The State of American Women’s Tennis (2017)

Serena Williams is the current World Number 1 and pregnant.  She is only number 1 by 100 ranking points so if Serena is out with pregnancy then expect Kerber to overtake her in the next month or two (once we hit French Open and Wimbledon).

Venus Williams is number 11 in the world.   36 years old and counting.  Venus is incredibly dangerous and has the ability to beat any player when she is playing well and attacking.

Madison Keys is number 13 in the world.  22 years old and a big time power player.  Possible Wimbledon threat but she is an obvious hard court specialist.

CoCo Vandeweghe is world number 20.  Power player with a big serve.  She can possibly overpower the other girls.  But can CoCo keep her head in the game?

Lauren Davis is world number 32.  Only 23 years old and she is more of a clay court specialist and a “grinder.”  Look for her to do well in the clay court season.  Davis is quick and her game is kind of similar to Cibulkova.

USUE ARCONADA is world number 248 and 18 years old.

Here is a list of players with rankings:

Riske is 40 in the world.

McHale is 47 in the world.

Rogers is 52 in the world.

Catherine Bellis is 55 in the world at age 18.

Lepchenko is 66 in the world.

Madison Brengle is 82 in the world.

Julia Boserup is 85 in the world.

Brady is 87 in the world.

King is 100 in the world.

Mattek-Sands ; Gibbs ; Chirico ; Townsend ; Vickery; Muhammed; Kayla Day ; Jamie Loeb;   Ahn; Falconi; Kenin; Sloane Stephens; and Anisimova are also pro players with rankings outside the top 100.

Also, Melanie Oudin is 277 in the world.

American women’s tennis is doing stronger than it was 2 or 3 years ago.   The younger players of Riske and Davis are performing better most likely due to experience and more intense training.  Sloane Stephens was marked as like the NEW SERENA but she has kind of fallen apart (I guess with injury), she is definitely not doing well currently.   Rogers is dangerous on the Clay due to her power tennis and she is very dangerous against the top players.   Serena and Venus can still play great tennis.  CoCo had a big run in Australia so we need to see if she can keep it going.    Catherine Bellis is for sure a talented player but also young and not experienced.  But, if Bellis can play well then she can do damage in any tournament (I was disappointed she lost that match to Flipkens earlier this year but I guess experience defeated Youth).

I like the game of Madison Brengle.  She has an “ugly game.”  It is not beautiful to watch her tennis but she is able to win points and her game is very no-nonsense.  I think Odin said “She makes you play bad.”   Brengle can slice and hit flat and hit topspin and she will change the pace on purpose to mess up her opponent.  Brengle does not get much love from the commentators but I think fans of tennis can appreciate the Brengle tennis game.

American Women’s tennis has some talent and there are many players who are outside the top 100 who are good players but we shall see how the ladies do in the clay court season.

When Wimbledon comes around look for Venus to do well and maybe Brengle.

When the hard court season comes back look for Riske and Davis to do well.  I think Asia Muhhammed could be a great player if she could be a little more solid.  Also, Kayla Day is on the rise as well.

Go American girls tennis!

(End of Entry, DJ ROBO BISCUIT)

The Ambiguous Man (A man of many sides)

The man traveled into town.

He had a nice night and met a girl who was kind and smart.   The man wanted to go with the girl to his room.   She accepted his invitation.   She found the man to be a kind and gentle lover.

The next day came.  The man awoke from his slumber.  He had slept peacefully and was tired from his love-making.

He walked about the town.   The man was handsome.   The women of the town would often look at him as he walked past.

Night came soon enough.   The man went to the local bar.   He saw the girl from the night before and he politely waved at her.   When he was at the bar he found another man who was sitting alone.   He sat next to this Lonely Man.  He took a liking to this Lonely Man.  The man explained he did not have a room for the night and he needed somewhere to stay.  The Lonely man said the Man could sleep with him.  The wandering man who had entered the town only a day before accepted the offer.  That night the two men made love together.

The Man woke up the next day.  His body was sore from love-making.   When the Man decided to get out of bed it was near noon.  As he walked outside there were some tough men who stood in the street and looked at him.

Their leader spoke, “It’s time for you to go.”

The Man looked at their leader:  “Why is that?”

“You have crossed the line.  Men like yourself are not welcome here.”  Their leader spoke again.

“What kind of a Man am I?”  Asked the Man.

“Don’t get fresh with me!  The good people of this town saw you with the other man last night.  Such a thing is an abomination and not welcome in our town.  You must leave at once.  If you do not leave on your own, we will have to remove you by force.”  Their leader spoke bluntly and clearly.

“I understand.  Thank you for your hospitality.”  Said The Man.

The wandering man, who had entered the town and who had been with two different partners during his time, left the town.  He walked on in search of a new town.

 

-END OF ENTRY, DJ ROBO BISCUIT, April 2017