Greg DePalma and PSN tennis analyst Andrea Leand discuss a flurry of French Open headlines, topped by Tuesday’s decision to reject Maria Sharapova‘s bid for a wild-card entry in her return from a doping suspension. That comes one day after Roger Federer announced he would skip Paris and the rest of the claycourt schedule to focus on Wimbledon and beyond.
Greg DePalma and PSN tennis analyst Andrea Leand discuss Maria Sharapova‘s return in Stuttgart from a 15-month doping suspension and Laura Siegemund‘s surprise win before home fans, along with Rafael Nadal‘s continued brilliance in Barcelona. Frustration also spills over in the way BeIn Sports has televised WTA events.
‘Racing’ headlines the month of May starting with thoroughbred racing from the Kentucky Derby on the 6th and ending with the ‘Greatest Spectacle in Racing’ from the Indianapolis 500 on the 28th. May’s other top events include The Players Championship starting on the 11th and the French Open on the 28th.
Tennis: Ilie Nastase displays flashes of his old (non playing) form, Serena Williams is about to become a mom and the U.S. Fed Cup team is one step from ending a 17-year drought.
Randy Walker, publisher of WorldTennisMagazine.com, is joined by the brother-sister tandem of Cliff and Nancy Richey. Nancy is a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame and won the first French “Open” in 1968; younger brother Cliff was a semifinalist at Roland Garros in 1970.