Return of Serve Analysis: When a Very Good Return Performance Isn’t Nearly Enough
A return of serve analysis of the Serena Williams – Agnieszka Radwanska Round Robin match at the 2013 WTA Championships in Istanbul
Return of Serve Analysis: A Glimpse into Agnieszka Radwanska’s Success
An in-depth analysis of the return of serve performances by Agnieszka Radwanska and Daniela Hantuchova during their Round of 16 match in Carlsbad.
Things We Learned From the Women’s Semifinals at Wimbledon
A tale of two semis.
Stop Complaining, Everyone, All of the Wimbledon Women’s Semifinalists Are Heroes
I’m so excited for tomorrow. Here’s why you should be too.
The Verdict: Agnieszka Radwanska defeats Li Na 7-6(5), 4-6, 6-2 in the Wimbledon Quarterfinals
An evaluation of the Li Na – Radwanska quarterfinal at Wimbledon.
Changeover Mailbag: Tennis Books, Wozniacki’s Struggles, and More
Amy answers reader questions about the best tennis books, Wozniacki’s struggles, how players can work on mental strength, and more.
Stats: The Ruthless Efficiency of Serena Williams
Last night Serena Williams obliterated World Number 4 Agnieszka Radwanska 6-0, 6-3 in the semifinals of the Miami Premier Mandatory. The fourth best player offered such little resistance to one of the all-time greats of women’s tennis that it even felt like the final score could’ve been even more lopsided. Before the match started, I […]
The Backboard: Kei Nishikori, Artificial Turf, American men’s tennis, Indian Wells and more
Welcome to Stray Shots, the new home for some of my tennis thoughts and musings. This column will appear every Monday here at The Changeover. Let’s get started!
Cat, Mouse, and Error: Li Na d. Agnieszka Radwanska in the Australian Open Quarterfinals
It wasn’t always pretty, but it surely was comprehensive. No. 6 seed Li Na took out No. 4 seed Agnieszka Radwanska 7-5, 6-3 to reach her third Australian Open semifinal in four years.
Stats: Dishing Out Bagels at Slams
There has been a lot of talk recently about those nice baked goods we love to eat, and tennis players love to dish out (and avoid receiving): bagels. That got me thinking … how do the Big Four of the ATP compare against each other in terms of dishing out 6-0 sets to the opposition, specifically, how do they compare at Grand Slam events? And what do we see when we look at the WTA? My wife and I did some scavenging around on the ATP and WTA sites (the same task took us about four times longer on the WTA site, but that’s a rant for another day) and we found some interesting things. Let’s start!