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Last updated on August 26, 2016 4:30:00 ET

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  • US Open Draw Preview: Can Anyone Stop A Novak Djokovic v Andy Murray Final?
  • Sean Randall previews the men's US Open draw. Will we see another Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray final?
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | August 26, 3:21 pm ET
  • US Open 2016: Men’s and Women’s Singles Draws
  • The men’s and women’s singles draws at the 2016 US Open in New York City can be found at the links below. Link: Men’s Draw. Link: Women’s Draw.
  • Tennis Connected | August 26, 2:58 pm ET
  • juice press at the US Open 2016 championships
  • This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. juice press at the US Open 2016 championships Juice Press is the Official Cold Pressed Juice of the 2016 US Open Tennis Championship! This marks the second year in a row that Juice Press will be on-site throughout the tournament selling their organic, non-processed, vegan, cold pressed juices and superfood smoothies to fans, as well to the world’s top tennis stars in the […] The post juice press at the US Open 2016 championships appeared first
  • tennis served fresh | August 26, 10:15 am ET
  • Nadal in Djokovic’s Half of Draw at U.S. Open
  • The men's singles draw for the 2016 U.S. Open revealed some interesting matchups. Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal could meet at this year’s U.S. Open semifinals, but there’s much to do before then. More: See the Complete 2016 U.S. Open Men's Singles Draw Here Djokovic, a two-time and defending champion in New York, will play his first competitive match since falling to Juan Martin del Potro at the Olympics against Poland’s Jerzy Janowicz. The Serb could then face one of the five people that has defeated him in 2016 in the second round—Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic. If the seeds hold Djokovic
  • Blog RSS | August 26, 9:10 am ET
  • FILA Signs Sponsorship Agreement With Marin Cilic
  • (FILA Global) – FILA announced today that it has signed an endorsement agreement with ATP World Tour player, Marin Cilic. Cilic joins the company’s legendary lineup of tennis athletes who have represented the brand on-court. “We are excited to welcome Marin back to FILA,” said Gene Yoon, Global Chairman at FILA. “Reuniting with a champion like [...]
  • Tennis Connected | August 26, 8:29 am ET
  • Williams Sisters in Same Half of Draw at U.S. Open
  • Top-seeded Serena Williams will begin her U.S. Open with a very tricky test. People waited with baited breath as the U.S. Open draw was made for women’s singles, as there were a lot of world-class players that had gone unseeded and could end up wreaking havoc on the draw. See the 2016 U.S. Open Women's Singles Draw One of those players, 2014 U.S. Open semifinalist Ekaterina Makarova of Russia, landed right next to six-time U.S. Open champion Serena Williams. There have been health concerns with Williams, who struggled with her shoulder in a round of 16 loss to Elina Svitolina at the Rio
  • Blog RSS | August 26, 8:05 am ET
  • US Open Qualifying Tournament – Schedule of Play for Friday, August 26, 2016
  • US Open Qualifying Tournament – Schedule of Play for Friday, August 26, 2016 Court 17 11:00 AM Women’s Qualifying Singles – R3 Kristie Ahn (USA) vs. Elise Mertens (BEL) [27] Women’s Qualifying Singles – R3 Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL) [7] vs. Catherine Bellis (USA) Men’s Qualifying Singles – R3 Not Before: 2:00 PM Christian Harrison […]
  • Tennis Panorama | August 26, 6:33 am ET
  • Kei Nishikori Clinches Emirates Airline US Open Series Title
  •   KEI NISHIKORI CLINCHES EMIRATES AIRLINE US OPEN SERIES MEN’S TITLE Nishikori Wins First Emirates Airline US Open Series Title – 2014 US Open Finalist Will Now Compete for a Record $4.5 Million Payout at US Open Women’s Bonus Challenge to be Decided This Weekend at Connecticut Open From the USTA – August 25, 2016 […]
  • Tennis Panorama | August 25, 9:53 pm ET
  • Connecticut Open Results and Schedule
  • CONNECTICUT OPEN PRESENTED BY UNITED TECHNOLOGIES – NEW HAVEN, USA $761,000 21-27 AUGUST 2016 RESULTS – AUGUST 25, 2016 Women’s Singles – Quarterfinals [1] [WC] A. Radwanska (POL) d [LL] K. Flipkens (BEL) 61 64 [LL] J. Larsson (SWE) d [2] R. Vinci (ITA) 76(9) 61 [6] P. Kvitova (CZE) d E. Makarova (RUS) 63 […]
  • Tennis Panorama | August 25, 9:34 pm ET
  • Serena Williams Autograph Wilson Racket
  • WILSON SPORTING GOODS CO HONORS LONG-TIME ADVISORY STAFF MEMBER SERENA WILLIAMS WITH AUTOGRAPH RACKET CHICAGO – Wilson Sporting Goods Co., announced today that it will honor WTA ranked #1 player and nearly 20-year veteran Advisory Staff Member Serena Williams with an Autograph racket. The Blade Serena Williams (SW) 104 Autograph racket marks only the 16th time [...]
  • Tennis Connected | August 25, 5:20 pm ET
  • The New Wilson Blade 2017
  • This patented racket technology, exclusive to Wilson in tennis, is an integrated layer of one-of-a-kind carbon fiber that is placed in precise locations throughout a racket. The benefits to the player are a significant improvement in performance without compromising feel, structure, power or strength by dampening vibration. Wilson recently worked with the University of Minnesota’s School [...]
  • Tennis Connected | August 25, 5:13 pm ET
  • Millman upsets Top Seed Gasquet in Winston-Salem
  • WINSTON-SALEM OPEN—WINSTON-SALEM, NC, U.S.A. Quarterfinal results: John Millman DEFEATS (1) Richard Gasquet 75 63 (2) Roberto Bautista Agut DEFEATS Yen-Hsun Lu 63 62 (9) Viktor Troicki DEFEATS (15) Fernando Verdasco 64 36 64 (16) Pablo Carreno Busta DEFEATS (12) Andrey Kuznetsov 64 63
  • Tennis Connected | August 25, 4:41 pm ET
  • Andy Murray Leads My List Of US Open Favorites Over Novak Djokovic
  • An early look at the US Open favorites.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | August 25, 3:40 pm ET
  • andy murray’s US Open 2016 kit
  • This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. andy murray’s US Open 2016 kit The U.S. Open is right around the corner and Under Armour athlete Andy Murray is ready to take on the competition in his best-in-class gear from UA. Andy Murray’s US Open 2016 kit To prepare him for the East Coast heat, Andy’s kit features Under Armour’s ArmourVent technology to ensure ultimate ventilation. Andy will be […] The post andy murray’s US Open 2016 kit appeared first on tennis served fresh.
  • tennis served fresh | August 25, 3:28 pm ET
  • fuzzy balls by demeter
  • This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. fuzzy balls by demeter Always wanted to visit the US Open but weren’t sure of what fragrance to use? Well, Demeter  has come up with the solution. They managed to bottle that indescribable smell when you open a new can of tennis balls and call it Fuzzy Balls. Fuzzy Balls by Demeter You know that incredibly attractive, yet indescribable […] The post fuzzy balls by demeter appeared first on tennis served fresh.
  • tennis served fresh | August 25, 3:14 pm ET
  • On The Go: Olympic Edition with Roberta Vinci
  • OTGT caught up with Roberta following her 2nd round win in the Connecticut Open. She's had quite a year and despite fantastic doubles results with Sara Errani in the past, she's 100% committed to singles and is very happy to finally be ranked in the Top 10.
  • Home | August 25, 12:18 pm ET
  • U.S. Open Pressure Points: No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic and an unexpected turn of events
  • A few years ago, Janko Tipsarevic sat across a table at the Miami Masters and said one of the wisest things this reporter has ever heard. Tipsarevic, fellow countryman and good friend of Serbia’s Novak Djokovic, said that his primary goal in most matches was to win his first three or four service games. “Once it gets to be four-all, or 4-5, the pressure can get to anybody,” Tipsarevic said. “Anybody can choke. Even the great players because everybody is human.” The relevant point as the U.S. Open approaches is that even iconic players can fall victim to pressure. That brings
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | August 25, 9:38 am ET
  • U.S. Open Pressure Points: No. 1 seed Serena Williams and her race against time
  • A few years ago, Janko Tipsarevic sat across a table at the Miami Masters and said one of the wisest things this reporter has ever heard. Tipsarevic, fellow countryman and good friend of Serbia’s Novak Djokovic, said that his primary goal in most matches was to win his first three or four service games. “Once it gets to be four-all, or 4-5, the pressure can get to anybody,” Tipsarevic said. “Anybody can choke. Even the great players because everybody is human.” The relevant point as the U.S. Open approaches is that even iconic players can fall victim to pressure. That brings
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | August 25, 9:38 am ET
  • U.S. Open Statisfaction: 10 Key Stats to Look at Ahead of New York
  • Double-faults, aces and Top 10 domination. We crunch the numbers ahead of the 2016 U.S. Open. A quick by the numbers to get you primed for next week’s U.S. Open main draw action… (Stats Courtesy WTA Tennis and Tennis Abstract) Novak’s Winning Percentage: It may feel like the sky is falling for the world No. 1 after the Serb suffered an early loss at Wimbledon and the Olympics, but Djokovic is the only player with a winning percentage of above 90 percent on the ATP Tour. The Serb’s 91.1 winning percentage (51-5) is more than ten percent better than everybody but
  • Blog RSS | August 25, 9:34 am ET
  • The Top Eight Tennis Celebrations of 2016 featuring Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Andy Murray and
  • With one week to go before the 2016 U.S. Open starts, we figured now would be a good time to roll back the clock to the beginning of the season and take stock on some of the emotional highlights of this campaign. More specifically, the emotional reactions to those highlights. There have been so many. So, so so so many.
  • Blog RSS | August 25, 9:20 am ET
  • Kyrgios: I Can Take It Easy
  • World No. 16 tells New York Times he can win majors, but isn't sure he wants to. Nick Kyrgios believes he can win multiple majors. The question he can't answer is whether he really wants to do it. TN Interview: Bryan Brothers Talk US Open, New Coach In a new interview with The New York Times Magazine titled The Electric, Infuriating Nick Kyrgios, the 16th-ranked Aussie says he can shift into cruise control and still enjoy a productive career ranked between No. 10 and 20. Asked what advice he would give himself if he truly wanted to win majors, Kyrgios replied: "train more than four
  • Blog RSS | August 25, 8:59 am ET
  • US Open Qualifying Tournament – Schedule of Play for Thursday, August 25, 2016
  • US Open Qualifying Tournament – Schedule of Play for Thursday, August 25, 2016 Court 17 11:00 AM Men’s Qualifying Singles – R2 Ryan Harrison (USA) [11] vs. Joris De Loore (BEL) Men’s Qualifying Singles – R2 Tim Smyczek (USA) [10] vs. Guilherme Clezar (BRA) Women’s Qualifying Singles – R2 Catherine Bellis (USA) vs. Grace Min […]
  • Tennis Panorama | August 24, 9:52 pm ET
  • Connecticut Open Results and Schedule
  • CONNECTICUT OPEN PRESENTED BY UNITED TECHNOLOGIES – NEW HAVEN, USA $761,000 21-27 AUGUST 2016 RESULTS – AUGUST 24, 2016 Women’s Singles – Second Round [2] R. Vinci (ITA) d [Q] A. Konjuh (CRO) 62 62 [6] P. Kvitova (CZE) d [WC] E. Bouchard (CAN) 63 62 [LL] K. Flipkens (BEL) d C. Garcia (FRA) 76(3) […]
  • Tennis Panorama | August 24, 9:51 pm ET
  • Carreno Busta vs Kuznetsov Winston-Salem Open Live 2016
  • The Carreno Busta vs Kuznetsov Winston-Salem Open Live 2016 is available here. The Winston-Salem Open 2016 is the last ATP event under the Emirate Airlines US Open Series 2016 and one of the lucrative stops before the US Open Tennis Championships which begin next week. This ATP 250 tournament takes place from August 21 to […] The post Carreno Busta vs Kuznetsov Winston-Salem Open Live 2016 appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | August 24, 6:34 pm ET
  • Troicki vs Verdasco Winston-Salem Open Live 2016
  • The Troicki vs Verdasco Winston-Salem Open Live 2016 is available here. The Winston-Salem Open 2016 is the last ATP event under the Emirate Airlines US Open Series 2016 and one of the lucrative stops before the US Open Tennis Championships which begin next week. This ATP 250 tournament takes place from August 21 to 27, […] The post Troicki vs Verdasco Winston-Salem Open Live 2016 appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | August 24, 6:33 pm ET
  • Bautista Agut vs Lu Winston-Salem Open Live 2016
  • The Bautista Agut vs Lu Winston-Salem Open Live 2016 is available here. The Winston-Salem Open 2016 is the last ATP event under the Emirate Airlines US Open Series 2016 and one of the lucrative stops before the US Open Tennis Championships which begin next week. This ATP 250 tournament takes place from August 21 to […] The post Bautista Agut vs Lu Winston-Salem Open Live 2016 appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | August 24, 6:32 pm ET
  • Gasquet vs Millman Winston-Salem Open Live 2016
  • The Gasquet vs Millman Winston-Salem Open Live 2016 is available here. The Winston-Salem Open 2016 is the last ATP event under the Emirate Airlines US Open Series 2016 and one of the lucrative stops before the US Open Tennis Championships which begin next week. This ATP 250 tournament takes place from August 21 to 27, […] The post Gasquet vs Millman Winston-Salem Open Live 2016 appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | August 24, 6:31 pm ET
  • Radwanska vs Flipkens Connecticut Open Live 2016
  • The Radwanska vs Flipkens Connecticut Open Live 2016 is available here. This Premier WTA tournament takes place from August 21 to 27, 2016 in New Haven, Connecticut. The tournament has a total financial commitment of $ 761,000 and is part of the US Open Series. Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland is the tournament’s top seed followed […] The post Radwanska vs Flipkens Connecticut Open Live 2016 appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | August 24, 6:25 pm ET
  • Tennis Announces Ryder Cup-Clone Laver Cup With Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal
  • A new tennis exhibition copies the popular Ryder Cup in golf.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | August 24, 4:51 pm ET
  • Ross Defeats Top Seed Olivieri, Baptiste's Run Continues into Semifinals at ITF Grade 1 Internationa
  • ZooTennis | August 24, 3:00 pm ET
  • Five legends boasting 60 Grand Slam singles titles gather for Laver Cup
  • Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal say they plan to play doubles together when the Laver Cup debuts at the O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic next year.With a combined 31 Grand Slam titles, Federer and Nadal have committed to the inaugural event, which is an attempt to create a tennis version of golf’s Ryder Cup. The tournament will be played from 22-24 September.Named after Australian tennis great Rod Laver, a team of European players will face off against a group from the rest of the world. Future Laver Cups will rotate between major cities across the globe. The three-day Laver
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | August 24, 3:00 pm ET
  • The First Ever Connecticut Open Debate
  • It's an election year here the U.S. and we've been subjected to way too many national debates but I think this is by far the best one of them all. With Caroline Wozniacki as the moderator, the candidates (Aga Radwanska, Roberta Vinci and Petra Kvitova) are asked hard-hitting questions in their quest to become President. The candidates unite in their dislike of Pokemon but the the pizza versus pasta topic pretty much goes off the rails. Many thanks to the folks at the Connecticut Open for putting this together. Enjoy!
  • Home | August 24, 1:15 pm ET
  • U.S. tennis may have a future when Serena Williams retires, after all
  • Like many people involved in American tennis, Martin Blackman, the general manager of the USTA’s player development program, sometimes imagines what life will be like when Serena Williams retires. But he doesn’t let his mind linger on the prospect for long. Blackman knows that while Serena and Venus may seem ageless and indefatigable, they can’t lead the U.S. charge forever. But he’ll take whatever he can get from them. In his 14 months on the job, the 46-year-old has already seen what the presence of the Williams sisters means to younger American players. “Serena and Venus at the top are a huge value,” Blackman
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | August 24, 11:00 am ET
  • Smith, Baptiste and Mossmer Unseeded Quarterfinalists at ITF Grade 1 International Hard Courts, Craw
  • ZooTennis | August 23, 3:00 pm ET
  • US Open Seedings: Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams On Top And Tournament Favorites
  • The seeds have been named for the US Open.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | August 23, 1:49 pm ET
  • After A Busy Few Weeks, Rafael Nadal Was On Court Monday At The US Open
  • Rafael Nadal got his first look at the new Arthur Ashe stadium court.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | August 23, 9:23 am ET
  • With a history of highs and lows, what is Rafael Nadal’s New York state of mind this year?
  • Rafael Nadal’s New York state of mind can be summed up in one word: Unsettled. The much-loved Spanish star has always said the right things, the polite things, the nice things, about his experiences in New York City. But while the U.S. Open has certainly provided Nadal with some spectacular highs, including two championship runs, it has also brutalized him with some searing lows. Just which one he’ll experience this year is one of the most tantalizing questions looming as the tournament approaches. Nadal was off the tour for over two months following his withdrawal from the French Open with a left
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | August 23, 8:15 am ET
  • Week in Preview: A look at the final U.S. Open tune-ups in Winston-Salem and New Haven
  • The tennis world is preparing to shift its attention to Flushing Meadows, but there are still two tune-ups to keep an eye on before the Open begins next Monday. The draws at the ATP tournament in Winston-Salem and the WTA tournament in New Haven have already been heavily revised, and partially gutted, due to the players’ ever-shifting pre-Slam schedules. Here’s a look at what we might see ahead, and what it might mean once all roads have reached New York. ***** Winston-Salem Open Winston-Salem, N.C. $639,255; 250 ranking points DecoTurf Draw is here A 250-level event sandwiched between a Masters 1000 (in Cincinnati) and a major (in Flushing
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | August 22, 5:05 pm ET
  • Mejia Ousts No. 5 Seed Molleker, Portillo Ramirez Defeats No. 3 Seed Minca at Grade 1 International
  • ZooTennis | August 22, 3:00 pm ET
  • US Open Junior Championships Wild Cards
  • ZooTennis | August 22, 3:00 pm ET
  • TWA's Cincy wrap
  • I know this isn't a popular opinion, but is anyone as surprised as I am that Angelique Kerber had a shot at being the No. 1 player in the world this weekend? Kerber is a fine player, no doubt. But her lack of one fallback weapon was her downfall in Cincinnati on Sunday. *Time out: Yes, I also recognize that she just won the silver medal in Brazil and might be a tad tired, and I recognize that she played that match under the weight of knowing that all she had to do was win it and she would be the
  • Tennis With Attitude | August 22, 3:00 pm ET
  • Angelique Kerber, Andy Murray find out it can be lonely trying to get to the top
  • Heavy hangs the head of the king and queen, they say. On Sunday in Cincinnati, Angelique Kerber and Andy Murray could feel that weight as they tried to approach the throne. Kerber and Murray have spent the summer in hot, if unlikely, pursuits of the No. 1 rankings on their respective tours. As of three months ago, few would have believed those pursuits were remotely plausible. Over the last four years, Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic have been as dominant as any No. 1 players in history, and they haven’t shown any serious signs of slowing down in 2016. But the ever steady
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | August 22, 12:11 pm ET
  • Wimbledon Girls Champion Potapova Returns to Competition with Win at Grade 1 International Hard Cour
  • ZooTennis | August 21, 3:00 pm ET
  • Some final thoughts on Cincinnati
  • Photo by Frank OplanicFirst, it was about time Karolina Pliskova won a big title. The rangy Czech has the talent, but so far, her victories have all been at less prestigious events than the one in Cincinnati. I can't help but wonder whether this victory will help her get past her "never beyond the third round of a major" obstacle when she competes at the U.S. Open.Though Angelique Kerber was somewhat favored to win the tournament, so was Simona Halep. And both played really well--until they didn't. In their defense, they (and Aga Radwanska) went from Rio to Cincinnati, and
  • Women Who Serve | August 20, 3:00 pm ET
  • Pliskova, Mirza and Strycova win in Cincinnati
  • .@KaPliskova captures @CincyTennis title!Defeats Kerber 6-3, 6-1! #CincyTennis pic.twitter.com/g2Qd1y6ghU— WTA (@WTA) August 21, 2016From the Olympics to Cincinnati, Czech players have dominated WTA competition for the last few weeks. Today, world number 17 Karolina Pliskova won her biggest title to date when she upset world number 2 Angelique Kerber 6-3, 6-1 in just over an hour at the Western & Southern Open. And while much has been made of the pressure that Kerber must have felt over playing for the world number 1 ranking, the reality is that the German star was more likely just exhausted. Also, Pliskova played a
  • Women Who Serve | August 20, 3:00 pm ET
  • Examining the Cincinnati success stories of Johnson, Coric, Murray and Kerber
  • Every four years, one tournament must suffer an Olympian letdown. In 2012, it was the Rogers Cup; after London’s Summer Games, Toronto and Montreal were littered with pullouts, early exits and mysterious knee injuries. This year that tournament was supposed to be the Western & Southern Open. As of Monday, Cincinnati seemed destined to suffer from a desperate lack of star power: Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams and Roger Federer had all withdrawn, and it was assumed that Andy Murray, Angelique Kerber, Rafael Nadal and Kei Nishikori—each of whom had labored hard in service to their countries in Rio—would quickly follow them
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | August 19, 4:11 pm ET
  • Kerber and Pliskova advance to Cincinnati final
  • Photo by Frank OplanicWorld number 2 Angelique Kerber, playing in yet another rain-delayed match at the Western & Southern Open, prevailed in straight sets this afternoon over Simona Halep, breaking Halep's 13-match win streak. The Rogers Cup champion, playing to shouts of "Si-mo-na!" from her very enthusiastic fans, played an error-strewn match that included eight breaks of serve, as the two line-loving players went at each other from the baseline.Halep said afterwards that she just wasn't feeling the ball, and even in her practice session, she felt a need to change rackets on three different occasions. It "wasn't my day,"
  • Women Who Serve | August 19, 3:00 pm ET
  • They did it with mirrors!
  • Doing work.#CincyTennis pic.twitter.com/8uHXE6oLjX— W&S Open (@CincyTennis) August 19, 2016 From the time I arrived at the Western & Southern Open on Monday, it has rained and rained. Two or three games played under cloudy--or even sunny--skies would suddenly have to be stopped because more rain fell. It's been the rainiest tournament I've ever heard of, yet all matches were played in a relatively timely manner. Sure, there have been a lot of delayed matches, and some players have had to play twice in one day, but it still seems like quite an accomplishment that the event stayed "on schedule."A lot
  • Women Who Serve | August 19, 3:00 pm ET
  • Tennis Betting Rules | A Guide to the Impact
  • Tennis Betting Rules | Bookmakers & Exchanges As mentioned in our previous article, ‘Why Bet on Tennis’ the sport provides plenty of fantastic betting opportunities. It should be your number one choice when it comes to sports betting and with our great range of tips at Tennis Tips UK, you will never go wrong in […] The post Tennis Betting Rules | A Guide to the Impact appeared first on TENNIS TIPS UK.
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | August 18, 6:23 pm ET
  • Muguruza and Pliskova advance in Cincinnati
  • .@KaPliskova is first through to @CincyTennis Semifinals!Knocks out Kuznetsova 6-3, 4-6, 6-2! pic.twitter.com/c2xop2jGZ3— WTA (@WTA) August 19, 2016Today, in the Cincinnati quarterfinals, 4th seed Garbine Muguruza defeated qualifier Timea Babos in straight sets. Later, talking with the press, Muguruza described her playing style: "I'm kind of a mix between the Spanish style and the east Euro girl style." Muguruza, when asked about her French Open win, said that she was highly motivated in the Roland Garros final by the way it felt to be a runner-up at Wimbledon in 2015.She also spoke humorously and wisely about the times that she
  • Women Who Serve | August 18, 3:00 pm ET
  • He's Still Dominic Thiem
  • by JAMES HENRY CINCINNATI – Success hasn’t changed Dominic Thiem. The 22-year-old Austrian has been a rising star among ATP World Tour tennis players. He finished 2014 ranked 39th in the world. Last year, he was 20th. After claiming four titles so far this season, his ranking hit a career high, earning him a place among the coveted top 10. Along the way defeating Rafael Nadal on clay and Roger Federer on grass, he won the tournaments in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Acapulco, Mexico; Nice, France; and Stuttgart, Germany. “It’s not different at all. I’m the same person, and I will always be the same person. I
  • Home | August 17, 5:23 pm ET
  • What, Rafa Worry?
  • Click on picture to expand by JAMES HENRY CINCINNATI – You win some. You lose some. If you’re Rafael Nadal, you win a lot. And, yes, even he loses. But that shouldn’t alarm anyone. It definitely does not concern him. “Everybody have defeats in important matches, no? I don’t understand that like a ‘low moments,’ because the world of tennis and the sport of tennis is a sport that almost every week you lose, even if you are so good,” the Spanish tennis icon said. “It’s obvious that you have periods of your career that if you are so good, then you lose less, but every week
  • Home | August 17, 5:12 pm ET
  • The Heart and Soul of Steve Johnson
  • by JAMES HENRY CINCINNATI – Even after losing, you still can win. During the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, American Steve Johnson lost in a third-set tiebreaker to England’s Andy Murray, the world’s No. 2-ranked player, in the quarterfinals of singles. Dropping the first set 0-6, Johnson dramatically rebounded and claimed the second set, 6-4. Murray, a three-time Grand Slam champion and also the defending Olympic gold medalist, then prevailed in the tiebreaker, 6-7 (2). Just an hour and a half later, Johnson was back on the tennis court with partner Jack Sock in men's doubles. “It was emotional. I left a lot of
  • Home | August 17, 5:04 pm ET
  • Tennis Betting Markets & Bet Types | Tennis Tips UK Comprehensive Guide
  • Tennis Betting Markets | Introduction There was a time when betting on tennis meant waiting for the next Grand Slam tournament to begin. Considering there’s only four of those a year, it was often a long wait for your next bet. When the tournament did begin the amount of markets available weren’t exactly plentiful. How […] The post Tennis Betting Markets & Bet Types | Tennis Tips UK Comprehensive Guide appeared first on TENNIS TIPS UK.
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | August 17, 10:01 am ET
  • A Farewell From The Tennis Nerds!
  • It is a bittersweet moment for The Tennis Nerds! After over three years of being engulfed in tennis coverage, the time has come for the next step in my career. For those that may not know, this site as well as all social media accounts were founded by myself, Joey Hanf. As a recent graduate […]
  • The Tennis Nerds | August 16, 2:57 pm ET
  • Episode 22 – Golden Gab
  • In this week’s episode, Brodie and Juan Jose discuss the Olympic format, some of its downfalls and ways to improve it going forward. They obviously discuss Juan Martin del Potro’s run and his amazing forehand, and Monica Puig’s awesome backhand why she’ll probably never pay for a meal at home again. Like the podcast? You […]
  • Mind The Racket | August 15, 5:00 pm ET
  • Cincinnati WTA Preview: With Serena Williams out, Simona Halep a player to be reckoned with
  • Editor’s Note: After this preview was published, Serena Williams withdrew from Cincinnati with a shoulder injury. Below are Steve’s thoughts on the second, third and fourth quarters of the draw, which you can view here: ***** Second Quarter Garbiñe Muguruza is 3-3 since winning the French Open; that qualifies as a tailspin for a player of her quality and potential. She did win two matches at the Olympics, but was sent packing in a hurry by 34th-ranked—and eventual gold medalist—Monica Puig, 6-1, 6-1. Has Muguruza hit bottom again, or does she have farther to fall before she turns things around? We’ll get an idea when she
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | August 15, 3:57 pm ET
  • The Rio wrap: Waxing on sauerkraut, socks and why the Olympics matter
  • It’s more than three days after the conclusion of the Rafael Nadal/Juan Martin del Potro throwdown classic, and I am still laid out on the floor in sheer ecstasy and exhaustion. Not literally, but wow, did the Olympics offer up some great matches. It was a little scary for those of us who saw the early exits of Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic and thoughtvia GIPHYI know I said that the fact that many of the guys decided to bail on Rio made the men’s draw boring. But, for the first time in TWA history, I must admit that I
  • Tennis With Attitude | August 15, 3:00 pm ET
  • Eugenie Bouchard | Story So Far for the Golden Girl of Tennis
  • Eugenie Bouchard | The Story So Far Eugenie Bouchard is one of the fastest rising stars in the world of professional tennis, and she doesn’t appear to be slowing down any time soon. Whether or not you are familiar with this Canadian professional, there is no doubt that she is one of the most proficient […] The post Eugenie Bouchard | Story So Far for the Golden Girl of Tennis appeared first on TENNIS TIPS UK.
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | August 15, 1:04 pm ET
  • Why Bet on Tennis? Advantages & Disadvantages of Tennis from the Perspective of Sports Betting
  • Why Bet on Tennis? Professional Trader Perspective from Tennis Tips UK Tennis is one of the most entertaining sports on the planet.  An old fashioned duel between two people, tennis is quite rare among the mainstream sports, in that it is a one on one event.  Take a look at other sports on which people bet, […] The post Why Bet on Tennis? Advantages & Disadvantages of Tennis from the Perspective of Sports Betting appeared first on TENNIS TIPS UK.
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | August 15, 6:53 am ET
  • Serena Williams eliminated from Olympics
  • Image via ZimbioTop ranked women’s tennis player and defending Olympic champion Serena Williams was added to the list of upsets at the Rio Olympics this week after losing to unheralded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine in the third round of the tournament. With the tennis betting odds favorite on the women’s side eliminated, the Olympic Gold is up for grabs.The loss by Williams comes a day after she and her sister, Venus, were eliminated from the doubles competition. Prior to the loss, The Williams sisters had been undefeated in Olympic doubles play, dating back to their first Olympics in 2000. Against
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | August 11, 3:00 pm ET
  • Sometimes you play the Olympics. Sometimes the Olympics play you.
  • It's a good thing it rained in Rio yesterday -- it put the brakes on the seemingly neverending beatdown on the top players in the world. OK, Novak Djokovic's loss was a big deal, but he lost to a sleeping giant. Serena Williams losing to Elina Svitolina? Say what now? Five double faults in one game?! Pardon? A basic inability to return serve down the stretch?!!! A colossal upset for sure, but unlike the folks over at ESPN Tennis, I don't think we're talking about a sea change in women's tennis, unless we really think that Svitolina or Monica Puig
  • Tennis With Attitude | August 10, 3:00 pm ET
  • Novak Djokovic appears to have lost his edge at the worst possible time
  • Image via ZimbioTop-ranked male tennis player Novak Djokovic recently lost his opening match at the Rio Olympics as well as his first round doubles match, prompting many insiders to wonder what is going on in the mind of the world’s best tennis player. With Djokovic out of the Olympics, Andy Murray is now the tennis betting odds favorite to win the Gold medal at the Olympics.During his singles loss, Djokovic was outplayed by Juan Martin del Potro, the 2009 winner of the U.S. Open. Despite the fact that he was unranked, del Potro has defeated Djokovic in the past, but
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | August 10, 3:00 pm ET
  • Does Olympic Gold separate Agassi from the pack?
  • Winning a career Slam? Check. Leading your home country to a Davis Cup title? Been there. Emerging as the best of the best at the ATP World Tour Finals? Done that.Getting that Olympic Gold medal draped around your neck for a singles victory?Well... that's where Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer—two of the greatest players of all time—fall short.In fact, the only male player ever who can check off "all of the above" is none other than Andre Agassi. In the era of the "Big 4" and records falling by the wayside, Agassi's solo accomplishment becomes even more impressive. Prior to this
  • Tennis Talk, Anyone? | August 9, 3:00 pm ET
  • All aboard the Rio Olympics struggle bus!
  • So many ridiculous things have happened since the Olympic tennis tournament began that it's like, "Where do you start?" Let's start in reverse chronological order, I guess:1. Juan Martin del Potro, everybody. OK, like everyone else, I am blown away that he beat Novak Djokovic in the first round in Rio, but I am struck by something else. If not for injury, what would we be saying about del Potro right now? Three slams? Four? From my couch, Djokovic played well, but del Potro was thumping winners from everywhere and he was moving great for a big guy.This just goes
  • Tennis With Attitude | August 7, 3:00 pm ET
  • The women's journey to gold
  • OK, so the women's draw actually has people I've heard of in it. I know that a lot of people think that women are the drama queens in tennis, but this might be a good time to point out that they're not the ones dodging the Olympics because of mosquitoes. They pack their deet and move on. Just sayin'.So (rubbing hands together enthusiastically), let's see our draw possibilities!That arrow toward the bottom of the draw is the 'Are You Kidding Me?' match of the first round. I mean, how are you supposed to pick a winner between Genie Bouchard and
  • Tennis With Attitude | August 5, 3:00 pm ET
  • match fixing and betting on tennis in 2016
  • This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. match fixing and betting on tennis in 2016 Earning money by betting on sports and playing real money casino games isn’t illegal. In fact, it is completely allowed, legal and regulated in most countries, unregulated in several and forbidden in just a handful. For many people all over the world it is a way to have fun and earn some extra cash. In […] The post match fixing and betting on tennis in 2016 appeared first
  • tennis served fresh | August 5, 10:25 am ET
  • Rising Star Fajing Sun stuns world number 364 | Challenger Tennis News
  • Rising Star Fajing Sun beats Blaz Kavcic | Challenger Tennis News Chinese youngster Fajing Sun achieved the most notable win of his career to date when he defeated Blaz Kavcic in straight sets at the Chengdu Challenger event. Due to scheduling issues at the event, he was forced to play again on the same day and […] The post Rising Star Fajing Sun stuns world number 364 | Challenger Tennis News appeared first on TENNIS TIPS UK.
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | August 5, 7:51 am ET
  • Episode 21 – Oh, Canada
  • In this week’s megasode, Brodie and Juan Jose discuss why the WTA badly needs players like Halep and Keys, Djokovic’s solid week and why Nishikori struggles to get over the hump, some serious Shapovalov hype and then finish by discussing Brodie’s week logging stats for the Toronto tournament and why analytics in tennis may never […]
  • Mind The Racket | August 3, 9:36 am ET
  • Featured Poll: The Millennial Impact on the Future of Pro Tennis
  • Image: Instagram/ @monstasartThe G Brief addressed sports as an "old piece of human culture", dated back to the ancient Greek era in 776 BC. For tennis sports fans like us, we can relate to Wimbledon, the oldest tennis championship which was founded back in 1877. For decades, Wimbledon has been maintaining itself as the gentleman's game and keeping the dress code to strictly white on all players. Fortunately tennis is constantly evolving, with new technologies are being integrated into the spectators experience (like hawk-eye and 360-degree video), gears and even balls.The question is, are the millennials excited about tennis? How do
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | July 29, 3:00 pm ET
  • Victoria Azarenka announces she is preggers!
  • Azarenka suffered a second round loss at Rome Open recently.Two-time Grand Slam champion Victoria Azarenka has announced she is expecting a baby.The Belarus player revealed the exciting news on Twitter.Azarenka will not play for the rest of the season but is planning to return to tennis.The 26-year-old who is currently ranked sixth in the world, wrote: "I have some exciting news to share with you. It's been a few weeks since you last heard from me.""While recovering from the knee injury that I sustained at Roland Garros, I received news from my doctor that my boyfriend and I are going
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | July 15, 3:00 pm ET
  • Davis Cup: Can Britain keep keeping up?
  • This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. Davis Cup: Can Britain keep keeping up? Who could forget the last year’s triumphant Davis Cup? After the 79 years of thirst, the Brits finally managed to win this competition in 2015 with Andy Murray leading them to this glorious achievement. Now it’s time to prove it was more than just luck – and more than just the Scotsman – as the […] The post Davis Cup: Can Britain keep keeping up? appeared first on tennis
  • tennis served fresh | July 15, 6:19 am ET
  • Hall of a Contrast
  • This year’s two most notable inductees into the International Tennis Hall of Fame represent a latter-day tale of sinner and saint. There’s Marat Safin: dissolute, sybaritic, a cavalier underachiever—yet still accomplished enough to merit enshrinement alongside the sport’s icons. And there’s Justine Henin: almost nun-like in her devotion to the game and ever faithful to the pact she struck with her tennis-loving mother, who was taken from her by cancer when Henin was just 12. “I will win this tournament one day,” 10-year old Justine promised her mother when the pair visited Roland Garros in 1992 to watch Monica Seles play
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | July 14, 8:50 pm ET
  • Episode 20 – Wimbledon Reactions
  • This week Brodie and Juan Jose largely focus on the men’s final, including how Andy Murray’s second Wimbledon was different from the first and what Milos Raonic did well all week and why he came up short in the final. Of course, they save time to talk about Serena Williams’ all time greatness, why Angelique […]
  • Mind The Racket | July 11, 11:06 am ET
  • Episode 19 – Wacky Wimbledon Week 1
  • This week Brodie and Juan Jose recap a wild first week at Wimbledon including Djokovic’s and Muguruza’s flameouts, what the draws look like now, Raonic’s and Federer’s chances and who might win the women’s title if it isn’t Serena. Like the podcast? You can help support the podcast and the blog by contributing to the […]
  • Mind The Racket | July 3, 10:35 pm ET
  • Renowned Names of Roehampton
  • A week before the most prestigious tennis tournament in the world is played, 128 players gather for a chance to qualify into Wimbledon. Unlike each of other three major tournaments, Wimbledon’s qualifying matches do not take place on site at the All England Club. In an effort to the protect the grass courts before main […]
  • The Tennis Nerds | June 22, 3:26 pm ET
  • Kvitova: the game's great mystery
  • So before I get into the subject of the headline, let me make this post disclaimer:I don't like to see top 10 players, or those that can make a run at a Major, in action the week before a Slam.It's deep-rooted from watching Andre Agassi dominate the summer of '95, winning everything up until the eve of the U.S. Open, then falling short in the final. What if he'd dropped New Haven from his schedule? Would he have been sharper for the Open? Plus, the fact that he had to work hard in that New Haven final might've sapped him
  • Tennis Talk, Anyone? | June 21, 3:00 pm ET
  • Episode 18 – On Grass
  • This week Brodie and Juan Jose talk about the Queen’s final between Andy Murray and Milos Raonic, the difference between the game today and years gone by and why serving and volleying just doesn’t quite work anymore. Finally, they finish it off with a discuss about why grass is so fun and bizarre, and things […]
  • Mind The Racket | June 21, 10:14 am ET
  • The Future of Tennis
  • Tennis has changed radically since the game went Open in 1968. One moment, Rod Laver is swinging a Dunlop Maxply Fort on the green lawn of an exclusive country club. He’s dressed all in white, wearing a matching bucket hat. Less than five years later, Billie Jean King is a sequined blur, blasting away at Bobby Riggs in the Houston Astrodome on behalf of women everywhere. It was a seminal cultural moment, the Battle of the Sexes. It may not have happened at all were it not for a groundswell of public interest in tennis, created when pros like King finally
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | June 13, 11:00 pm ET
  • Note to self: Don't overthink it, just enjoy the tennis
  • If you're seeing this post right now, then that's a good thing. It meant that I was able to get past the brain drain the French Open just put me through and I was actually able to write something!Novak Djokovic won his fourth Major in a row and his first French title, and completed the career Slam. Garbine Muguruza announced her arrival among Grand Slam champs with her first big title, shocking Serena Williams for the W. Muguruza's countrymen, Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez, won the men's doubles title and on the women's side, Frenchwomen Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic
  • Tennis Talk, Anyone? | June 6, 3:00 pm ET


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