AUSTRALIAN OPEN JOURNAL: Results and commentary from an eventful opening day at Melbourne Park.
From Angelique Kerber having no excuses to the first round bursting with big clashes, here are my pre-Australian Open observations!
Part 2 of 4: I reflect upon the 2016 WTA clay-court season, and the shambolic disaster it often was.
Two years. Two WTA Finals champions with a 3-2 win/loss record. Surely the time has come to consider an alternative to the Round Robin format?
It's not the fear of changing that tennis should beware of. Rather, it's the fear that forces change that it must avoid.
Once, early success marked you out for tennis stardom. Now, Garbine Muguruza and Angelique Kerber are suggesting this formula is outdated.