2022 Madrid Preview

The clay court season is in full swing as we move onto the Madrid-Rome double header. Last week, Iga Swiatek won her fourth consecutive title in Stuttgart. An incredible feat! Swiatek would have been the heavy favourite for Madrid but she pulled out of the tournament this morning due to a shoulder injury. Wise move,…

2022 Charleston Highlights

The 2022 Credit One Charleston Open is in the books and what a super week it was! In Sunday’s final, Belinda Bencic won her first title on clay, beating Ons Jabeur, 6-1 5-7 6-4. Charleston had a real buzz this year with the debut of the upgraded stadium and the first edition with fans since…

2022 Miami Open Final Notes

That’s a wrap for the 2022 Miami Open. In Saturday’s final, Iga Swiatek defeated Naomi Osaka, 6-4 6-0 to complete the Sunshine Double! Read on for my final notes from the tournament. It’s Charleston next week which is always one of my favourite stops on the calendar. The 2022 edition should be a good one…

2022 Miami Open SF Notes

The final is all set for the 2022 Miami Open at Saturday 1pm local time and will be contested between Iga Swiatek and Naomi Osaka. Miami… everything is forgiven! It’s the perfect final and a much needed one in my opinion after the past two weeks in Miami and Barty’s recent retirement. Read on for…

2022 Miami Open QF Notes

The quarter-finals of the 2022 Miami Open are in the books. It was a pretty dishy line-up on paper andddd… it certainly didn’t live up to expectation. Jeeps Miami has been a rough tournament this year. But again, please do still read on for my thoughts about the four quarter-finals 🤣. I don’t want to…

2022 Miami Open 4th Round Notes

The fourth round of the 2022 Miami Open is in the books. Manic Monday Miami style was a much better day of tennis and I feel this is a more positive post than the recent ones 😂. Despite all the upsets, I think we’re left with a pretty exciting quarter-final line-up. Today’s post focuses on…

2022 Miami Open 3rd Round Notes

The third round of the 2022 Miami Open is in the books and the last 16 will all come together Manic Monday style. Let’s not beat around the bush – Miami hasn’t been great so far. The third round had two withdrawals, two retirements and not much of note in the matches that played out.…

2022 Miami Open 2nd Round Notes

The second round of the 2022 Miami Open is in the books. The seeds came out to play on Thursday and Friday. The story of the tournament so far is that not many of them are sticking around in Miami! 11 of 14 lost on Thursday and a further 6 of 14 departed on Friday.…

2022 Miami Open 1st Round Notes

The first round of the 2022 Miami Open is in the books. I’m still distracted by the Barty news to be honest. It doesn’t help that the start to both Miami and Indian Wells is always subdued with the seeds getting byes into the second round. The seeds come out to play on Thursday and…

Ash Barty retires

Wow. This is definitely worthy of an emergency post as the world number one Ash Barty announced her immediate retirement from tennis. Barty posted an emotional interview with Casey Dellacqua on her Instagram page on Wednesday. I woke up to the e-mail notification of the WTA statement on my phone and couldn’t process the information.…