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July 27th, 2017

WTA to Squeeze More Money from Tennis Fans via WTA TV

The best screens available lately are ESPN3, streaming live, free coverage of the ATP Atlanta event this week, and Tennis Channel shows lots of men’s tennis but very little women’s due to the terrible beIN deal.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 3:09 pm in Tennis | 11 Comments »

July 24th, 2017

Kyrgios Withdraws, Isner Large, in Charge at Atlanta; ATP Preview

Opening-round matches of interest include (1) Sock vs. the upset specialist and 2014 finalist Sela in a first-time meeting, (5) Edmund vs. the veteran and 2015 finalist Baghdatis, (8) Donaldson vs. Escobedo in an all-American encounter, (6) Young vs. (Q) Smyczek in another all-American, and (2) Isner vs. the Fratangelo-Pospisil winner…

Posted by Staff @ 12:03 am in Tennis | 12 Comments »

July 23rd, 2017

Wozniacki Looks to Turn Around 0-4 Record in Finals at Bastad; WTA Preview

Tough starts for (9) Larsson vs. Barthel, a tired (6) Bertens vs. the German riser Witthoeft, and (3) Garcia vs. last week’s title winner Begu (winner to likely face the former French Open finalist Errani)…

Posted by Staff @ 11:13 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

July 23rd, 2017

Begu Defends Home Turf at WTA Bucharest, Also Claims Doubles

“I never thought that I could win two trophies in one week, especially in Romania, in Bucharest, my hometown,” Begu said. “It’s unbelievable. I am a little bit tired after so many hours spent on court. It’s tough. It was really hot this week here so, yes, I am tired, but happy in the same time. It was an amazing week for me.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:55 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

July 23rd, 2017

Bertens Sweeps Singles, Doubles at WTA Gstaad

“It’s always disappointing to lose, but I thought Kiki played well,” Kontaveit said.

Posted by Staff @ 10:32 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

July 23rd, 2017

Isner Enters Record Books After 3rd ATP Newport Title

Isner did not face a break point the entire tournament — the second player to win an ATP title without facing a break point since records began in 1991 (after Tommy Haas in Memphis 2007).

Posted by Staff @ 9:53 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

July 23rd, 2017

Ferrer Not Done, Claims ATP Bastad Clay Crown

“It’s been two years that I haven’t won a tournament, so I’m really happy for this win,” said Ferrer, who won his 27th career title. “I was a little nervous up 5-1 and Alexandr played without pressure. I tried to be focused on every point, but when I had all those match points I was thinking too much.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:19 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

July 23rd, 2017

Russian Teen Rublev Confirms #NextGen Status with ATP Umag Title

Rublev lost in the qualifying draw, then made the main draw as a lucky loser before upending No. 3 seed and defending champ Fabio Fognini in the quarters and then Ivan Dodig to reach his first tour-level final.

Posted by Staff @ 8:47 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

July 22nd, 2017

50th Anniversary of Swiss Open Features No Federer, Wawrinka; ATP Preview

Apparently no appearance money to attract Swiss legends Roger Federer or Stan Wawrinka, so the best local fans get is No. 100-ranked Finn-turned-Swiss Henri Laaksonen…

Posted by Staff @ 4:31 pm in Tennis | 10 Comments »

July 22nd, 2017

Haas, Veterans Look to Spice-Up Dull German Open Field; Preview

Wildcards went to Germans Daniel Altmaier, Tommy Haas and Maximilian Marterer…Haas was a finalist in 2011, falling to Juan Monaco…

Posted by Staff @ 3:06 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

July 21st, 2017

Top-Seeded Isner in ATP Newport Quarters Today; Tennis Hall of Fame Induction Tomorrow

“In the end it didn’t go my way. That’s life, that’s tennis,” the 38-year-old Karlovic said. “That’s how it goes sometimes. I was not really moving well…Serve was good. Volleys were OK so I have to look at the positives and continue with my journey.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:29 am in Tennis | 7 Comments »

July 19th, 2017

Top Seed, Cuevas, Haas Lose at ATP Bastad

Wildcards for the tournament went to former world No. 2 Tommy Haas and Swedes Elias and Mikael Ymer. Haas lost his opener to Argentine Facundo Bagnis 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-2. Elias Ymer lost to the two-time finalist Verdasco 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Posted by Staff @ 6:53 pm in Tennis | 9 Comments »

July 19th, 2017

Top-Seeded Sevastova Tries to Forget Double Bagel This Week at WTA Bucharest

The top-seeded Sevastova lost 6-0, 6-0 in last year’s final to Simona Halep. Sevastova is the featured Wednesday night match in Bucharest, taking on unseeded Danka Kovinic, who she lost her most recent meeting against.

Posted by Staff @ 11:00 am in Tennis | 1 Comment »

July 13th, 2017

Venus Williams Tries to Rewrite Record Books in Wimbledon Final

“I’ve played a lot of finals here, it’s been a blessing,” Williams said. “I can’t ask for more, but I want a little more.”

Posted by Staff @ 1:49 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 34 Comments »

July 12th, 2017

Murray Upset, Djokovic Retirement Causes Chaos; Federer Cruising at Wimbledon

“The whole tournament I’ve been a little bit sore,” Murray told reporters. “But I tried my best right to the end, gave everything I had. I’m proud about that.”

Posted by Staff @ 3:03 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 104 Comments »