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January 21st, 2017

Nadal Stares Down Teen Zverev in 5 Sets; Gasquet-Dimitrov Late at Aussie Open

Any questions regarding Nadal’s fitness were answered Saturday, while the teenager ended up cramping in the fifth set.

Posted by Staff @ 8:13 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 14 Comments »

January 20th, 2017

Federer Delights; Rafa v Zverev Saturday at Australian Open

“For sure it’s not going to be easy [facing Federer],” Nishikori said. “He was playing great tennis today. I watched only a few points. But it’s always great to play Roger. It’s a big challenge for me. I’m just happy to play him because I think we needed him on the tour. I’m happy to see him back 100 percent.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:50 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 129 Comments »

January 20th, 2017

Kerber, Venus Cruise; CoCo Puffs Against Bouchard at Aussie Open

“I loved accounting, I have to be honest,” Venus said in a wide-ranging post-match meet with the press, filling a match discussion void after losing only one game.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 8:08 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 1 Comment »

January 18th, 2017

Kerber Struggles Through, Barty Surprises Wednesday at Australian Open

“I’m fit,” Kerber said. “I am prepared for playing, like, two, three hours, so that’s not a problem. Tomorrow I have a day off, so it’s not a big deal. I think I will be fine.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 8:00 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 2 Comments »

January 14th, 2017

After Trying to Lose, Mertens Wins 1st WTA Title at Hobart

After only one game played in the second-round match, video caught Mertens and opponent Sachia Vickey of the United States both calling for trainers, both vying to retire from the match and make it to Melbourne. Unfortunately for Mertens, or fortunately in the end, Vickery was quicker on the draw and retired first, allowing Mertens to advance but locking her into Hobart.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 2:06 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

January 14th, 2017

Emotional Muller Wins 1st ATP Title After 15 Years Trying

“Everything that happened tonight was like in a movie,” said Muller, who will move into the Top 30 for the first time. “Rod Laver [presenting the trophy] there, standing on centre court with the trophy, my kids in the stands, can’t ask for more.”

Posted by Staff @ 1:37 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

January 14th, 2017

Sousa Gets Socked as American Wins ATP Auckland Final

“I’ve had chances,” Sock said of his six trips to ATP World Tour finals. “I’ve lost in a few finals. Winning the whole tournament is definitely a massive confidence booster.

Posted by Staff @ 1:09 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

January 13th, 2017

Australian Open Women’s Preview: Serena, Kerber Not Sharp

Now we’re talking…Serena starts against a player who beat her last year on hardcourt, Belinda Bencic…(9) Konta is playing well, but starts against Flipkens, who has sliced- and diced-up many a seeded player….Petkovic starts against wild card Kayla Day, then will meet (16) Strycova…Serena vs. Konta to see who exits this quarter?

Posted by Staff @ 7:17 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

January 13th, 2017

Mystery Konta Beats Radwanska for WTA Sydney Title

The 25-year-old No. 10-ranked Konta had never appeared on anyone’s radar while rising up the rankings over the last few years, only cracking the Top 100 last year in her eighth year playing professional tournaments.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 3:13 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

January 8th, 2017

Bautista Agut Batters Finals Rookie Medvedev for ATP Chennai Crown

Earlier in the week the No. 2 seed trailed Mikhail Youzny 2-6, 1-4 in the quarterfinals. Medvedev saved two match points in his semifinal against Dudi Sela.

Posted by Staff @ 5:57 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

January 8th, 2017

Dimitrov Beats Nishikori to Break 2-1/2 Year Title Drought

Dimitrov improved to 5-5 in career finals. Nishikori fell to 11-10, starting a losing streak of his own now in finals, falling in his last five since winning in Memphis last year.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 5:38 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

January 7th, 2017

WTA Previews: Kerber, 6 of Top 10 in Sydney; Ho-Hum in Hobart

Six of the Top 10 in attendance…Lots of unseeded floaters including a former No. 1 and a Slam winner…

Posted by Staff @ 9:24 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

January 7th, 2017

American Lauren Davis Dismantles Konjuh for 1st Career WTA Title

“I’ve been waiting for this moment for quite a few years,” said Davis, who was 0-2 in WTA finals last year. “It’s definitely surreal. I had two finals last year, and it was definitely discouraging and frustrating. But I guess third time’s the charm.”

Posted by Special @ 10:46 am in Tennis | 2 Comments »

January 7th, 2017

US Open Finalist Pliskova Wins 1st 2017 Title at WTA Brisbane

Last year Pliskova was a two-time title winner, raising trophies at Nottingham and Cincinnati, where she denied Angelique Kerber the No. 1 ranking in the final.

Posted by Staff @ 9:47 am in Tennis | 2 Comments »

January 4th, 2017

Serena Williams, Simona Halep Lose Early in WTA 1st Week

“You really have to go back to the drawing board, because it’s quite frankly unprofessional,” Williams said of her struggles in the wind. “Eighty-eight is way too many unforced errors. You can’t expect to win hitting that many errors.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:29 am in Tennis | 7 Comments »