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September 20th, 2017

Wickmayer Whips Top-seeded Shuai at WTA Guangzhou

“She is a tough player, tough opponent,” Wickmayer said afterwards. “I’ve always had tough matches against her so I’m happy with the win. I’m especially happy since it’s been quite a tough year — a lot of injuries and a lot of tough losses. Every win is really good for me and makes me really happy. I’m very excited to be still in and still playing.”

Posted by Staff @ 4:47 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

September 19th, 2017

Ostapenko Beats Larsson Who Tells Swedish Media She is Gay at WTA Seoul

“I kept my first relationship secret from everyone for two years before the situation got untenable. It was horrible to lie,” she told Sweden’s SVT TV.

Posted by Staff @ 11:19 am in Tennis | 6 Comments »

September 16th, 2017

Bautista Agut, Tsonga, Popular Fognini Lead ATP St. Petersburg; Preview

Tough starts for (8) Struff vs. Coric, then the winner likely facing the streaking Medvedev…

Posted by Staff @ 9:41 pm in Tennis | 11 Comments »

September 16th, 2017

Ostapenko the Favorite at WTA Seoul Korea Open; Preview

Arruabarrena (2016) and Begu (2015) are former champions in the field.

Posted by Staff @ 2:25 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

September 16th, 2017

Muguruza, 5 of Top 10 Make WTA Toray Tokyo a Tough Test

Potential tough starts for (5) Cibulkova vs. Suarez Navarro, (7) Kerber vs. Osaka, and (2) Pliskova vs. Gavrilova…

Posted by Staff @ 1:56 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

September 11th, 2017

Safarova, Mladenovic Head Post-US Open WTA Fields in Tokyo, Quebec City

No Top 10ers in the post-US Open field…Tough start for (7) Riske vs. American countrywoman Brengle…Wildcards were awarded to Japanese legend Kimiko Date, and seeds Mladenovic and Pliskova…

Posted by Staff @ 9:31 pm in Tennis | 9 Comments »

September 6th, 2017

Vandeweghe, Keys Complete All-American Semifinals at US Open

“I was really nervous all day,” Keys said afterwards.

Posted by Staff @ 9:27 pm in Tennis, US Open | 4 Comments »

September 6th, 2017

Anderson, C-Busta Into Unlikely US Open Semifinals; Rafa, Federer-Del Potro Wednesday

“It is something that I always dreamed,” Carreno Busta said upon reaching his first Grand Slam final.

Posted by Staff @ 2:35 am in Tennis, US Open | 243 Comments »

September 6th, 2017

Venus, Stephens Set Up Half of Potential All-American Semifinals at US Open

“This match meant a lot to me, obviously, playing at home and of course it being a major,” Venus said.

Posted by Staff @ 2:16 am in Tennis, US Open | 3 Comments »

September 3rd, 2017

Venus, Stephens Continue U.S. Surge at US Open

“When I started playing again at Wimbledon and D.C., I didn’t expect much,” Stephens said. “I was just playing and having fun, having a good time. I’m still playing and having a good time. That’s really all there is to it.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:00 pm in Tennis, US Open | 10 Comments »

September 1st, 2017

Cilic, Isner Upsets Add to US Open Chaos; Federer, Nadal Up Saturday

“He won the first set. He was playing good tennis,” Shapovalov said. “He was playing me the right way. Yeah, I picked it up in the second. Stayed calm after the first. I knew I would have my chances. I converted in the second set when I had the chance. So I was happy with that — it’s unfortunate what happened.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:29 pm in Tennis, US Open | 285 Comments »

September 1st, 2017

Old Men Federer, Nadal Hobble Into 3rd Rd. After Struggles at US Open

“[My back is] better than the first round, so I’m happy,” Federer said afterwards. “Yeah, this match wasn’t about the back, which is good. This is more just a grind. I felt different, completely different, the way it played and everything. But I’m really, really happy I got through.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 1:17 am in Tennis, US Open | 37 Comments »

September 1st, 2017

Pliskova Narrowly Avoids Upset Bug, Osaka Rambles On at US Open

“Her level was quite high in the beginning of the match,” Pliskova said.

Posted by Staff @ 12:32 am in Tennis, US Open | 2 Comments »

August 31st, 2017

Wozniacki Ousted as No. 1 Pretenders Continue to Fall at US Open

“To save three match points, I think it was crazy,” Kuznetsova said. “It was a tough one. I’m happy I survive. But I’m definitely not happy with my performance today.”

Posted by Staff @ 1:01 am in Tennis, US Open | 7 Comments »

August 30th, 2017

US Open Hits Keep Coming as Kerber Ousted 1st Round

“She’s a very aggressive player, but I know this before,” said Kerber, who will now drop out of the Top 10. “She served very well and was going for it. Yeah, she played a very good match from the beginning.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:26 am in Tennis, US Open | No Comments »