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March 12th, 2017

Halep, Keys Make Successful Returns to WTA Tour at Indian Wells

“It was not so easy,” Kerber said afterwards. “We’ve known each other forever, and it’s always tough to play a friend on court.

Posted by Staff @ 1:59 am in Indian Wells, Tennis | No Comments »

March 7th, 2017

Serena Removes Herself from WTA Indian Wells; Preview

Other storylines to watch over the next two weeks include the emergence of last year’s US Open runner-up Karolina Pliskova, and returns from injury for Madison Keys (first appearance of the year after wrist surgery), Simona Halep (returning from knee injury), and Johanna Konta (foot injury).

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 4:48 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

March 6th, 2017

Barty Wins WTA Kuala Lumpur from Outside Top 150

It was the first career singles final for the 20-year-old, who has won two doubles titles in six career finals, finishing runner-up at the Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open in 2013.

Posted by Staff @ 12:42 am in Tennis | 1 Comment »

March 6th, 2017

Tsurenko Upsets Streaking Mladenovic for WTA Acapulco Trophy

“It was a very difficult match, I felt very comfortable in the first set but in the second I felt quite nervous,” Tsurenko said.

Posted by Staff @ 12:14 am in Tennis | No Comments »

March 5th, 2017

Murray Beats on Unseeded Verdasco for ATP Dubai Title

“It’s nice to win and I played much better as the match went on,” said Murray, who improved to 13-1 career against the Spaniard.

Posted by Staff @ 11:32 pm in Tennis | 7 Comments »

March 5th, 2017

Querrey Beats Confident Kyrgios, Then Nadal for ATP Acapulco Title

Querrey beat Kyrgios in the semifinals, then topped former No. 1 Rafael Nadal 6-3, 7-6(6) in the Sunday final in Acapulco to become the first American champion in the tournament’s 25-year history to raise the trophy at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel.

Posted by Staff @ 11:10 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »

March 3rd, 2017

March Off Topic Thread

Non-tennis topics go here.

Posted by Staff @ 9:23 am in Tennis | 13 Comments »

February 26th, 2017

Svitolina Looks for 2nd Straight Title at Kuala Lumpur; Sao Paulo; WTA Previews

Top 10er as of Monday Svitolina is coming off the win in the Dubai final…Wildcards went to Kazakhstan’s Zarina Diyas, the Ukraine’s Katarina Zavatska, and China’s Zheng Saisai…

Posted by Staff @ 4:13 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

February 26th, 2017

Tsonga Wins 2nd Title in 2 Weeks, Beating Countryman Pouille at ATP Marseille

In the semifinals Tsonga outlasted Australian Nick Kyrgios in three sets while Pouille beat his countryman Richard Gasquet in straight sets.

Posted by Staff @ 4:06 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

February 25th, 2017

Murray, Wawrinka, Federer Headline Dubai; ATP Preview

.(1) Andy Murray starts against Malek Jazari, and (2) Warinka against Damir Dzumhur…Wildcards were awarded to the UAE’s Omar Alawadhi, Bautista Agut and Egypt’s Mohamed Safwat

Posted by Staff @ 1:00 pm in Tennis | 17 Comments »

February 21st, 2017

Roger Federer To Play Three More Years?

Roger Federer plans to play through 2019!

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:23 am in Tennis | 86 Comments »

February 19th, 2017

Unseeded American Harrison Wins Emotional 1st Title at ATP Memphis

“I don’t think I had a single easy hold in the second set,” Harrison said. “He came out and was playing really good tennis.

Posted by Staff @ 10:51 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

February 19th, 2017

Nishikori, Thiem, Clay Floaters Make ATP Rio a Tough Slough; Preview

First-round matches that deserve a second look are a gassed (1) Nishikori vs. Brazil’s Bellucci, (4) Carreno Busta vs. Brazil’s Souza who he lost to in their only career meeting, (6) Ferrer vs. the Buenos Aires winner Dolgopolov who he lost to three years ago at this event, a Robredo vs. Fognini veteran match-up (winner to face (5) Ramos Vinolas), (7) Lorenzi vs. Delbonis who he is 0-3 career against, and (2) Thiem vs. the back-from-injury Tipsarevic in a first-time meeting…

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February 19th, 2017

No. 66-ranked Dolgopolov Stuns Top-seeded Nishikori for ATP Buenos Aires Title

“I think you can call it a perfect week,” Dolgopolov said. “I didn’t lose a set and beat Kei for the first time.”

Posted by Staff @ 5:23 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

February 19th, 2017

Pliskova Powers Past Steady Wozniacki to Win WTA Doha

“I think I’m having a great start to the year, which is always important,” Pliskova said. “To beat players like [Dominika] Cibulkova and Wozniacki is something amazing. I’ve never beat them before, but I was trying really hard this week so I’m really happy with my wins here.”

Posted by Staff @ 5:03 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »