Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Ben Stevens

US Open 2018: Women’s Final Preview: Serena Williams vs. Naomi Osaka

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I could relate to kids going straight to the league When they recognize that you got what it takes to succeed And that's around the time that your idols become your rivals You make friends with Mike but gotta AI him for...

Wimbledon 2019 Day 2 Preview: Barty, Thiem and Fritz Featured

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Yo dawg, I heard you like upsets… Naomi Osaka: gone. Sascha Zverev: finito. Stefanos Tsitsipas: toast. Aryna Sabalenka: donezo. Venus Williams: sent packing by a child. Suffice to say, opening days of major tournaments don't get much crazier than Monday...

2020 Australian Open Day 8 Preview: Nadal vs. Kyrgios Plus Kerber and Medvedev in...

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It’s little more than stating the obvious to say that in tennis, it takes something special to kill a giant. And yet, as Coco Gauff and Qiang Wang found out on Sunday, sometimes it takes even more to back...

French Open 2017 Day 9 Preview: Verdasco Looks for More Magic in Paris

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It’s official: there will be a new women’s grand slam champion in Paris this year. With the ouster of not just Garbine Murguruza, but Venus Williams and Samantha Stosur on Sunday, there are no women in the draw with a...

US Open 2017: Women’s Semifinal Preview

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It’s a strange notion to suggest with Serena Williams on the sideline, but the state of American women’s tennis has rarely looked better. What else can you say when all four semifinalists at the US Open come from the...

Wimbledon 2018 Day 5 Preview: Federer, Venus and Querrey on Deck

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Ok, now this is just getting silly. It's like Wimbledon looked at the World Cup and said "hold my beer". Local hope Johanna Konta, 2017 finalist Marin Cilic, and 2017 women's champion Garbine Muguruza were all bounced out of the...

Australian Open 2019 Day 10 Quarterfinals Preview: Serena, Djokovic, Osaka and Svitolina

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Between Stefanos Tsitsipas, Danielle Collins and Petra Kvitova, quarterfinal Tuesday at the Aussie Open was nothing if not a day for fairy tales. In contrast, Wednesday is set to provide us with less of the unknown, and much more...

Australian Open 2020 Day 1 Preview: Fognini, Gauff and Cilic in Action

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January first may be the ‘official’ date we start a new year, but like the earth being round, the original Paul McCartney still being alive and Rafael Nadal having a full head of hair, we know the truth is...

Australian Open 2017: Three to see on Day 1

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by: Ben Stevens Congratulations, tennis fans. After a lean two months of on-court action, during which we’ve had to subsist on old youtube clips, dribs and drabs on social media, and pretending to care about the IPTL, we’ve finally made...

Wimbledon 2017 Day 4 Preview: Del Potro Takes on Gulbis

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Some days of grand slam tennis just pile on the entertainment. Wednesday was one of those days. A three-set thriller on centre, a women’s favourite ousted, unusual autograph requests, attempted bribery, and an attack of flying ants, day 3 really...

Contact Point

Badosa, Norrie Wins BNP Paribas Open Titles

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BNP Paribas Open—Indian Wells, California Paula Badosa won the biggest title of her young career on Sunday in Indian Wells, California, defeating two-time former champion...