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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…

Posted by Staff @ 4:48 pm in Tennis | 4 Comments »

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.

Posted by Staff @ 6:04 pm in Tennis | 36 Comments »

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.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:33 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

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.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:01 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

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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September 29th, 2018

Halep Leads All-In China Open Women’s Field, Del Potro Heads Men; Preview

Interesting starts for (17) Keys vs. American countrywoman (LL) Pera, the struggling (9) Stephens vs. Pavlyuchenkova, (3) Kerber vs. the unpredictable Mladenovic, (10) Goerges vs. Konta, (7) Pliskova vs. (WC) Stosur, (12) Ostapenko vs. Rybarikova, (14) Muguruza vs. Makarova, and (2) Wozniacki vs. Bencic…

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September 29th, 2018

Cilic Leads, but Unseeded Kyrgios, Wawrinka Add Sriracha to Japan Open Field; Preview

A mine field of unseeded floaters as (7) Chung starts against Shapovalov (winner to meet the Wawrinka-Taylor Fritz winner), Simon vs. De Minaur with the winner to meet (3) Tsitsipas, and (8) Gasquet vs. Kyrgios 2nd rd…

Posted by Staff @ 2:09 pm in Tennis | 13 Comments »

September 16th, 2018

Croatia at France in Davis Cup Final, World Group Playoffs Results

In World Group Playoffs action past powerhouses Australia and Switzerland were upset, leaving their status in limbo as the ITF prepares to announce which teams will participate in next year’s restructured Davis Cup.

Posted by Staff @ 9:17 pm in Davis Cup, Tennis | 4 Comments »

September 16th, 2018

Thiem Headlines, Wawrinka Spices-Up St. Pete Open; ATP Preview

Stan Wawrinka takes a wildcard into St. Pete where as an unseeded player he is looking at a meeting with No. 4 Karen Khachanov in the second round.

Posted by Staff @ 3:02 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

September 16th, 2018

Nishikori Leads Seeds at Moselle Open in Metz; ATP Preview

Rising youngsters Stefanos Tsitsipas and former champ Lucas Pouille will contend, along with a few unseeded floaters giving the seeds some early challenges.

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