Amelie is back!

Entering Perth Arena today I immediately noticed somebody who has not been around for about six months. Amelie Mauresmo was there on court with Andy Murray for the warm-up. Andy certainly doesn´t belong to the chauvinist “women players are fat lazy pigs” men. She has often talked publicly very admiringly about various female players. And … Continue reading

Sabine´s serve

There are several players who might not be the highest ranked but whose grass court results show who they are on the surface. Tsvetana Pironkova is said to be a grass court specialist and Magdalena Rybarikova has played a lot better on grass than elsewhere. But the most accomplished grass court specialist must be Sabine … Continue reading

Hello, Birmingham

It´s always exciting to enter a new venue in tennis. You don´t know anything about the area, what it looks like, how it feels like, what the atmosphere is like. Yesterday entering the Priory Club in Birmingham for the first time my first thought was a disappointment, although it turned out to be a great … Continue reading

A perfect day

Today, I´m really going to keep this short. I´m not finding time to write anymore. In the evening I´m too tired, so I have to set an alarm to update my blog. Fortunately, the hotel has the Wi-Fi. Yesterday was a really complete day as far as tennis is concerned. I don´t remember a day … Continue reading

Fräulein Vorhand

In the late 80´s and early 90´s, Germany was a spoiled tennis nation. Steffi Graf was at times almost unbeatable  and the charismatic Boris Becker was very popular and successful. By the year 2000 that all was history. Graf and Becker had retired and the tournaments in Germany started to suffer big time. The Hamburg … Continue reading

Not so invincible after all

Wimbledon withdrawal symptoms are starting to hit me hard. That means I am no longer in the heat of the action at the All England Club. Instead, I am at home, trying to find an internet stream that is working. Yesterday started fine, but in the deciding moments of the thrilling match between Lisicki and … Continue reading