MELBOURNE/WASHINGTON, February 20, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Naomi Osaka has been perfect in Grand Slam finals. For that matter, she’s been perfect on court for the past year. Simply unbeatable, and arguably the best clutch player of her generation. On […]
MELBOURNE/WASHINGTON, February 18, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Tenth-seeded Serena Williams of the United States and third-seeded Naomi Osaka of Japan faced each other for the second time at a Grand Slam, when they met in the semifinals of the Australian […]
MELBOURNE/WASHINGTON, February 17, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Everything began sunny at the Australian Open in Melbourne Park on Wednesday. From the bright skies and 25º Celsius conditions that baked Rod Laver Arena in sunshine to World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty‘s […]
MELBOURNE/WASHINGTON, February 15, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) My, how things can change in a year. Just ask American Jessica Pegula. A year ago, Pegula bowed in the first round of the Australian Open to fellow American Taylor Townsend in straight […]
MELBOURNE/WASHINGTON, February 14, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Three American women – none of them named Serena Williams – highlight play in the upper half of the women’s singles draw at the Australian Open on Monday. Unseeded Jessica Pegula starts the […]
WASHINGTON, October 20, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Both Jennifer Brady of the United States and Dayana Yastremska from Ukraine lost in the first round of Roland Garros last month. By now, it must seem like ancient history for both of […]
WASHINGTON, September 9, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) German fortunes in the US Open has been lean for many years. Now, with Alexander Zverev‘s run to the men’s singles semifinals, that’s about to change. On Tuesday afternoon, the fifth seed Zverev […]
WASHINGTON, September 7, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Jennifer Brady has achieved another milestone in what has been her breakthrough season. On a bright and sunny Sunday afternoon, the No. 28 seed Brady beat 2016 champion Angelique Kerber, 6-1, 6-4, to […]
WASHINGTON, August 20, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) When 25-year-old American Jennifer Brady lifted her first WTA trophy after winning the inaugural Top Seed Open presented by Bluegrass Orthopaedics in Lexington, Ky., it gave her a sense of validation that had […]
WASHINGTON, August 17, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Jennifer Brady began the week bunched among a crowded field of American players that comprised half of the 32-player draw at the Top Seed Open presented by Bluegrass Orthopaedics in Lexington, Ky. The […]
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