Archive for the 'Tennis' Category
April 3rd, 2016
Two Top 10ers in the field, in addition to two former No. 1s…The Top 8 seeds receive opening-round byes…Potential tough starts for (9) Jankovic vs. Garcia and (3) Venus Williams vs. Riske…Wildcards were awarded to Americans Frances Altick, Louisa Chirico and Shelby Rogers…
April 2nd, 2016
“I’m very happy that all the work I’ve been putting in has been paying off,” Azarenka told ESPN afterwards. “[Today] was pretty tough conditions with it being so hot…This just give me even more inspiration and motivation to work even harder.”
March 30th, 2016
Keys, who had recently parted with coach Mats Wilander after only eight days, sprayed 39 unforced errors, or more than two a game.
March 29th, 2016
“I don’t think it’s appropriate to criticize my movement right now,” Williams said cryptically after the match, clocking in a second consecutive very short post-match press conference in Miami. “I did the best that I could. My fans, you know, I did the best I could do. I can’t win every match.”
March 28th, 2016
“To be honest I just played better in the big moments today,” Dimitrov said.
March 27th, 2016
“She started with a new strategy, but I eventually figured it out,” Williams said. “She played well. I saw she’s ranked 97 in the world and I thought, ‘She’s doing great.’ She has such a bright future.”
March 21st, 2016
As Ray Moore might say, ‘There are a lot of attractive ladies out there — umm, competitively attractive…oh crap, I’ve done it again.
March 12th, 2016
“It was enough of a fairy tale to come here and play,” she said in her post-match press conference. “A win would have been nice, but that means I have to come back and play next year. I would definitely love to come back.”
March 8th, 2016
What, too early for Maria jokes?
March 7th, 2016
“Many people would think the match is over, but I like to surprise everyone,” Bouchard said with a derisive laugh afterwards. “Honestly, I was just trying to play my game. There was nothing special, just when I lost my serve I was 30-0 up, and emotionally I was struggling a bit because I lost my serve in such a big moment.”
March 6th, 2016
“The crowd helped for sure,” Murray told BBC Sport. “Physically I struggled a little at the end of the third set and a little in fourth.” Brit captain Leon Smith said, “I am lost for words at this stage — he is a man of steel isn’t he? What Andy managed to do was astonishing since he hasn’t played since the Australian Open final.” Britain will next travel to Serbia to face world No. 1 Novak Djokovic.
March 2nd, 2016
Belgium took advantage of a dream draw and opponents’ injuries to reach the final last year. This year they’re out first round.
March 1st, 2016
“Nick has a virus,” said Aussie debut captain Lleyton Hewitt. “At the moment, he is taking it easy and trying to get over that 100% to be ready to go. I didn’t want him around the other boys if he is a bit infectious. It is more of a precaution. He will be ready.
February 28th, 2016
Uruguay’s Pablo Cuevas, the King of Clay?
February 28th, 2016
Both the first- and second-set fights were a turn-around for Tomic, nicknamed “The Tank Engine,” who a week earlier in Delray Beach admittedly gave up in his first-round match after losing the first set to American journeyman Rajeev Ram.