Monday, March 07, 2022

Weekend Tennis Roundup


Nice tournament wins for Leylah Fernandez and Zhang Shuai -- and Davis Cup qualifications were in full swing. Plus lots of action off the court, including tub time with Guido Pella and gym time with J.J. Wolf BELOW.

No.8 seed Zhang Shuai of China staged a comeback victory to clinch her third career title at the Open 6e Sens Métropole de Lyon on Sunday, overcoming wildcard Dayana Yastremska of Ukraine 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. Zhang fought back from a break down two times in the final set to collect her first singles title in over four years and her first title outside of Guangzhou, where she triumphed in 2013 and 2017. Nothing against the 33-year-old old, but it was hard not to root for her 21-year-old competitor, whose country surely could have used some good news. 

Leylah Fernandez saved a whopping five match points -- including one immediately after a 15-minute break when some of the lights in the arena went out during play -- to defeat Camila Osorio of Colombia in the final of Monterrey, 6-7(5), 6-4, 7-6(4). It was sad to see either of them lose, but also fitting for the Canadian to defend her crown that kickstarted her meteoric rise last year. 

Around the net ...

Oh, Dominic: I thought Naomi Osaka made it OK to admit mental illness

Watch HERE.

Grigor Dimitrov fanboys the Williams sisters

Channeling his inner Bobby Fischer

Ryan Harrison is finally returning to play ... at a Challenger in Mexico

Room for one more?

Jack Draper works on his model legs

I hope Jamie Murray brought his sun cream 

How do join the Santiago Franchini bunch?

Bosnia and Herzegovina looks like a winning team to me

Andreas Mies en route to Indian Wells

As is coach Julian Knowle

David O'Hare is living the life!

Team U.S.A. cleaned up in Reno

Heartbreak for Norbert Gombos and the boys

Yet Slovakia kept its eye on the bigger picture 

Davis Cup qualifiers 2022: Results at a glance HERE.

Christian Harrison and I have something in common

Friends of C

Christian values

Does Borna Coric have a new sugar daddy?

Who'd you rather?

Who's on top? Joe Salisbury and Kyle Edmund

24 candles for Eduardo Nava

More J.J. Wolf porn

Working stiff Jan-Michael Gambill

Oscar Otte and Kevin Krawietz smoldering in Rio

Kudos to Oscar Otte for snapping this shot of teammate Yannick Hanfmann

Now who do we have to thank for these? 

Imagine being paid to take care of Robert Farah's backside

Oh, Daddy

Sign me up

That Noah Rubin sure has an eye for talent

Reilly Opelka assumes the position

I wonder if Ivan can keep the big American's mouth closed

Weekly Tobias Simon fix

Andreas Mies takes in 'King Richard'

More Benjamin Lock

Maria Sakkari with coach Tom Hill & Co.

Is Grigor trying the Hansel and Gretel diet?

It looks like Team Harrison had as smooth a venture to Mexico ...

... as Damian and I do every time we travel abroad! 

Look who made a surprise visit to the Tipsarevic academy! 

Novak Djokovic is truly a monster 🙄🙄🙄

Guido Andreozzi cleans up nicely

No denying Team Germany 

How do you say "towel boy" in German? 

Mitchell Krueger's very lucky dog

I'll never understand how people like Matteo Berrettini can get sucked into basketball

Germany's Mats Moraing upset No. 1 seed Quentin Halys 7-6(11), 6-3 to win the 5th #ATPChallenger singles title of his career!


Tom Hill sans espresso! 

I never liked anything about Lleyton Hewitt ... until he grew up

And last but not least: More stills from the latest episode of J.J. Wolf's "My Tennis Life"

Nice to see that Pride flag in the gym where he's working out. 

Watch  HERE.


Anonymous said...

What is going on with Dominic, I think I missed something?

j said...

JJ should have an Only Fan