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October 21st, 2016

WTA Finals Groups: Radwanska Lone Former Champion, Kerber Slight Favorite In Wide-Open Field

The WTA Finals groupings are out even though not all the spots have been filled.

Posted by Staff @ 10:36 am in WTA Championships | 13 Comments »

October 17th, 2016

Serena Williams Withdraws From WTA Finals, Gives Angelique Kerber Year-End No. 1 Ranking

For the second straight year Serena Williams won’t play the WTA Finals.

Posted by Staff @ 12:46 am in WTA Championships, Year-End No. 1 | 3 Comments »

October 10th, 2016

World No. 1 Kerber, 5 Top 10 in WTA Action This Week; Previews

The world No. 1 Kerber is the only Top 10er in the field, but throw in former No. 1s Williams, Wozniacki and Jankovic, and the Slam winner Stosur to give it some meat…

Posted by Staff @ 12:20 am in Tennis | 8 Comments »

October 6th, 2016

Kerber Crashes Out Of Beijing To Svitolina; Keys v Kvitova Friday

Angelique Kerber and Simona Halep both lost Thursday in Beijing. On Friday, Petra Kvitova meets Madison Keys.

Posted by Staff @ 3:54 pm in beijing | 1 Comment »

October 5th, 2016

Murray Drops 3 Games In Beijing; Nadal Returns Thurs Plus Dimitrov-Pouille, Wozniacki-Radwanska

Back up to speed, Andy Murray has looked good so far in Beijing.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:45 pm in beijing | 26 Comments »

October 5th, 2016

Zverev Downs Thiem, Kvitova Keeps Rolling at China Open

Kvitova entered the match with taped fingers, not from blisters, but reportedly from a nail session gone wrong.

Posted by Staff @ 1:29 am in Tennis | 1 Comment »

October 3rd, 2016

Venus Falls, Kerber Wins In Beijing; Kvitova, Halep Tuesday

Angelique Kerber opened her Beijing campaign with a win. Venus Williams, though, wasn’t as fortunate.

Posted by Staff @ 2:57 pm in beijing | 1 Comment »

October 1st, 2016

Kerber, Murray Headline Elite China Open Fields

Nine of the Top 10 players, sans Serena Williams, in the field…Potential tough starts for (3) Radwasnka second round vs. the powerful Makarova, (13) Vinci second round vs. the resurgent Wozniacki, (5) Pliskova vs. Safarova, (15) Pavlyuchenkova vs. (Q) Riske (winner to meet Stosur), (8) Keys second round vs. the winner of Jelena Jankovic and Kristina Mladenovic, and the shaky-of-late (2) Muguruza vs. Begu…

Posted by Staff @ 1:54 pm in China Open, Tennis | 1 Comment »

September 28th, 2016

No. 1 Kerber Falls To Kvitova, Venus Ousted; Halep v Keys Thursday In Wuhan

It’s women’s quarterfinal day Thursday at Wuhan with 6 of the Top 16 in action.

Posted by Staff @ 6:27 pm in Wuhan | 3 Comments »

September 27th, 2016

Kerber Survives First Match As No. 1, Faces Kvitova Wednesday In Wuhan; Wozniacki v Radwanska

Angelique Kerber made a winning debut as a No. 1 player.

Posted by Staff @ 3:28 pm in Wuhan | 40 Comments »

September 26th, 2016

Angelique Kerber: Now That I’m No. 1, Everyone Wants To Beat Me!

Angelique Kerber make her debut as a World No. 1 this week in Wuhan.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 8:13 pm in No. 1 ranking, Wuhan | 7 Comments »

September 23rd, 2016

No Serena, But No. 1 Kerber and 8 of Top 10 at Loaded WTA Wuhan

The Top 8 seeds receive opening-round byes in Wuhan, so Kerber will start against either American CoCo Vandeweghe or France’s Kristina Mladenovic. From there her difficult path will likely see No. 14 and Slam winner Petra Kvitova, then No. 7 Carla Suarez Navarro or No. 11 Johanna Konta, then likely No. 4 Simona Halep or No. 8 Madison Keys in the semifinals.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 9:37 pm in Tennis, Wuhan | 10 Comments »

September 10th, 2016

Kerber, New No. 1, Secures Top Spot by Beating Pliskova in US Open Final

Kerber had wrapped-up the No. 1 ranking when Serena Williams lost in the semifinals, and then went 2-0 as the yet-unofficial No. 1 by winning her semifinal match and the final. The new WTA rankings will be released on Monday with Kerber in the top spot.

Posted by Staff @ 8:16 pm in Tennis, US Open | 11 Comments »

September 10th, 2016

Angelique Kerber vs Karolina Pliskova For The 2016 US Open Title

The women’s final will get underway in a few minutes.

Posted by Staff @ 4:16 pm in US Open | 3 Comments »

September 9th, 2016

Pliskova Upsets Serena Williams, Kerber to Assume No. 1 Rank After US Open Semis Shocker

Angelique Kerber became the new WTA No. 1 Thursday night at the US Open.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:17 am in US Open | 6 Comments »