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Tennis royalty is all over Europe, with big name draws getting ready for Roland Garros. The WTA are playing in Strasbourg, the ATP in Geneva and, there is of course, Paris main draw tennis on a screen...

I have had numerous up and personal moments with the legend that is Serena Williams, but usually in a crowded room with  20 or so other journalists. Nonetheless, a seat close enough to have formed some...

The bookies are having a field day and the commentators can’t stop talking about it. The women’s draw at the French open has never been more open. There is no favourite and seemingly everybody...

British tennis has a hero in the oddly styled Sir Andy Murray. Surely such honours  should come at the end of a career,  although some are saying maybe his has? It has to be admitted that since becoming...

The Wimbledon draw is not yet out, but we now know that Victoria Azarenka’s come back will start on the grass of SW18. The feisty former world number 1 has been out of the game since the summer of...

Let me introduce you Elina Svitolina. She may not be a household name, but she soon will be. I predicted that the then 19 year old Victoria Azarenka would become world number 1 and she did. I backed that...

He may be the former world number 1, but not for one moment did the world number 16 and 20 year old Alexander Zverev from Germany allow him to play like one. From the off, and in the first game, when Zverev...

Novak Djokovic recently parted ways with his entire coaching team, and has totally rebooted his strategic direction as he heads into the season’s second Slam in Paris. On the heels of his 6-4, 6-3...

In a highly anticipated match that ran 2 hours 51 minutes, Genie Bouchard defeated Maria Sharapova 7-5 2-6 6-4 to advance in the Madrid Open, her biggest win in ages. After Bouchard’s earlier remarks,...

An early round match on the Madrid Open clay doesn’t usually garner sports headlines around the world, but this one will: Maria Sharapova will play Genie Bouchard Monday night at 8:00 p.m. local...