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Is Bigger Better? Not From My Point of View.

By DownTheTee | August 3, 2021

Washington D.C. August 3, 2021 — Yeah. I get it. Citi Open Tennis Tournament has become a big deal, now that Rafael Nadal is there. It’s his first visit to this ATP 500 tournament located in America’s capital, Washington D.C. This tournament that’s been a headliner for over 52 years and was conceived and started…

Djokovic and Agassi. A Winning Combo?

By DownTheTee | June 1, 2017

By Jane Voigt Today’s story comes from TheSportsHaven. It’s about a slumping world number-two Novak Djokovic and his all-out efforts to get back on top, like way on top … number one in the world. 

Mladenovic Saves France

By DownTheTee | May 29, 2017

By Jane Voigt Like Jeanne d’Arc, Kristina Mladenovic saved France. Doubtful the six-foot Frenchwoman will be sainted for her efforts, yet her courage, concentration and tenacity were certainly virtuous today.  Seeded number thirteen, with great expectations on her shoulders, Mladenovic took a medical time out three games into the first set. Her back hurt.  “I pulled…

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Black on Top, Wins WTA Doubles Final with Mirza

By DownTheTee | October 26, 2014

By: Jane Voigt, The Tennis Island It was a day marked with firsts and lasts as the WTA Final’s doubles championship match kicked off in the city-state of Singapore on Sunday. Chinese Taipei’s Hsieh Su-wei and China’s Peng Shuai vied to win back-to-back titles in their last match as a team, after a two-year partnership.…

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? Sharapova Out, But Not Down

By DownTheTee | October 24, 2014

By: Jane Voigt, The Tennis Island Maria Sharapova likes chances. She’s a risk taker. Put her on any court and she’ll play her best, fight tooth and nail, scream and screech. Even if she can’t serve. Simply put, this is the matter with Maria…with a grateful nod to a Rodgers & Hammerstein classic. With calculators clicking…

What Else Can Be Said About Roger Federer

By DownTheTee | September 4, 2014

By Jane Voigt He is adored and adoring. He is the greatest tennis player of all time. He is generous, kind and a sportsman. He is Roger Federer.  He’ll step on Arthur Ashe Stadium this evening in the last of the quarterfinal matches of this U. S. Open. It will be his 39th quarterfinal at a…

Consistency, The Holy Grail of Tennis

By DownTheTee | May 20, 2014

By Jane Voigt Five-year-old kids slap at tennis balls willy nilly. They love it. They smile and jump, and will suddenly turn their pint-size racquets into swords as they push the limits of their tennis teachers.  It’s not a big deal. That’s what kids do. They should have fun, when introduced to tennis. The same…

Washington, D.C. Legacies: The Capital Tennis Town

By DownTheTee | July 29, 2013

By Jane Voigt, Special for World Tennis Magazine, World Tennis Magazine Washington D.C. (July 28, 2013) Politicians, lawyers, and journalists make up a large percentage of the working population in Washington D.C. Yet little known to those that peer inside the capital beltway is the celebrity of tennis here. Citi Open, formerly called The Legg Mason…

Rhythm Not Interrupted, Djokovic Wins 4th AO

By DownTheTee | January 27, 2013

By Jane Voigt Up in the dark. DownTheTee did start, with coffee perking in the pot. The Australian Open for men was about to start. Get a blanket, a pillow and keyboard to touch.  It didn’t go five like last year’s marathon, but that thought came alive.  Nonetheless, Novak Djokovic prevailed in four and won…

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Venus Williams: The Building of a Champion

By DownTheTee | October 18, 2012

By Jane Voigt, owner of DownTheTee.com, World Tennis Magazine Statistics follow Venus Williams like baby ducks after their mother. Five Wimbledon titles and two U. S. Open titles. Those are only the majors ones, though. And to think she didn’t choose her fate, her destiny which makes up chapters in tennis history annals. The BeginningRichard Williams,…