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She has officially wrapped up her collegiate career and is now set to become a full-time professional.
Canadian Layne Sleeth joins Match Point Canada as a first-time guest on the podcast this week as she gears up for a busy summer schedule of tournaments.
The native of Markham, Ontario closed out her college tennis career by finishing runner-up at the NCAA Division I Women’s Singles Championship.
“That was a dream come true,” says Sleeth. “Honestly I played some of the best tennis that I’ve played all season – I just went out and battled and wanted to get the win for my school.”
Co-host Mike McIntyre also asks about her path using the college route, what she hopes to achieve next, and which players she likes to watch.
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“I love to watch Coco Gauff play,” shared Sleeth.“The way she battles and competes is probably my favourite thing about her game.”
In the meantime, we are already in the middle of the grass-court swing!
Mike and Ben discuss the return of Milos Raonic, who played for the first time in nearly two years and won a match over Miomir Kecmanovic.
American Frances Tiafoe enjoyed a breakthrough on the surface, winning the title in Stuttgart. He is now inside the Top 10 for the first time in his career.
The hosts also discuss why Novak Djokovic looks like the overwhelming favourite at Wimbledon this year, and why the women’s field is more open.