Lucy and Eugene remember pioneer Robert Ryland, talk about the WTA Tour restarting in Palermo, chat exclusively to coach Juandell Brunner and preview the Top Seed Open

Roundup Remembering and paying homage to Robert Ryland, the first black male professional tennis player, who died at the age of 100. Greatly appreciate Jordaan Sanford writing a brilliant obiturary on baseline.tennis.com.

Tennis is back! WTA Tour restarted in Palermo, Italy, and home favourite Jasmine Paolini came back from a set down to beat Daria Kasatkina in the opening round before being ousted by an in-form Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the second round.

US Open wildcards and withdrawals: Exciting American teenagers Robin Montgomery, 15 and Whitney Osuigwe, 18, are among the wildcard recipients alongside the likes of Kim Clijsters and others. Defending men’s champion Rafael Nadal will not be competing, neither will world No 1 Ashleigh Barty.

Juandell Brunner Interview ATP and WTA coach talks about his journey into the game, life on the tour, the difference between coaching men and women, the role of a coach in modern tennis and much more. Full interview will be released in the coming days.

Top Seed Open Preview Some tasty matchups in what is a pretty stacked draw. Serena Williams, “the top seed at the Top Seed Open”, leads the way and could face sister Venus in the second round or Victoria Azarenka. Predictions also revealed.

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