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July 13th, 2014

WTA Previews: Wozniacki, Cornet Headline Istanbul, Bastad

Notables withdrawing from the event were Americans Serena Williams and Vania King, Flavia Pennetta, and Carla Suarez Navarro…Serena beat Swede Johanna Larsson in last year’s final…Hercog (2012-11) is the lone former champ in the field.

Posted by Staff @ 8:52 am in Tennis | Comments Off

July 12th, 2014

ATP Previews: Gasquet, Ferrer Lead at Bogota, Hamburg

Notes: All 16 seeds receive opening-round byes in the 48-player draw…Dolgopolov has not won a match at Hamburg in three attempts, and fellow seeds Youzhny, Kohlschreiber, Granollers and Giraldo also have losing records in the ‘burg…Tough potential starts for (16) Seppi vs. Monaco, (4) Dolgopolov vs. Janowicz, (7) Kohlschreiber vs. Montanes, and (14) Sousa vs. Rosol…107th edition of the event…

Posted by Staff @ 9:16 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

July 6th, 2014

ATP/WTA Previews: Ferrer, Isner, Halep Lead Events

The hodgepodge of seeds includes a former world No. 1 and Wimbledon champ and this year’s Wimbledon men’s doubles winner…Interesting starts for (7) Sock vs. the veteran Kuznetsov and the struggling (2) Karlovic vs. Ginepri…

Posted by Staff @ 6:42 pm in Tennis | 6 Comments »

July 5th, 2014

Kvitova Bagels Bouchard for 2nd Wimbledon Title

Bouchard made only four unforced errors in a defeat that was defined by Kvitova blasting 28 winners, wrapping up the title in a quick 55 minutes.

Posted by Staff @ 11:55 am in Tennis, Wimbledon | 9 Comments »

July 3rd, 2014

Kvitova to Attempt Wimbledon Repeat Against Bouchard

A little more than a year ago Bouchard had not competed in the main draw of a Slam, and now she is now semifinals or better this year at the Australian, French, and Wimbledon.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 10:58 pm in Tennis | 7 Comments »

July 1st, 2014

Kyrgios Stuns Nadal; Wednesday Wimbledon Preview

“I think I was in a bit of a zone out there,” the 19-year-old wildcard told the BBC. “It hasn’t sunk in what just played out out there. I played extraordinary tennis. I was struggling a bit on return, but I worked my way into it. I served at a really good level and I’m really happy. You’ve got to believe you can win the match from the start and I did. I’m playing unbelievable tennis on the grass.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:17 pm in Tennis | 44 Comments »

June 27th, 2014

Li Lacking, Rookies Impressing at Wimbledon

“I think I [made the] wrong decision,” said Na of skipping the two weeks of WTA grasscourt tournaments leading to the All England Club. “I need to play some matches before [Wimbledon].”

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June 27th, 2014

Roger Federer Wants Faster Play In Tennis, Says A “Serve Shot Clock” Could Happen

Following a quick second round win last night over Gilles Muller, Roger Federer addressed the topic of the day: time between points. In Grand Slam events men are allowed 20 seconds to serve after points, however that rule has long been abused and debated. And Federer wants the rules to be followed. “I just think [...]

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 8:15 am in Tennis | 122 Comments »

June 27th, 2014

Nadal Squeaks By; Venus v Kvitova Friday at Wimbedon

“I feel like her game matches up with grass extremely well,” the Russian said. “She stays down really low, hits really flat from both sides, has had steady results on the surface. It’s going to be a challenge.”

Posted by Staff @ 1:42 am in Tennis | 33 Comments »

June 25th, 2014

Azarenka Ousted, Venus Sets Up Kvitova at Wimbledon

No. 2 seed and part-time head case Li Na of China led the top seeds with a routine 6-2, 6-2 win over Yvonne Meusburger of Austria 6-2, 6-2.

Posted by Staff @ 6:28 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

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ATP - Oct 20 WTA - Oct 20
1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Roger Federer2 Maria Sharapova
3 Rafael Nadal3 Simona Halep
4 Stan Wawrinka4 Petra Kvitova
5 David Ferrer5 Na Li
6 Tomas Berdych6 Agnieszka Radwanska
7 Kei Nishikori7 Eugenie Bouchard
8 Marin Cilic8 Ana Ivanovic
9 Milos Raonic9 Caroline Wozniacki
10 Andy Murray10 Angelique Kerber
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