Greg DePalma and PSN tennis analyst Andrea Leand discuss the action at this week’s China Open, where Karolina Pliskova, Simona Halep and Elina Svitolina battle to overtake Garbine Muguruza as world No.1 with the Spaniard’s first-round walkout. Also, Canada’s Milos Raonic wins in Japan in his first match back from wrist surgery – but stirs the debate on the long professional season.
Greg DePalma and PSN tennis analyst Andrea Leand preview this week’s China Open, where U.S. Open champion Rafael Nadal and Wimbledon titleholder Garbine Muguruza hold the top seeds in Beijing. Maria Sharapova, in the field as a wild card, already has ousted Anastasija Sevastova in a rematch of their fourth-round U.S. Open clash.
Greg DePalma and PSN tennis analyst Andrea Leand look back at the inaugural Laver Cup, where power couple Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal propelled Europe to victory on the court and the event met with rousing reviews. The ATP and WTA points races also get a look, as the weeks count down to their season finales in London and Singapore.
PSN tennis analyst Andrea Leand, freshly arrived in Paris for next week’s French Open, joins Greg DePalma to discuss pre-Open headlines that include Novak Djokovic‘s selection of Andre Agassi to be his new coach. They also review the youth uprising that took place in Rome, with Alexander Zverev and Elina Svitolina winning titles.
Tennis: While baby news made a lot of off-court headlines, Alexander Zverev and Elina Svitolina registered victories in Rome to reach the highest rankings of their careers.
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.
Greg DePalma and PSN tennis analyst Andrea Leand discuss Monday’s tense match between Eugenie Bouchard and Maria Sharapova, as Bouchard prevailed in three sets after suggesting the Russian champion be banned for life. The coaching carousel also turns for Novak Djokovic and Madison Keys as they seek a return to form.
Tennis: The coaching carousel turned for both Novak Djokovic and Madison Keys last week, while Marin Cilic was the big winner on the court.
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.