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May 18th, 2015

ATP/WTA Previews: Simon, Isner at Nice; Geneva, Strasbourg, Nurnberg

Notes: Gulbis is defending the Nice title (d. Federico Delbonis) then a Roland Garros semifinal…Gulbis is 1-11 win-loss this year…(8) Monaco could start against Querrey…Wildcards went to France’s Maxime Hamou and Lucas Pouille, and Australia’s Thanasi Kokkinakis…Withdrawing from the tournament were Simone Bolelli, Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Martin Klizan, and Diego Schwartzman…Gulbis (2015) is the lone returning champ in the field.

Posted by Staff @ 1:33 am in Tennis | 32 Comments »

May 17th, 2015

Sharapova Outlasts Gassed Suarez Navarro in WTA Rome Final

Suarez Navarro broke to start the third set, but had nothing left in the tank, a consequence of more than 2-1/2 hours on the court, coming off a three-set semifinal, and the Spaniard being the player with most wins on the WTA tour this year.

Posted by Staff @ 12:01 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

May 15th, 2015

Sharapova, Halep One Match from Blockbuster Rome Final

Halep in the Saturday semifinals will face No. 10 seed Carla Suarez Navarro, who was an upset winner Friday over No. 4 seed and Madrid winner Petra Kvitova 6-3, 6-2.

Posted by Staff @ 4:48 pm in Tennis | 22 Comments »

May 15th, 2015

The Top 10 Worst ATP Players Entering the 2015 French Open

With a minimum of five matches, Argentina’s Maximo Gonzalez is a perfect 0-5 on the year to lead all players in the 2015 Worst Player race, but of special note is Ernests Gulbis and his stellar 1-11 win-loss record in 2015 while maintaining a No. 22 ranking.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 4:07 pm in Tennis | 11 Comments »

May 14th, 2015

7 of Top 8 in Men’s Quarters; Murray, Serena Duck Out at Rome

It was the 19th consecutive match win for the Serb, who will next meet Kei Nishikori in the quarterfinals after Japan’s No. 1 player defeated Djokovic’s Serb countryman and friend Viktor Troicki 6-4, 6-3.

Posted by Staff @ 10:27 pm in Tennis | 170 Comments »

May 10th, 2015

Blockbuster WTA Rome Field to Answer Pre-French Questions?

Serena’s draw to the semifinals could go through Stosur, last year’s finalist Errani then the former French champ Ivanovic to meet either Sharapova or Wozniacki in the semis…

Posted by Staff @ 11:50 am in Clay Season, Italian Open, Rome, Tennis | 19 Comments »

May 4th, 2015

Murray Edges Kohlschreiber for 1st Career Clay Title at Munich

The Brit improved to 32-16 in finals, and to 5-0 in finals that went to a third-set breaker.

Posted by Staff @ 11:12 am in Tennis | 16 Comments »

May 4th, 2015

Federer, Gasquet, Pliskova, Svitolina Win ATP/WTA Titles

Cuevas fell to 3-1 in career finals. “It’s difficult to face Roger, not only because of his game but also to stay focused on the game and not get distracted,” Cuevas said. “It was a very good experience for me, and I think it will help me in the future.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:48 am in Tennis | 6 Comments »

April 26th, 2015

Garcia-Lopez, Kerber, Nishikori, Win ATP/WTA Titles

“I’m really happy I’m able to defend the title,” Nishikori said. “I think the second set was extremely tough and I don’t really know how I won it to be honest. Pablo was very aggressive, he kept moving the ball and made me run up and down all the time. I also tried to be aggressive and I think that’s why I won the important points, but I’d say he played better than me.”

Posted by Staff @ 6:23 pm in Tennis | 8 Comments »

April 26th, 2015

Pliskova Tops in Singles and Doubles at Prague; Marrakech; WTA Previews

Notes: A Czech offensive in Prague with the first three seeds from the home country…(8) Giorgi starts against the resurgent Wickmayer…Wildcards were awarded to Czechs Denisa Allertova and Klara Koukalova, and Slovak Kristina Schmiedlova…Pulling from the event were former champ Magdalena Rybarikova and Carla Suarez Navarro…Pliskova is the top seed in singles and doubles…In last year’s final Brit Heather Watson beat Anna Karolina Schmiedlova…Former champs in the field are Watson (2014)and Safarova (2013-12).

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April 25th, 2015

ATP Previews: Federer in Turkey?; Munich, Estoril

The first-ever ATP World Tour event in Turkey debuts, with organizers spending for Roger Federer to mark the occasion…The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes, but potential tough starts for (7) Youzhny vs. Bellucci, and (5) Haider-Maurer vs. Dodig…Wildcards were awarded to Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili, Turkey’s Cem Ilkel, and Russian Andrey Rublev.

Posted by Staff @ 4:15 pm in Tennis | 26 Comments »

April 19th, 2015

Fed Cup Anarchy: Swiss Don’t Miss; U.S., Canada Fail

“I wrote a message to [Hingis] after her loss on Saturday to tell her that I was proud of what she did and I was inspired too,” Bacsinszky said of Hingis’ effort that came just shy of a singles win, 17 years after she played her last Fed Cup singles. “I told her she needs to be proud of herself. Not everyone can come back and play such great tennis as this.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:59 pm in Fed Cup, Tennis | 2 Comments »

April 19th, 2015

ATP/WTA Previews: Nadal in Barcelona, Loaded WTA Stuttgart

Kei Nishikoi beat Santiago Giraldo in last year’s final…Returning former champs in the final are Nishikori (2014), Nadal (2013-11,’09-05), Verdasco (2010) and Robredo (2004).

Posted by Staff @ 6:35 pm in Barcelona, Stuttgart, Tennis | 11 Comments »

April 12th, 2015

Kerber, Klizan, Schmiedlova, Sock Win ATP/WTA Titles

“It feels incredible,” Sock said. “Clay is my favorite surface. It feels surreal. It feels incredible, and to have friends and family here to share it with me feels even better.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:39 pm in Tennis | 4 Comments »

April 11th, 2015

Preview: Schiavone, 2-time Champ D-Lino at WTA Bogota

Not a lot of stars with Stuttgart looming next week…Tough starts for (8) Falconi vs. Cirstea, and (6) Rogers vs. the Spanish veteran Dominguez Lino…Wildcards went to Maria Paulina Perez Garcia, Maria Herazo Gonzalez, and Yuliana Lizarazo…Caroline Garcia beat Jelena Jankovic in last year’s final…Returning former champs in the field are Dominguez Lino (2011,’06) and Duque Marino (2010).

Posted by Staff @ 11:40 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

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2 Roger Federer2 Maria Sharapova
3 Andy Murray3 Simona Halep
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6 Tomas Berdych6 Ana Ivanovic
7 David Ferrer7 Agnieszka Radwanska
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