Scott Dunlop: Worldwide Fame of Women Tennis Pros

Women tennis players may be the best known female athletes in the world. It began with Ana Kournikova having the most visited female website. Now every country has a least one big star.

The recent marriage of the number one player from India, Sania Mirza, to a Pakistan cricket player was a huge international story, despite her not that impressive world ranking. But every country cherishes their number one female player and hopes for a major championship breakthrough.

Aravane Rezai is the latest hope of the French. Rising English star, Laura Robson, just 16 years old, is covered so extensively that every word she speaks can cause a headline in her homeland. Venus’s recent outfit definitely crossed over into major fashion news.

Women tennis pros appear to be the best known and most quoted female athletes in the world.

A deeper dive into second serve statistics

The two most widely reported second serve statistics in professional tennis are the number of double faults a player hit, and their second serve winning percentage. If we’re trying to understand the effectiveness of a particular player’s second serve, relying only on those statistics has significant drawbacks. Article by Michal Kokta.

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Yves Boulais: No Excuses… Get Working

Yves was proud to work with players including Greg Rudsedski, Patricia Hy, Oliver Marach, Eugenie Bouchard and Rebecca Marino, who achieved excellent results on the world stage. He was an Olympic Coach in Barcelona 1992 & Atlanta 1996, and Captain of the Canadian FedCup Team 1998 – 2000.

Update on UK Tennis Situation with Master Louis Cayer

I would like to share a mindset I instil in all the players I coach, one I believe has greatly influenced all of the player’s performances; “whatever happens, I can handle it.” This mindset is achieved through a systematic, tactical development process, so that whoever the opponent, whatever the surface, regardless of the environment, or scoring, the players can, and will rise to the challenge as it is presented.