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May 22nd, 2016

Bertens, Garcia Grab WTA Titles and Momentum Headed Into French Open

Both of Bertens’ titles have come as a qualifier after winning Fes on claycourts four years ago.

Posted by Staff @ 12:21 am in Tennis | 8 Comments »

May 21st, 2016

Thiem Sends French Warning Shot with Nice Title

“The first time I had to defend a title and I made it,” Thiem said.

Posted by Staff @ 11:19 pm in Tennis | 4 Comments »

May 21st, 2016

Wawrinka Achieves 1st in Switzerland with Geneva Crown

It was Wawrinka’s third title of the season, improving him to 3-0 in finals on the season and 14-9 career.

Posted by Staff @ 10:58 pm in Tennis | 4 Comments »

May 20th, 2016

Serena Williams in Trouble if Early Seedings Hold; French Open Preview

Translation: “The other non-divas on tour would love to have my year. Because they’re weak tea. But as Ricky Bobby said, ‘If you ain’t first, you’re last.’”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:04 pm in French Open, Roland Garros, Tennis | 10 Comments »

May 16th, 2016

Preview: ATP, WTA Players Look for Mojo Heading Into French Open

Tough starts for (9) Stephens vs. Vekic and (9) Cornet vs. Kudryavtseva…The storm of players pulling from the field included Daria Gavrilova, Camila Giorgi, Yanina Wickmayer and Caroline Wozniacki…

Posted by Staff @ 1:44 am in Tennis | No Comments »

May 11th, 2016

Kerber, Half of WTA Rome Seeds Lose in Another Massive Exodus

Kerber, “one of the best players in the world,” since winning the Australian Open has lost her opening rounds at Doha, Indian Wells, Madrid and Rome.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:58 pm in Tennis | 23 Comments »

May 8th, 2016

Serena Back but WTA Tour a Mess in Rome

The WTA tour is an absolute car crash right now in terms of illnesses, injuries, tournament pull-outs, and no one being anywhere near No. 1 Serena Williams in the rankings, despite the American winning no titles thus far in 2016.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 1:08 pm in Tennis | 11 Comments »

May 8th, 2016

Halep’s Game on Clay Back in Play with Madrid Title

“I expected a tough match today,” said Halep, who was 1-3 career against Cibulkova entering the final. “I thought that I would struggle a little bit with her shots, but I was very strong on my legs and could block. I could make my game, I can say.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:57 am in Tennis | 1 Comment »

May 7th, 2016

Djokovic, Nadal Lead Blockbuster Saturday Semis at Madrid

Djokovic made Milos Raonic his locker room bh, improving to 7-0 vs. the Canuck with a 6-3, 6-4 win.

Posted by Staff @ 12:33 am in Tennis | 266 Comments »

May 2nd, 2016

Serena Dodging Azarenka? Muguruza Upset Monday in Madrid; Tues. Preview

Azarenka, who appeared to be wrestling with some niggling injuries on Monday, will next face American teenage qualifier Louisa Chirico, who shocked former No. 1 Ana Ivanovic 5-7, 6-1, 6-3.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 6:35 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

May 2nd, 2016

Top 2 Bounced from Madrid; Monday Previews

“It’s tough to win a point against her because she puts every ball back,” Strycova said of Kerber. “It’s difficult for me because I’m a smaller player and I have a similar game to her, so it’s difficult for me to be patient, because I’m not a patient person..But I tried to be patient today and it worked.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:27 am in Madrid, Tennis | 2 Comments »

April 25th, 2016

WTA First as Unheralded Buyukakcay Wins Istanbul Title

“This is a tournament I’ve been playing since 2005, when I was 15, and I saw the best players at this tournament when I was young,” she said. “So I dreamed of winning the title since then — it’s very special for me.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:20 am in Tennis | No Comments »

April 24th, 2016

Kerber Opens Can of Whip-Ass in All-German WTA Stuttgart Final

“I think mentally I could have pulled myself together for one more afternoon,” said Siegemund, who is now 0-1 in career finals, but will jump to a career-high No. 42 in the WTA rankings, putting her squarely in the running to compete for Germany at the Rio Olympics. “But it was [physical]. It’s also like, they say when you feel tired physically, mentally you are already very tired much before you know it. So there is some bad decision-making where you go like, ‘Jesus Christ, why this shot now?’”

Posted by Staff @ 5:25 pm in Stuttgart, Tennis | 2 Comments »

April 24th, 2016

Del Potro Returns at Munich; ATP Previews This Week

No Top 20 players, but Istanbul you do have Bernie “The Tank Engine” Tomic! For at least a round…

Posted by Staff @ 10:11 am in Estoril, Istanbul, Munich, Tennis | 8 Comments »

April 23rd, 2016

Stosur, Kuzy, Multiple Slam Winners at Prague; Rabat; WTA Previews

Guess the tournament couldn’t meet Petra Kvitova’s price point?…No Top 10 players in the field, but multiple Grand Slam title winners and finalists among the seeds…Tough start for (8) Wickmayer vs. Giorgi…

Posted by Staff @ 4:46 pm in Prague, Rabat, Tennis | 7 Comments »