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August 28th, 2016

Djokovic, Nadal, Kerber Kick Things Off On Day 1 At The US Open

Former champions Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal headline opening at the US Open Monday.

Posted by Staff @ 11:27 pm in US Open | 29 Comments »

August 28th, 2016

US Open Women’s Preview: Is Serena Too Old To Win? Can Kerber Claim No. 1?

Sean Randall previews the women’s field at the US Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:06 pm in US Open | 3 Comments »

August 27th, 2016

Angelique Kerber: If The Day Comes When I Reach No. 1, That Will Be Amazing

Angelique still isn’t putting too much pressure on herself about the No. 1 ranking.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:45 am in No. 1 ranking, US Open | 2 Comments »

August 21st, 2016

What Does Kerber’s Loss in WTA Cincinnati Final Mean for Serena and No. 1 Ranking?

The tired Kerber sprayed 32 unforced errors to just 16 winners.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:25 pm in Cincinnati | 6 Comments »

August 20th, 2016

Kerber’s Handles Halep In Cincinnati, Faces Pliskova In Cincy Final With No. 1 Ranking At Stake

It’s up to Karolina Pliskova to stop Angelique Kerber from the No. 1 ranking.

Posted by Staff @ 11:36 pm in Cincinnati | No Comments »

August 20th, 2016

Angelique Kerber: I’m Not Thinking About The No. 1 Ranking

Angelique Kerber is just focused on winning tennis matches.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:33 pm in Cincinnati, No. 1 ranking | 2 Comments »

August 19th, 2016

Kerber Survives, Halep Next in Way for Her Run to No. 1 this Weekend in Cincy

Kerber with the title in Cincinnati this weekend would supplant Serena Williams at No. 1 on the WTA rankings.

Posted by Staff @ 10:30 pm in Cincinnati | 1 Comment »

August 19th, 2016

Kerber Closing In On No. 1 Ranking, Streaking Halep Meets Radwanksa In Cincinnati

Angelique Kerber is now just three wins from the No. 1 ranking.

Posted by Staff @ 12:45 am in Cincinnati | 1 Comment »

August 17th, 2016

Rain Ravages Cincinnati, First Round Matches Still To Be Completed; Murray, Nadal Wednesday

Ran soaked the Cincinnati event creating a backlog of matches for Wednesday.

Posted by Staff @ 12:09 am in Cincinnati | 14 Comments »

August 15th, 2016

Serena Williams Withdraws From Cincinnati, Angelique Kerber Will Be No. 1 By Winning Title

Serena Williams might lose to No. 1 ranking this week.

Posted by Staff @ 10:22 pm in Cincinnati | No Comments »

August 14th, 2016

Monica Puig Stuns Angelique Kerber In Rio, Becomes First Puerto Rican To Win Gold At Olympics

Monica Puig made history Saturday in Rio.

Posted by Staff @ 12:27 am in Olympics | 7 Comments »

August 13th, 2016

Angelique Kerber Will Meet The Surprising Monica Puig For The Rio Olympics Women’s Singles Gold

Monica Puig will try to make history Saturday in Rio by becoming the first Puerto Rican to win a gold medal at the Olympics.

Posted by Staff @ 1:17 am in Olympics | 5 Comments »

August 12th, 2016

Kvitova-Puig, Keys-Kerber In The Rio Olympic Women’s Semifinals

The semifinals are set at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Three players will win medals for the first time.

Posted by Staff @ 12:14 am in Olympics | 2 Comments »

August 9th, 2016

Serena Williams Sent Out Of Rio Olympics By Elina Svitolina; Kerber, Keys, Kvitova Gold Favorites

Serena Williams’s Olympic career may have ended Tuesday night in Rio.

Posted by Staff @ 10:48 pm in Olympics | 1 Comment »

August 8th, 2016

Serena Saves Set Points at Rio Olympics; Tues. Packed Line-Up

“It was really big for me just to win that first set,” said Serena after saving two set points. “We’ve had so many tough matches in the past, so I couldn’t let the elements get into my head. I hadn’t played great against Alize in the past…so I thought how I at least wanted to get a win.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:44 pm in Rio, Tennis | 3 Comments »