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US Open: Serena Williams defeated in semi-final by Azarenka

US Open: Serena Williams defeated in semi-final by Azarenka

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US Open: The start was favorable for Serena Williams in the US Open semi-final on Thursday, but her left ankle injury pressurized to get defeated by 1-6 6-3 6-3 against Victoria Azarenka. The US Open final match is scheduled to be played on Saturday against Japanese Naomi Osaka. The Belarusian Victoria Azarenka last won a grand slam seven years ago. She said, "Mentally I'm in such a different place... I think seven years ago, after I won the Australian Open and stuff, and playing kind of consistently with good results, it was kind of expected for me to be in the final. I don't think that was the case this year." Ahead of the US Open final match between Victoria Azarenka and Naomi Osaka, let us discuss some of the competitive Strategies needed in tennis. Although many tou...
Warm-up tips for competitive tennis

Warm-up tips for competitive tennis

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Analyzing Court Conditions When you step onto the court before your match, the first thing you want to do is to determine the court dynamics: speed of the court, wind direction, sun position, etc. This should only take you about a minute at most. Once you have done that, the real analysis begins. Analyzing your opponent’s strengths and weaknesses so that you can develop an initial match strategy is best use of your time during the “official warm-up” period. Analyzing Your Opponent's Game Begin pre-match hitting with little pace on your shots. Hit balls to your opponent’s forehand and backhand using both slice and topspin to see how he/she reacts to both. Hit some balls down the middle to see which side your opponent prefers. If he/she consistently runs around the ball to hit a...
Why China is So Good at Table Tennis

Why China is So Good at Table Tennis

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When it comes to table tennis, there is no doubt about the fact that China is one of the countries that excel the most. China is so good at this indoor game that it constantly appears on the list of top 10 table tennis countries. The Chinese have continuously displayed prowess and dominance in the sport with countless victories. For example, in the last Olympics, which took place in Rio, China ranked 1st with a total of 6 medals followed by Japan which only had 3 medals. To be precise, the Olympics table tennis champions bagged 4 gold medals and 2 silver medals. Nevertheless, in the previous Olympic games that happened in London, again China won 6 medals i.e 4 medals followed by Japan which only managed to secure 1 medal. China has continued to demonstrate dominance in the game of tabl...