Greg DePalma and PSN tennis analyst Andrea Leand look at headlines from around the tennis world, including growing speculation about a contemporary “battle of the sexes” between Serena Williams and John McEnroe. They also discuss Stan Wawrinka pulling the curtain down on his season, along with a review of last week’s Citi Open in Washington.
Tennis: Stan Wawrinka becomes the latest to call an early end to his 2017 season, scuttling a U.S. Open title defense. Victoria Azarenka also is cutting back on her schedule.
Greg DePalma and PSN tennis analyst Andrea Leand take a look at Wimbledon‘s opening round, in which No.5 seed Stan Wawrinka was given an early exit and Nick Kyrgios was forced to abandon his match with injury. Roger Federer, on the other hand, scored his 85th win to take sole possession of the men’s all-time record.
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.
Rafael Nadal goes for his 10th French Open Championship starting tomorrow in Paris. Even though he’s likely to make it happen, at even-money odds you’ll have to double down hard to make anything substantial. Let’s take a look at Nadal’s toughest competitors as well as the players who have the best chance to pull off an upset or two and offer you the best earnings worth your time.
Tennis: Roger Federer continues his renaissance at Indian Wells, while Elena Vesnina is a surprise winner among the women. Next up: The Miami Open, which has taken injury hits from Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams.
Tennis: One 2017 major in the books, and it might be tough for the rest of them to top what happened over a fortnight at the Australian Open.