Tennis News: Moody Federer, Watson On Form

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Federer docked a Point

It’s unusual for the usually ice cool GOAT but he was docked a point in Shanghai.  We can’t find the actual footage on YouTube, but he does admit to it in the press conference afterwards and even looks a little moody!

Maybe he is human after all.

And to be fair he did have a great second set where he played unbelievable and saved many match points.

Coco Gauff Wins her First WTA Tournament in Linz

Coco Gauff’s incredible year just keeps on getting better as she won her first tour level event in the indoor tournament in Linz.

She defeated the 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in the final and also beat Kiki Bertens in a previous round too so it was no fluke.

GBs Heather Watson Finally Goes on a Run

It’s been a long while since Heather Watson went on a winning run at a WTA tournament but she did just that in Tianjin last week.

 

A great effort by GBs women over the weekend, as they defeated Kazahkstan 3-1 to achieve promotion to the World Group.

It only took the 26 years! Seriously, a great effort and Katie Boulter is improving rapidly into a good prospect.

She had match points against Yulia Putenseva in her first rubber but lost. It shows great strength of character to come back and win her second rubber, especially after being a set down.

LTA First to Sign Up to Sporting Equals Charter

Good to hear that the LTA is the first UK sports body to sign up to the Sport Equals Charter.

It has been set up to actively promote greater particpation from the BAME communities (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic).

The LTA’s SERVES Tennis Festival has visited East London and Anne Keothavong, Katie Dart and Katie Swan were in attendence.

I know that the BAME community is underrepresented at my tennis club so credit where credit is due it’s a promising sign to address this imbalance.

 

 

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