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January 27th, 2015

Murray Schools Kyrgios; Nadal, Halep Upset at Australian Open

For Halep there were many secrets, secrets that could not be deciphered during the quarterfinal beatdown which ended in a second-set bagel.

Posted by Staff @ 8:33 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 52 Comments »

January 26th, 2015

Illin’ Serena, Venus, Djokovic Through on Monday at Australian Open

“If I can play like this I can stay top in the Top 10,” said Nishikori, a 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 winner. “I’m always ready to play five sets (against Ferrer) so am surprised to win in three.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:14 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 4 Comments »

January 24th, 2015

Keys to the Match Puts American in 4th Rd. at Aussie Open; Djokovic Dominant

Now with the confidence of former No. 1 Lindsay Davenport by her side as a coach, the unseeded Keys on Saturday downed No. 4 seed and two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova 6-4 7-5 in the third round at the Australian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 9:29 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 53 Comments »

January 23rd, 2015

Federer Has Really ‘Bad Day;” Williams Sisters on Saturday at Aussie Open

Seppi’s further reward is a draw that opens up in the fourth round against unseeded Aussie Nick Kyrgios, who on Friday advanced after defeating Tunisia’s Malek Jaziri 6-3, 7-6(6), 6-1.

Posted by Staff @ 8:35 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 91 Comments »

January 22nd, 2015

Serena, Venus Fight Into 3rd Rd. Thursday; Woz Upset in Oz; X-Notes

“Honestly, I think I understand the game a lot more,” said the 34 year old, who seems to have a handle on her energy-sapping Sjogren’s syndrome, last year losing in the first round in Melbourne. “Even when I’m not playing as well, I think I’m able tactically to be more strategic than even, let’s say, Venus of 2000. So that’s one of the beauties of continuing to play as you get a lot of the years under your belt.”

Posted by Staff @ 6:59 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 4 Comments »

January 21st, 2015

Ailing Nadal Escapes American Smyczek in 5 on Upset Day at Aussie Open

“I felt, I don’t know,” Nadal said. “At the end of the first set, I start to feel my body very bad, very tired…I was worrying crazy. Then when I was serving for the third, almost throw up…I suffered too much on court for three hours and a half. I was suffering a lot. Too much. You know, was not funny today the way that the match was. Obviously is a very positive thing that finally have the chance to win, but, yeah, I hope to recover myself.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:07 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 25 Comments »

January 21st, 2015

Sharapova Slaps Away 2 Match Points at Australian Open; Serena on Thursday

Un-touted German 19-year-old Carina Witthoeft rolled past an ailing American Christina Mchale 6-3, 6-0 into the third round, and American grinder Bethanie Mattek-Sands was a winner and will meet No. 3 Simona Halep if the Romanian comes through her second round against Aussie Jarmila Gajdosova (which started at 7:40 a.m. EST Wednesday).

Posted by Staff @ 7:45 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 1 Comment »

January 20th, 2015

Djokovic Fit on Day 2 of Australian Open; Woz, Williams Sisters Advance

“As always, I had the jitters going out in the first match of a Grand Slam,” Serena said. “It’s never super easy to be the one that everyone wants to beat. So I always have to be a little bit above. But yeah, I felt okay. I definitely think I can improve a tremendous amount though.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:54 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 95 Comments »

January 17th, 2015

Troublemaker Troicki, Vesely, Watson Win Pre-Aussie Titles; X-Notes!

What you won’t read in the tournament wrap on the ATP website is the tournament win bringing possible closure for Troicki — who in 2013 was banned from the tour for 18 months for refusing to supply a blood sample, then spent 2014 slogging through Challenger tour events to work his way back to the tour.

Posted by Staff @ 12:17 pm in Tennis | 8 Comments »

January 16th, 2015

Kvitova Enters Oz with WTA Sydney Title Under Belt

No. 2 seed Petra Kvitova enters the Australian Open on a hot streak, on Friday capturing the title at the APIA International Sydney WTA event with a 7-6(5), 7-6(6) win over unseeded fellow Czech Karolina Pliskova.

Posted by Staff @ 2:01 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

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Rankings
ATP - Apr 20 WTA - Apr 20
1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Roger Federer2 Maria Sharapova
3 Andy Murray3 Simona Halep
4 Rafael Nadal4 Petra Kvitova
5 Kei Nishikori5 Caroline Wozniacki
6 Milos Raonic6 Ana Ivanovic
7 Tomas Berdych7 Eugenie Bouchard
8 David Ferrer8 Ekaterina Makarova
9 Marin Cilic9 Agnieszka Radwanska
10 Stan Wawrinka10 C. Suarez Navarro
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