Double fault: Why are WTA players struggling with their serve?
Posted: June 22, 2010
For many of the top WTA players, their journey to elite status came not because of their serve, but in spite of it.From Dinara Safina to Ana Ivanovic, many of the WTA's top players have struggled to find consistency with their serve.From a 2009 ESPN.com story:"You...
2010 Australian Open - Nick's Picks - Women's Singles Round 4
Posted: January 23, 2010
Stay tuned to Nick's Pick throughout the 2010 Australian Open for in-depth coverage of the tournament!Nadia Petrova (RUS) vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) Petrova surprised just about everyone with her complete annihilation of Kim Clijsters in the third round. I don't...
2009 French Open - Nick's Picks - Women's Singles Finals
Posted: June 5, 2009
Dinara Safina (RUS) vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) If you just see the box score from Safina's win over Dominika Cibulkova you won't get the full story. Cibulkova played her extremely tough and really tested Safina's mental and physical strength. This is Safina's...
2009 French Open - Nick's Picks - Women's Singles Semifinals
Posted: June 3, 2009
Dinara Safina (RUS) vs. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) As thought, Safina got her first big test of the tournament when she faced Victoria Azarenka in the quarters. She dropped the opening set, but fought back to advance in three. The win puts her into the semis for the...