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February 7th, 2016

Kuznetsova Winless in Russian Shocker; Fed Cup Capsules

Yow! It’s the Fed Cup upset of the year, or century, as the unheralded Netherlands comes into Moscow and comes out with a win. Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens upsets Ekaterina Makarova, and then No. 141-ranked Richel Hogenkamp ousts former world No. 2 Svetlana Kuznetsova 10-8 in the third. Bertens hands Kuznetsova another loss in the third match and it’s game over man — a 3-0 Dutch sweep.

Posted by Staff @ 8:21 pm in Fed Cup, Tennis | 5 Comments »

February 4th, 2016

11 Things I Think I Thought About The Australian Open, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams And Roger Federer’s Knee

Sean Randall recaps the Australian Open and some additional news of the week.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 3:28 pm in Australian Open | 71 Comments »

January 30th, 2016

Kerber Stuns Nervous Serena Williams for Australian Open Title

“I was missing a lot off the ground, coming to the net,” Williams said. “She kept hitting some great shots actually every time I came in. I think I kept picking the wrong shots coming into it.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:38 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 22 Comments »

January 30th, 2016

Watch Angelique Kerber’s Terrific Acceptance Speech After Winning The Australian Open [Video]

A great acceptance speech by Angelique Kerber.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:05 am in Australian Open, Videos | 9 Comments »

January 30th, 2016

Angelique Kerber: It Sounds Crazy But I Can Say I’m A Grand Slam Champion Now!

Angelique Kerber spoke to the press about being a Grand Slam champion.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 8:52 am in Australian Open | 4 Comments »

January 28th, 2016

Dominant Serena Williams To Face Angelique Kerber In 2016 Australian Open Final

Serena Wiliams resumed her domination of the women’s tour, she’s back in a Grand Slam final.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:47 am in Australian Open | 41 Comments »

January 27th, 2016

Azarenka Out, Konta Kruises, Tennis-X Notes

You know what? When I am [thinking about the loss] I’m just going to let whatever emotion comes to me. I’m just going to work through it. If it’s sadness, if I need to cry, I may cry. I don’t know. If I need to break something, hopefully I don’t break anything. But I just might.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:27 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 14 Comments »

January 25th, 2016

Keys Crashes Out in Tears; Serena v Maria Tuesday at Australian Open

“It’s so tough to play against someone injury because, yeah, when I’m saw her like feel more pain,” said the qualifier, who added she almost quit the game in frustration to open a coffee bar.

Posted by Staff @ 9:17 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 10 Comments »

January 23rd, 2016

Muguruza Muggled; Serena, Maria Featured Sunday at Australian Open

Muguruza pitched in with 32 unforced errors to Strycova’s 16. The Czech will next face the streaking No. 14 seed Victoria Azarenka, who put down a challenge from Japan’s Naomi Osaka 6-1, 6-1.

Posted by Staff @ 8:20 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 1 Comment »

January 21st, 2016

Azarenka Putting Players on Notice, But Tricky Opponent Next at Australian Open

“Just heard she has some big — a big serve and big shots, yeah,” said Azarenka, who admitted she knew little about her opponent.

Posted by Staff @ 7:07 am in Australian Open, Tennis | No Comments »

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 1st, 2016

Federer, Sharapova Headline Brisbane International; Preview

Both Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova show up to defend their Brisbane titles, where the men’s and women’s fields are stellar for an opening week to the year where the majority of the stars are usually off playing lucrative exhibitions.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:33 pm in 2016 Season, Brisbane, Tennis | 6 Comments »

October 26th, 2015

Muguruza, Kerber Win Openers At WTA Finals In Singapore; Halep v Sharapova Tuesday

Maria Sharapova will play Simona Halep in a rematch of their 2014 French Open final Tuesday in Singapore.

Posted by Staff @ 10:23 pm in WTA Championships | Comments Off

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 »