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Posts created by AlexWillis

Posts created by AlexWillis

  • Australian Open in pursuit of a ‘whole new level’

    By Alexandra Willis 5 October 2010 . Tennis Australia threw down the gauntlet to the Grand Slam nations as it announced a series of attention-grabbing changes to the 2011 Australian Open, the first Major tennis tournament of the calendar year. Launched under the slogan “a whole new level,” top of the list was the offer […]

  • Wozniacki on verge of clinching No.1 ranking

    5 October 2010 . Caroline Wozniacki is within touching distance of clinching the world No.1 women’s tennis ranking after winning the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo last week. As revealed first by sporting intelligence, the Dane merely has to reach the quarter-finals or better in this week’s China Open in Beijing to surpass Serena […]

  • ALEX WILLIS: ‘I never experienced that unfathomable pull of a fan putting their lung capacity into cheering on 11 men they don’t know’

    ALEXANDRA WILLIS is the Deputy Editor of ACE Tennis Magazine, and alongside mag work and an affair with social media, has the dubious honour of following British players to Grand Slam qualifying from time to time as part of her professional duties. If you happen to bump into her court-side, she’ll probably tell you that she went […]

  • French Open may remain at Roland Garros

    24 September 2010 . The French Open may abandon plans to re-locate to the Parisian suburbs after a vital concession that could allow the French Tennis Federation (FFT) to expand the existing site. Organisers have been seeking ways to modernise and improve the historic location near the French capital’s Bois de Boulogne, but have been […]

  • Andy Murray will hold out for a big name

    21 September 2010 . Andy Murray has given the clearest indication yet that he is seeking a big name as a replacement for former coach Miles Maclagan, someone with the necessary experience and expertise to catapult the Scot from a Grand Slam finalist to a Grand Slam champion. In an interview with the Telegraph, Murray, […]

  • Spanish women failing to benefit from Nadal’s success

    By Alexandra Willis 17 September 2010 . Rafael Nadal may be on his way to becoming the most marketable tennis player in the world, striking a chord for Spanish tennis by completing a career Grand Slam at the US Open in New York, but it appears that all is not rosy in the Spanish game. […]

  • Nadal hot on the heels of Federer’s status as top earner in tennis

    By Alexandra Willis 16 September 2010 . Rafael Nadal is set to surpass Roger Federer as the top-earning tennis player after becoming the youngest player to complete the career Grand Slam since tennis turned professional in 1968. The Spaniard, who defeated Novak Djokovic in a bruising rain-delayed encounter to lift the US Open trophy for […]

  • Hingis fans the flames of comeback rumours

    By Alexandra Willis 8 September 2010 . Martina Hingis has given the clearest indication yet that she may return to professional tennis, corroborating rumours that have been circling internet forums since her career was cut short by a drugs suspension in 2007. In an exclusive interview with ACE Tennis Magazine at Wimbledon, as reported by […]

  • Bookies retain faith in Murray despite early US Open exit

    By Alexandra Willis 6 September 2010 . Bookmakers Ladbrokes are offering odds of 1-2 that Andy Murray will win a Grand Slam during his career, despite the Scot’s bizarre exit at the hands of Stanislas Wawrinka in the third round of the US Open. The British No1 was at a loss to explain the reasons […]

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