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February 19th, 2017

Struggling Kerber, 5 of Top 10 at WTA Dubai; Budapest; Previews

Interesting starts for the struggling (1) Kerber after a bye vs. the Jankovic-Barthel winner, (3) Cibulkova after a bye vs. Makarova, (10) Woz vs. the Russian riser Kasatkina, and (11) Vandeweghe vs. her U.S. Fed Cup teammate Riske…

Posted by Staff @ 11:45 am in Tennis | No Comments »

February 11th, 2017

Kerber, Pliskova Lead 5 of Top 10 at WTA Premier Qatar Total Open in Doha

The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes, with challenging starts for (1) Kerber vs. the Begu-Kasatkina winner, (4) Radwanska after a bye vs. the former No. 1 Wozniacki, (8) Strycova vs. the former Slam champ Stosur 2nd rd., (3) Cibulkova after a bye vs. Pavlyuchenkova, and (2) Pliskova after a bye looking at an opener against the French riser Garcia (then the No. 5 seed Muguruza next round)…

Posted by Staff @ 4:36 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

January 19th, 2017

Thursday Aussie Open: Pliskova Says Opponents Stink; Serena Says Being Serena the Key

“I think the opponents were not — I don’t want to say ‘that good,’ but obviously I was better, so…,” she said

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 8:11 am in Australian Open | 2 Comments »

January 17th, 2017

Serena Williams Conquers Bencic, Yips at Australian Open

Bencic held for 1-5. Serena dropped serve. Bencic held at love. Serena double faulted on match point before finally closing it out. Win one for the yipper.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 8:48 am in Australian Open | 9 Comments »

January 13th, 2017

Mystery Konta Beats Radwanska for WTA Sydney Title

The 25-year-old No. 10-ranked Konta had never appeared on anyone’s radar while rising up the rankings over the last few years, only cracking the Top 100 last year in her eighth year playing professional tournaments.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 3:13 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

January 7th, 2017

WTA Previews: Kerber, 6 of Top 10 in Sydney; Ho-Hum in Hobart

Six of the Top 10 in attendance…Lots of unseeded floaters including a former No. 1 and a Slam winner…

Posted by Staff @ 9:24 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

January 1st, 2017

Radwanska Leads 3 Top 10 Players at WTA Shenzhen Open

Radwanska, Halep and Konta make three Top 10 players in the draw…Potential tough starts for (2) Halep vs. the former No. 1 Jankovic, and (4) Bacsinszky vs. Giorgi…

Posted by Special @ 1:12 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

October 30th, 2016

Angelique Kerber To Meet Dominika Cibulkova In WTA Finals Championship Match

Who will win their first WTA Finals title, Angelique Kerber or Dominika Cibulkova?

Posted by Special @ 12:15 am in WTA Championships | 20 Comments »

October 27th, 2016

Cibulkova Upsets Halep At WTA Finals, Kerber Clubs Keys; Radwanska v Pliskova For Last SF

SATURDAY SINGAPORE SFs: Kerber v Pliskova/Radwanksa; Kuznetsova v Cibulkova.

Posted by Staff @ 11:28 pm in WTA Championships | 5 Comments »

October 26th, 2016

Unstoppable Kuznetsova Into Semis, Kerber v Keys Thursday at WTA Finals

“After my journey here, and all the support of the fans and my team, I couldn’t let everybody down,” Kuznetsova said on court after the match. “It’s from my heart. I have not been at my best these past years, but something just changed this year. I enjoy my game, I enjoy the crowd, I’m playing against the best players in the world and I really appreciate and am blessed to be here today.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:58 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

October 24th, 2016

Kuznetsova, Pliskova Save Match Points In WTA Finals Thrillers; Kerber-Halep Tuesday

It was one of the most thrilling days in the history of the WTA Finals Monday in Singapore.

Posted by Staff @ 8:41 pm in WTA Championships | 18 Comments »

October 21st, 2016

WTA Finals Groups: Radwanska Lone Former Champion, Kerber Slight Favorite In Wide-Open Field

The WTA Finals groupings are out even though not all the spots have been filled.

Posted by Staff @ 10:36 am in WTA Championships | 13 Comments »

October 10th, 2016

World No. 1 Kerber, 5 Top 10 in WTA Action This Week; Previews

The world No. 1 Kerber is the only Top 10er in the field, but throw in former No. 1s Williams, Wozniacki and Jankovic, and the Slam winner Stosur to give it some meat…

Posted by Staff @ 12:20 am in Tennis | 8 Comments »

October 9th, 2016

Radwanska Beats Break-Out Star Konta for China Open Trophy

“It’s top players from the first round and I’ve been playing my best tennis all week so of course I’m very happy to win this tournament again,” said Radwanska of the Premier-level event. “This trophy is going to stay in a very special place.”

Posted by Staff @ 1:21 pm in Tennis | 10 Comments »

October 8th, 2016

Konta Reaches Top 10 And Reaches Beijing Final Against Radwanska

Johanna Konta meets Agnieszka Radwanska for the Beijing title.

Posted by Staff @ 8:13 pm in beijing | 2 Comments »