Ostapenko falls prey to the defending champion “curse”

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The defending champion “curse” strikes again! We knew it was going to be a tough first round match for the 20 year old Jelena Ostapenko (5) of Latvia when she walked onto Court Philippe Chatrier to face the unseeded Kateryna Kozlova … Continue reading

Svitolina, Ostapenko, Venus Williams and Stephens in French Open action today

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The 2018 French Open gets underway today with some big Ladies draw names in action First up, Elina Svitolina (4) from the Ukraine against Ajla Tomljanović from Australia. Svitolina is certainly the danger player at this year’s French Open. The … Continue reading

The race for the WTA top spot continues at the Australian Open

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With the 2018 Australian Open officially getting underway at Melbourne Park tomorrow, the race for the WTA top spot in Ladies tennis continues. Ever since Serena Williams relinquished the title, after a “cat and mouse” game with Angelique Kerber of … Continue reading

Venus Williams and Jelena Ostapenko victorious on Day 5

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Venus Williams powered her way past Japan’s Naomi Osaka with a 7-6(3) 6-4 victory on Court 1 today, to advance to this year’s fourth round at the Wimbledon Championships. Playing in her 98th match at Wimbledon, the 37 year old, … Continue reading

Ostapenko wins the Birthday girl battle, and into the Final

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Jelena Ostapenko from Latvia celebrated her 20th birthday in style when she defeated fellow birthday girl, Timea Bacsinszky 7-6(4) 3-6 6-3 on Court Philippe Chatrier today, to reach her first French Open final. The crowd was treated to 2 hours … Continue reading

Previewing the French Open Ladies semi-final matches

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Tomorrow is the Ladies semi-finals day at the French Open and we should be in for some great action. Timea Bacsinszky vs Jelena Ostapenko First up will be the birthday girls – the 30th seed, Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland and … Continue reading

Ostapenko stops Wozniacki in her tracks

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The 19 year old Latvian player, Jelena Ostapenko reached her first Grand Slam semi-final, after defeating the 11th seed, Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark, 4-6 6-2 6-2 in less than favourable conditions on Court Suzanne Lenglen today. This is the Latvian’s … Continue reading