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August 31st, 2016

Serena Fast Starter at US Open, Venus Survives; Wozniacki vs. Kuznetsova on Wednesday

“I got off to a fast start, because I knew she was a really tough opponent,” Serena said of the former world No. 8 and Rio Olympics gold medal winner in doubles. “I didn’t want to start off slow, and so I tried to get some momentum. That’s all I could do today.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:12 am in Tennis, US Open | 1 Comment »

August 21st, 2016

Everyone Withdraws from WTA Connecticut; Gasquet Leads Winson-Salem

This tournament has turned into a complete mess with the seeding in chaos as Svetlana Kuznetova withdrew citing a shoulder injury, Johanna Konta pulled with a back injury, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova withdrew citing a back injury, then today (Sunday) Madison Keys injured her neck practicing and withdrew…

Posted by Staff @ 3:34 pm in Connecticut Open, Tennis, Winston-Salem | 2 Comments »

August 8th, 2016

Serena Saves Set Points at Rio Olympics; Tues. Packed Line-Up

“It was really big for me just to win that first set,” said Serena after saving two set points. “We’ve had so many tough matches in the past, so I couldn’t let the elements get into my head. I hadn’t played great against Alize in the past…so I thought how I at least wanted to get a win.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:44 pm in Rio, Tennis | 3 Comments »

August 7th, 2016

Kyrgios Ends Isner’s 3-Year ATP Atlanta Run in Final

As early as the second set Isner looked compromised by the sun and the high temperatures, appearing sluggish until cloud cover rolled in.

Posted by Staff @ 10:36 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

August 7th, 2016

Begu Has Rio Olympic Mojo After WTA Florianopolis Win; Duan 1st-Time Winner at Nanchung

“I’m very happy to win my first ever WTA singles title, especially with my low back injury and the hot weather here,” said Duan who was saved mid-match by the WTA on-court coaching rule, where male coaches swoop on court to rescue women players by imparting tactical advice. “Vania played really well in the first set. My coach gave me some advice during the second set. He asked me to improve my speed a bit and I did so. It worked.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:00 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

August 5th, 2016

Serena Williams Tough Road But Still Favorite at Rio Olympics; Preview

The world No. 1 starts against Aussie Daria Gavrilova, then is looking at the upset queen Cornet in the second round…Serena pulled out of the Canadian Open prior to the Olympics, how has that healed-up?…Kvitova vs. Wozniacki looming second round…Kvitova or Woz should roll through to face Serena in the quarterfinals…Woz played World TeamTennis this week before jetting to Rio, nice effort.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 2:12 pm in Tennis | 6 Comments »

July 31st, 2016

Halep Makes Sure Keys Don’t Work in WTA Rogers Cup Final

“I’m tired,” a smiling Halep told the media after capturing her third title of the year, and now on a 10-match winning streak.

Posted by Staff @ 4:46 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

July 31st, 2016

WTA Events During Olympics in Brazil, China Defy Description…But Here They Are

No. 94 Pereira gets seeded, and it must be strange for the Brazilian to be playing a WTA event in Brazil as her country at the same time hosts the Olympic tennis…

Posted by Staff @ 12:23 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

July 31st, 2016

Preview: Isner Skips Olympics, Headlines ATP BB&T Atlanta Open

Among the interesting opening-round matches are (8) Fritz against fellow American and wildcard Austin Smith, (7) Young vs. Rajeev “Rampras” Ram, and (2) Kyrgios after a bye starting against the winner of American wildcard Jared Donaldson and giant-serving Aussie Sam Groth.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:42 am in Atlanta, Tennis | Comments Off

July 24th, 2016

Unstoppable Laura Siegemund Wins 1st Career WTA Title, Prepares for Rio Olympics

Siegemund will make her Olympic debut in Rio, and is projected to rise to a career-high ranking of No. 32 and a possible seeding at the US Open.

Posted by Staff @ 1:45 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

July 24th, 2016

Paolo Lorenzi Sets Record As Oldest 1st Time ATP Winner With Kitzbuhel Trophy Over Nikoloz Basilashvili

“I hope this is not the last. I’m changing a lot. I need to be more aggressive and improve a lot of things, so this is just the start.”

Posted by Staff @ 1:21 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

July 24th, 2016

Feliciano Lopez Wins Title, But Robin Haase The GOAT At ATP Gstaad

“Three years ago, I received a goat [named Antonia] for reaching the final,” Haase said. “So this year, I was dreaming about winning a cow and the trophy.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:52 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

July 23rd, 2016

Serena the Favorite, Bouchard Under Fire Entering WTA Canadian Open

Nine of the Top 10 are in Montreal next week for the Canadian Open, where world No. 1 Serena Williams will make her first appearance since Wimbledon.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 5:33 pm in Canadian Open, Tennis | 5 Comments »

July 18th, 2016

Davis Cup Quarterfinal Capsules: Heroics from Britain, Croatia

“It’s not easy to play in a fifth match obviously,” said Coric, who saw Croatia back from an 0-2 brink for the first time ever, and to 4-0 all time against the U.S. “I have to be honest, I like that kind of situation.”

Posted by Staff @ 2:37 am in Davis Cup, Tennis | 12 Comments »

July 18th, 2016

WTA Previews: Venus Williams Goes for 3rd Stanford Title; Bastad

Venus the lone Top 10 player ahead of the No. 12 Cibulkova…(8) Lepchenko a tough start against Riske…Wildcards went to Americans Catherine Bellis, Julia Boserup, Maria Mateas, and Canada’s Carol Zhao…

Posted by Staff @ 1:34 am in Tennis | Comments Off