Set Points for the Slams

Set Points is a round-up feature of the most memorable WTA moments on a hectic Slam day. This page can be used to catch-up with daily recaps for the Slams starting from 2016.

Set Points


Australian Open

Day 1: Highlights include coverage of  Roger’s upset win over Halep, Vinci-Vandeweghe drama and a cracking Venus post-match interview

Day 2: Highlights includes Safarova’s nine match point saves, Poots celebration GIFs and a wonderful Osaka-Kumkhum embrace at the net

Day 3: Highlights include coverage of Mona Barthel’s upset win over Monica Puig and Svetlana Kuznetsova’s post-match interview

Day 4: Highlights include Lucic-Baroni’s straight sets win over Radwanska, Gavrilova’s on-court interview and Serena owning a journalist in her press conference

Day 5: Highlights include Vandeweghe’s booming backhand winner on match point to defeat Bouchard, Barthel’s on-court interview and a funny Riske GIF

Day 6: Highlights include Makarova’s crazy Bourne stats and Strycova in the Twitter blue room

Day 7: Highlights include Vandeweghe’s win over Kerber, Petkovic in the Twitter blue room and a funny moment with Wawrinka

Day 8: Highlights include a landmark win for Lucic-Baroni, Konta’s post-match interview and a fun video with Team Bucie

Day 9: Highlights include happy Venus pics and Vandeweghe’s quarter-final press conference

Day 10: Highlights include Lucic-Baroni’s emotional post-match interview, a recap of S.Williams v Konta and Hlavackova and Peng in the Twitter blue room

Day 11: Highlights include Venus’s delightful celebrations on reaching the final and a nice moment between Serena and Mirjana

French Open

Day 1: Highlights include Kvitova’s first match back (we love you Petra!) and Makarova’s upset win over the number one seed, Kerber

Day 2: Highlights include a rollercoaster Mladenovic-Brady match and a tough day at the office for Lucie

Day 3: Highlights include a pair of cracking comeback stories for Petra Martic and Alison Van Uytvanck

Day 4: Highlights include a wonderful Petra-Beth hug, a great win for Jabeur and a stirring match between Muguruza and Kontaveit

Day 6: Highlights include third round wins for Kuznetsova and Mladenovic

Day 7: Highlights include a huge win for Caroline Garcia and a nice Dasha-Simona hug

Day 8: Highlights include an outstanding win for Petra Martic and four thrilling R4 matches including Mugs-Mlads drama

Day 9: Highlights include three set wins for Svitolina and Pliskova, and the Garcia-Cornet match

Day 10: Highlights include QF wins for Bacsinszky and Ostapenko on a wet and windy day in Paris

Day 11: Highlights include a dramatic Halep-Svitolina QF and Bacsinszky’s press conference from the previous day

Day 12: Highlights include RG SFs and a preview of the Halep-Ostapenko final



Day 1 Pt.1: Highlights include a Cibulkova-Petkovic thriller and a heartwarming return for Madison Keys

Day 1 Pt. 2: Highlights include Kvitova’s return to Centre Court and Azarenka-Bellis

Day 2 Pt. 1: Highlights include a good start for my faves, Lucie and Timea!

Day 2 Pt. 2: Highlights include a Martic-Gavrilova thriller, a first Slam win for Ar. Rodionova and Stephen’s return

Day 3 Pt. 1: Highlights include recap/photos of Azarenka-Vesnina and Strycova-Osaka

Day 3 Pt. 2: Highlights include recap/photos of Team Bucie and Giorgi-Keys chaos

Day 4: Highlights include Rybarikova’s stunning win over Ka. Pliskova

Day 5: Highlights from a super Centre Court clash between Azarenka and Watson, and a rollercoaster match between Konjuh and Cibulkova

Day 6: Highlights from Wozniacki-Kontaveit and Kerber-Rogers where the seeds survived

Day 8: Live Magic Monday post with regular updates

Day 9: Highlights include a QF round-up and a rant about scheduling

US Open

Day 1: Highlights include a Sharapova-Halep first round epic and Krunic’s upset win over Konta

Day 2: Highlights include Osaka’s upset win over Kerber and a link to a great podcast with Krunic

Day 3: Highlights include Makarova’s first win over Wozniacki, a funny Townsend GIF and Instagram pics from Kuznetsova-Vondrousova

Day 4: Highlights include an absolute epic between Gavrilova and Rogers

Day 5: Highlights include wins for Kvitova, Muguruza, Stephens and Goerges

Day 6 Pt. 1: Highlights include a great win for Safarova and a super trio of three setters including Radwanska-Vandeweghe, Pliskova-Zhang and Brady-Niculescu

Day 6 Pt. 2:  Highlights include *that* Kasatkina-Ostapenko handshake, another great match featuring Svitolina and Rogers, and Kvitova’s press conference from the previous game

Day 7: Highlights include Kvitova’s win over Muguruza and Stephens beating Goerges for the second time in a month

Day 8: Highlights include a sixth Slam QF for Kanepi, a huge win for Keys over Svitolina and a link to a great rally between Williams and Suârez Navarro from the previous day

Day 9: Highlights from two great quarter-finals including Stephens vs. Sevastova and V.Williams vs. Kvitova

Day 10: Highlights include an American clean sweep with QF wins for Vandeweghe and Keys

Day 11: Highlights include semi-final results where Keys and Stephens advanced to the final and links to their press conferences


Australian Open

Day 1: Highlights include videos of Putintseva celebrating her win over Wozniacki, pictures from Serena’s R1 win over Giorgi and an interview with Vicky Duval

Day 2: Highlights include reaction to Zhang’s first GS main draw win over Halep, photos from Kerber’s dramatic first round match against Doi and video of a tremendous rally in the Nadal-Verdasco R1 match

Day 3: Highlights include a link to NCR podcast with Zhang’s R1 press conference, photos from the Suárez Navarro-Sakkari R2 match and plenty of WTA Reactions GIFs/vines

Day 4: Highlights include media from Zhang’s R2 win over Cornet, Siegemund’s R2 win over Jankovic and a funny video of Osaka in her press conference

Day 5: Highlights include Federer watching the Sharapova-Davis match, reaction to Gavrilova’s win over Mladenovic and Bacsinszky’s Kia Open AO Drive interview

Day 6: Highlights include stats from Azarenka’s amazing start to 2016, videos of Kerber’s match points and one of the shots of the tournament from Dodig in mixed doubles action

Day 7: Highlights include Gavrilova GIFs from WTA Reactions, media from the Sharapova-Bencic R4 match and a classic Nishikori GIF

Day 8: Highlights include photos from Zhang’s R4 win over Keys, media from another Monfils dive and freaky photos of Murray and Raonic

Day 9: Highlights include photos from the Radwanska-Suárez Navarro QF match, Federer’s on-court interview after beating Berdych and photos of the Williams-Sharapova handshake

Day 10: Highlights include media of Kerber’s QF win over Azarenka, photos of the Zhang-Konta hug and video of Zhang’s final press conference

Day 11: Highlights include media of Kerber’s SF win over Konta, a link to an awesome piece by Matt Zemek on Kerber and Serena’s amazing stats in her SF match against Radwanska

French Open

Day 1: Highlights include photos from Kvitova-Kovinic by Jimmie48, a fun interview with Lucie and Beth, and coverage of a big win for Viktorija Golubic

Day 2: Highlights include Muguruza’s press conference after coming from behind to beat Schmiedlova, photos of Radwanska from Jimmie48 and a recap of Begu v Mattek-Sands

Day 3: Highlights include a big win for Bertens over Kerber, Azarenka retiring to Knapp and quotes from Schiavone

Day 4: Highlights include coverage of Begu v Vandeweghe and Beck v Bondarenko, both epics, and photos of Kvitova, Safarova and Kasatkina


Day 1: Live post with recaps and photos from first round matches on the outside courts

Day 2: Highlights include the S.Williams-Sadikovic handshake, video of Wozniacki-Kuznetsova and GIFs from Kyrgios-Stepanek

Day 3: Highlights include tweets & GIFs from Bencic-Pironkova, recap of Kvitova-Cirstea and a video of Judy Murray describing the perfect Pimms

Day 4: Live post with recaps and photos from first and second round matches on court 2, court 3 and the outside courts

Day 5: Highlights include videos from S.Williams-McHale & V.Williams-Kasatkina, interviews with Beck and Pavs, and an honest press conference with Watson

Day 6: Live post with recap and photos from second and third round matches on court 1 and the outside courts

Day 8: Media round-up from Magic Monday include highlights from Radwanska-Cibulkova, “Play of the day” from Halep and some awesome pics of Dasha squared

Day 9: Highlights include Vesnina’s joy of reaching first Slam semi-final, highlights of Kerber-Halep and incredible shot from Hradecka in doubles

Day 10: Highlights include video of Federer-Cilic, an awesome shot from Raonic and videos from Murray-Tsonga

US Open

Day 6: Highlights include previews of Venus-Pliskova, Radwanska-Konjuh and an awesome Poots GIF