Kazuko Yoshida (née Kazuko Sawamatsu) who serves as the vice president of the Japanese Tennis Association, was selected as a Person of Cultural Merit this year according to the government announcement ahead of the Culture Day on November 3.The former tennis player was born in 1951 in Nishinomiya (Hyogo Prefecture) and raised in a tennis family. At the . . .
TOKYO, JAPAN – Last Sunday, at the 96th Japan National Championships every eye in the Bourbon Beans Dome followed one player who stepped on the center court for claiming another title to his illustrious career. He was 43 in April, however he intended to prove once again that there are some gas in his tank . . .
KASHIWA, JAPAN – Less than a year ago, when the idea of WJP Challenge Tennis born in Toshihide Matsui’s mind, perhaps he even himself did not believe that one day his vision would become a reality. Nevertheless the unforeseen outcome convinced and confirmed that it was worth the tremendous effort of many dedicated people: the . . .
What a year of 2⃣0⃣1⃣9⃣ for Kiki Mladenovic ! Congratulations!– Australian Open Final with Babos Tímea– ROLAND-GARROS 🏆 with Babos Tímea– WTA Finals 🏆(defending title) with Babos Tímea– Fed Cup by BNP Paribas 🏆(3 wins in Final) for 🇫🇷– No.1⃣ in doubles (June 10)!
2⃣0⃣1⃣9⃣is the year to be remembered for 🇨🇦 :1⃣st GS singles🏆 for 🇨🇦 (Bianca Andreescu )1⃣st player born in 2000s win a GS singles🏆(Bianca Andreescu )1⃣st Roland Garros junior singles 🏆(Leylah Annie Fernandez )1⃣st WC player to win BNP Paribas Open (Bianca Andreescu )1⃣st 🇨🇦 woman to win Canadian Open in singles ( Bianca Andreescu) Youngest ever ATP 500 Finalist ( Félix Auger-Aliassime )Youngest SFinalist Miami Open (Félix Auger-Aliassime )1⃣st career ATP🏆+1⃣st Masters final (Denis Shapovalov )1⃣st career . . .
Roger Federer has 2⃣nd highest winning% among GS male champs w at least 8 singles GS🏆 and at least passed their 38th birthdays ( Björn Borg 1st w 8⃣2⃣.7⃣%). 3. Jimmy Connors 4.Ivan Lendl,5.Henri Cochet, 6.Bill Tilden, 7.Max Decugis, 8. Rod Laver. At the age of 3⃣8⃣, Roger Federer is 1⃣st better than Ken Rosewall, Bill Tilden, Roy Emerson, Henri . . .
Rest in Peace Alexander Volkov who was-￼ 1⃣st player from URS/￼ who reached SF in singles at US Open Tennis Championships (1993);– 1⃣st player in Open-era who represented a country under ￼diff. flags; (URS,CIS,RUS) +reached at least the last 16 in singles at Grand Slam for these 3 nations;– ￼1⃣st ￼player who won Kremlin Cup by Bank . . .
1⃣st time records in 2019 at Grand Slams: – Kevin Krawietz & Andreas Mies are the 1⃣st all-🇩🇪 Men’s Doubles team who won a Grand Slam in Open-era (Roland Garros) – Rafael Nadal is the 1⃣st player who won a Grand Slam 1⃣2⃣times (Roland Garros) Bianca Vanessa Andreescu is the 1⃣st 🇨🇦 who won a . . .
Who guessed years ago that at the end of the 2⃣0⃣1⃣9⃣ Grand Slam season, the standing of Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal Grand Slam 🏆 battle would be 2⃣0⃣ – 1⃣9⃣?
Andriy Medvedev lost the final Roland Garros in 1999 from 2⃣-0⃣ sets lead against Andre Agassi ! Daniil Medvedev was close to come back vs Rafael Nadal at US Open final in 2019 from 0⃣-2⃣sets down.