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August 2nd, 2015

Nadal, Thiem, Gasparayan, Pereira Win ATP, WTA Titles

Rafael Nadal gained some much-needed confidence on Sunday after returning to his familiar clay courts, defeating a player who had beaten him twice on clay this year.

Posted by Staff @ 1:18 pm in Tennis | 23 Comments »

August 1st, 2015

Murray in, Serena Out on U.S. Hardcourts; ATP/WTA Previews

All 16 seeds receive opening-round byes, but some potential interesting second-rounders with (12) Pospisil vs. (WC) Haas, (4) Gasquet vs. the hot-handed Muller, break-up boy (6) Dimitrov vs. the resurgent Baghdatis, and (7) Lopez vs. (WC) Hewitt on his retirement tour…

Posted by Staff @ 1:55 pm in Stanford, Tennis, Washington | 12 Comments »

July 25th, 2015

Rafa Heads Hamburg, Isner in Atlanta; ATP/WTA Previews

Notes: Time for the tournament sponsored by an online betting site as the tour fights rampant match-fixing…Loaded dirt field…Rafa makes his first appearance since being upset at Wimbledon…Tough starts for (1) Rafa vs. Hot Sauce

Posted by Staff @ 11:47 pm in Tennis | 10 Comments »

July 19th, 2015

Venus Williams in Turkey; WTA/ATP Previews This Week

Tough starts for (1) Venus in the 2nd rd. vs. the Bastad runner-up Barthel, (4) Cornet vs. Wickmayer, (5) Giorgi vs. Cibulkova, and (2) Svitolina vs. Rybarikova…Veterans Daniela Hantuchova and Francesca Schiavone also floating around…Wildcards went to Turkey’s Cagla Buyukakcay and Ipek Soylu, and the No. 4 seed Cornet…Pulling from the event were Belinda Bencic, Alexandra Dulgheru, Kristina Mladenovic, Monica Niculescu and Flavia Pennetta…Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki beat No. 2 Roberta Vinci in last year’s final…Pavlyuchenkova (2010) is the lone returning former champ in the field.

Posted by Staff @ 10:21 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

July 19th, 2015

Murray, Aussies Stun in Davis Cup Wins; ATP/WTA Weekend Winners

“I love the backs-to-the-wall situation and we had to rally together to get the win,” said Hewitt, who saw the Aussies come back from 0-2 down in a Davis Cup match for the first time in 76 years. “You don’t get opportunities like this very often. This is what dreams are made of. The last three or four years, Davis Cup has been as big as any grand slam for me personally.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:31 pm in Tennis | 28 Comments »

July 12th, 2015

Serena Williams in Swedish Cake Walk, Men at Newport; ATP/WTA Previews

Notes: When world No. 1 Serena Williams is your only Top 20 player in the field, is it safe to say you’ve put all your eggs (aka appearance money) in one basket?…Wildcards were awarded to Swedes Sofia Arvidsson, Susanne Celik and Rebecca Peterson…Pulling from the event were the American triumvirate of Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Christina McHale and Sloane Stephens…In last year’s final Barthel beat Chanelle Scheepers…Former champs in the field are Barthel (2014) and Serena Williams (2013).

Posted by Staff @ 11:55 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

July 7th, 2015

Wimbledon Women’s Semis Set: Serena v Maria, Aggie v Muguruza

“I love playing Maria,” Serena said. “For me, I don’t feel like I have any pressure going into this match. We both lost early here last year. We’re both kind of enjoying this moment and at the end of the day one of us will be in the final.”

Posted by Staff @ 3:56 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 18 Comments »

July 6th, 2015

Djokovic Delayed; Federer, Murray Charge Into Wimbledon Quarters

“I got off to a good start and kept rolling,” said the seven-time Wimbledon champ. “Maybe Roberto wasn’t at his very best. Midway through the second, he hurt himself. Still, he was out there and he was actually still moving okay, so I had to put him away, which I was able to do.”

Posted by Staff @ 6:41 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 107 Comments »

July 5th, 2015

Wimbledon Women’s R16 Monday Picks and Pans

This could go any of 10 ways between on one end a knock-down big-hitter between the two powerhouses, or on the other end a chokefest between Venus who doesn’t want to ruin sister Serena’s shot at a Grand Slam, to Serena choking it while Venus is trying to hand it to her.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:11 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 1 Comment »

July 4th, 2015

Federer, Murray Complete Top Dogs in R16 Saturday at Wimbledon

“The shoulder is fine,” said Murray. “You could probably see towards the end of the second set it was starting to tighten up and it cooled down as he took his injury timeout. I struggled a little bit in the second set but I was playing very aggressively at the end and finished the match as I want to go on.”

Posted by Staff @ 6:30 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 33 Comments »

July 4th, 2015

Defending Champ Kvitova Dumped at Wimbledon; Germans Exit Too

“I cannot stop smiling,” Jankovic said. “I’m really, really happy. I was just happy to be playing and competing on grass. Grass is not my favorite surface and Petra plays so well on it. I think it’s her favorite surface. It shows by winning two Wimbledon titles.”

Posted by Staff @ 4:42 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 4 Comments »

July 3rd, 2015

Serena and Venus to Meet; Isner Halted at 10-10 in 5th at Wimbledon

“But I don’t think I’ve ever played the crowd here like that. They were really vocal — in between points, during points…I’ve never heard boos here, that was new for me. They were rooting for their champion. You can’t blame them — I would be too.”

Posted by Staff @ 6:49 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 116 Comments »

July 2nd, 2015

Rafa Hits Rock Bottom Thurs. at Wimbledon; Friday Highlights

If you needed to test the temperature of the match, you needed to only watch the first game with Brown serving — sick drop shot to win the first point, insane over-the-shoulder two-handed-backhand put-away to the win the second point, ace to win the third point, and sicker drop shot to win the service game at love. Game on, and game over.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:53 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 85 Comments »

July 2nd, 2015

Thanks for the Input Ladies, But Men’s Tennis is Just Fine

It’s a battle on the men’s side. And it’s not going to change to taking spa breaks in the middle of matches. It’s not going to change to having your coach run on to court to help you because you can’t figure out how to change strategy or take advantage of weaknesses or formulate a plan.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 1:22 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 22 Comments »

July 1st, 2015

Serena and Venus One Win Away; Federer v Querrey Thurs. at Wimbledon

“I think it will be a huge advantage for [Watson],” said Serena of the Brit’s home court advantage. “It’s going to be a great big match for us both…I feel like she does really well on grass — like she played well in Eastbourne a couple of times. And she had a really good win today [beating Daniela Hantuchova].”

Posted by Staff @ 5:43 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 153 Comments »

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