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April 21st, 2018

Wozniacki, Kuzy, Aggie Lead Favorites at WTA Istanbul; Preview

Interesting starts for (1) Woz 2nd rd. vs. the Errani/Flipkens winner, the struggling (3) Radwanska vs. the riser Vekic, and the back-from-injury (2) Kuznetsova vs. Wang who she has struggled against in past encounters…

Posted by Staff @ 1:48 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

March 25th, 2018

Venus Saves Match Points In Miami, Faces 2017 Champ Konta; Radwanska-Azarenka Mon.

It’s a full day of women’s fourth round play Monday in Miami.

Posted by Staff @ 11:25 pm in Miami | 2 Comments »

March 25th, 2018

What Next for Struggling World No. 1 Simona Halep?

Halep this year has fluctuated between giving up during matches or winning in three sets and afterwards pronouncing her ability to fight. Some of her televised on-court coaching visits with coach Darren Cahiil have left commentators almost speechless after Halep refuses to look at or acknowledge him.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 4:12 pm in Miami, Tennis | 1 Comment »

March 22nd, 2018

Halep Avoids Joining 8 Seeded Losers Thursday at Miami Open; Osaka v Svitolina Friday

“I cannot tell you much about this match, because I don’t really know how it is,” said Halep, who trailed by a set and 2-4 down. “I felt just that I played bad, but it’s a good day at the office and I’ll take it. You have these days, and when you don’t give up, it’s the most important thing.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:56 pm in Miami, Tennis | No Comments »

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 »