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January 26th, 2016

Super-Intense Serena Sends Sharapova South; Aggie Awaits at Aussie Open

Williams called a doctor onto the court after the first set, attributing it to food poisoning she suffered a few days prior, but in the second set almost baked the Russian a going-away bagel in the rising Melbourne temperatures.

Posted by Staff @ 9:14 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 35 Comments »

January 24th, 2016

Serena v Maria Comes to Pass with Wins Sunday at Australian Open

Sharapova said her boatload of unforced errors, 46, was just part of the plan of being aggressive against Bencic.

Posted by Staff @ 8:56 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 2 Comments »

January 22nd, 2016

Serena Rolling Russians, Sharapova Scare Friday at Australian Open

One match away from a blockbuster quarterfinal meeting with yet another Russian, Maria Sharapova, the No. 5-seeded Sharapova overcame a challenge from Lauren Davis, in the end crushing the American 6-1, 6-7(5), 6-0 in a first-time meeting.

Posted by Staff @ 7:52 am in Australian Open | Comments Off

January 9th, 2016

Halep, 4 Top 10 Women in WTA Sydney; Men’s Field Left Wanting

Tough starts for (5) Pliskova vs. Ivanovic, (3) Kvitova vs. Lisicki, and (2) Radwanska after a bye vs. the Stosur-Vinci winner…

Posted by Staff @ 5:31 pm in Tennis | 10 Comments »

January 9th, 2016

Azarenka, Radwanska, Stephens Claim WTA Titles in Saturday Finals

For her week’s effort the Pole will move up to No. 4 on the rankings, passing Maria Sharapova for what will be the seedings at the Australian Open. She improved to 18-7 in career finals, winning her fourth title since last year’s US Open. Riske fell to 1-1 in career WTA finals.

Posted by Staff @ 11:37 am in Brisbane | 3 Comments »

January 2nd, 2016

Djokovic, Nadal Lead Loaded Doha; ATP/WTA Week 1 Previews

Federer has won the most singles titles of any player in Doha, and is a perfect 3-0 in finals…Ferrer beat Berdych in last year’s final…Nadal, who is playing doubles with Verdasco, has won the most doubles titles of anyone at the event with four (2005,’09,’11,’15)…Former singles champs in the field are Ferrer (2015), Nadal (2014), and Federer (2011,’06-05).

Posted by Staff @ 8:56 pm in Tennis | 52 Comments »

November 1st, 2015

Hitting-Wall Radwanska Beats Kvitova for 1st WTA Finals Crown

The diminutive Agnieszka Radwanska raised the BNP Paribas WTA Finals title in Singapore on Sunday, defeating Petra Kvitova 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 for the biggest championship win of her career.

Posted by Staff @ 11:56 am in Tennis | 6 Comments »

October 31st, 2015

Petra Kvitova Tops Maria Sharapova, Meets Agnieszka Radwanska In WTA Finals Title Match

The WTA Finals title match will feature two players who went 1-2 in the round robin, Petra Kvitova against Agnieszka Radwanska.

Posted by Staff @ 12:14 pm in WTA Championships | 7 Comments »

October 30th, 2015

WTA Finals Singapore SF: Sharapova v Kvitova, Muguruza v Radwanska

The WTA Finals in Singapore are down to just four.

Posted by Staff @ 6:05 pm in WTA Championships | 34 Comments »

October 29th, 2015

Sharapova, Radwanska Advance To Singapore SFs, Halep Gassed, Pennetta Ends Career

Maria Sharapova and Agnieszka Radwanska earned semifinal berths Thursday at the WTA Finals in Singapore.

Posted by Staff @ 11:32 am in WTA Championships | 17 Comments »

October 25th, 2015

Sharapova, Halep Roll; Radwanska, Pennetta Rolled on Day 1 at WTA Finals

“Maybe I didn’t have too much energy — I didn’t push a lot like I always do, I was waiting too much,” she said. “But in the second set was much better. I was trying to find something more, trying to be more aggressive. Of course I would love to have played a little bit better, but I still have my chance [to make the semifinals].”

Posted by Staff @ 8:07 pm in Tennis | 4 Comments »

October 18th, 2015

Djokovic, Jankovic, Radwanska, Pavlyuchenkova Collect Weekend ATP and WTA Titles

“Generally I felt always in control of the match. I felt like I’ve done everything right. I’ve won many of my service games very comfortably. I didn’t allow him to get into the rhythm, get into the match.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:10 pm in Shanghai | 43 Comments »

October 11th, 2015

Venus Williams, Woz, Pennetta Headline WTA Events This Week in Austria, Hong Kong, China

Top-seeded Garbine Muguruza pulled from the event after winning Beijing, forcing a shuffle of the draw…(2) Kerber will start against the former Slam winner Schiavone…Seeds Kerber, Jankovic and Stosur received wildcards…Also pulling from the event were Victoria Azarenka, Eugenie Bouchard, Zarina Diyas, Sabine Lisicki, Ajla Tomljanovic, and Coco Vandeweghe…No former champs are in the field…In last year’s final Lisicki topped Karolina Pliskova.

Posted by Staff @ 11:56 am in Tennis | 2 Comments »

October 7th, 2015

Nadal Wins Again In Beijing, Djokovic On Tap Thursday; Nishikori, Wawrinka Advance In Tokyo

Favorites Rafael Nadal, Kei Nishikori and Stan Wawrinka were all winners Wednesday in Asia.

Posted by Staff @ 4:57 pm in Asia, beijing | 4 Comments »

October 4th, 2015

US Open Champion Flavia Pennetta Returns In Beijing, Simon Halep Injured, Petra Kvitova Loses

Top seeds have already fallen in Beijing.

Posted by Staff @ 2:01 pm in beijing | 7 Comments »