Greg DePalma and PSN tennis analyst Andrea Leand take an in-depth look at the Wimbledon lineup, as the year’s third Grand Slam event gets underway next week. Roger Federer, who skipped the French Open to focus on Wimbledon, is favored to win an eighth title while Petra Kvitova gets the nod on the women’s side.
Greg DePalma and PSN tennis analyst Andrea Leand discuss a wide range of headlines in the week before Wimbledon commences, from on-court results to the writings of Andy Murray‘s mom to recent magazine covers by Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki.
Tennis: While the world top players continue their Wimbledon prep, Boris Becker gets into legal straits in London over a disputed debt and British pro Dan Evans has to deal with a drug positive.
Coaching buzz moves to the front as Greg DePalma and PSN tennis analyst Andrea Leand discuss headlines from the first week of the grasscourt season, including Nick Kyrgios‘ blunt response to John McEnroe‘s offer to take him under his tutelage. Also, Victoria Azarenka takes the court again in Mallorca after maternity leave, and an early look at Wimbledon odds.
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.
Tennis: As Maria Sharapova returned to the court after a 15-month absence and Ilie Nastase sought to clean up his verbal mess, Rafael Nadal did what he almost always does in Barcelona.
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.
Tennis: A Davis Cup weekend sees both the United States and Great Britain bow out, while two teens battle for their first WTA crown in Charleston, S.C.
With Roger Federer adding another Miami Open title to his season of revival, Greg DePalma and PSN tennis analyst Andrea Leand take on the question of how Federer and Pete Sampras would compare at the height of their careers. Also, Johanna Konta takes another step in her rise by winning at Key Biscayne, plus a Davis Cup quarterfinals preview.
Tennis: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal both continue their renaissance seasons at the Miami Open, with Federer prevailing again. On the women’s side, Johanna Konta reached a new plateau.