2022 Australian Open 1st Round Notes

The lead-up to the 2022 Australian Open has been… well, eventful. It’s now time for the tennis to shine as the main draw for the Australian Open began on Monday. This post wraps up the highlights from the first round. On the whole, I think it was a pretty subdued start (which was probably required…

2022 Australian Open Preview

Australian Open time. What a wild run-up it’s been this year and still it goes on. Sydney and Adelaide concluded on Saturday with Paula Badosa and Madison Keys as the champs. Badosa-Krejcikova was an excellent final, while Keys winning was a real feel-good story. She looked fantastic all week! The draw for the 2022 Australian…

WTA Predictions for 2022

This is the annual post on Moo’s Tennis Blog where I have a bash at predicting next year’s season ending WTA rankings. 2021 was a mixed bag of predictions on MTB – view the results here. Please sound off in the comments with your top ten predictions for 2022! 10. Amanda Anismova: Let’s throw a…

WTA Best Matches of 2021

The WTA Best of 2021 series concludes on mootennis.com with a countdown of the best matches. This year’s countdown is definitely skewed to the first half of the season and the Slams, and features the matches that moved me in 2021. For previous years’ countdown between 2011 and 2020, you can find them here. Let’s…

WTA Best of 2021: Funny moments

The WTA best of 2021 series continues on mootennis.com with a selection of light-hearted moments from the season with Hsieh Su-Wei the star of the show once again. I always enjoy looking back over previous years and if you have missed any of the previous editions of funny moments, you can find them all here…

WTA Best of 2021: Handshakes & hugs

The WTA Best of 2021 series on mootennis.com continues with Handshakes and Hugs. The aim of this post is always to showcase the acts of sportswomanship on the WTA tour and despite still being in the midsts of a pandemic, there were many touching moments. If you’ve missed any of the previous editions of handshakes…

WTA Best of 2021: The Player Awards

The 2021 tennis season is officially in the books. As has become the norm in recent years, I pretty much checked out from tennis after the US Open 😂. I just got my ballot for the end-of-season awards so i’m kicking off the best of 2021 series on Moo’s Tennis Blog with the WTA Player…

Emma Raducanu wins the US Open

This is unbelievable. I’m still in disbelief at the events that unfolded on Saturday night as Emma Raducanu defeated Leylah Fernandez, 6-4 6-3 in Saturday’s all-teen final to win the 2021 US Open. I’m back from a week away and have so much to catch up on the blog from the last week. I’m going…