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February 13th, 2017

Dimitrov, Zverev, Estrella Burgos ATP Weekend Winners

“It’s great to win singles and doubles,” the younger Zverev said. “I’m very happy the way we played. We only dropped one set in the tournament. I think it was a very successful tournament for the Zverevs.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:02 am in Tennis | 120 Comments »

February 13th, 2017

Fed Cup Capsules: Unlikely Belarus Surging, U.S. Plays Nazi National Anthem

On Sunday the Swiss put the hammer down when Bacsinszky edged Mladenovic 7-5 in the third, and Bencic clinched it with a straight-set win over Paula Parmentier.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 1:24 am in Tennis | 2 Comments »

February 11th, 2017

4-Time Defending Champ Nishikori Abandons Memphis for ATP Buenos Aires; Previews

The 20th anniversary of the tournament sees Kei Nishikori collecting the appearance fee as the top seed instead of seeking a fifth consecutive title at Memphis…

Posted by Staff @ 7:29 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

February 11th, 2017

Top-seeded Thiem vs. Zverev in Opening Round at Strong ATP Rotterdam; Preview

Tops 10ers Cilic and Thiem lead the field…The match of the tournament could be the first-round blockbuster (2) Thiem vs. the young riser Alexander Zverev…Other openers of the interest include (1) Cilic coming off an early loss last week vs. the mercurial Paire, (4) Berdych after opening against a qualifier vs. the Gasquet-Troicki winner, (8) Pouille vs. the veteran Kohlschreiber, and (5) Dimitrov challenged by the older net-rushing Zverev…

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 7:23 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

February 11th, 2017

Kerber, Pliskova Lead 5 of Top 10 at WTA Premier Qatar Total Open in Doha

The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes, with challenging starts for (1) Kerber vs. the Begu-Kasatkina winner, (4) Radwanska after a bye vs. the former No. 1 Wozniacki, (8) Strycova vs. the former Slam champ Stosur 2nd rd., (3) Cibulkova after a bye vs. Pavlyuchenkova, and (2) Pliskova after a bye looking at an opener against the French riser Garcia (then the No. 5 seed Muguruza next round)…

Posted by Staff @ 4:36 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

February 8th, 2017

February Off Topic Thread

February off topic thread.

Posted by Staff @ 7:41 pm in Tennis | 16 Comments »

February 6th, 2017

Davis Cup Capsules: Defending Champ Argentina Stunned; Canada Disqualified

“I am happy because I put everything I had, I played very badly at the beginning, I waited until the end to find my game, and now I feel great joy for this triumph,” Fognini said.

Posted by Staff @ 3:48 pm in Davis Cup, Tennis | 4 Comments »

February 5th, 2017

Quality WTA St. Pete Final Ends with Mladenovic Raising 1st Title

Mladenovic ran out to a lead in the third and served for the match twice but failed to close out four match points. Putintseva won three straight games before Mladenovic finally closed it out 6-4.

Posted by Staff @ 1:22 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

February 5th, 2017

Svitolina Closes on Top 10 After WTA Taiwan Open Title

On the precipice of cracking the Top 10 for the first time, Svitolina sat at a career-high No. 13 entering the event. She lost her only previous meeting with Peng three years ago.

Posted by Staff @ 11:36 am in Tennis | No Comments »

February 4th, 2017

Dimitrov Doesn’t Diss Sofia; Cilic in Montpellier; ATP Previews

Thiem the only Top 10er, and Dimitrov must have received a chunk as he decided to return to his home-country tournament in 2017 after a perceived diss last year…

Posted by Staff @ 4:53 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

January 30th, 2017

Halep, 3 Top 10ers, Venus Williams in St. Pete; WTA Previews

Three Top 10ers in the field, in addition to Australian Open runner-up and former No. 1 Venus Williams

Posted by Staff @ 12:35 am in Tennis | No Comments »

January 26th, 2017

Federer Wins Emotional Physio-Calling Battle Over Wawrinka to Gain Australian Open Final

“I couldn’t be happier right now,” said Federer. “I felt like everything happened so quickly at the end, I had to check the score. I never ever in my wildest dreams thought I’d come this far in Australia. It’s beautiful, I’m so happy.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:04 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 68 Comments »

January 26th, 2017

Serena Williams, Venus Set Up Improbable All-Williams Final at Australian Open

The previous meeting between Serena and Lucic-Baroni was Wimbledon in 1998.

Posted by Staff @ 7:56 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 2 Comments »

January 25th, 2017

Serena Wins, Sets Thursday Meeting with Unlikely Lucic-Baroni at Aussie Open

Lucic-Baroni turned the power tennis-table over on Pliskova, striking 42 winners to Pliskova’s 23. Pliskova in the second set took a medical timeout to treat a blister on the bottom of her foot. Her left leg taped high and low, Lucic-Baroni took an injury timeout at 3-4 in the third set, then won 12 of the last 13 games.

Posted by Staff @ 10:25 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 7 Comments »

January 25th, 2017

Nadal Steamrolls Raonic to Set Up Dimitrov Semi at Australian Open

“He beat me two weeks ago in Brisbane, so I decided to go more inside the court on the return,” Nadal said. “I knew there were going to be tough moments in the match, he has one of the top two serves on the tour and he’s able to play so aggressive on the return.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:28 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 50 Comments »