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August 19th, 2018

Full-flight Resurgent Djokovic too Much for Federer in ATP Cincinnati Final

“Obviously it’s a very special moment to stand here for the first time with the winning trophy here in Cincinnati,” said Djokovic, who will rise to No. 6 on the ATP rankings. “The hard times I went through, it’s been a rollercoaster ride in my career with injury, taking time off and having a surgery earlier this year. This seems a bit unreal to be back at this level.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:02 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

August 17th, 2018

Ironwoman Halep, Kvitova Into WTA Cincinnati Semis

“It was a tough day,” said Halep, who trailed Tsurenka 1-4, 0-40 before winning the next five games. “I’m really tired. But I’m happy that I could win both of them.

Posted by Staff @ 11:30 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

August 17th, 2018

3 Top-10 Seeds Lose, Rains Force Halep to Double-Up Friday at WTA Cincinnati

“I don’t know how [I saved match point] because she did a really great serve and I just played the [return], I don’t know, like a baby.”

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August 15th, 2018

Kvitova Grounds Serena; Four Top 10ers Up Wednesday at WTA Cincinnati

“I think it was a good match today,” Serena said afterwards. “We both played at a really high level. Only one person could win…I’m still at the very beginning. You know, this is a long comeback. I just began. I just started. Definitely at the very, very beginning. I’m getting there, and I’m going to just continue to work hard, and hopefully I’ll start winning more matches.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:17 am in Tennis | 24 Comments »

August 14th, 2018

Serena Rolls in Cincinnati Debut, Lines Up Tuesday Meeting Against Kvitova

“It’s never easy, no matter what the scoreline says,” said Williams afterwards. “I definitely felt relaxed after the first break, but it’s just the very beginning of the match — you’ve got to keep going.”

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August 12th, 2018

Halep Tops Stephens in Another Blockbuster in WTA Rogers Cup Final

“This week, it’s been an amazing effort,” said Halep after claiming her third title of the year. “It’s brutal, the effort for me. This week it was really tough.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:44 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

August 12th, 2018

No Warm Welcome for Serena Williams in WTA Cincinnati Draw: Preview

Tough starts for (4) Kerber vs. Pavlyuchenkova who she is 6-6 career against, the wrist-addled (13) Keys vs. (WC) Mattek-Sands in an all-American, (9) Pliskova vs. Radwanska (winner to meet Konta), (6) Garcia vs. (WC) Azarenka, (8) Kvitova vs. the Serena-Gavrilova winner, (15) Mertens vs. Rybarikova who she has a losing record against, (5) Svitolina vs. (WC) Kuznetsova, and (2) Wozniacki vs. the Bertens-Vandeweghe winner…

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August 12th, 2018

Cincinnati Preview: Federer, Nadal Renew Hardcourt Rivalry in Loaded Field

(1) Federer vs. (WC) Murray 3rd rd.? (4) Del Potro vs. (15) Kyrgios 3rd rd.?…

Posted by Staff @ 9:06 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

August 12th, 2018

Halep v Stephens, French Open Rematch in Rogers Cup WTA Montreal Final

“Once I get on a good run at a tournament, I’m pretty consistent, pretty solid,” Stephens said. “I just try to keep playing, keep competing, fight hard. Once you get to this point, the quarters, semis, finals of a tournament, everyone is good. You just have to compete hard, try to stay calm, and play your game as best you can…Overall I’m playing good. Good weather, good conditions, good court. We’re in North America. Food is good. Just pretty consistent overall.”

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August 10th, 2018

Halep Stephens, Svitolina Into WTA Rogers Cup Montreal Semis

Roland Garros champion and world No. 1 Simona Halep, looking to reinstitute her dominance during the US Open Series hardcourt events, on Friday defeated No. 6 Caroline Garcia 7-5, 6-1 to move into the semifinals at the Rogers Cup in Montreal.

Posted by Staff @ 10:21 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

August 9th, 2018

Cornet Crushes Kerber, Huge Match-Ups Thursday at WTA Rogers Cup Montreal

“It is always not so easy to change also the surface,” Kerber said of moving from grass to hard court, arguably one of the easiest transitions on tour. “I think I need a little bit more time to get used to hardcourt again, to have a lot of matches, a lot of practice sessions on hard.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:55 am in Tennis | 2 Comments »

August 8th, 2018

Konta Upsets Ostapenko, All-Russian Sharapova v Kasatkina Wednesday at WTA Rogers Cup Montreal

“I played myself into the match and tried to be as tough as possible,” Konta said afterwards.

Posted by Staff @ 9:01 am in Tennis | 4 Comments »

August 7th, 2018

Venus Wins, Karatantcheva Works on ‘Ass Kicking’ at WTA Rogers Cup Montreal

That year the 15-year-old Bulgarian beat Venus Williams at the French Open, but ended up ‘doing everything,’ in the new few years — piercing her tongue, getting an abortion, and receiving a two-year ban from the tour for taking anabolic steroids. Now the 28-year-old No. 228-ranked Bulgarian is in her first WTA draw since 2017.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 8:38 am in Montreal, Tennis, WTA | 2 Comments »

August 5th, 2018

Fit Kuznetsova Wins 1st Title in 2 Years at WTA Washington

“I just have next week off, I’m really happy about it, I’d like to take a couple days off,” Kuznetsova said. “Then I got a wildcard to Cincinnati, so I’m really happy and thankful for that. I’m just looking forward to playing there.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:20 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

August 5th, 2018

Buzarnescu Wallops Sakkari for 1st Career Title at WTA San Jose

“I was able to take all the emotions away and keep focused, and try to take it as a normal match, not as a final,” said Buzarnescu who improved to 1-2 in finals this year. “Even after the first set, I thought she could come back, so it was really not easy. After leading 3-0, I thought I could really win the match.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:46 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »