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January 19th, 2018

Sharapova v Kerber, Federer v Gasquet Saturday At Australian Open

It’s a blockbuster Saturday at the Australian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 4:41 pm in Australian Open | 26 Comments »

January 12th, 2018

Preview: Serena Out; Women’s Australian Open Likely to See a 1st-Time Winner

(5) Venus vs. Bencic the must-watch 1st rd. match in Melbourne…Other tough starts for (31) Makarova vs. Begu, and the injury-hampered (13) Stephens vs. Zhang, who she has previously lost to…

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 2:08 pm in Australian Open, Tennis | 1 Comment »

December 31st, 2017

Wozniacki Eyes No. 1 Ranking This Week at WTA Auckland; Preview

No byes in the draw and some tough starts for the seeds, including (2) Goerges vs. the Olympics winner Puig, (7) Barthel vs. Lepchenko who has won 3 of their 5 career encounters, (3) Strycova vs. the former French Open runner-up Errani, and (8) Vekic vs. the crafty Belgian veteran Flipkens…

Posted by Staff @ 12:25 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

October 4th, 2017

Halep Finally Beats Sharapova To Reach Beijing QFs; Wozniacki-Kvitova Thurs.

After seven straight failed bids, Simona Halep finally got her first career win over Maria Sharapova and she did it in fine style with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over the Russian. “It was a great match, I think I played my best tennis against her,” Halep said after the 72-minute win. “I served pretty well, [...]

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:05 pm in beijing | Comments Off

September 24th, 2017

Muguruza, 8 of Top 10 at WTA Premier 5 Wuhan Open, Preview

Potential tough starts for the floundering (9) Radwanska vs. Rybarikova (winner to face the Gavrilova-Goerges victor), (7) Cibulkova vs. Stosur, (12) Kerber vs. Garcia, (15) Sevastova vs. Makarova, and (2) Halep vs. the Riske-Kasatkina winner…

Posted by Staff @ 11:39 am in Tennis | 6 Comments »

September 16th, 2017

Muguruza, 5 of Top 10 Make WTA Toray Tokyo a Tough Test

Potential tough starts for (5) Cibulkova vs. Suarez Navarro, (7) Kerber vs. Osaka, and (2) Pliskova vs. Gavrilova…

Posted by Staff @ 1:56 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

September 3rd, 2017

Pliskova Saves MP At US Open; Sharapova, Venus, Kvitova-Muguruza Sunday

The women’s fourth round gets underway Sunday at the US Open with four Grand Slam winners.

Posted by Staff @ 1:33 am in US Open | 3 Comments »

September 1st, 2017

Pliskova Narrowly Avoids Upset Bug, Osaka Rambles On at US Open

“Her level was quite high in the beginning of the match,” Pliskova said.

Posted by Staff @ 12:32 am in Tennis, US Open | 2 Comments »

August 19th, 2017

Radwanska, Kvitova, Stephens, Bouchard Highlight WTA New Haven; Preview

Tough starts for seeds (1) Radwanks vs. (WC) Bouchard, (5) Vesnina vs. (WC) Stephens, and (7) Strycova vs. the rising Russian Kasatkina…

Posted by Staff @ 4:49 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

August 12th, 2017

Pliskova Defends, But No. 1 Ranking Contenders Trail at Cincinnati; Preview

Tough starts for (9) Williams vs. her American countrywoman Riske, (16) Keys vs. Vandeweghe in a rematch of the Stanford final a week ago, (10) Radwanska vs. the resurgent Goerges, (14) Kvitova vs. the breakout player Kontaveit, and the struggling (3) Kerber vs. Makarova…

Posted by Staff @ 10:28 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

August 9th, 2017

Wozniacki, Sivtolina Tuesday Winners In Toronto; Bouchard Bounced By Vekic

The Top 4 women in the world headline play Wednesday in Toronto.

Posted by Staff @ 12:31 am in Canadian Open | 1 Comment »

July 8th, 2017

Struggling Kerber Keeps on Winning at Wimbledon; Monday’s Round of 16 Set

“She was hitting the balls very hard,” Kerber said of the American.

Posted by Staff @ 4:09 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 2 Comments »

June 30th, 2017

Preview: Serena You are Missed at Wimbledon; 5 Players Vie for No. 1

(2) Halep could be up against it with an early road of qualifier and two-time grasscourt doubles winner Marina Erakovic, then Brit Laura Robson, then Bouchard

Posted by Staff @ 11:33 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 2 Comments »

June 25th, 2017

Preview: Kerber, 8 of Top 10; Djokovic at Combined ATP/WTA Eastbourne

Potential tough starts for (1) Kerber vs. homegirl (WC) Broady, (10) Ostapenko vs. Makarova, (3) Pliskova vs. the Riske/Cornet winner, (8) Radwanska vs. the Goerges/Bellis winner, (11) Muguruza vs. Bouchard, and (6) Wozniacki vs. the Japanese riser Osaka…

Posted by Staff @ 10:02 am in Tennis | Comments Off

June 1st, 2017

Upsets, 3-Setters for Top Seeds Mark Thursday at French Open; Woz v Bellis Friday

Other Top 10 seeds in action had a more difficult time as No. 2 Karolina Pliskova outlasted Ekaterina Alexandrova 6-2, 4-6, 6-3; No. 5 Elina Svitolina came from a set down to defeat Tsvetana Pironkova 3-6, 6-3, 6-2; and No. 9 Agnieszka Radwanska likewise needed a comeback to defeat Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck 6-7(3), 6-2, 6-3.

Posted by Staff @ 5:39 pm in French Open, Tennis | 2 Comments »