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August 28th, 2014

Ivanovic Out; Sharapova Test Friday at US Open

“My serve, that’s the main point,” Pliskova said after the match. “I was serving well. But I was trying to play aggressive. I know if will not be that aggressive, she’s gonna do more winners than I, so I was trying to stay aggressive and to go to every point…She played good. But she did few mistakes which I think was the deciding point.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:54 pm in Tennis, US Open | 4 Comments »

August 28th, 2014

Wawrinka, Sharapova Struggle Through; Thurs. Preview at US Open

Other Top 10-seeded winners were No. 6 Tomas Berdych overpowering former No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt 6-3, 6-4, 6-3; and No. 7 Grigor Dimitrov beating a hobbled Ryan Harrison 6-2, 7-6(4), 6-2.

Posted by Staff @ 12:44 am in Tennis, US Open | 57 Comments »

August 27th, 2014

CiCi, Not Sabathia, Lights Up US Open; Wed. Preview

She became the first 15 year old in almost 20 years to win a match at the US Open since the coming-out party of Anna Kournikova at age 15, before Bellis was born.

Posted by Staff @ 12:42 am in Tennis | 34 Comments »

August 25th, 2014

Upsets Monday at US Open; Serena, Federer Up Tuesday

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The Atlantic magazine wrote a hilarious tennis expose “Explaining the U.S. Tennis Slump” where they reveal some hard-hitting reporting: “American juniors train on hard courts, while Europeans and South Americans learn the sport on clay. Both The Economist and The New Republic have theorized that in recent years, the sport has shifted to favor players raised on clay, a ‘slower’ surface.” — Oh shit, stop the presses!

Posted by Staff @ 11:56 pm in Tennis, US Open | 29 Comments »

August 24th, 2014

Rosol Wins Winston-Salem; Kvitova Can Take No. 1 at US Open

According to the WTA, the world No. 4 Kvitova, along with the No. 2 Simona Halep, will have a chance to wrestle the world No. 1 ranking away from Serena Williams at the US Open.

Posted by Staff @ 11:02 am in Tennis | 6 Comments »

August 23rd, 2014

US Open Women’s Preview: Serena v Maria Final?

But Serena’s road starting next week will be anything but easy.

Posted by Staff @ 4:55 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

August 17th, 2014

ATP/WTA Previews: Isners Leads W-S, Solid Field at WTA Conn.

Notes: Potential tough starts for (8) Granollers against the Ginepri-Mathieu winner, (6) Sousa vs. the explosive Janowicz, and (16) Johnson vs. his American compatriot Querrey…Wildcards went to South African Kevin Anderson and Americans Ginepri, Ryan Harrison and Wimbledon boys’ winner Noah Rubin…Notable withdrawals from the tournament include Wimbledon doubles winners Vasek Pospisil and Jack Sock, and Dmitry Tursunov…Jurgen Melzer beat Gael Monfils in last year’s final…Returning former champs in the field are Melzer (2013) and Isner (2012-11).

Posted by Staff @ 12:31 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

August 12th, 2014

U.S. College Tennis is Dead After Scoring Changes, Foreign Invasion

News flash: no one gives two craps about watching college tennis on TV, and never will.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 10:19 am in American tennis, College Tennis, Tennis | 6 Comments »

August 11th, 2014

Isner, Seeds Cruise; Venus, Maria in Tues. Cincy Action

“From the very beginning of the match, I was seeing the ball pretty well,” Isner said. “You never really know how you’re going to play until you get out there. From the first warm-up ball, I felt that it was going to be a pretty good night. I think I also benefited from Kevin not playing so well, so a lot of things went right for me tonight.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:51 pm in Tennis | 18 Comments »

August 10th, 2014

Tsonga, Radwanska Flip Upsets for Rogers Cup Titles

“I played well all week,” the Frenchman said. “I beat many good guys. It’s a big achievement because I worked really hard to come back from my knee injury last year.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:43 pm in Tennis | 9 Comments »

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1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Rafael Nadal2 Simona Halep
3 Roger Federer3 Na Li
4 Stan Wawrinka4 Petra Kvitova
5 David Ferrer5 Agnieszka Radwanska
6 Milos Raonic6 Maria Sharapova
7 Tomas Berdych7 Angelique Kerber
8 Grigor Dimitrov8 Eugenie Bouchard
9 Andy Murray9 Ana Ivanovic
10 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga10 Jelena Jankovic
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