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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

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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

Most Famous No. 100 Player in History

Sports PhotoIn 1984, Vitas Gerulaitis created a ruckus when he publicly bet his $2 million home that the No. 100 player on the men’s tour could beat the No. 1 player on the women’s tour. Little-known player Derek Tarr happened to be that guy. Complete Story

Recapping Cincinnati and Previewing NY

Sports PhotoFresh off a week in Cincinnati, SC’s Mert Ertunga recaps the tournament and takes a look ahead to the U.S. Open, the last Slam event of the 2013 tennis season. Complete Story

First Round Men’s Notes From Cincinnati

Sports PhotoSC’s Mert Ertunga reports from Cincinnati about the happenings around the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio, the site of the Western & Southern Open 2013. Ertunga praises the new facilities and comments on a few meltdowns. Complete Story

Prize Money Increase, Century of Tennis Pioneers

Sports PhotoThis year’s Wimbledon marked the return of a British champion, and witnessed several early upsets. One other factor went by unnoticed, except by the players. SC’s Mert Ertunga explains why this year’s prize money is historically unique. Complete Story

More Tennis Commentary

06.20.13 WTA Needs to React to Bathroom Breaks By Mert Ertunga
06.11.13 Who is the Best Female Tennis Player of All-Time? By Brad Oremland
05.30.13 Roland Garros: Notes From Qualifying Week By Mert Ertunga
04.09.13 The U.S. vs. Serbia Davis Cup Tie Aftermath By Mert Ertunga
02.18.13 Five Questions With Pat Cash By Mert Ertunga
01.21.13 Tennis’ Late Bloomers By Angus Saul
01.17.13 Absurdity Surrounds the Time Rule By Mert Ertunga
11.28.12 Stellar 2012 Season Had a Few Low Points By Mert Ertunga
11.15.12 Tennis 2012 in Review By Angus Saul
10.21.12 WTA and Best-of-Five Sets in Slams By Mert Ertunga
10.12.12 Murray’s Finest Hour By Angus Saul
09.06.12 The Next Generation By Angus Saul
08.20.12 Upsets in Cincinnati: Few of Many in 2012 By Mert Ertunga

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