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September 30th, 2018

Japanese Qualifier Nishioki, Back from Injury, Wins ATP Shenzhen

“I don’t know what was going on [at 7-5, 2-0],” Nishioka said. “Maybe I was tight for the win, I am not sure, but sure I was a little bit nervous because I almost got to the trophy…After I lost the second set I changed my mentality — to fight.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:33 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

September 30th, 2018

Tomic Back from the Dead, Reality Shows with ATP Chengdu Title

“I should have lost five times,” said Tomic, who was down 3-6 in the final-set tiebreak. “In the second round in qualifying to Gerasimov, I was down 0-40 at 4-4 in the third set and I somehow got through that match; against Klahn in the first round I was down 7-6, 3-1 and in the second round I was down a match point as well against Harris. It’s been a rollercoaster, but I played more aggressive in the quarterfinals and semifinals. I don’t know how many match points I saved today.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:01 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

September 29th, 2018

Gasparyan Caps Knee Surgery Comeback with WTA Tashkent Title

Gasparyan, who lost in the qualifying in her only two tour appearances at the end of 2017, improved to 3-1 in career finals, winning her first since 2015 Baku.

Posted by Staff @ 8:56 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

September 29th, 2018

Rising Sabalenka Wins Wuhan, Leaps to Verge of Top 15 Ranking

“Always waiting for this part of the season,” said Sabalenka of her love for the Asian swing. “I always want to be here…Probably they have to have more tournaments in China!”

Posted by Staff @ 7:47 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on Rising Sabalenka Wins Wuhan, Leaps to Verge of Top 15 Ranking

September 29th, 2018

Halep Leads All-In China Open Women’s Field, Del Potro Heads Men; Preview

Interesting starts for (17) Keys vs. American countrywoman (LL) Pera, the struggling (9) Stephens vs. Pavlyuchenkova, (3) Kerber vs. the unpredictable Mladenovic, (10) Goerges vs. Konta, (7) Pliskova vs. (WC) Stosur, (12) Ostapenko vs. Rybarikova, (14) Muguruza vs. Makarova, and (2) Wozniacki vs. Bencic…

Posted by Staff @ 7:12 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on Halep Leads All-In China Open Women’s Field, Del Potro Heads Men; Preview

September 29th, 2018

Cilic Leads, but Unseeded Kyrgios, Wawrinka Add Sriracha to Japan Open Field; Preview

A mine field of unseeded floaters as (7) Chung starts against Shapovalov (winner to meet the Wawrinka-Taylor Fritz winner), Simon vs. De Minaur with the winner to meet (3) Tsitsipas, and (8) Gasquet vs. Kyrgios 2nd rd…

Posted by Staff @ 2:09 pm in Tennis | 13 Comments »

September 16th, 2018

Croatia at France in Davis Cup Final, World Group Playoffs Results

In World Group Playoffs action past powerhouses Australia and Switzerland were upset, leaving their status in limbo as the ITF prepares to announce which teams will participate in next year’s restructured Davis Cup.

Posted by Staff @ 9:17 pm in Davis Cup, Tennis | 4 Comments »

September 16th, 2018

Thiem Headlines, Wawrinka Spices-Up St. Pete Open; ATP Preview

Stan Wawrinka takes a wildcard into St. Pete where as an unseeded player he is looking at a meeting with No. 4 Karen Khachanov in the second round.

Posted by Staff @ 3:02 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

September 16th, 2018

Nishikori Leads Seeds at Moselle Open in Metz; ATP Preview

Rising youngsters Stefanos Tsitsipas and former champ Lucas Pouille will contend, along with a few unseeded floaters giving the seeds some early challenges.

Posted by Staff @ 2:40 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on Nishikori Leads Seeds at Moselle Open in Metz; ATP Preview

September 16th, 2018

Parmentier Puts Down Qualifier Pegula for WTA Quebec City Crown

Two WTA tournaments this week produced two 30+ winners as Pauline Parmentier beat American qualifier Jessica Pegula 7-5, 6-2 for the title on Sunday at the Coupe Banque Nationale presentee par IGA in Quebec City, Canada.

Posted by Staff @ 2:02 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

September 16th, 2018

Hsieh Stops American Teen Anisimova for WTA Japan Open Title

32-year-old Hsieh Su-Wei stopped 17-year-old qualifier Amanda Anisimova from lifted her first career WTA title on Sunday in Japan, beating the American 6-2, 6-2 for her third career title at the Hana-Cupid Japan Women’s Open.

Posted by Staff @ 1:43 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on Hsieh Stops American Teen Anisimova for WTA Japan Open Title

September 6th, 2018

Serena Williams v Osaka, Who Idolizes Her, in US Open Final

“This is going to sound really bad,” Osaka said on what she was thinking during the match, “but I was just thinking — I really wanted to play Serena. Because she’s Serena.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:32 pm in Tennis, US Open | 118 Comments »

September 5th, 2018

Keys Wins, Up Thursday with Serena in US Open Semifinals

“To break in both sets, having solid games there, was really important tonight,” Keys said afterwards.

Posted by Staff @ 10:57 pm in Tennis, US Open | Comments Off on Keys Wins, Up Thursday with Serena in US Open Semifinals

September 5th, 2018

Stephens Dumped Out as Serena Advances at US Open; Keys, Osaka On Wednesday

“The crowd was really for me and I felt so bad that I wasn’t winning,” said Williams. “I said ‘I got to try even harder.'”

Posted by Staff @ 9:38 am in Tennis, US Open | 2 Comments »

September 3rd, 2018

Super Soldier Serum-less Sharapova Shut Out of US Open, Serena Up Tuesday

Maria Sharapova has been unable to find her mojo since returning from her doping ban for using a Russian super soldier serum in 2017.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:35 pm in Tennis, US Open | 9 Comments »