Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. Our very own Toni Headley is picking the current number one ranked player in the world Victoria Azarenka (pictured above) to stay hot and take home the title at Indian Wells.
By Toni Headley
Toni Headley is a tennis expert who worked at ESPN for 10 years and has been a freelance writer there for the past 2 years. She also previously worked at CBS Sports and has covered every major tennis tournament in the world multiple times.
As the biggest and brightest stars descend on the picturesque town of Indian Wells, California for the BNP Paribas Open, I am excited to see how newly minted #1 Victoria Azarenka will fare in her first big test since winning her maiden Grand Slam title in Australia. Also, can Novak Djokovic maintain his dominant form that carried him to his fifth Grand Slam title in Australia and defend his title here in the desert?
Will the weight of being the #1 player in the world finally get to Azarenka? It certainly has not so far. After winning the Australian Open and becoming the #1 ranked player, Azarenka continued her dominance by winning her next tournament in Doha. She is currently riding a 17 match winning streak. Azarenka has had a sizzling start to the year winning three titles which includes her first Grand Slam. Let’s see if Azarenka can win here for the first time, and continue her dominance on the women’s tour. Continue reading
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Photo courtesy of lawntennis.org. Novak Djokovic (left) and Maria Sharapova (right) are my picks to take home the 4th and final Grand Slam of the year.
By Josh Kramer
All eyes in the tennis world will be focused on the Big Apple starting on Monday. The year’s fourth and final Grand Slam tournament begins with many question marks.
-Can Djokovic continue his remarkable run?
-Does Federer have another Grand Slam in him?
-Can Mardy Fish bring America it’s first Grand Slam title in eight years?
-Without Clijsters in the draw, who is the front-runner?
–Can either Williams’ sister regain their old swagger?
-Is Maria Sharapova the best player on the WTA tour? Continue reading
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Tagged Andy Murray, ATP, Flushing, Juan Martin del Potor, Kim Clijsters, Mardy Fish, Maria Sharapova, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Serena Williams, US Open, Venus Williams, Vera Zvonareva, WTA