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January 23rd, 2018

Mertens Upsets Svitolina, Sets Wozniacki Meeting at Australian Open

Mertens, who trains at Kim Clijsters’ academy, was ranked No. 36 to begin the year when she won the WTA Hobart title, and took that momentum into Melbourne. The 22-year-old failed to close out the first set serving at 5-2, but got the job done serving at 5-4. She then baked a bagel in the second set, ending Svitolina’s chances for not only a first Grand Slam title but the No. 1 ranking.

Posted by Staff @ 9:43 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 4 Comments »

January 22nd, 2018

You like My Su-Wei Style? On Guard!; Keys, Kerber Line Up Quarterfinal at Australian Open

Madison Keys and Angie Kerber also set up a blockbuster quarterfinal meeting after the No. 17-seeded Keys upset No. 8 Caroline Garcia 6-3, 6-2, and the No. 21-seeded Kerber came from a set down to beat Su-Wei Hsieh 4-6, 7-5, 6-2.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 9:54 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 5 Comments »

January 21st, 2018

Wozniacki Rolls Into Quarters; No. 1 Halep v Osaka Monday at Australian Open

Wozniacki is picking up straight away from 2017 when she had the most match wins on tour, challenged for the No. 1 ranking and won the year-end WTA championships.

Posted by Staff @ 9:05 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 2 Comments »

January 20th, 2018

Kerber Shatters Sharapova Comeback Dream at Aussie Open; Saturday Results

“I’m just so happy it’s 2018 and not 2017 anymore,” said Kerber, seeded No. 21 after a disastrous 2017 campaign. “I learnt a lot from the last 24 months. Everybody who knows me knows I never give up, I always come back.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:02 am in Australian Open, Tennis | No Comments »

January 19th, 2018

Wozniacki Wins Late Match, Ostapenko Ousted at Australian Open Day 5

“Right now I’m playing with house money, nothing to lose,” Wozniacki said, referring to her previous match after coming back from 1-5 down in the final set.

Posted by Staff @ 8:35 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 3 Comments »

January 18th, 2018

Muguruza, Konta Stunned; Sharapova Lines Up Kerber on Australian Open Day 4

Players turning in upsets in the heat were Taipei’s Su-Wei Hsieh stunning No. 3 Garbine Muguruza 7-6(1), 6-4, unheralded American Bernarda Pera defeating No. 9 Johanna Konta 6-4, 7-5, Sharapova ousting No. 14 Anastasija Sevastova 6-1, 7-6(4), Japan’s Naomi Osaka beating No. 16 Elena Vesnina 7-6(4), 6-2, and Belarus’ Aliaksandra Sasnovich topping No. 28 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 6-3, 6-1.

Posted by Staff @ 7:43 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 1 Comment »

January 17th, 2018

Wozniacki, Top 10 All Struggle on Wednesday at Australian Open Where Temps Soar

“I felt like I was one foot out of the tournament,” Wozniacki said. “I’m very proud of the way I came back.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:32 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 3 Comments »

January 16th, 2018

Halep Wins but Tweaks Ankle; Kvitova Out; Day 2 Aussie Open Wrap

“I felt a pain on the court, but I didn’t have time to check it,” said Halep after tweaking her ankle during the match. “I feel that nothing is broken, but the pain is big. I have to see the doctors…My ankles are not good. That’s why I tape all the time.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:52 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 1 Comment »

January 15th, 2018

CoCo Goes Nuts, Venus Loses Amidst Day 1 Upsets at Australian Open

Vandeweghe received two code violations during her loss, the first when she refused to restart play at the end of the first set until she was brought bananas.

Posted by Staff @ 8:59 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 13 Comments »

January 13th, 2018

Resurgent Kerber Reinforces Australian Open Favorite Status After Winning WTA Sydney

“I am playing amazing tennis again and feeling just great,” Kerber said following the final. “It feels very good to win my first title in my first tournament this year. I have had a great week and the final was not easy against Ash but I was able to play my game in important moments. I feel like I am getting closer to my 2016 level.”

Posted by Staff @ 1:03 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

January 13th, 2018

Medvedev Halts Fairytale Run of Aussie De Minuar in ATP Sydney Final for 1st Title

“I mean, to make it through the qualies, there were so many circumstances,” Medvedev said afterwards. “I wanted to go to Auckland, because my girlfriend had a visa to New Zealand, and not even one guy withdrew from Auckland…now I won here. So just amazing.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:15 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

January 13th, 2018

Bautista Agut Outlasts Del Potro for ATP Auckland Title

“I gave everything I have on the court this week,” said the 29-year-old Bautista Agut, who won his first Auckland title two years ago. “It was an unbelievable match today. I’ve been fighting a lot on the court…I played two amazing games at the [end] of the match.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:41 am in Tennis | 4 Comments »

January 12th, 2018

Preview: Serena Out; Women’s Australian Open Likely to See a 1st-Time Winner

(5) Venus vs. Bencic the must-watch 1st rd. match in Melbourne…Other tough starts for (31) Makarova vs. Begu, and the injury-hampered (13) Stephens vs. Zhang, who she has previously lost to…

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 2:08 pm in Australian Open, Tennis | 1 Comment »

January 7th, 2018

Sock, Del Potro, Shapovalov in the Mix at ATP Auckland; Preview

(2) Del Potro to start against the Shapovalov/qualifier winner…(5) Bautista Agut looking at a 2nd rd. American meeting with either last week’s Brisbane finalist Ryan Harrison or Steve Johnson…Wildcards went to Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas, New Zealand’s Michael Venus and China’s Wu Yibing…

Posted by Staff @ 12:16 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

January 7th, 2018

Goerges Ousts Wozniacki for WTA Auckland Trophy

Goerges’ brutal groundstrokes were on point throughout the two sets, cracking 41 winners to 23 unforced errors.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:46 am in Tennis | No Comments »