2022 French Open Preview

The 2022 French Open, the second Major of the year, will begin on Sunday! The main storyline for this tournament – can anyone stop Iga Swiatek? Read on for my preview of the draw including the stand-out first round matches and potential match-ups to circle from the first week.  I haven’t done my draw yet…

2022 Rome Highlights

That’s a wrap for Rome. In Sunday’s final, Iga Swiatek beat Ons Jabeur, 6-2 6-2, to win her FIFTH consecutive tournament and successfully defend her Rome title. Rome is definitely on the bucket list and it looks like a gorgeous venue. A few moans though… I always think this tournament feels rushed. They have no…

2022 Rome Preview

Ciao Roma! Main draw action begins on Monday with Iga Swiatek headlining another cracking draw. I think it’s widely regarded that the conditions in Rome are much more Paris-like than Madrid so i’ll definitely be keeping a closer eye on the results this week. Read on for draw takeaways and what to look out for…

2022 Madrid Final Notes

That’s a wrap for Madrid. In arguably the biggest match of their respective careers, Ons Jabeur defeated Jessica Pegula in Saturday’s final, 7-5 0-6 6-2. The end of the tournament was rather overtaken by the frankly appalling scheduling in Madrid. A semi-final starting gone 11pm and a final with not before time. Alcaraz-Djokovic was fantastic…

2022 Madrid QF Notes

The quarter-finals of Madrid are in the books. The last eight came together on Wednesday with the two remaining seeds progressing to the semis but arguably the tournament favourite exiting. This post covers Jabeur-Halep and Pegula-Sorribes Tormo. I’ll be back at the weekend to wrap up the semi-finals and final of Madrid. Willing for Ons…

2022 Madrid 3rd Round Notes

The third round of Madrid is in the books. Monday was a day! All four matches were eventful and of course, there was a customary late night finish in Madrid with their bizarre scheduling. Tuesday’s schedule had its moments too. Lots to share and plenty of highlights in today’s post which covers all eight of…

2022 Madrid 2nd Round Notes

The second round of Madrid is in the books. Despite a bit of a subdued set of matches on Sunday, i’m enjoying this tournament so far with the women taking centre stage over the first weekend. I know where we’re heading though with the scheduling as the men’s draw is properly starting on Monday. Just…