Grand Slams

Preview – Women’s Semifinals at Australian Open

By DownTheTee | August 31, 2021

By Jane Voigt — Crystal balls have been the gimmick behind hundreds of ill-conceived endeavors. But, as we all know, they don’t work. Because who would have believed that two semifinalists would be seeded 17 and 30? And, let’s be frank, who would have believed that Agnieszka Radwanska would succeed playing finesse to the power…

Australian Open, TV Schedule

By DownTheTee | August 31, 2021

Melbourne is 16 hours ahead of east coast time. DownTheTee recommends wearing two watches. One set to your local time, the other to Oz time. Once someone notices your two watches, conversations will sprout the way tennis balls bounce on a court. 2015 Australian Open TV Schedule (All times Eastern Standard)  Sunday, Jan. 18  …

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AS NADAL’S PERMANENCE ENDURES, ROLAND GARROS BRACES FOR CHANGE

By DownTheTee | August 13, 2021

by Jane Voigt What would the French Open be without Rafael Nadal winning yet one more title? Sunday marked his eleventh, a run of bold, brave and impenetrable tennis we may never see duplicated by another player. But with the eleventh championship locked up, could there be a 12 or 13? Of course the answer…

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LA DOLCE VITA: CECCHINATO SHREDS THE PLANNED SCRIPT, WRITES A DIFFERENT ONE

By DownTheTee | August 13, 2021

by Jane Voigt This was not supposed to happen. Marco Cecchinato, ranked number 72, defeated 12-time major champion Novak Djokovic, 6-3, 7-6(4), 1-6, 7-6(11) in the most improbable upset of the year. The quarterfinal victory for the Italian was as spectacular as it was unexpected. Cecchinato had never won a single match at any Grand…

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Novak Djokovic Did Win Wimbledon, But Lost Otherwise

By DownTheTee | July 15, 2019

By Jane Voigt July 15, 2019 — You didn’t have to watch the final to know who fans were routing for. The loudest cheers went to Roger Federer. The less enthusiastic ones to Novak Djokovic. Yet no matter how hard the people cheered and pulled and hoped that their guy would win his 9th Wimbledon title and…

Celebrate 50 Years of Open Tennis: Treat Doubles With Respect

By DownTheTee | July 15, 2018

by Jane Voigt This year is supposed to be a celebration for tennis. It’s the 50-year anniversary of the Open Era for the game. In 1968 professionals were invited to join the amateurs to play at the biggest tournaments, the grandest being Wimbledon. Read More

Mike Bryan, With Help, Makes Doubles History at Wimbledon

By DownTheTee | July 14, 2018

by Jane Voigt Men’s and women’s singles are the money winners for Grand Slams because of viewership numbers and the rights fees they justify. However, doubles remains the more popular category for “club players,” the folks who really rule the tennis industry’s bottom line. Read More