When Heather Watson won the 2012 HP Open in Osaka, she lifted more than just the trophy – she also raised hopes for the future of British women’s tennis
A Wimbledon native describes the impact of tennis on the sleepy SW19 suburb.
He has fallen to his knees and leapt above the ground. He has lifted his head in triumph and thrust it back in anguish. He has shed tears of ecstasy and tears of heartbreak.
When playing on the red clay of Europe, defense and steadiness have traditionally been the essential traits most likely to reap success.
Virginie Razzano, an elegant player born in Dijon, France, calls herself “the girl with a smile.” At last year’s French Open, she had plenty to smile about as she handed Serena Williams a stunning first-round defeat
Constant training, tournaments and travel make for a busy existence on the ATP tour. Add the responsibility of fatherhood and life can get very interesting.
Tour success often requires more than athletic talent, says Janowicz, the straight-shooter from Poland. As a player attempts to survive the early years on tour, he emphasizes the necessity of sponsorship and financial support from one’s country.
With the Australian Open complete and the hard courts of Indian Wells and Miami fast approaching, Canadian upstart Milos Raonic intends to push his limits in his quest to crack the top five.