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Tennischick's Articles – April 2010 Archive (3)

The Olympics, vs. Fed Cup/Davis Cup

Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the USA

Some time ago I started a series on some of the changes I would like to see in tennis. Some would say that my ideas were fueled more by idealism than by practicality. And even I have to admit that today’s suggestion certainly falls more within the realm of dreamland. In a nutshell, the seventh change that I would like to see in tennis is for there to be a… Continue

Added by tennischick on April 26, 2010 at 7:56pm — No Comments

Hooking up and splitting up, in doubles

Huber and Petrova hold trophy and flowers after winning doubles final at Family Circle Cup Tennis in Charleston.

A doubles partnership is very much like a marriage. Some people enter it at a whim, not really expecting anything to come from it. In such cases, usually nothing does. The players involved may enjoy a win or three, but once they get past the infatuation phase, they discover that they really don’t have what it takes to last. And they split.… Continue

Added by tennischick on April 21, 2010 at 8:18pm — No Comments

How will smaller tournaments survive?

Stosur waves after advancing to finals at Family Circle Cup Tennis in Charleston

I bailed on Family Circle Cup this weekend. I just wasn’t in the mood to drive that distance to watch the lesser members of the WTA Tour. Ouch that was harsh. But the truth is that the minute the Big Babes started calling in injured, I canceled my days off and decided to go to work as usual. To be honest, I have no regrets.

Go… Continue

Added by tennischick on April 17, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

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