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August 7th, 2018

Venus Wins, Karatantcheva Works on ‘Ass Kicking’ at WTA Rogers Cup Montreal

That year the 15-year-old Bulgarian beat Venus Williams at the French Open, but ended up ‘doing everything,’ in the new few years — piercing her tongue, getting an abortion, and receiving a two-year ban from the tour for taking anabolic steroids. Now the 28-year-old No. 228-ranked Bulgarian is in her first WTA draw since 2017.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 8:38 am in Montreal, Tennis, WTA | 2 Comments »

August 5th, 2018

Fit Kuznetsova Wins 1st Title in 2 Years at WTA Washington

“I just have next week off, I’m really happy about it, I’d like to take a couple days off,” Kuznetsova said. “Then I got a wildcard to Cincinnati, so I’m really happy and thankful for that. I’m just looking forward to playing there.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:20 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

August 5th, 2018

Buzarnescu Wallops Sakkari for 1st Career Title at WTA San Jose

“I was able to take all the emotions away and keep focused, and try to take it as a normal match, not as a final,” said Buzarnescu who improved to 1-2 in finals this year. “Even after the first set, I thought she could come back, so it was really not easy. After leading 3-0, I thought I could really win the match.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:46 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

August 5th, 2018

Fognini Upsets Del Potro for 3rd 2018 Title at ATP Los Cabos

“It’s something strange because, of course, at the beginning of the week if you told me that we would be talking about titles…I am really happy, happy about this week, about my game. Of course it means a lot for me,” Fognini said after capturing his third title of 2018.

Posted by Staff @ 9:22 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

August 5th, 2018

Zverev Beats De Minaur to Repeat at ATP Washington

“It’s quite funny, because this final could be the final of the next 15 years, so I hope you guys all enjoyed it,” Zverev told the crowd afterwards.

Posted by Staff @ 8:48 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

August 5th, 2018

Klizan Wins Rare All-Qualifier Final at ATP Kitzbuhel

“I think my performance today was the best of the tournament,” said Klizan. “There was pressure for both of us…I did a great job today and I deserved to win. I played a very solid game.”

Posted by Staff @ 1:55 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

August 5th, 2018

Preview: Serena Drops Out, Insane Men’s Openers at Rogers Cup Tennis

The outrageous number of opening-round seeds vs. floaters match-ups includes (16) Kyrgios vs. (WC) Wawrinka, (11) Schwartzman vs. Edmund, (6) Cilic vs. Coric, (3) Del Potro vs. Nishikori, (14) Fognini vs. Johnson (winner to meet Shapovalov), (5) Dimitrov vs. Verdasco, (10) Goffin vs. Raonic, (4) Anderson vs. Rublev, (7) Thiem vs. the fast-rising Tsitsipas, (9) Djokovic vs. Chung, and (2) Zverev vs. Ferrer…

Posted by Staff @ 11:31 am in Canadian Open, Montreal, Tennis, Toronto | 1 Comment »

August 5th, 2018

August Off-Topic Thread

Off topic posts.

Posted by Staff @ 10:33 am in Tennis | 52 Comments »

July 30th, 2018

Basilashvili Wins ATP Hamburg

Basilashvili improved to 2-2 in career finals, also winning in Hamburg this year.

Posted by Staff @ 12:28 am in Tennis | 3 Comments »

July 29th, 2018

Isner Beats Harrison for 5th ATP Atlanta Title

Harrison won the first set for the first time in the tournament, winning every other match of the week from a set down. Isner evened the match in the second set, and in the third set broke Harrison in the first game, with the match never in doubt from there.

Posted by Staff @ 10:03 pm in Tennis | 9 Comments »

July 29th, 2018

Danilovic Wins All-Teen Final to Set WTA History at Moscow

“Yesterday, I said, ‘This is the final, and this is my life, this is the moment that I live for,’” Danilovic said afterwards. “Being able to win, it’s even a better feeling, and I’m so happy for it.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:35 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

July 27th, 2018

Both Williams Sisters, Muguruza v Azarenka 1st Rd. at WTA San Jose

Interesting starts for (1) Muguruza vs. the former No. 1 Azarenka, (8) Babos vs. Mladenovic, and (6) S.Williams vs. Konta…

Posted by Staff @ 11:09 pm in Tennis | 8 Comments »

July 23rd, 2018

Where Does ATP Newport Title Leave Steve Johnson?

“It was misting, raining for the majority of the match, but never hard enough for us to stop,” Johnson said. “I can’t believe we got it in and I’m very happy we got it in because I don’t think the radar looked overly convincing for the next couple days, either. These things have a funny way of working out, and I’m very glad it did.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 6:20 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

July 22nd, 2018

Clay Breakout Player Cecchinato Wins ATP Umag

“I think it’s the best moment of my life,” Cecchinato said. “This year I’ve won two titles, I made the semifinals at Roland Garros. I feel good, because tomorrow I’ll be No. 22 in the ATP Rankings. I’m very happy, because I’m playing very, very well…I’m working very hard because I think, especially my backhand and also the drop shot, is good for me. Every time I played a good forehand, I won the point with a drop shot, so it’s good for me.”

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

July 22nd, 2018

Fognini Still Dominant on Clay with ATP Bastad Title

Fabio Fognini is ramping it up on clay before the US hardcourt season begins in earnest.

Posted by Staff @ 11:02 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »