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Roland Garros vs. Wimbledon Fans

Sports PhotoFans have different patterns, behaviors, and motivations when attending a tournament. SC’s Mert Ertunga talked fans from each of the summer’s two majors, live on the grounds of each tournament. He highlights the contrast between them. Complete Story

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2014 French Open: Parting Thoughts

Sports PhotoRoland Garros 2014 rejuvenated the women’s field with all the newcomers and reconfirmed Rafael Nadal’s supremacy. SC’s Mert Ertunga attended the tournament and gives an overview of the final results. Complete Story

Q&A With Co-Founder of Gallipoli Youth Cup

Sports PhotoThe Gallipoli Youth Cup in Australia is one of the special tournaments in the Juniors ITF tournament calendar. SC’s Mert Ertunga spoke with Umit Oraloglu, one of the the two co-founders to discuss its significance as a historical event. Complete Story

From the Tennis Industry: PACIFIC Aiming Higher

Sports PhotoIn the tennis industry, there are several companies in fierce competition. SC’s Mert Ertunga recently spoke to Bastian Grundler with PACIFIC, who is responsible for the Global Brand and Player Services. Complete Story

Fresh Faces For the WTA

Sports PhotoIn Charleston, tennis fans witnessed the rise of a few younger talents who look to challenge the top women players. SC’s Mert Ertunga explains why the moment of their takeover is not only closer than ever, but also much needed for tennis. Complete Story

Early Tennis Season Notes of 2014

Sports PhotoThe first two months of the 2014 campaign have produced plenty of unexpected results and raised some questions. SC’s Mert Ertunga looks at what January and February signaled for the rest of the year and comments on a controversial issue surrounding the players’ “rest period.” Complete Story

Interesting First Week at Australian Open

Sports PhotoThe scorching heat dominated the first week of the 2014 edition of the Australian Open. Yet it was not the only news worthy of noting. Still focusing on the heat and its effect around the park, SC’s Mert Ertunga brings forth few other notable tidbits throughout the first week of action. Complete Story

The Greatest Player of All-Time Debate

Sports PhotoThe Greatest Player of All-Time (GOAT) debate has picked up in recent years in men’s tennis. Several categories are considered to determine it, but SC’s Mert Ertunga points out there are categories that do not belong in the debate. Complete Story

The Right Fit in Player-Coach Duos

Sports Photo2013 saw a number of players changing coaches, often more than once during the year. SC’s Mert Ertunga questions whether a coaching change will improve the player’s career or is it the coach that benefits more. Complete Story

Wacky Week in Women’s Tennis

Sports PhotoItaly defeated Russia 4-0 in the finals of the Fed Cup competition. Discussions centered on the appearance of a second-tier Russian team, devoid of its big guns. SC’s Mert Ertunga examines the reasons factoring into the lop-sided victory. Complete Story

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