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October 9th, 2016

Radwanska Beats Break-Out Star Konta for China Open Trophy

“It’s top players from the first round and I’ve been playing my best tennis all week so of course I’m very happy to win this tournament again,” said Radwanska of the Premier-level event. “This trophy is going to stay in a very special place.”

Posted by Staff @ 1:21 pm in Tennis | 10 Comments »

October 5th, 2016

Zverev Downs Thiem, Kvitova Keeps Rolling at China Open

Kvitova entered the match with taped fingers, not from blisters, but reportedly from a nail session gone wrong.

Posted by Staff @ 1:29 am in Tennis | 1 Comment »

October 2nd, 2016

Berdych Bounces Back from Surgery, Beats Gasquet in ATP Shenzhen Final

“Five weeks ago I was in hospital, now I’m sitting here with the trophy,” said Berdych, who missed the US Open due to an appendicitis. “Things are changing very quickly.

Posted by Staff @ 5:35 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

October 2nd, 2016

Ranked Outside Top 100, Khachanov Breaks Through for ATP Chengdu Title

“I have been working hard and I am happy to achieve my first goal,” said Khachanov. “In the second, I was thinking to win the set and keep fighting. I was playing against a guy much higher-ranked than me, so I just have to focus on every goal and keep going.

Posted by Staff @ 4:56 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

October 1st, 2016

Kristyna Pliskova, Sister of US Open Finalist Karolina, Wins 1st WTA Title in Tashkent

“I’m very happy to win my first ever WTA title,” Pliskova said. “My game was not as expected, however it’s not easy to win any tournament.

Posted by Staff @ 3:27 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

October 1st, 2016

Kvitova Krushes Cibulkova in WTA Wuhan Final for 1st Title in 13 Months

“Wuhan, it’s really one of my favorite cities,” said Kvitova after winning her second title in three years in the city.

Posted by Staff @ 3:03 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

October 1st, 2016

Nishikori, 3 of Top 10, Cilic, Kyrgios at ATP Tokyo; Preview

The field features three of the Top 10, in addition to US Open winner Marin Cilic and the enigmatic Nick Kyrgios…Tough start for (1) Nishikori against Almagro, who beat him a few years ago in Tokyo…

Posted by Staff @ 2:46 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

October 1st, 2016

Kerber, Murray Headline Elite China Open Fields

Nine of the Top 10 players, sans Serena Williams, in the field…Potential tough starts for (3) Radwasnka second round vs. the powerful Makarova, (13) Vinci second round vs. the resurgent Wozniacki, (5) Pliskova vs. Safarova, (15) Pavlyuchenkova vs. (Q) Riske (winner to meet Stosur), (8) Keys second round vs. the winner of Jelena Jankovic and Kristina Mladenovic, and the shaky-of-late (2) Muguruza vs. Begu…

Posted by Staff @ 1:54 pm in China Open, Tennis | 1 Comment »

September 27th, 2016

Anderson Books Kyrgios Meeting in Comeback; ATP Shenzhen, Chendu Tues. Updates

Unseeded Kevin Anderson, making a comeback from injury, booked a meeting with No. 2 seed Nick Kyrgios after beating Australian Jordan Thompson 6-2, 6-4.

Posted by Staff @ 12:28 pm in Tennis | 23 Comments »

September 26th, 2016

Wozniacki, Arruabarrena, Tsurenko Win WTA Titles Over Weekend

“I just wanted to go out and enjoy it,” Wozniacki said of the championship match. “It’s the final and both of us had great weeks. We both wanted to go out there and play well.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:57 am in Tennis | 1 Comment »

September 23rd, 2016

No Serena, But No. 1 Kerber and 8 of Top 10 at Loaded WTA Wuhan

The Top 8 seeds receive opening-round byes in Wuhan, so Kerber will start against either American CoCo Vandeweghe or France’s Kristina Mladenovic. From there her difficult path will likely see No. 14 and Slam winner Petra Kvitova, then No. 7 Carla Suarez Navarro or No. 11 Johanna Konta, then likely No. 4 Simona Halep or No. 8 Madison Keys in the semifinals.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 9:37 pm in Tennis, Wuhan | 10 Comments »

September 18th, 2016

First WTA Titles: Oceane Dodin Wins Quebec City, Christina McHale Victorious In Tokyo

McHale won her career-first title at the Japan Women’s Open, coming from a set down to defeat Katerina Siniakova 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, benefiting from a timely rain delay.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 7:27 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

September 18th, 2016

Cilic and Croatia, Del Potro and Argentina Advance to Underdogs Davis Cup Final

“It’s been a great weekend and I am at a loss for words to describe how I feel,” said Cilic. “I was really motivated for today’s match, having played with a lot of intensity all three days. I was aggressive and served very well, which I needed to in order to dictate the rallies. The crowd helped me stay focused throughout the match.”

Posted by Staff @ 7:03 pm in Davis Cup, Tennis | 13 Comments »

September 18th, 2016

Muguruza, 5 of Top 10 at Loaded Tokyo; WTA Previews

Five of the Top 10, including US Open finalist Karolina Pliskova, and a slew of dangerous floaters make Tokyo the place to watch this week…The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes…Tough starts for Muguruza after a bye, coming out cold possibly against the US Open quarterfinalist Sevastova; (8) Pavlyuchenkova vs. the veteran Petkovic (winner to possibly meet the giant-serving Vandeweghe); (6) Cibulkova vs. Safarova; and (4) Suarez Navarro cold after a bye meeting the winner of Bencic-Wozniacki…

Posted by Staff @ 6:40 pm in Tennis | 7 Comments »

September 17th, 2016

US Open Champ Wawrinka in Russia, French in Metz; ATP Previews

The St. Petersburg Open in Russia welcomes US Open champion Stan Wawrinka and three of the Top 10, while the Moselle Open in France features Dominic Thiem and a strong French contingent this week on the ATP World Tour

Posted by Staff @ 7:59 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »