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Tennis News by Jane Voigt at TheSportsHaven.com 

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Novak Djokovic won his fourth Wimbledon title and proved to the world that he is definitely back in the tennis saddle. Photo credit Leslie Billman tennisclix.com.

Grading Wimbledon:
Who Went to the Top of the 2018 Class?

July 17, 2018.





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Rafael Nadal looking comfortable with the Coupe des Mousquetaire, altering defeating first-time finalist Dominic Thiem Sunday. The title was Nadal’s 11th. Photo credit: JohnAnthony/ISPA/tennisclix 


French Open Recap: Nadal Wins 11th Title, Halep Wins 1st Grand Slam & More. 

June 11, 2018. 










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Rafael Nadal takes a bite from U.S. Open trophy last September. The King of Clay is expected to repeat his dominance in Paris when Roland Garros gets underway Sunday, May 27. Photo credit Leslie Billman tennisclix.com.

King of Clay: Rafael Nadal Expected to Win Record 11th French Open Title
May 22, 2018






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An elated John Isner, after winning the BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells, Calif. It was his first ATP Masters 1000 singles title. Photo credit Karla Kinne tennisclix.com.





All-American Sweep Marks Last Miami Open for Key Biscayne
April 3, 2018







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Roger Federer, BNP Paribas Open, 2017. Federer has 1000 points to defend his at this Indian Wells Masters tournament, which begins March 8, 2018.

Transcending Tennis: Roger Federer Ascends to No. 1, Again
February 20, 2018






Roger Federer: Tennis’s Miracle at the Australian Open and Beyond.
January 29, 2018 


Tennis Thoughts: Can The Big Four Bounce Back? December 1, 2017

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Rafael Nadal (left) and Roger Federer, during the awards ceremony at Indian Wells, 2017. Federer beat Nadal to win his 5th title in the desert. 

By Jane Voigt

December 1, 2017 — Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal had spectacular seasons. They each won two Grand Slams; and, they ended the year ranked one and two respectively for the eighth time in their careers. However, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray skirted almost half the season due to injuries. Can they pick up where they left off and help lift the Big Four to its acquired status? If not, will we see the Golden Era of Men’s Tennis come to a close? 



Jana Novotna: Smooth and Graceful on Court; Dead at 49. November 22, 2017

By Jane Voigt

November 23, 2017 — Jana Novotna’s grace and brilliance in doubles won her the Wimbledon Singles Championship in 1998. But five years earlier, she had come within two games of that same title, losing her direction and the match only to create one of the most enduring moments in sport during the 1990s: She cried on the shoulder of The Duchess of Kent, during the awards ceremony. Novotna died three days ago of cancer. She was 49.

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Sloane Stephens celebrates her U.S. Open title, after defeating friend and fellow American, Madison Keys
6-3, 6-0. This was Stephens’ first Grand Slam victory. 

WTA Triumph: Women’s Tennis Won Big in 2017. November 10, 2017

By Jane Voigt

November 10, 2017 - You may have watched more men’s tennis matches in 2017 just because it was so darn hard to find women’s matches on television or through any other electronic means. However, when compared, nothing surpassed the drama, athleticism or heartwarming comebacks witnessed on the WTA Tour this year. Photo credits Leslie Billman tennisclix.com. 


Singapore’s WTA Finals Drenched with Drama, Missed by Millions. October 30, 2017

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By Jane Voigt

October 30, 2017 — Caroline Wozniacki (right) won her biggest title at the WTA Finals in Singapore, October 29, defeating Venus Williams, whom she had never beaten in 7 attempts. Too bad thousands and perhaps millions of tennis fans couldn’t see it. That tragedy rests directly on the shoulders of the WTA. Photo credit Karla Kinne tennisclix.com. 




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The familiar and decades-old rivalry between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal (above left to right) has resurfaced in 2017. Last week at The Shanghai Masters tournament, Federer beat Nadal in the final, winning his 94th career title. ("Roger Federer Proves Himself Twice at Shanghai Masters") The win was Federer’s 5th consecutive victory over Nadal. Both have won 6 titles for the year and split the Grand Slams. Federer won the Australian Open and Wimbledon; Nadal won Roland Garros and The U.S. Open. 
Photo credit Jane Voigt. 

More from TheSportsHaven.com

Roger Federer Proves Himself Twice at Shanghai Masters. October 16, 2017

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Billie Jean King steps up to the mic, during the opening ceremonies of The U.S. Open last year. Photo credit Leslie Billman tennisclix.com.

Billie Jean King’s Enduring Contribution: Tolerance. October 3, 2017

King’s Court: Billie Jean’s Battle of the Sexes Continues. September 20, 2017

Breakthroughs, Normalcy, and Resurrections at the 2017 U.S. Open. Sept. 12, 2017

Here it Comes Again The Big Brash U. S. Open. August 24, 2017

The Future of Tennis You Might Not Want to See. August 16, 2017

Birthday Boy: Roger Federer Still Leads the Pack at 36 Years Old. August 10, 2017

Does Novak Djokovic Deserve Criticism for Taking Rest of Year Off? July 27, 2017

Roger Federer Soared, But Did Wimbledon? July 17, 2017

Bernard Tomic’s Latest Transgression Spells Trouble for the Tennis Star. July 8, 2017

McEnroe Is Still Out of Touch. June 28, 2017

ATP Ascension: ATP’s Top Spot Up For Grabs at Wimbledon. June 23, 2017

Faces of Tennis Familiar and Fresh after 2017 French Open. June 13, 2017

Novak Djokovic Experiencing Breath of Fresh Air with Andre Agassi. June 1, 2017

Roland Garros Gusto: 2017 French Open Preview. May 24, 2017

Sharapova Stunned by French Tennis Federation. Wild Card Denied. May 17, 2017

Why Is It so Hard to Watch Women’s Matches? May 10, 2017

Comeback Trail: Tennis’s Top Players Exercising Spirited Rejuvenation. May 3, 2017

Sharapova Wins First Match Back, Stays Neutral in Suspension Debate. April 27, 2017





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