June 30, 2023
Five Point Friday
Here’s your roundup of the five most interesting things I’m enjoying or thinking about this week in tennis.
1.) Vessel Baseline 2.0 [Review]
For 2023, Vessel brings players the second generation of their Baseline racquet bag, a premium offering with practical features, exceptional attention to detail, and an eye-catching design that’s a cut above the rest. In my review and buyer’s guide, I explore everything the bag has to offer, including opportunities for improvement, so you can decide if it’s a good fit.
2.) Wozniacki Returning to Tennis
Three years after her retirement, former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki has announced her plans to return to tennis this summer. Since retiring, she’s started a family and taken a much needed break from the professional tour, with a rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis factoring into her decision. She plans to begin playing in Montreal, move with her team to New York, and then spend time prepping for the Australian Open, where she won her maiden Grand Slam title in 2018, defeating Simona Halep.
Over these past three years away from the game I got to make up for lost time with my family, I became a mother and now have two beautiful children I am so grateful for. But I still have goals I want to accomplish. I want to show my kids that you can pursue your dreams no matter… pic.twitter.com/OQatFWxQGK
— Caroline Wozniacki (@CaroWozniacki) June 29, 2023
3.) Federer + Princess + 🎾
Roger Federer and the Princess of Wales Kate Middleton play a mixed doubles match before going behind the scenes to show fans some of the training Wimbledon ball kids experience yearly to prepare for the tournament.
4.) Iga’s Bad Homburg Tweener
Playing Jil Teichmann at the Bad Homburg Open in Germany, Iga Swiatek tracked down a lob for a well-executed tweener, which her opponent failed to return successfully. She closed out the match 6-3, 6-1, and continued her march to the quarterfinals of her first grass court tournament of the year.
— Bad Homburg Open presented by Engel & Völkers (@badhomburgopen) June 28, 2023
5.) Why I Love Grass
During the first day of qualifying for Wimbledon, Taro Daniel and Marco Trungelliti left it all out there, delivering a classic grass court point complete with slides and dives. It’s points like these that are part of what makes the surface so entertaining and unique.
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) June 26, 2023
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