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Alize Cornet Fizzles, Tsvetana Pironkova, Magical Run

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September 9, 2020, Though not the way it was drawn up, when you can get a victory against a top player, even if she retires, be glad to get it. We’ve heard of the whole idea of “to be the best, you have to best the best” theory. We prefer the “last woman standing” is the champion theory. In her match against Alize Cornet, the great American star [...]

Growing Pains, Caty McNally Falls To Elise Mertens

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September 6, 2020, Giant stompers or giant slayers? In today’s star studded action packed women’s tennis menu, you want to be one or the other. The third option is a terrible one. You’ll be a victim of your opponent’s success, be they the rising star or established luminary. Any questions that this 2020 US Open is deserving of an asterisk, bec[...]

Ukraine’s Marta Kostyuk, Falls To Osaka, Rises In Respect, Mostly

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September 5, 2020, Even in defeat, some players are so fascinating that it is inevitable that you will make an emotional connection with them and remember them for some time to come. The US Open is always the perfect setting for that to happen. We sure miss the crowd but the tennis is still top notch and enthralling. Just ask mega star Naomi Osak[...]

Japan’s Naomi Osaka vs Misaki Doi, A United States Classic

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September 1, 2020, They are fellow compatriots and friends. That is important and beneficial in real life but inconsequential on the women’s professional tennis circuit. Especially on the largest stage. Even when there is virtually no one in the stands, people around the world are still watching. Some standing. In Japan, very intently. So w[...]