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May 14th, 2019

No Serena-Venus In Rome; Svitlova Blows 5-2 Lead v Azarenka

BFFs Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki both left Rome with injuries Tuesday.

Posted by Staff @ 10:52 pm in Rome | Comments Off on No Serena-Venus In Rome; Svitlova Blows 5-2 Lead v Azarenka

January 17th, 2019

Serena Slams Bouchard, Halep Survives At Australian Open; Wozniacki v Sharapova On Tap

Simona Halep was six points from losing to 20-year-old American Sofia Kenin Thursday at the Australian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 8:04 am in Australian Open | Comments Off on Serena Slams Bouchard, Halep Survives At Australian Open; Wozniacki v Sharapova On Tap

August 9th, 2018

Cornet Crushes Kerber, Huge Match-Ups Thursday at WTA Rogers Cup Montreal

“It is always not so easy to change also the surface,” Kerber said of moving from grass to hard court, arguably one of the easiest transitions on tour. “I think I need a little bit more time to get used to hardcourt again, to have a lot of matches, a lot of practice sessions on hard.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:55 am in Tennis | 2 Comments »

July 22nd, 2018

Cornet Ends Almost 3 Year Title Drought, Beating Minella in WTA Gstaad Final

“It was a very close match, I had a feeling it could go either way,” Cornet said. “I think I was maybe a bit more solid in the crucial moments, and I really wanted this trophy. I gave everything I had.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:45 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on Cornet Ends Almost 3 Year Title Drought, Beating Minella in WTA Gstaad Final

April 8th, 2018

WTA Previews: Mladenovic Heads Lugano, Maria in Bogota

Tough starts for the struggling (1) Mladenovic vs. last year’s breakout player Siegemund, (9) Van Uytvanck vs. Dodin who she has lost to (winner to face Giorgi), and struggling comeback player (5) Kuznetsova vs. the powerful Barthel…

Posted by Staff @ 1:26 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

April 1st, 2018

Stephens, Osaka, Kasatkina Headline Next-Gen Stars at WTA Charleston; Preview

Former champions in the field are Kasatkina (2017), Stephens (2016), Andrea Petkovic (2014), and Stosur (2010).

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:50 am in Tennis | Comments Off on Stephens, Osaka, Kasatkina Headline Next-Gen Stars at WTA Charleston; Preview

February 24th, 2018

Nadal, Stephens Headline Fields at Joint Acapulco; Previews

Potential tough starts for (1) Nadal vs. his free-swinging Spanish countryman F-Lo (winner to possibly meet (WC) Thanasi Kokkinakis), (4) Sock 2nd rd. vs. the Aussie Open semifinalist Chung, (6) Del Potro vs. the elder net-rushing Zverev, (3) Thiem 2nd rd. vs. the Nishikori-Shapovalov winner, and (8) Isner vs. his countryman Harrison…

Posted by Staff @ 10:29 pm in Tennis | 15 Comments »

February 11th, 2018

Wozniacki v Sharapova Early at WTA Qatar Total Open; Preview

Wozniacki looking at Sharapova in her second match…

Posted by Staff @ 3:04 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on Wozniacki v Sharapova Early at WTA Qatar Total Open; Preview

January 7th, 2018

Bouchard, Osaka Add Spice to WTA Hobart; Preview

Floaters are almost the favorites between Bouchard, Osaka…Tough starts for (1) Zhang 2nd rd. vs. Bouchard, (8) Siniakova vs. Riske, and (7) Maria vs. Vekic…

Posted by Staff @ 1:47 am in Tennis | Comments Off on Bouchard, Osaka Add Spice to WTA Hobart; Preview

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

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 7th, 2017

US Open Finalist Pliskova Wins 1st 2017 Title at WTA Brisbane

Last year Pliskova was a two-time title winner, raising trophies at Nottingham and Cincinnati, where she denied Angelique Kerber the No. 1 ranking in the final.

Posted by Staff @ 9:47 am in Tennis | 2 Comments »

November 14th, 2016

Czech’s Fed Cup Title is 5th in Last 6 Years

“[It was] one of the best trophies I am going to win,” Pliskova said.

Posted by Staff @ 3:27 pm in Fed Cup | 8 Comments »

July 18th, 2016

WTA Previews: Venus Williams Goes for 3rd Stanford Title; Bastad

Venus the lone Top 10 player ahead of the No. 12 Cibulkova…(8) Lepchenko a tough start against Riske…Wildcards went to Americans Catherine Bellis, Julia Boserup, Maria Mateas, and Canada’s Carol Zhao…

Posted by Staff @ 1:34 am in Tennis | Comments Off on WTA Previews: Venus Williams Goes for 3rd Stanford Title; Bastad

May 16th, 2016

Preview: ATP, WTA Players Look for Mojo Heading Into French Open

Tough starts for (9) Stephens vs. Vekic and (9) Cornet vs. Kudryavtseva…The storm of players pulling from the field included Daria Gavrilova, Camila Giorgi, Yanina Wickmayer and Caroline Wozniacki…

Posted by Staff @ 1:44 am in Tennis | Comments Off on Preview: ATP, WTA Players Look for Mojo Heading Into French Open