Wednesday’s Set Points, WTA Sydney: Strycova outlasts Wozniacki, Petrova & Wolfe retire

The first of¬†Wednesday’s quarter-finals in Sydney was an absolute epic as Barbora Strycova defeated Caroline Wozniacki in the longest match of the year so far and played out in the extreme heat of the day. 3 HOURS & 20 MINUTES! ūüėģ@BaraStrycova edges Wozniacki 7-5, 6-7(6), 6-4 for a spot in @SydneyTennis Semifinals! pic.twitter.com/E5EMkw1Ymw — WTA…

Tuesday’s Set Points, WTA Sydney: Kasatkina’s best win, Sharapova to return in Stuttgart

In my preview for Angelique Kerber’s second round match against Daria Kasatkina, i’d written about¬†how close Kasatkina had come to upsetting a notable seed having missed match points against the likes of Roberta Vinci, Sloane Stephens, Karolina Pliskova and Garbi√Īe Muguruza. On Tuesday in Sydney, Kasatkina finally got the big win! FIRST Top 5 win!…

Match Points: Highlights from Sydney and Hobart

The second week of the 2016 tennis season is over¬†with the Australian Open¬†now on the horizon. It was another withdrawal-heavy week in Sydney with three players pulling out pre-tournament and two more during the actual tournament. It paved the way for an unexpected final¬†between Svetlana Kuznetsova and Monica Puig with the former producing a special…

WTA Hobart 2015: Preview and Predictions

The second of the WTA events next week is in Hobart.¬† Casey Dellacqua, the world number 29, is the top seed in the draw.¬† The list of seeds isn’t particularly impressive, but it should pave the way for an interesting and open week.¬† Last year’s champion, Garbine Muguruza has opted to play in Sydney.¬† The…