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October 21st, 2018

Tsitsipas Sets Greek History with ATP Stockholm Title

Mark Philippoussis doesn’t count.

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October 21st, 2018

Kasatkina Wins Home Russian Title at WTA Moscow

Top-ranked Russian Daria Kasatkina fulfilled a childhood dream over the weekend, winning her homecountry VTB Kremlin Cup with a 2-6, 7-6(30, 6-4 win over Ons Jabeur to raise her first title on Russian soil.

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October 21st, 2018

Goerges Ends 2018 by Topping Qualifier Bencic for WTA Luxembourg Title

“Belinda had a great week and a great effort this week, coming through qualifying to make the final,” Goerges said on court afterwards. “She’s been in the Top 10 and I know how tough it is to get there.”

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October 14th, 2018

Halep Leads Women, Dzumhur Defends on Men’s Side at ATP/WTA Moscow

Interesting starts for (1) Halep vs. the Russian Pavlyuchenkova who can hit the Romanian off the court and will have the crowd behind her, (6) Kasatkina vs. the fast-court player Tsurenko, (7) Mertens vs. Konta, and (3) Stephens who has problems getting up for matches in Europe vs. the Russian Makarova…

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October 14th, 2018

Goerges Top Seed, Muguruza Takes Wildcard at WTA Luxembourg; Preview

Wildcards went to Muguruza, France’s Fiona Ferro and Luxembourg’s Mandy Minella…

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October 14th, 2018

Isner Top Seeds in Stockholm Open Field; Preview

Not many floaters but tough starts for (6) Chung vs. Fritz in an all Next Gen and (2) Fognini vs. Daniel who always plays the Italian tough…

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October 14th, 2018

Preview: Top Seed Edmund, Defending Champ Tsonga, Raonic, Monfils at ATP Antwerp

Tsonga beat Schwartzman, who has finished runner-up the last two years, in last year’s final…

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October 14th, 2018

Teen Yastremska Beats Wang for WTA Hong Kong Championship

Unknown teen Dayana Yastremska of the Ukraine came out of nowhere this week to win the Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open on Sunday, as the 18-year-old recorded a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Wang Qiang of China for her first WTA title.

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October 14th, 2018

Garcia Beats Pliskova in Marathon 1st Set for WTA Tianjin Crown

“The emotion and the feeling after the match point is something very special and very difficult to describe,” Garcia said afterwards. “That’s what you’re working on all year long to get, this trophy in your hand and those emotions.”

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October 14th, 2018

Giorgi Wins 2nd Career WTA Title at Linz

Linz remains magic for Camila Giorgi as the No. 5 seed and former finalist won her second career title, beating Russian qualifier Ekaterina Alexandrova 6-3, 6-1 for the Upper Austria Ladies Linz championship.

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October 5th, 2018

October Off Topic Thread

Non-tennis posts go here.

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September 30th, 2018

Japanese Qualifier Nishioki, Back from Injury, Wins ATP Shenzhen

“I don’t know what was going on [at 7-5, 2-0],” Nishioka said. “Maybe I was tight for the win, I am not sure, but sure I was a little bit nervous because I almost got to the trophy…After I lost the second set I changed my mentality — to fight.”

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September 30th, 2018

Tomic Back from the Dead, Reality Shows with ATP Chengdu Title

“I should have lost five times,” said Tomic, who was down 3-6 in the final-set tiebreak. “In the second round in qualifying to Gerasimov, I was down 0-40 at 4-4 in the third set and I somehow got through that match; against Klahn in the first round I was down 7-6, 3-1 and in the second round I was down a match point as well against Harris. It’s been a rollercoaster, but I played more aggressive in the quarterfinals and semifinals. I don’t know how many match points I saved today.”

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September 29th, 2018

Gasparyan Caps Knee Surgery Comeback with WTA Tashkent Title

Gasparyan, who lost in the qualifying in her only two tour appearances at the end of 2017, improved to 3-1 in career finals, winning her first since 2015 Baku.

Posted by Staff @ 8:56 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

September 29th, 2018

Rising Sabalenka Wins Wuhan, Leaps to Verge of Top 15 Ranking

“Always waiting for this part of the season,” said Sabalenka of her love for the Asian swing. “I always want to be here…Probably they have to have more tournaments in China!”

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