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June 29th, 2015
If Ostapenko’s name sounds vaguely familiar, it’s because the Suarez Navarro-killer lifted the Wimbledon girls’ junior trophy roughly this time last year.
June 29th, 2015
“To be honest, I’m not sure how much I believed I could win a round of Wimbledon before today, even going into the match,” said the 21-year-old bearded Broady, a Wimbledon juniors doubles champion and singles runner-up. “I’m hoping that it will sort of push me on and give me a bit more fire to want to get back here.”
June 27th, 2015
Denis Istomin at the grasscourt event in Nottingham became the first player ever from Uzbekistan to win an ATP World Tour title, on Saturday edging American Sam Querrey 7-6(1), 7-6(6).
June 26th, 2015
Bouchard will drop an ****-load of points after this event. Serena is going for a third Slam in pursuit of all four this year.
June 22nd, 2015
Notes: Tough draws go to (1) Ferrer after a bye potentially vs. Baghdatis…Wildcards went to Brits Kyle Edmund and James Ward, American Taylor Harry Fritz, and German Alexander Zverev…
June 21st, 2015
World No. 2 Roger Federer topped Andreas Seppi 7-6(1), 6-4 on Sunday in the final of the Gerry Webber Open, gaining some Wimbledon momentum with an 8th career grass court title in Halle, Germany.
June 15th, 2015
“Yesterday I was feeling really tired, but my physio did a great job to get me ready for today’s match,” said Mahut, who also reached the doubles final. “It was a very tense first set, but after one-all he was missing some shots and I felt more and more confident.”
June 14th, 2015
Four Top 10 players on the WTA tour take to the grass in Birmingham, while Roger Federer leads in Halle, and Andy Murray, French Open champ Stan Wawrinka and Rafael Nadal at the Queen’s Club during week #2 of the 2015 grasscourt season.
June 11th, 2015
Mahut qualified this week at the grass court Topshelf Open in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, and today beat defending champion and No. 3 seed Roberto Bautista Agut 6-2, 6-4 to reach the quarters.
June 7th, 2015
Notes: The tournament makes the switch to grass as part of the tour’s extended grasscourt season…Tough starts for (1) Nadal against the Baghdatis-Rosol winner, and (8) Troicki vs. Coric…Wildcards went to Germans Tommy Haas, Maximilian Marterer and Alexander Zverev…Pulling from the event were Julien Benneteau and Jiri Vesely…The Bryan brothers are the top seeds in doubles…Nadal (2007,’05) is the lone returning former champ in the field.
June 4th, 2015
The world No. 1 scored her fourth win from a set down over the tournament to defeat Timea Bacsinszky 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 in the semifinals on Thursday to set up a championship with first-time Slam finalist Lucie Safarova.
June 3rd, 2015
“I wasn’t able to serve well in my first couple of matches here because I hurt my arm in Madrid, and in Rome I had to pull out,” she said. “I haven’t had a great claycourt season, so I’m pretty excited to have gotten this far.”
June 3rd, 2015
“It was a battle,” Safarova said. “In the first set the tiebreak was very close and we had some great rallies. I had an early break and lost it in the second, and managed to keep it together and played strong.”
June 1st, 2015
Ivanovic is 6-0 career, beating the Ukranian this year in Madrid in straights. Two of the meetings were on clay, where the Serb hasn’t lost a set. You do the math.
Winner: Ivanovic in straights
May 22nd, 2015
Possible (5) Woz vs. (25) Jelena Jankovic in the 3rd rd., with Serena looming two rounds later. All in all a potential tough road for the world No. 1 through possibly three former No. 1s in her quarter.