Greg DePalma and PSN tennis analyst Andrea Leand take a lingering look back at a French Open that celebrated both out-of-the-blue youth (Jelena Ostapenko) and sustained excellence (Rafael Nadal). Also, now begins the annual transition from clay to grass with just three weeks for the game’s top players to ready themselves for Wimbledon.
Tennis: With Rafael Nadal hitting a French Open milestone and Jelena Ostapenko announcing her arrival, the circuits now look ahead to the grasscourt season and next month’s Wimbledon.
Greg DePalma and PSN tennis analyst Andrea Leand review the French Open semifinals and look ahead to the weekend’s finals. After outlasting No.1 Andy Murray in five sets, does Stan Wawrinka have enough in the tank to dethrone claycourt king Rafael Nadal? Meantime, unseeded Latvian Jelena Ostapenko crashes her first Grand Slam women’s final against heavily favored Simona Halep.
Greg DePalma and PSN tennis analyst Andrea Leand analyze a French Open with equal parts predictability and intrigue, including a women’s draw assured of producing a Cinderella finalist as Jelena Ostapenko and Timea Bacsinszky meet in one semifinal. On the men’s side, three of the top four seeds remain but Novak Djokovic found himself swept out by Dominic Thiem.
Greg DePalma and PSN tennis analyst Andrea Leand preview the French Open, as the year’s second Grand Slam event gets underway next week at Roland Garros. Rafael Nadal is the odds-on favorite to win his unprecedented 10th men’s crown, while Simona Halep gets the nod in the women’s brackets.
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: More Ilie Nastase misbehavior in Madrid brings a WTA rebuke to tournament officials, while the coaching carousel continues to swirl around Nick Kyrgios and Novak Djokovic.
Karolina Pliskova from the Czech Republic is our pick to win her first career Grand Slam event when she travels down under with the rest of the world’s top tennis stars starting tonight in Melbourne for the 2017 Australian Open.