event is […]

Rogers Cup 2018: Nadal ends Tsitsipas run, wins 80th career title

Nadal claims 33rd Masters 1000 title in Toronto

Stefano Tsitsipas beat four top ten players this week – Thiem, Djokovic, Zverev and Anderson – en route to his first Masters 1000 final, but he was no match for Rafael Nadal who dispatched him 6-2 7-6 on Sunday. It was the second final between the world number one and the young Greek, the two […]

The NextGen is in full force in Washington

Alexander Zverev, Washington 2018

Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alex de Minaur and Andrey Rublev. They’re part of the NextGen, they made big waves on the ATP tour recently and they all reached the semifinals of the Citi Open in Washington. It is the first time since 1995 in Buenos Aires (Carlos Moya, Felix Mantilla, Alex Corretja, Jiri Novak) that […]