Sunday, April 12, 2015

Family Circle Cup - Female Turns Pro at Fourteen

Which female player turned pro when she was fourteen and then finished the next year ranked in the top twenty?

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Family Circle Cup - Number One City

Which city was voted the Number One City in the United States in Conde Nast’s Reader’s Choice Awards for the 4th time in 2014?

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

They Duked It Out

I thought Wisconsin would take down Kentucky in the Final Four and as always, with teams of this level, it could have easily gone the other way.

Just as both Wisconsin and Duke were trading blows last night with a plethora of lead changes it began to seem the Badgers were taking the game their way.

But, within minutes, something changed - mainly the aggressive and boundless play of two young freshmen Blue Devils named Tyus Jones and Grayson Allen. And, they weren't the only freshmen on the court. There was also Winslow and Okafor. I'm not even a Duke fan, but oh what's to come?

This was perhaps the most exciting basketball, excuse me, sports competition I've seen in quite some time.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Family Circle Cup - Petkovic's 2014 Win Revisited

Andrea Petkovic
Many of the matches, many at the Family Circle Cup, were fantastic to watch.

I don't remember too many blow-outs nor many upsets not fought hard for.

If you watched Petkovic at Family Circle Cup or other more recent tournaments, you have to realize how sound her strokes are and for the most part, her shot selection.

But, what I've realized over the last few weeks, is how she manages her game. Soon I believe she will be managing her opponent's game, even more so, as she did this last week.

She overwhelmed Sabine Lisicki in two sets at 6-0, 6-1. She then took down Lucie Safarova in three sets 6-3, 1-6, 6-1 in the quarterfinals. There was nothing about her arrogant or over-confident in the first and nothing about her that seemed worried in the latter, but the prior was not like seeing Pete Sampras rifle through a match and then waiting for him to smile sometime the next day after he had his favorite breakfast.