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June 11th, 2016

4 WTA Top 10 Led by Radwanska in Birmingham; Spain Debuts Mallorca Event

Strong field with four Top 10 seeds, and all seeds are ranked in Top 20…Potential tough starts for (1) Radwanska vs. Vandeweghe, (3) Halep vs. Safarova, and (2) Kerber vs. Peng…Wildcards went to Radwanska, Kvitova and Brits Naomi Broady and Tara Moore…

Posted by Staff @ 7:01 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »

May 31st, 2016

Angry Radwanska, Halep Lose, No Men’s Matches Finish at Rain-Shortened French Open

“I’m just so surprised and angry, that we have to play in the rain,” Radwanska said. “It’s not a $10,000 tournament. It’s a Grand Slam. How can you allow players to play in the rain? I cannot play in that conditions.”

Posted by Staff @ 5:42 pm in French Open | 15 Comments »

May 31st, 2016

Tuesday Losers Agnieszka Radwanska, Simona Halep Pissed At French Open For Making Them Play In Rain

Two players were not happy about having to play in the rain. And guess what? They were the ones who lost!

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 5:26 pm in French Open | 1 Comment »

May 28th, 2016

Tight Serena Leads U.S. Women’s Surge at French Open; Muguruza vs. Kuzy on Sunday

“I feel like I made a tremendous amount of errors,” said Williams, who converted only one of 12 break point opportunities. “I was playing really defensive. It’s not me. Those break points, most of them I should have won and I didn’t.”

Posted by Staff @ 5:43 pm in French Open, Tennis | 9 Comments »

May 27th, 2016

Kvitova, Stephens Make Ugly Exits at French Open; Williams Sisters Saturday

Also with upsets were Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova beating a lack-luster No. 19 Sloane Stephens 6-2, 6-1, and in a battle of former finalists No. 21 Sam Stosur ousting No. 11 Lucie Safarova in a marathon 6-3, 6-7(0), 7-5.

Posted by Staff @ 4:30 pm in French Open, Tennis | 16 Comments »

May 27th, 2016

Barbora Strycova And Agnieszka Radwanska Both Did Splits During This Point [Video]

Both girls did the split during this point!

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 4:12 pm in Best Shots, Videos | Comments Off

May 25th, 2016

Serena, Venus Up Thursday at French Open; Muguruza Mows French Wildcard

“It was not an easy match, especially playing a French player at home,” said Muguruza after beating Georges, who is ranked outside the Top 200.

Posted by Staff @ 6:36 pm in French Open, Tennis | 6 Comments »

May 23rd, 2016

Muguruza, Seeds Stretched on Cold, Windy Day at French Open; Serena, Venus Tuesday

“It was cold and windy,” said Radwanska, who will next meet France’s Caroline Garcia. “That’s why it was a little bit slow and the ball is not going anywhere. I think we [are] all kind of used to that after couple of days here. The conditions are same for both of us.”

Posted by Staff @ 5:11 pm in French Open | 1 Comment »

May 20th, 2016

Serena Williams in Trouble if Early Seedings Hold; French Open Preview

Translation: “The other non-divas on tour would love to have my year. Because they’re weak tea. But as Ricky Bobby said, ‘If you ain’t first, you’re last.’”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:04 pm in French Open, Roland Garros, Tennis | 11 Comments »

May 2nd, 2016

Top 2 Bounced from Madrid; Monday Previews

“It’s tough to win a point against her because she puts every ball back,” Strycova said of Kerber. “It’s difficult for me because I’m a smaller player and I have a similar game to her, so it’s difficult for me to be patient, because I’m not a patient person..But I tried to be patient today and it worked.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:27 am in Madrid, Tennis | 2 Comments »

April 23rd, 2016

Angelique Kerber, Surprising Laura Siegemund Battle In All-German Stuttgart Final

Two Germans collide in the Stuttgart final.

Posted by Staff @ 6:31 pm in Stuttgart | 19 Comments »

April 22nd, 2016

Petra Kvitova Meets Angelique Kerber In Stuttgart SFs; Laura Siegemund Keeps Winning

Three of the Top 7 players on the WTA are in the Stuttgart semifinals.

Posted by Staff @ 6:55 pm in Stuttgart | 14 Comments »

April 17th, 2016

Radwanska Leads 6 of Top 10 Women at Stuttgart; Istanbul; WTA Previews

Lots of floaters in the draw and tough opening-round match-ups including (1) Radwanska vs. Petkovic, (8) Safarova vs. Pliskova in an all-Czech, (6) Vinci vs. Makarova, (3) Muguruza vs. Lisicki, and (2) Kerber vs. the riser Beck in an all-German…

Posted by Staff @ 11:57 am in Istanbul, Stuttgart, Tennis | Comments Off

March 21st, 2016

Miami Open Tennis Women’s Preview: One Mind-blowing Quarter

As Ray Moore might say, ‘There are a lot of attractive ladies out there — umm, competitively attractive…oh crap, I’ve done it again.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 10:30 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

March 19th, 2016

Serena Williams And Victoria Azarenka Will Resume Rivalry For Indian Wells Title Sunday

Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka meet for the 2016 Indian Wells title.

Posted by Staff @ 12:05 pm in Indian Wells | 31 Comments »