Women’s Wimbledon 2016, 1st Round Previews: Safarova v Mattek-Sands, Kasatkina v Duval

This post previews two first round matches from the bottom half of the women’s draw including Lucie Safarova v Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Daria Kasatkina v Victoria Duval, which will both be played on Monday. For a first round preview of Garbiñe Muguruza v Camila Giorgi, click here. Wimbledon gets underway on Monday and i’ll be blogging…

WTA Birmingham, 1st Round Preview for Tuesday: Petra Kvitova v Lucie Safarova

Why, draw gods, whyyyy?! In a blockbuster first round match-up at the Aegon Classic in Birmingham, the number five seed, Petra Kvitova takes on fellow Czech, Lucie Safarova. Originally, Safarova was due to play Simona Halep but Kvitova was moved to Halep’s place in the draw reshuffle after the Romanian player pulled out due to an achilles injury. Kvitova and…

WTA Prague: Lucie wins the whole caboodle!

Coming into Prague, Lucie Safarova had won just one set from five singles matches in 2016… roll on the week and Lucie has been crowned the champ! If you’d told me that Lucie would win Prague before the tournament, I really wouldn’t have believed it. Lucie came from a set down to defeat Sam Stosur, 3-6 6-1…

WTA Stuttgart, 1st Round Previews for Wednesday: Safarova v Pliskova, Petkovic v Mladenovic

This post previews two first round matches on Wednesday’s schedule from the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix main draw in Stuttgart  including Lucie Safarova v Karolina Pliskova and Andrea Petkovic v Kristina Mladenovic. In case you missed it, you can read a preview of the full main draw on mootennis.com HERE and highlights from day 1 at the tournament HERE. 1. Lucie Safarova (8)…

WTA Qatar Total Open, Doha: The return of Lucie and Rob!

Lucie Safarova is backkkk… *high fives everyone*. Regular readers of Moo’s Tennis Blog will know i’m a big Lucie fan so this is going to be a really exciting week. Lucie’s been out of action since the WTA Finals in Singapore following complications from the bacterial infection she suffered during last year’s Asian Swing. Prior…