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May 31st, 2018

Serena, Pliskova Struggle Through at French Open; Friday Matches to See

“I have definitely always had that will to win,” the 36-year-old Serena said about coming back from a set down. “It was something I was born with, thank goodness. You know, this is a Grand Slam. This is my first one back. I want to do the best that I can. I want to be able to just do my best and one day tell my daughter that I tried my best. When I was out there, that’s all I was just trying to do, is just do that.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 5:35 pm in French Open, Tennis | 3 Comments »

May 31st, 2018

Halep Escapes 1st Round Upset; Serena, Maria Up Thursday at French Open

“I had a slow start because it’s always tough to start this tournament,” Halep said.

Posted by Staff @ 8:37 am in French Open, Tennis | 20 Comments »

May 30th, 2018

Serena Rules in Catsuit at Roland Garros Debut; Wednesday Featured Matches

“I’m always living in a fantasy world,” she told reporters after the match. “I always wanted to be a superhero and it’s kind of my way of being a superhero…It feels like this suit represents all the women that have been through a lot mentally, physically, with their body to come back and have confidence and to believe in themselves,” she said. “I definitely feel like it is an opportunity for me to inspire a whole different group of amazing women and kids.”

Posted by Staff @ 7:35 am in French Open, Tennis | 6 Comments »

May 29th, 2018

Wozniacki Leads Seeds Holding Firm on Day 2 at French Open; Serena Leads Tuesday Highlights

The travails of Kristina Mladenovic continued as the No. 29-seeded Frenchwoman fell 7-6(10), 6-2 in the lone upset on the day to German veteran Andrea Petkovic.

Posted by Staff @ 7:38 am in French Open, Tennis | 1 Comment »

May 28th, 2018

Ostapenko, Venus Shocked on Day 1 of French Open; Monday Matches to Watch

“I’m really disappointed and so angry,” Ostapenko said.

Posted by Staff @ 6:36 am in French Open, Tennis | 3 Comments »

May 26th, 2018

Pavlyuchenkova, Larsson Win WTA Titles Entering French Open

“It was tough to believe I could win this match, because to me it felt like I was always behind,” Pavlyuchenkova said. “It’s unbelievable. I think it’s maybe the longest match I’ve had on the tour, and to have a final like that is impressive.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:58 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

May 26th, 2018

French Open Women’s Preview: This is Where the Action Is

Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka trying to return to Grand Slam prominence? Check.

Posted by Staff @ 12:00 am in French Open, Tennis | 4 Comments »

May 20th, 2018

Stephens, Barty Headline Pre-French Events at Nurnberg, Strasbourg; WTA Previews

(2) Gavrilov starts against American Jennifer Brady and is then looking at the veteran Stosur in the second round, which would be a rematch of last year’s final…

Posted by Staff @ 4:27 pm in Tennis | 10 Comments »

May 20th, 2018

Svitolina Scorches No. 1 Halep in WTA Rome Final

“I think I dominated all the match,” Svitolina said afterwards. “I was trying to put lots of pressure on Simona with my game, tried to really take the ball early and to open the court. It worked really good today.”

Posted by Staff @ 3:52 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

May 20th, 2018

Nadal Overcomes Rain, Zverev for Comeback Championship Win at ATP Rome

“It has been an amazing week,” said Nadal. “Such an important week to have this trophy with me again after losing in the quarterfinals in Madrid. It was unforgettable and emotional for me. It’s amazing to win eight titles in Rome. It’s a difficult event and to have the chance to win again here means a lot. This is the moment to enjoy winning here again.”

Posted by Staff @ 3:23 pm in Tennis | 36 Comments »

May 14th, 2018

Zverev Leaps to French Contender Status After ATP Madrid Title

“In general, the last 10 days have been pretty good, winning two titles in this time. One in Germany and this one here is massive. It’s been unbelievable. I’m not going to lie. I’m just going to do everything I can to continue this kind of streak, get the performance I had here in Rome.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:29 am in Tennis | 25 Comments »

May 13th, 2018

Kvitova Wins Tour-Leading 4th Title at WTA Madrid

“My body is very exhausted, as well, so…I’m pretty surprised that the body just handle it somehow. Every title feels great. Winning three times here in Madrid, it means something. It’s not really happening every day, so I’m very proud of myself.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:30 am in Tennis | 9 Comments »

May 12th, 2018

Nadal, Thiem on Early Collision Course in Rome; ATP Preview

(1) Nadal looking at a quarterfinal rematch with (6) Thiem from last week in Madrid…

Posted by Staff @ 5:59 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »

May 12th, 2018

Top Seeds Halep, Wozniacki in Deep at Italian Open; Preview

Tough starts went to (1) Halep vs. the Azarenka-Osaka winner, (13) Keys vs. Pavlyuchenkova, (9) Stephens vs. the crafty Strycova, (3) Muguruza vs. the Gavrilova-Bellis winner, (16) Barty vs. Sharapova…

Posted by Staff @ 4:52 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

May 6th, 2018

Japan’s Daniel Breaks Out for 1st ATP Title in Istanbul

“Obviously really happy,” said Daniel, who upset Novak Djokovic earlier this year at Indian Wells, and had never reached an ATP semifinal. “I think today was a great match, a lot of long rallies from the beginning until the end. Very happy. I’m obviously pretty surprised that I suddenly won an ATP title. But I guess things like this happen.”

Posted by Staff @ 6:53 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »