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June 5th, 2016

Wozniacki Returns in Nottingham; Men, Women Combine on Grass in Netherlands

Wozniacki returns from a foot injury…Wildcards were awarded to Pliskova and Brits Robson and Freya Christie…The slew of tournament withdrawals included former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka, Madison Keys, Petra Cetkovska, Irina Falconi, Monica Niculescu and Lesia Tsurenko…

Posted by Staff @ 8:39 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

June 5th, 2016

Federer, Del Potro Kick Off Grass Season Amidst Challengers at ATP Stuttgart

Notes: Roger Federer after skipping the French Open with a back injury returns to kick off the grasscourt season at Stuttgart…Federer is the lone Top 10er, but a strong field includes a number of floaters…The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes…Interesting starters include (1) Federer vs. the American top prospect Fritz, (8) Pouille vs. the Aussie Millman (winner to face the Del Potro vs. Dimitrov victor) and (7) Kohlschreiber vs. the French riser Herbert…

Posted by Staff @ 7:56 pm in Tennis | 79 Comments »

June 4th, 2016

Serena Stopped by Muguruza in French Final; Stuck at 21

“I think we both were very nervous,” Muguruza said after the match.

Posted by Staff @ 5:40 pm in French Open, Tennis | 10 Comments »

June 2nd, 2016

Serena Skates By; Faces Bertens in French Open Semis Friday

The 34-year-old at one point in the second set was a handful of points away from exiting.

Posted by Staff @ 4:43 pm in French Open, Tennis | 10 Comments »

June 1st, 2016

Djokovic Nails, Gasquet Bails on Wednesday at French Open; Thursday Previews

“It was very, very important to win the second set because it was a very physical match up to that point,” said Murray, who reverted to his grinding form after trouble in the first two rounds of the event.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 3:06 pm in French Open, Tennis | 3 Comments »

June 1st, 2016

Muguruza Into 1st French Open Semi Wednesday; Americans Fail as Serena Last Standing

“I have been waiting for like two or three days for my fourth-round match,” she said. “Of course it was getting nervous and all this stuff because of the weather. I had to change my hotel, as well, because my reservation finished. But I’m happy that in the end the wait was worth it.”

Posted by Staff @ 2:36 pm in French Open, Tennis | 3 Comments »

May 30th, 2016

Crying Shelby Rogers Can’t Be Stopped at French Open; Serena, Venus Monday

“I’m definitely outside of my comfort zone already, and I keep telling myself, you belong here,” Rogers said.

Posted by Staff @ 12:10 am in French Open, Tennis | 4 Comments »

May 29th, 2016

Richard Gasquet Brings Parisians to Feet with Kei Nishikori Upset at French Open; Novak Djokovic Monday

“I think it was a very important time for me to stop because I was playing not good, I was playing far from the baseline and very slow…I knew that if I wanted to beat this guy, I needed to play very, very deep and very fast, because he’s playing with big rhythm. If I’m playing short like I did in Rome and Madrid, I have no chance to win.”

Posted by Staff @ 7:11 pm in French Open, Tennis | 8 Comments »

May 28th, 2016

Tight Serena Leads U.S. Women’s Surge at French Open; Muguruza vs. Kuzy on Sunday

“I feel like I made a tremendous amount of errors,” said Williams, who converted only one of 12 break point opportunities. “I was playing really defensive. It’s not me. Those break points, most of them I should have won and I didn’t.”

Posted by Staff @ 5:43 pm in French Open, Tennis | 9 Comments »

May 27th, 2016

Kvitova, Stephens Make Ugly Exits at French Open; Williams Sisters Saturday

Also with upsets were Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova beating a lack-luster No. 19 Sloane Stephens 6-2, 6-1, and in a battle of former finalists No. 21 Sam Stosur ousting No. 11 Lucie Safarova in a marathon 6-3, 6-7(0), 7-5.

Posted by Staff @ 4:30 pm in French Open, Tennis | 16 Comments »

May 27th, 2016

Andy Murray Has Short Day, Lines Up John Isner Next at French Open; Djokovic, Tsonga Saturday

“Everything that I did today was pretty high-level,” said Wawrinka, who will next face No. 22 Viktor Troicki, who on Friday beat No. 16 Gilles Simon in straight sets.

Posted by Staff @ 4:00 pm in French Open, Tennis | 118 Comments »

May 27th, 2016

Rafael Nadal Withdraws from French Open with Left Wrist Injury

Rafael Nadal will not finish the French Open. What a shock.

Posted by Staff @ 11:02 am in French Open, Tennis | 153 Comments »

May 26th, 2016

Serena, Top Women Again Ease Through at French Open; Venus Beats Down Teen

“She expected me to put a lot of variation in my game, so I had to find another game plan in order to get the upper hand,” Bacsinszky said of Bouchard.

Posted by Staff @ 7:39 pm in French Open, Tennis | 14 Comments »

May 25th, 2016

Serena, Venus Up Thursday at French Open; Muguruza Mows French Wildcard

“It was not an easy match, especially playing a French player at home,” said Muguruza after beating Georges, who is ranked outside the Top 200.

Posted by Staff @ 6:36 pm in French Open, Tennis | 6 Comments »

May 22nd, 2016

Bertens, Garcia Grab WTA Titles and Momentum Headed Into French Open

Both of Bertens’ titles have come as a qualifier after winning Fes on claycourts four years ago.

Posted by Staff @ 12:21 am in Tennis | 8 Comments »