Kvitova vs. Osaka Could Be Awesome

Petra Kvitova vs. Naomi Osaka I watched Naomi Osaka take apart Madison Keys in the 2018 US Open semifinal.  It became clear to me that Osaka could hit with power like many on tour and could also scramble and play defense and could also counter-punch turning defense to offense.  At the conclusion of the match,…

Tennis Abides: Players of the Year

2018 WTA Player of the Year – Naomi Osaka The 2018 WTA Player of the Year is a topic that could be debated without any clear verdict.  Still, I think Naomi Osaka’s virtuoso performance at the US Open firmly established her as a player who can become the dominant force on the WTA Tour.  She…

What Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka Need to Do to Win

Serena Willams vs Naomi Osaka: This Could be a Classic Serena Williams has won 23 majors and played in hundreds of big matches because she does something better than nearly anyone else.  Serena’s transitions from offense to defense and from defense to offense trouble her opponents. Serena has the best serve on the WTA Tour…