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May 29th, 2017

Djokovic, Nadal Start Solid; American Nightmare at French Open

Djokovic in his post-match conference was asked about Agassi at length, prompting him to ask whether he should bring his coach in to the press room next time.

Posted by Special @ 6:16 pm in French Open, Tennis | 1 Comment »

May 29th, 2017

Pliskova Starts Strong in No. 1 Run, Muguruza Wins at French Open

“I’m happy that I managed to play, to be kind of composed out there,” Muguruza said. “I wasn’t sure how I was going to react again on the centre court, playing against an ex-champ. I found a balance, even though some moments were difficult to overcome. I knew at some point she was going to come up with some great shots.”

Posted by Special @ 5:23 pm in French Open, Tennis | No Comments »

May 29th, 2017

Tennis Capsules: Wawrinka, Stosur, More Win ATP/WTA Titles Heading Into French

Samantha Stosur won her first title in two years on Saturday at the Internationaux de Strasbourg, coming from a set down to hold off countrywoman Daria Gavrilova, 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 for her ninth career title.

Posted by Staff @ 11:12 am in Tennis | No Comments »

May 28th, 2017

Get Ready for Musical No. 1s After Kerber Upset at French Open

“I think she played a good match. It was a tough first round,” Kerber said. “I had a few chance in the first set and also in the second set, and I didn’t make it. I think that was the key for the match. I believed in the second set, as well, that I can turn around the match and I was still believing until the last point, but she played well.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 7:40 pm in French Open, Tennis | No Comments »

May 27th, 2017

Muguruza v Schiavone 1st Rd., Kvitova Returns; French Open Preview

Upset alert for (2) Pliskov vs. Zheng, who upset Svitolina in Madrid…Other tough starts for (20) Barbora Strycova vs. Riske (winner to meet the French upset specialist Cornet), and (19) Vandeweghe vs. Rybarikova who the American lost her last meeting against…

Posted by Staff @ 11:16 am in French Open, Tennis | 6 Comments »

May 22nd, 2017

Wozniacki Heads Strasbourg Field; Nurnberg; WTA Previews

Last year’s final was all Kiki Berten as the Dutchwoman qualified then won the singles, defeating Colombia’s Mariana Duque-Marino in the final, then won the doubles…

Posted by Staff @ 9:43 am in Tennis | No Comments »

May 22nd, 2017

Wawrinka, Raonic Among Lots of Big Names at ATP Geneva, Lyon Before French; Previews

Geneva boasts two of the Top 10 after last-minute wildcards…Potential tough starts for (1) Wawrinka vs. Sousa who always plays him close, and (7) Lorenzi vs. Anderson…

Posted by Staff @ 8:52 am in Tennis | No Comments »

May 21st, 2017

Halep Hobbled Mid-Match, Svitolina Steals WTA Rome Title

“I never like to give up during the match,” Halep said afterwards. “I don’t want to stop the matches. So I just wanted to try to win the second set…At 5-3 in the second set, I turned to hit an inside-out forehand, I felt it again. That’s why I called [the trainer] to tape it, because I was scared not to do something worse.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 2:26 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

May 19th, 2017

Muguruza, Halep Remain on Collision Course for Rome Final After Friday Wins

Bertens beat Halep in their only meeting on clay in 2012.

Posted by Staff @ 4:18 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

May 18th, 2017

Venus Upsetting Top Players, Faces French Open Champ Muguruza Friday at WTA Rome

“I feel like right now every girl, every woman, is playing very good,” Muguruza said after the win. “You never know, when they go to the court, who is going to win.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:51 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

May 17th, 2017

Kerber Slide Continues; Konta v Venus on Thursday in Rome

“It’s my first time beating the No. 1 in the world, so, you know, I’m super excited,” said the player ranked outside the Top 50.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 9:20 pm in Tennis | 6 Comments »

May 16th, 2017

Sharapova Bumped from Italian Open, French Open Same Day

“I apologize for having to withdraw from my match today with a left thigh injury,” Sharapova said in a statement.

Posted by Staff @ 4:32 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

May 15th, 2017

Halep Makes Good with Coach, Fights Through for WTA Madrid Title

The bad start almost caused a split between Halep and her coach Darren Cahill, who had grown tired of the Romanian’s attitude, and her giving up during matches.

Posted by Staff @ 12:07 am in Tennis | 3 Comments »

May 14th, 2017

Does Nadal Have Anything Left in the Tank for Rome? Preview

Tough starts for (1) Murray vs. Fognini, (5) Raonic vs. the Haas-Dr. Ivo winner, (3) Wawrinka starting against a tough Frenchman in either Mahut or Paire, (8) Thiem vs. Cuevas, (13) Sock vs. the hot-handed Schwartzman, an injured (7) Nishikori vs. the Ferrer-Lopez winner, (10) Dimitrov vs. Del Potro, (15) Carreno Busta vs. Simon (winner to face the Kyrgios-Bautista Agut winner, then (2) Djokovic)

Posted by Staff @ 12:32 pm in Tennis | 31 Comments »

May 12th, 2017

Defending Champ Halep, France’s Mladenovic to Contest WTA Madrid Championship

“We know each other’s game really well,” Mladenovic said of her friend and frequent doubles partner Kuznetsova. “Today was kind of about tactic match, to surprise each other. There were times we both had, like, some bad moments because we would try too much to change our natural game.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:10 pm in Tennis | 10 Comments »