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Dayana Yastremska is Breaking Out
Dayana Yastremska is Breaking Out

Not all the top players decided to play the lower tier tournaments this week before the French. The ones that do play usually do it in order to get a few more prep matches before the big two weeks at Roland Garros. The most interesting of these tournaments this week...

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Mexico: The Pickleball Invasion!
Mexico: The Pickleball Invasion!

As I was scanning the news headlines online, what caught my eyes was an interesting headline on The Washington Post about Americans moving to Mexico. The move on its own was not surprising; after all the story of Americans is the story of migration in search of a...

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Pliskova on the Rise
Pliskova on the Rise

I’ve written a few blogs now about the importance of coaching, and also about the need for more women’s coaches. So, you can imagine I was pretty happy to see Karolina Pliskova winning the Italian Open with the help of her coach and legendary tennis player Conchita...

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Rafa Nadal is Back
Rafa Nadal is Back

I’ve been writing a lot about Rafa Nadal during the whole clay court swing, outlining his form throughout. I’ve had my doubts about his form going into the French Open. Those doubts were erased this week at the Italian Open. Rafa came in to the Italian Open with...

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The Coaching Sweet Spot
The Coaching Sweet Spot

To Jason Stacy, coach to Aryna Sabalenka, high performance coaching is so much more than preparing the body for competition, it is also about preparing the mind. Over the years, Jason has adopted a unique approach to training, entitled ‘Mindset & Movement...

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Thiem, Bertens and Djokovic in Top Form in Madrid
Thiem, Bertens and Djokovic in Top Form in Madrid

It’s been an interesting week in Madrid, with lots of competitive matches, and some emotional story lines too. The hashtag #graciasferru was trending this week as David Ferrer played his last tournament of his fantastic and storied career. I’ve already written about...

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Top Players Head to Italian Open
Top Players Head to Italian Open

It’s been an interesting week in Madrid, and to keep the momentum going on the clay courts, we now we head into the third Masters clay court tournament in four weeks – the Italian Open. This tournament has a special place in my heart because as a 10-year-old I lived...

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Female Coaches on the Pro Circuit
Female Coaches on the Pro Circuit

My best coach ever was a woman! This means a great deal, coming from someone in her fifties, who started playing tennis as an older teenager and has always had a coach. Since I picked up a racquet, I have had at least 10 private coaches and have taken lessons, at...

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Nadal and Federer hit Madrid
Nadal and Federer hit Madrid

The world’s top players have descended upon Madrid this week, as both the women and men will be playing this prestigious tournament. It promises to be an exciting week of tennis, with multiple interesting story lines in play. Roger Federer will be making his return to...

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Nadal Loses Again: Time to Worry
Nadal Loses Again: Time to Worry

Ok, now I’m starting to worry about the invincibility of Rafa Nadal on clay. He has lost two straight semifinals at tournaments he owns – Monte Carlo and Barcelona. After his exit in the in Barcelona to a red-hot Dominic Thiem, Nadal said it was the best he’s played...

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