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June 25th, 2017

Federer Shows Grasscourt Best, Destroys Zverev in Halle Final

“I was doubting myself a little bit, I must admit, because losing [in the opening] round for the first time in 15 years on grass was always going to shake me a little bit and it did,” Federer said.

Posted by Staff @ 4:59 pm in Tennis | 42 Comments »

June 25th, 2017

Sevastova Wins 1st Grass Title at WTA Mallorca

It was her second career title, coming seven years after her first at Estoril in 2010 at 20 years old. In 2013 she left the sport for three years due to injury and illness.

Posted by Staff @ 4:11 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

June 25th, 2017

Kvitova Wastes No Time Back with WTA Birmingham Grass Title

“I didn’t expect this in my second tournament of my comeback,” said the former Wimbledon champion. “So yeah, I think it’s kind of a fairytale…I was nervous. It wasn’t the normal nerves as I had before. It’s my first final after such a long time, and it was a bit difficult to handle. I struggled a lot.”

Posted by Staff @ 3:25 pm in Tennis | 4 Comments »

June 25th, 2017

Thiem Leads This Week at Inaugural Grasscourt ATP Stop in Turkey

Potential tough openers for (6) Troicki vs. Berlocq and (7) Coric vs. Mannarino…

Posted by Staff @ 2:34 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

June 25th, 2017

Preview: Kerber, 8 of Top 10; Djokovic at Combined ATP/WTA Eastbourne

Potential tough starts for (1) Kerber vs. homegirl (WC) Broady, (10) Ostapenko vs. Makarova, (3) Pliskova vs. the Riske/Cornet winner, (8) Radwanska vs. the Goerges/Bellis winner, (11) Muguruza vs. Bouchard, and (6) Wozniacki vs. the Japanese riser Osaka…

Posted by Staff @ 10:02 am in Tennis | No Comments »

June 18th, 2017

Muller Out-Aces Karlovic for 2nd 2017 Title in Netherlands

“I think we should make a suggestion to the ATP that we just start with the tiebreak next time,” Muller said afterwards.

Posted by Staff @ 2:23 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

June 18th, 2017

Konta Not Klutch, Can’t End Brit Grass Drought as Vekic Wins Nottingham

It was the first WTA title in three years for the unseeded Croat Konta, who four years ago won her first title in Kuala Lumpur as a 16 year old.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 2:20 pm in Tennis | 4 Comments »

June 18th, 2017

Pouille Wins 1st on Grass, Denies F-Lo in Stuttgart Final

“Of course if you win the first tournament of the grass season you’re very confident, but I know that every week is different and every player is tough to beat,” said the 23-year-old Pouille, who also won the claycourt Hungarian Open title in April.

Posted by Staff @ 2:18 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

June 18th, 2017

Estonia’s Kontaveit Wins 1st Career WTA Title at ‘s-Hertogenbosch

The Estonian won three three-setters en route to the final, including upsets over No. 8 seed Kristyna Pliskova and No. 7 seed Lesia Tsurenko.

Posted by Staff @ 2:15 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

June 18th, 2017

Kerber, Azarenka, Kvitova This Week at Birmingham, Mallorca; WTA Previews

Victoria Azarenka returns to the tour after giving birth to her son, Leo, and Sabine Lisicki also makes her 2017 debut after a shoulder injury suffered last November…

Posted by Staff @ 12:44 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

June 17th, 2017

Federer, 0-1 on Grass This Season, Heads to Halle as 8-time Champion; ATP Preview

Tough openers and early-rounders for (1) Federer second round vs. M.Zverev, (3) Nishikori vs. Verdasco, (8) Ramos-Vinolas second round vs. Dr. Ivo, (5) Monfils vs. Gasquet in an all-French (winner to face Haas), and (2) Thiem vs. Ferrer, who has a career grasscourt title to his credit, second round…

Posted by Staff @ 4:50 pm in Tennis | 15 Comments »

June 17th, 2017

Early Test for Murray, Others in Loaded Field at Aegon/Queen’s Club; ATP Preview

Former champs in the field are Murray (2016-15,’13,’11,’09), Dimitrov (2014), Cilic (2012), and Querrey (2010).

Posted by Staff @ 4:06 pm in Grass season, Tennis | 89 Comments »

June 11th, 2017

Cibulkova, Konta Lead WTA Grasscourt Debut Week; Previews

Konta the lone Top 10 representative…Interesting starts for (4) Riske vs. (WC) Watson, and (6) Rogers vs. Vekic (winner to possibly meet (WC) Robson)…

Posted by Staff @ 7:47 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

June 11th, 2017

Federer Back with Doozy of a Draw on Grass at Stuttgart; ATP Previews

(1) Roger Federer could start against (WC) Haas? What is it with these two and grass each year?

Posted by Staff @ 6:42 pm in Tennis | 65 Comments »

June 10th, 2017

Ostapenko Stuns Halep for 1st WTA Title at French Open

“Congrats to Simona you had a great week and it was really tough for me,” Ostapenko told the crowd and Halep after the final. “I hope you have a great rest of the season.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:48 am in French Open, Tennis | 9 Comments »