Author: Mildred Shaw

Julia Goerges Retires from the Women’s Tennis Association

The Women’s Tennis Association saw one of their formidable & older athletes announce their public retirement. Julia Goerges announced that she’d retire from professional tennis this October. Julia Goerges obtained numerous accomplishments before retiring, with her most notable being a Semi-Finalist in Wimbledon in 2018.

Julia Goerges reached the highest ranking of 9th in the Women’s Tennis Association in 2018. However, throughout the last two years, there’s been a steep decline for Julia Goerges. Before retiring in October 2020, she’d be ranked 45th in the WTA. That doesn’t mean Julia hadn’t acquired multiple accomplishments that most WTA professionals dream of obtaining. This included three WTA titles, with one coming in 2010 & the other two arriving in 2018. Julia Goerges also maintains two Grand Slams in the Doubles Division, defeating the likes of Naomi Osaka & Bianca Andreescu.

The steep decline began when losing to Caroline Wozniacki in the 2020 Auckland Open. This loss prompted an immediate reduction to 38th-Ranking. It’d mark her loss against Laura Siegemund that started the further decline to 45th-Ranking in the WTA division. October 21st would mark when Julia Goerges announcement her retirement, which falls after reaching her lowest ranking since 2016. Most that followed Julia Goerges sporting career would agree that it had critical highs & substantial lows.

Julia Georges addressed supporters on her website, providing a farewell letter for the Women’s Tennis Association. Julia expressed that after fifteen years in professional tennis, it’s time to say goodbye & move onto her new adventure. Julia told that her next chapter has prompted considerable excitement for herself and that she’s ready to depart professional tennis.

Steve Simon Reacts to Retirement

The Chief Executive Officer of the Women’s Tennis Association, Steve Simon, evoked that Julia Georges maintained powerful skillsets throughout her career. CEO Simon continued by noting the exemplary sportsmanship displayed by Julia over fifteen years, and caring nature that created her position as WTA Ambassador. It’s these reasons & multiple more that CEO Steve Simon believes Julia Georges was loved by fans worldwide. Her presence on the WTA Roster will be sorely missed.

Main, Personality

Djokovic’s Severe Emotion to Nadal Loss

There’ve been few instances throughout the career of Novak Djokovic that’ve seen the tennis professional evoke emotion. That wasn’t the case when competing against Rafael Nadal & then losing against his formidable rival. Brilliance associated with Djokovic is undeniable, with Novak having acquired 17 Grand Slams. However, his career has been surrounded in controversy after opinionated statements on Anti-Vaxxing. Novak Djokovic has stood firm, never revealing emotion when receiving negative feedback from supporters & critics. When losing against Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic would break-out into unexpected emotion. Tears of disappointment were cried by the ATP #1, prompting supporters to rally for their sport’s greatest athlete.

Novak Djokovic was undoubtedly unmatched against Rafael Nadal during the French Open. Nadal displayed aggression & dedicated pressure after the two men had spoked poorly about one another in the press. Novak Djokovic couldn’t handle the younger ferocity associated with Rafael Nadal, forcing the ATP #1 to make unexpected errors. The 1st set ended with Djokovic scoring zero points & Nadal scoring six.

Rafael Nadal is tied for highest-scoring Grand Slam victor, tying against Roger Federer. Both men have acquired 20 Grand Slams, with Novak Djokovic desperate to sustain similar records. Djokovic might be ranked #1 in the Association of Tennis Professionals, but he hasn’t obtained a prominent reputation similar to Federer or Nadal. It’s suspected that this is the core reason why Djokovic broke-down & cried for the first time in a public setting.

Some believe the emotion displayed by Novak Djokovic was minimal. After crying those few tears, Djokovic went back to his robot-esc behaviour. It didn’t matter that hundreds of fans were cheering for the ATP #1, or that by the third set he was beginning to show improvements. After leaving the French Open, Novak Djokovic was seen speaking to nobody & headlining for his respective vehicle. It’s been a prolonged period since Djokovic has taken a loss so seriously.

The New York Times

Ben Rothenberg, a reporter for the New York Times, stated during their review that Djokovic needs to show more emotion & that it doesn’t need to be saddening exclusively. Ben Rothenberg believes supporters will see more humanity from Novak Djokovic if he’d scream, throw a racquet, or engage in verbal discussions with his opponent. However, these are all actions that Djokovic has actively avoided & that continued when he competed against Rafael Nadal.

Rafael Nadal Obtains 20th Grand Slam Title.

Roger Federer isn’t the “ATP Tour All-Time Grand Slam Winner” any longer, with Rafael Nadal equalling his record during the 13th French Open. Rafael’s victory will be remembered by the tennis community for years to come, with Nadal competing against Novak Djokovic & dominating over the ATP #1. It shows that Rafael has the skillsets to become the best tennis professional in modern-day history. Nadal’s scored points by match end was 6-0, 6-2, 7-5.

An official statement was issued by Rafael Nadal over his victory, expressing that 2020 has been a rough year for himself & billions worldwide. He’d remark that victory of the French Open means everything and that matching Roger Federer’s record doesn’t matter. It’s the concept of taking home the Roland Garros Trophy that matters most for Rafael Nadal. Sentiments concluded by Nadal clarifying his battle with Novak Djokovic were his careers most important & than thanked the entire community for their support. Rafael closed-out his remarks by saying the French Open was unforgettable & pure inspiration for future tournaments.

Challenges for Djokovic

During the match against Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal made fourteen unforced errors. This left Novak Djokovic is a challenging position, with it being known that Djokovic was hoping that penalties would be placed onto Rafael Nadal. It’d be the exclusive way for Novak to recentre himself after the first 6-0 round loss. This loss against Nadal is also notable for Novak Djokovic, who would’ve become the first tennis professional to win every Grand Slam trophy twice. He’ll have to wait another year to try again.

Rafael Nadal’s victory is notable because he defeated Novak Djokovic inside an indoor setting. This setting is Djokovic’s best, with the Siberian once winning 38 back-to-back matches on an indoor court. The stunning form shown by Spain’s Rafael Nadal was more than expected and swept over the skillsets of Djokovic. Nadal landed his hits on an average of 76%, with Novak Djokovic’s average standing at 42%. Pacing between the two athletes was evident in attending viewers. Tennis supports now look forward to the next instance of these two men battling on the court.

Sickened Zverev Competes at French Open

The 4th round of ATPs French Open was lost for Alexander Zverev, which follows after the tennis professional showed notable symptoms associated with COVID-19. It’d become revealed after a four-set loss against Jannik Sinner that speculation was correct, and that Alexander Zverev had contracted some illness. Guarantees of which illness that could be hasn’t been revealed. Luckily, Zverev was wearing his facemask throughout the entirety of October 4th.

When questioned by reporters after his loss on videoconference, Alexander Zverev stated he’s become ill & cannot breathe properly. He’d clarify that his temperature is increasing, with his physical state worsening over the match. Zverev admitted that his illness likely implicated any opportunity of winning the game. All sentiments from Alexander were hard to understand, with his voice nearly eliminated & what words hearable, being raspy. Most have suspected that Alexander Zverev has contracted the COVID-19 virus & hasn’t made an official announcement over his positive test.

Officials working for the 2020 French Open confirmed that on October 4th, Alexander Zverev hadn’t revealed his symptoms to on-site medical personnel & lied when questioned if he’d been feeling sick recently. Alexander has continued refusal to provide details over his illness, which on some level proves his positive test of COVID-19. Admittance of having coronavirus could result in the ATP & French Open issuing fines against Alexander Zverev. The tennis pro won’t be permitted to avoid the issue over the coming days.

Upcoming Fines

Demands were issued to Alexander Zverev from the French Tennis Federation & Association of Tennis Professionals. He’s been informed that a rapid coronavirus test must be completed before October 6th. Refusal will see the tennis pro fined with a multitude of charges from both groups. However, Novak Djokovic wasn’t charged by either the FTA or ATP when his Adria Tour caused dozens of coronavirus infections across Europe. Evident biased is being thrown against Alexander Zverev, which lawyers would argue in court.

It appears that when back threw against the wall, this tennis professional doesn’t have the ferocity & confidence needed to admit when mistakes were made. Alexander would rather fight with his opponent’s two hands tied behind his back.

Bianca Andreescu Not Competing in 2020

The Women’s Tennis Association was shocked to learn that one of their leading athletes won’t participate for the remainder of 2020. Bianca Andreescu confirmed that she’d remove herself from the 2020 WTA Season to revitalize her training & ensure that injuries heal without permanent damage. Bianca is a rising athlete in the Women’s Tennis Association, being the fastest-growing Canadian WTA player in decades. Andreescu suffered a significant knee injury last year & forced the female athlete to postpone her career. Just before Bianca’s return, the COVID-19 pandemic became an international crisis.

Bianca Andreescu announced via her Twitter handle, with the young woman clarifying that she’ll continue her training back at her hometown in Mississauga. This is one of the highest-condensed & populated areas within Ontario, Canada’s largest province for population per capita. Competing in Mississauga in-comparison to outstanding facilities in Europe could place Bianca Andreescu at a disadvantage. Ontario isn’t known for professional tennis athletes, with the province more focused on hockey & soccer. It means the facilities available to Bianca are minimal.

Andreescu held her head high, reflecting that the decision to remove her contention from 2020 wasn’t easily made but that there’s plenty to look forward to for 2021. Bianca Andreescu has guaranteed placement into the 2021 Tokyo Summer Olympics, which she plans to win gold for Canada. Bianca will focus her skillsets over the coming ten-months & try to regain the composure that enabled Andreescu to defeat Serena Williams.

When Will Bianca Come Back?

Supporters of Bianca Andreescu didn’t see the Canadian WTA athlete compete throughout 2020. Late into 2019, the Canadian faced a horrific knee injury that didn’t heal properly. Her healing time has been considerably longer than average, prompting Bianca Andreescu to miss the French Open & US Open. Bianca also missed the Rome Masters but will inevitably return to mark another victory. Defeating Serena Williams at 19 is an unbelieve accomplishment that evokes the strongest of skillsets, which Bianca Andreescu has.

We’ll provide our readers on when Bianca Andreescu could return to WTA contention. She’ll likely resume her placement by the 2021 Australian Open, under the condition that wildfires aren’t engulfing the Region of Sydney like last year.


Eugenie Bouchard Gets French Open Wildcard

After an extended hiatus resultant on the pandemic, the tennis world is against surrounded with buzz as the season gets underway. Recent tournaments have included the U.S. Open, one that saw many top players opting out over concerns for their health.

More recently, the French Open got underway yesterday and that saw fans of the sport celebrating after it was announced that Eugenie Bouchard has bee awarded a wildcard for the French Open. The announcement, which follows an earlier announcement last month awarding wild cards to Tsvetana Pironkova and Andy Murray, was made by organizers of the tournament on Tuesday.

Bouchard, who grew up in Canada but resides in Miami, last made it to the finals at the French Open in 2014. The nod in her direction was a reward for her attention spent playing on clay courts in hopes of earning one of the wildcard spots.

The Canadian has been working on returning to her former level of tennis, one that saw her ranked fifth in the world. At last months Istanbul Open, she advanced to the final before losing in third set tie-breaker, yet it was seen as an achievement as it was her first final since 2016

Her last appearance in the French Open finals saw her facing Maria Sharapova, and later in the year, Bouchard went to the Wimbledon finals as well. At 26, her years following the two final appearances saw her struggling to remain consistent.

The good news for Canadian fans and Bouchard, is getting to the finals in Istanbul saw her rank improve from 167, n substantial increase considering prior she was ranked 272nd. Speaking to the media afterwards, Bouchard stated, “I’m honestly shocked,”. Of course, fans of the Canadian are pleased to once again see her in a Grand Slam competition.

Bouchard working on comeback

Bouchards journey in tennis has been anything but sweet. She is one of the players criticized the most in the sport, both with fans of the game and those that troll her social media accounts. The combination saw her struggle to improve and maintain the same level of play.

The criticism and trolling became such an issue that Bouchard stopped posting images of her in a bikini due to the constant harassment. Speaking on the subject, Bouchard said, “I just don’t value the opinions of people who are out there just judging what I put out there.”

Hot off her performance in Istanbul, fans of the Canadian are hoping to see her have a solid performance in the coming days and hopeful advance beyond the group of 16.

Tennis Events

GTF Receives Nick Krygios Support

The Australian Capital Territory of Canberra is receiving financial sponsorship from Nick Krygios, an influential athlete in the Association of Tennis Professionals. Considered a regular top contender against legendary players like Roger Federer, Nick Krygios hasn’t competed throughout the 2020 ATP Season. It’s because Krygios has actively stood against fellow ATP athletes that’ve competed during the COVID-19 Pandemic and refused to respect the lives lost worldwide.

Even though Nick Krygios isn’t competing professional throughout 2020, the young superstar has engaged with new projects through his foundation. The most recent was announced on September 12th, with Nick Krygios publicly pledging his financial aid & support to the “Gungahlin Tennis Facility” in Canberra, the Australian Capital Territory. Unsurprisingly, Krygios is financially supporting this facility, as Nick lives in the Canberra Region & has actively worked towards assisting disadvantaged children.

Nick Krygios addressed his public announcement to support the Gungahlin Tennis Facility. Emphasis was placed onto providing chances for disadvantaged children and providing them with the funding required to enjoy sporting activities together. Nick mentioned that having a facility dedicated to this cause, and his foundation standing behind the GTF will provide thousands of children with sports hopefully to adore over the decades. Nick Krygios finalized his statements that he wants to see the youth of Canberra happy whenever returning home.

Coaching Lessons Promised

Financial aid wasn’t the exclusive promise gifted to the Gungahlin Tennis Facility. The Nick Krygios Foundation also promised that free coaching lessons. These lessons are only for children under the age of eighteen & will focus on team bonding exercises. There’ll also be social outings with physical distancing requirements. Distancing protocols are also required during all coaching lessons with the NK Foundation.

The Chief Tennis Advisor for the Australian Capital Territory, Kim Kachel, praised the generosity shown by Nick Krygios over the last 24 hours. She’d evoke that the young tennis professional has always supported the Canberra sporting community & that his generosity will give children ample opportunity to explore their goals in professional sports. It should be mentioned that few athletes provide generous donations towards a single facility and that this action shows Nick Krygios is dedicated towards social regrowth after COVID-19.

Personality, Persons

US Open Loses Women’s Doubles Team


The French Government is governing over their international athletes, with a large percentage crossing borders amid a global pandemic. When the French Government has determined a COVID-19 outbreak is any nation where one of their athletes is competing, that individual is informed to return home immediately. This almost happened to Kristina Mladenovic of France, who is competing at the United States Open.

Kristina Mladenovic was given a “Quarantine Notice” by American public health officials, where she’d be informed that several players have been put into specialized quarantine. This follows after Kristina Mladenovic has contact with Benoit Paire, another female competitor that tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. All several players placed into quarantine had contact with Benoit Paire.

The official statement of Kristina’s lockdown came from the United States Tennis Association on September 5th. It was revealed that Kristina Mladenovic and her teammate (Timea Babos of Hungary) were placed into isolation. USTA clarified these women are obligated to abide by these guidance measures or face notable fines. It should be mentioned that before these women have completed their 14-Day quarantine, the United States Open will have ended. Serena Williams will likely stand victorious.

Lost Matches

Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada & Alison Riske of America was expected to compete against Mladenovic/Babos. Details on who these women will compete against next weren’t issues, with USTA Organizers figuring out what the next step is worth the dozen staff members that have contact with Benoit Paire. It doesn’t include all the additional individuals that engaged with Kristina & Timea. Then when you factor how quickly the virus spreads in a working environment, it’s likely that the United States Open is facing an outbreak of COVID-19. In recent days there have been multiple cancellations with pre-scheduled matches for the US Open.

Details regarding the condition of Benoit Paire hasn’t been revealed by her PR Team, with the US Department of Health refusing to provide any information over privacy laws amongst doctors & patients. All that’s known is Benoit Paire is committing to the 14-Day quarantine in an undesignated hospital in New York state.

Novak Djokovic Announces The PTPA

Rafael Nadal & Roger Federer have refused to join the “Professional Tennis Players Association”. Their refusal comes after Novak Djokovic revealed a strategy that would guarantee men’s representation in the ATP. Meetings were held on August 29th with Djokovic, with his actions bringing the political issues within professional tennis into the forefront before New York’s U.S. Open.

It’s another instance of Novak Djokovic showing his unbelievable ignorance towards societal issues, with the ATP Competitor having confirmed his Anti-Vaccination stance & refusal to believe COVID-19 is a genuine virus. Djokovic would be proven foolish after hosting the 2020 Adria Tour in Serbia. Novak contracted COVID-19, forcing the former ATP #1 to terminate his competition.

After receiving a positive infection for the coronavirus, Novak would publicly inform the tennis community he wouldn’t take the COVID-19 vaccination. It’s this level of blatant stupidity that’s resulted in Novak Djokovic losing a formidable group of respect throughout the professional tennis community. Former friends like Roger Federer & Rafael Nadal have distanced themselves from Djokovic at all costs.

When Novak Djokovic announced that he’d be creating a tennis association exclusively for men, the former champion met formidable backlash. The ATP Men’s Tour & WTA Women’s Tour both requested that Novak not try to divide their community. Multiple sports governing bodies made the same formal requests, which Djokovic explicitly stated he’d ignore & move forward with the PTPA.


The sports most prominent male athletes have refused to join Novak Djokovic in dividing professional tennis, with Rafael Nadal & Roger Federer again distancing themselves from their former friend. Nadal tweeted that complicated situations are unfolding worldwide, that globally everyone must calm down & begin working together towards the same direction of unity. Rafael believes separating male and females in professional tennis won’t achieve any positives for the sport but set them back by decades.

Rafael Nadal finalized his statements to Novak Djokovic & the tennis community by evoking the next decade will have multiple moments where united humanity will guarantee our societal survival. He expressed that the governing bodies, players, and tournament organizers that reign over professional tennis must start working together. Novak Djokovic won’t ever believe in working together.

Personality, Persons

Djokovic Angered by Rafael Nadal’s Accusations

Rafael Nadal & Novak Djokovic are continuing their fueling hatred towards one another. The growing animosity between these two men started after the Adria Tour earlier this year, where Novak Djokovic’s decisions resulted in numerous people contracting COVID-19. The lack of empathy shown by Djokovic over the Adria Tour backlash & confirmed infections was disturbing, prompting Rafael Nadal to criticize his fellow ATP competitor. Since then the two have been publicly attacking each other through the media, with the most recent verbal attack launched by Novak Djokovic.

Novak has denied Rafael’s accusations that his entrance into the US Open is exclusive because stronger competitors have left the tournament, giving Djokovic ample opportunity to record of Grand Slam victories. It should be clarified that Rafael Nadal is the standing US Open Champion but withdrew from the tournament after citing concerns for the COVID-19 pandemic. Multiple ATP & WTA competitors followed Rafael’s lead, including Roger Federer. For Novak Djokovic, these absences are suitable for re-contention into the US Open.

Denying accusations made by Rafael Nadal isn’t benefiting Novak Djokovic. This Serbian tennis professional has actively avoided competing against the US Open Champion, with their last contention on the court being in 2013. This battle would see Rafael Nadal become victorious over tennis’s former greatest champion. When asked by reporters how he felt regarding Rafael Nadal’s statements, Novak Djokovic became notable defence & argued that his decision to compete was made months before his official announcement. Novak struggled to clarify why it took so long to confirm his contention in the US Open then, giving weight behind Rafael’s statements.

EU Serbian Government Approval

It’s believed that Novak Djokovic couldn’t make his official announcement until receiving approval from the Serbian government & European Union for exemptions in international travel. Once that approval was granted several days ago, Novak would’ve delegated with his PR Team & released a formal statement. It should be clarified that Djokovic emphasized that entering the US Open wasn’t guaranteed for 2020, that unpredictable travel conditions left him concerned that another Grand Slam victory wouldn’t be possible.