May 24th, 2016
“But I started to feel a sharp pain in my right knee. I’ve had an injury there before, a while ago, but it hasn’t been a problem until today. At first it was on and off and I was able to win the tiebreak, but then it got worse as the match went on, and unfortunately there was nothing I could do.”
May 20th, 2016
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.’”
May 11th, 2016
Kerber, “one of the best players in the world,” since winning the Australian Open has lost her opening rounds at Doha, Indian Wells, Madrid and Rome.
May 8th, 2016
The WTA tour is an absolute car crash right now in terms of illnesses, injuries, tournament pull-outs, and no one being anywhere near No. 1 Serena Williams in the rankings, despite the American winning no titles thus far in 2016.
May 2nd, 2016
“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.”
April 24th, 2016
“I think mentally I could have pulled myself together for one more afternoon,” said Siegemund, who is now 0-1 in career finals, but will jump to a career-high No. 42 in the WTA rankings, putting her squarely in the running to compete for Germany at the Rio Olympics. “But it was [physical]. It’s also like, they say when you feel tired physically, mentally you are already very tired much before you know it. So there is some bad decision-making where you go like, ‘Jesus Christ, why this shot now?’”
April 23rd, 2016
Two Germans collide in the Stuttgart final.
April 22nd, 2016
Three of the Top 7 players on the WTA are in the Stuttgart semifinals.
April 17th, 2016
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…
April 9th, 2016
John Isner and Jack Sock meet in Houston in battle of top two American men.
April 3rd, 2016
Two Top 10ers in the field, in addition to two former No. 1s…The Top 8 seeds receive opening-round byes…Potential tough starts for (9) Jankovic vs. Garcia and (3) Venus Williams vs. Riske…Wildcards were awarded to Americans Frances Altick, Louisa Chirico and Shelby Rogers…
April 1st, 2016
Former champions Victoria Azarenka and Svetlana Kuznetsova will meet Saturday for the Miami Open title.
March 30th, 2016
Keys, who had recently parted with coach Mats Wilander after only eight days, sprayed 39 unforced errors, or more than two a game.
March 30th, 2016
The first women’s semifinal will pit former champion Svetlana Kuznetsova against Timea Bacsinszky.
March 29th, 2016
“I don’t think it’s appropriate to criticize my movement right now,” Williams said cryptically after the match, clocking in a second consecutive very short post-match press conference in Miami. “I did the best that I could. My fans, you know, I did the best I could do. I can’t win every match.”