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May 6th, 2017

Sharapova, Konta Face Tough Starts at WTA Madrid; Preview

“It’s a very difficult [opening] match,” Konta said of Siegemund. “I’m playing someone, Laura, who’s coming off a great result in Stuttgart. She beat a lot of great players so I know she’s playing well on this surface. I’m looking forward to the challenge, to play someone who’s playing well on this surface and improve my game as well.”

Posted by Staff @ 4:13 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

May 1st, 2017

Pouille Party as Frenchman Wins 1st ATP Claycourt Title at Budapest

France’s 23-year-old Lucas Pouille is having a coming-out party on clay this season, highlighted by his first career claycourt title on Sunday at the Gazprom Hungarian Open in Budapest.

Posted by Staff @ 12:22 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

May 1st, 2017

Siegemund’s Star Rising After WTA Stuttgart Title

Last year Siegemund needed to qualify to the main draw, and this year needed a wildcard before defeating Svetlana Kuznetsova, Karolina Pliskova, and Simona Halep to reach the final.

Posted by Staff @ 12:53 am in Tennis | No Comments »

April 30th, 2017

WTF is the WTA Doing? Website, Handling Maria, On-Court Coaching Mess

On-court coaching, where a (always) male coach runs on the court between changeover to save the (seemingly) helpless female player with some strategy in still in effect. It’s a total embarrassment to women’s sport.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 1:41 pm in Tennis | 25 Comments »

April 29th, 2017

Del Potro, Raonic Feature at 3 ATP Events Next Week; Previews

Two Top 10ers make Istanbul the top event this week…The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes…Matches to watch for in the 1st rd. include (5) Troicki vs. the big-match Baghdatis, and (8) Darcis vs. Sela to see who can hit their way out of that paper bag…

Posted by Staff @ 11:27 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

April 29th, 2017

Pliskova Headlines Prague, Bacsinszky Defends at Rabat; WTA Previews

Pliskova the lone Top 10 player, but the former No. 1 Wozniacki and the former Slam winner Stosur also among the seeds…Interesting starts for (1) Pliskova vs. the tenacious Giorgi, and (3) Strycova vs. the somewhat-resurgent Goerges…

Posted by Staff @ 7:08 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

April 24th, 2017

Sharapova Set for Possibly-Unwelcoming 2017 Debut at Stuttgart; WTA Preview

Sharapova will enter the Stuttgart battlefield when she takes on Italy’s Roberta Vinci in her opener on the red clay.

Posted by Staff @ 10:52 am in Tennis | 13 Comments »

April 24th, 2017

Nadal, Murray Vie for ATP Barcelona Crown; Budapest; ATP Previews

Potential tough starts for (16) Lopez vs. G-Lo, and (9) Gasquet vs. (WC) Robredo…Wildcards were awarded to Murray, Robredo, Zverev, Albert Montanes, and Mikael Ymer…

Posted by Staff @ 12:57 am in Tennis | 3 Comments »

April 24th, 2017

Depleted Belarus Wins Fed Cup Semifinal, to Host U.S. in Final

“[She is] definitely not playing to her ranking,” Bacsinszky said of Sasnovich. “She was better than me today, she played amazing and was there at the right moments.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:21 am in Tennis | No Comments »

April 16th, 2017

Coric Wins 1st Career Title After Kohlschreiber Lock-up at ATP Marrakech

“It’s one of those days where you have many good opportunities,” Kohlschreiber said.

Posted by Staff @ 10:15 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

April 16th, 2017

Schiavone, in Farewell Tour, Wins WTA Bogota Leading to French Open

“Today was a disaster match,” Schiavone said.

Posted by Staff @ 9:42 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

April 16th, 2017

WTA Teen Qualifier Marketa Vondrousova Breaks Out at Biel for 1st Title

Vondrousova is projected to rise into striking distance of the Top 100.

Posted by Staff @ 9:20 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

April 9th, 2017

Kyrgios Klubs U.S.; Davis Cup Quarterfinal Capsules

“I love to play at home, I love the atmosphere when I’m playing in front of my crowd,” said Goffin, who has won 12 of his last 13 Davis Cup singles matches. In the semifinals Belgium will host Australia.

Posted by Staff @ 11:54 pm in Davis Cup, Tennis | 2 Comments »

April 9th, 2017

Kasatkina Wins All-Teen WTA Final Over Ostapenko

Kasatkina over the week defeated Monica Puig, pal Daria Gavrilova, No. 10 seed Irina-Camelia Begu, and in the semifinals Laura Siegemund.

Posted by Staff @ 11:04 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

April 9th, 2017

Pavlyuchenkova Keeps No. 1 Kerber Winless in WTA Monterrey Final

The Russian denied the world No. 1 Kerber her first title of the season, racing to a 5-0 lead in the final set before closing it out.

Posted by Staff @ 9:52 pm in Tennis | No Comments »