Break Points: Madison Keys Makes Her First WTA Final

Notable Results:

  • Eastbourne SF: Feliciano Lopez d. Sam Querrey 6-4, 7-6
  • Eastbourne SF: (1) Richard Gasquet d. Denis Istomin 6-4, 6-2
  • Eastbourne SF: (5) Angelique Kerber d. (8) Caroline Wozniacki 3-6, 7-6, 6-3
  • Eastbourne SF: Madison Keys d. Heather Watson 6-3, 6-1
  • ‘s-Hertogenbosch SF: Benjamin Becker d. Joao Sousa 6-3, 7-6
  • ‘s-Hertogenbosch SF: Roberto Bautista Agut d. Jurgen Melzer 4-6, 6-2, 7-6
  • ‘s-Hertogenbosch SF: Coco Vandeweghe d. (8) Klara Koukalova 6-4,6-2
  • ‘s-Hertogenbosch SF: Jie Zheng d. Magdalena Rybarikova 6-1, 6-3

News & Links:

The Wimbledon draws are out! Check them out.

Lautaro Grinspan returned to The Changeover to talk about what it’s like to be a fan of Maria Sharapova. 

Lindsay wrote a guide to keeping sexism out of women’s tennis coverage in Sports on Earth.

I love this by Tom Perrotta on the new generation in women’s tennis. He writes that it’s about time for them to show up:

Between March 1997 and August 2005, nine different women reached the No. 1 ranking: Martina Hingis, Lindsay Davenport, Jennifer Capriati, Venus Williams, Serena Williams, Kim Clijsters, Justine Henin, Amelie Mauresmo and Sharapova. Those women have each won at least two Grand Slam singles titles and have amassed 53 total in their careers so far.

Most of these players continued to make it tough on each other for several years, but starting about five years ago, they were leaving the stage. Only three of those women—Venus Williams, 34, Serena Williams, 32, and Sharapova, 27—are playing today. Two of them, Serena Williams and Sharapova, are still considered the players to beat. Williams had one of her finest seasons last year, with a 78-4 record and 11 titles.

It’s been a good week for the American women, with Coco Vandeweghe making her second career final and Madison Keys her first. Hannah Wilks caught up with rising star Keys in Eastbourne.

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One Response

  1. Shirley Hartt
    Shirley Hartt June 22, 2014 at 8:30 am |

    Enjoyed all these pieces but especially Lindsay’s guide to keeping sexism out of women’s tennis coverage. I’ve started to post comments about WTA players on a couple sites I follow regularly. One site must have over 80% of its articles about the men. Am hoping that they will realize what interesting stories they are missing out on and start to provide better coverage of the women’s tour. But at least some of that info gets on their site.
    If a lot of us kept writing about the women players perhaps the balance of the coverage would improve.

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