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January 16th, 2016

From Match Point Down, Troicki Turns Trick for ATP Sydney Title

“It’s in the game. Obviously it was Viktor’s day today. I think everything was pretty much going on his side…It’s been a while for me to be in a final. I think even early on I was nervous, but I still played good tennis.”

Posted by Staff @ 1:04 pm in Tennis | 59 Comments »

January 15th, 2016

Australian Open Women’s Preview: Buckle Up, Here Come the Injuries

Add to that the world No. 1 did not receive a favorable draw, with former No. 1s Caroline Wozniacki and Maria Sharapova in her path prior to the semifinals, and it doesn’t look good for the defending champ.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 8:06 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

January 15th, 2016

Rio Cancels Olympic Tennis Center Contract — But Venue Isn’t Finished

The tennis center is reportedly 90 percent complete, but Rio City Hall, which is responsible for the construction, had no comment as to how the center would be completed.

Posted by Staff @ 12:56 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »

January 15th, 2016

Kuznetsova Rolls Back Clock, Wins 2 Matches Friday for Sydney Title

“I do put a lot of effort into my pre-season,” said the No. 25-ranked Kuznetsova.

Posted by Staff @ 10:56 am in Tennis | 5 Comments »

January 10th, 2016

Wawrinka Tops Finals Virgin Coric for 3rd Straight ATP Chennai Title

“I’m always trying to improve,” Wawrinka said. “I’m trying to move better, trying to play more aggressive with a better forehand and serve better. I’m very happy with my serve this week. I’m happy to get the trophy again. It’s a great feeling.”

Posted by Staff @ 2:35 pm in Tennis | 14 Comments »

January 10th, 2016

Federer Can’t Beat Raonic and Illness in ATP Brisbane Final

“I’ve still got a cough and the throat is a bit weird,” said Federer, who was limiting his practices early in the week, and saw his health seemingly improved until a turn on the final day. “I’ve definitely got to make sure I get over it as quickly as possible.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:09 am in Tennis | 25 Comments »

January 9th, 2016

Ferrer Leads 2 Top 10ers in Auckland; Top Seed Stephens Pulls from Ugly Hobart

Top-seeded Sloane Stephens withdrew from the event after the draw was made…Now no Top 30 players in the field…Possible tough starts for (4) Niculescu vs. McHale, and (2) Giorgi vs. Diyas, who found herself seeded as numerous events last year…Bouchard in the lower half ready to meet the No. 8 and 2 seeds early…

Posted by Staff @ 6:03 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

January 9th, 2016

Halep, 4 Top 10 Women in WTA Sydney; Men’s Field Left Wanting

Tough starts for (5) Pliskova vs. Ivanovic, (3) Kvitova vs. Lisicki, and (2) Radwanska after a bye vs. the Stosur-Vinci winner…

Posted by Staff @ 5:31 pm in Tennis | 10 Comments »

January 5th, 2016

Venus Loses 1st Rd. Auckland, Olympic Chances in Trouble? Plus Tennis-X Notes

Maria Sharapova (left arm) and Simona Halep (Achilles) withdrew from Brisbane on Tuesday before playing a match. Sharapova, who was the Brisbane defending champ, in the off-season played the International Premier Tennis League, and now won’t play until the Australian Open

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 5:01 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

January 2nd, 2016

Djokovic, Nadal Lead Loaded Doha; ATP/WTA Week 1 Previews

Federer has won the most singles titles of any player in Doha, and is a perfect 3-0 in finals…Ferrer beat Berdych in last year’s final…Nadal, who is playing doubles with Verdasco, has won the most doubles titles of anyone at the event with four (2005,’09,’11,’15)…Former singles champs in the field are Ferrer (2015), Nadal (2014), and Federer (2011,’06-05).

Posted by Staff @ 8:56 pm in Tennis | 52 Comments »

January 1st, 2016

Federer, Sharapova Headline Brisbane International; Preview

Both Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova show up to defend their Brisbane titles, where the men’s and women’s fields are stellar for an opening week to the year where the majority of the stars are usually off playing lucrative exhibitions.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:33 pm in 2016 Season, Brisbane, Tennis | 6 Comments »

December 29th, 2015

Sloane Stephens Splits with Coach Saviano After Streaky 2015

“Sloane and I will not be working together on the tour in 2016,” Saviano announced. “Coaching Sloane this past year at the major events and having her achieve outstanding results, in particular, winning her first WTA tour event in Washington, D.C. was extremely rewarding and enjoyable.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:10 pm in Tennis | 7 Comments »

December 21st, 2015

2016 Tennis-X Year-end Top 10 Contest — Enter Now!

And list 10 names. Seriously. Last year a couple people thought they didn’t need to number them, and only entered nine. And feel free to break down your picks with some comments, like “Grigor and Milos are going to kick ass!” and “Stop hating on Rafa!”

Posted by Staff @ 11:16 am in 2016 Season, Contests, Tennis | 87 Comments »

December 19th, 2015

The Numbers are In — New Winner for 2015 Tennis-X Year-End Top 10 Contest

Who ZERO entrants had in their Top 10. How about showing the Frenchman some love? Geez people, that borders on downright meanness.

Posted by Staff @ 9:56 pm in Tennis | 24 Comments »

December 18th, 2015

Opinion: Tennis Integrity Unit Bans Greek Pro, But Where Do You Draw the Line?

If you don’t want player fixing matches, stay out of bed with the gamblers.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 1:52 pm in Tennis | 4 Comments »