Author: Michael Stafford-Jones

Sports Journalist. I started writing about tennis in 2015 and have covered the WTA tour extensively ever since. I have been to Wimbledon, Birmingham and Eastbourne as accredited press.

Rafael Nadal Outlasts Del Potro In Wimbledon Epic

Michael Stafford-Jones- 11/07/2018

Rafael Nadal battled hard and produced his best tennis to beat Juan Martin Del Potro in a remarkable five-set clash on Centre Court.

Angelique Kerber Hangs Tough To Hold Off Kasatkina

Michael Stafford-Jones- 10/07/2018

Angelique Kerber will take on Jelena Ostapenko in the last four after overcoming Daria Kasatkina in a terrific quarter-final battle.

Why There Has Been Carnage In The Wimbledon Women’s Draw

Michael Stafford-Jones- 08/07/2018

The early exits of nine of the top ten Ladies' seeds make more sense when you look at the reasons why.

Kei Nishikori Shines To Blow Kyrgios Away

Michael Stafford-Jones- 07/07/2018

Kei Nishikori played brilliantly to beat Nick Kyrgios in straight sets and set up a fourth round clash with Ernests Gulbis.

Juan Martin Del Potro Plays Down His Wimbledon Chances

Michael Stafford-Jones- 07/07/2018

After breezing through the first week, Del Potro talked about his chances of glory, the favourites to win and the form of Djokovic.

Madison Keys: Today Was A Massive Mishandle Of Nerves

Michael Stafford-Jones- 06/07/2018

Madison Keys talked about the reasons for her shock loss, why some upsets are not that shocking and the example of Serena Williams.

Gael Monfils Impresses Against Querrey To Reach Round Four

Michael Stafford-Jones- 06/07/2018

Gael Monfils raised his game when it mattered to take down Sam Querrey in four sets and reach the last 16 at Wimbledon for the ...

Madison Keys Suffers Baffling Loss To Rodina

Michael Stafford-Jones- 06/07/2018

Madison Keys became the seventh top ten seed to be knocked out of Wimbledon before the fourth round when she lost to Evgeniya Rodina.

Johanna Konta Falls, Kerber Survives And Ostapenko Thrives At Wimbledon

Michael Stafford-Jones- 05/07/2018

Johanna Konta was knocked out by Cibulkova, Kerber fought back from a set down to beat Claire Liu and Ostapenko thrashed Kirsten Flipkens.

Kevin Anderson Responds To Madison Keys’ Criticism Of Big Servers

Michael Stafford-Jones- 05/07/2018

While Madison Keys finds big servers in the men's game boring, Kevin Anderson believes viewers enjoy watching different kinds of players.

Nick Kyrgios Steps Up To Take Down Haase

Michael Stafford-Jones- 05/07/2018

Nick Kyrgios performed impressively to beat Robin Haase in straights and reach the third round of Wimbledon 2018.

Maria Sharapova loses to Russian qualifier at Wimbledon

Michael Stafford-Jones- 03/07/2018

Maria Sharapova went out of Wimbledon in the first round for the first time in her career as she lost to Vitalia Diatchenko.

Petra Kvitova Knocked Out By Sasnovich

Michael Stafford-Jones- 03/07/2018

Petra Kvitova lost in the Wimbledon first round for the first time since 2009 as she suffered a remarkable loss to Aliaksandra Sasnovich.

Elina Svitolina Crashes Out Of Wimbledon

Michael Stafford-Jones- 02/07/2018

Svitolina, Rybarikova and Sevastova all suffered shock losses in the first round, while Pliskova, Radwanska and Venus Williams survived.

Sloane Stephens Stunned By Vekic In Wimbledon First Round

Michael Stafford-Jones- 02/07/2018

Sloane Stephens exited Wimbledon 2018 at the first hurdle as she lost in straight sets to World No.55 Donna Vekic.

Mischa Zverev Wins First ATP Title

Michael Stafford-Jones- 30/06/2018

Mischa Zverev won the Nature Valley International - his first ATP title - at the age of 30 with victory over Lukas Lacko.

Caroline Wozniacki Claims Second Eastbourne Title

Michael Stafford-Jones- 30/06/2018

Caroline Wozniacki won the title in Eastbourne for the second time with a 7-5 7-6(5) win over surprise finalist Aryna Sabalenka.

Caroline Wozniacki Produces Thrilling Fightback To Beat Kerber

Michael Stafford-Jones- 29/06/2018

Caroline Wozniacki advanced to her third Eastbourne final after producing a brilliant comeback to beat Angelique Kerber.

Unseeded Aryna Sabalenka Reaches Eastbourne Final

Michael Stafford-Jones- 29/06/2018

Aryna Sabalenka won a rollercoaster three-set clash with Agnieszka Radwanska to make it through to her first WTA Premier final.

Aryna Sabalenka stuns defending champion Pliskova

Michael Stafford-Jones- 28/06/2018

Aryna Sabalenka stunned Karolina Pliskova in Eastbourne. It was her biggest win so far and backs up two other Top 20 wins this week.