March 24th, 2017
3-time champion Venus Williams opens play Friday in Miami.
March 21st, 2017
The pain of no one being even close to challenging Serena. Kerber is No. 13 this year if you tally only 2017 points. Pliskova has won two smaller events this year but hasn’t been able to put herself in position to win the bigger events like the Australian Open and Indian Wells.
March 15th, 2017
In women’s quarterfinal play Wednesday, it’s Muguruza-Pliskova and Pavlyuchenkova-Kuznetsova.
March 14th, 2017
The heat was killing me because I wasn’t used to being out there that long yet. I had a headache, my feet were burning and my muscles were gone.”
March 12th, 2017
“It was not so easy,” Kerber said afterwards. “We’ve known each other forever, and it’s always tough to play a friend on court.
March 11th, 2017
It was a good day to be a Pliskova Friday at Indian Wells.
March 7th, 2017
Other storylines to watch over the next two weeks include the emergence of last year’s US Open runner-up Karolina Pliskova, and returns from injury for Madison Keys (first appearance of the year after wrist surgery), Simona Halep (returning from knee injury), and Johanna Konta (foot injury).
February 19th, 2017
Interesting starts for the struggling (1) Kerber after a bye vs. the Jankovic-Barthel winner, (3) Cibulkova after a bye vs. Makarova, (10) Woz vs. the Russian riser Kasatkina, and (11) Vandeweghe vs. her U.S. Fed Cup teammate Riske…
February 16th, 2017
Angelique Kerber is just 4-4 on the season.
February 15th, 2017
Garbine Muguruza won one and lost one Wednesday in Doha.
February 11th, 2017
The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes, with challenging starts for (1) Kerber vs. the Begu-Kasatkina winner, (4) Radwanska after a bye vs. the former No. 1 Wozniacki, (8) Strycova vs. the former Slam champ Stosur 2nd rd., (3) Cibulkova after a bye vs. Pavlyuchenkova, and (2) Pliskova after a bye looking at an opener against the French riser Garcia (then the No. 5 seed Muguruza next round)…
January 22nd, 2017
“I guess I faked (having confidence) a lot because I was feeling like crap out there,” said the American.
January 20th, 2017
“I loved accounting, I have to be honest,” Venus said in a wide-ranging post-match meet with the press, filling a match discussion void after losing only one game.
January 19th, 2017
“I think the opponents were not — I don’t want to say ‘that good,’ but obviously I was better, so…,” she said
January 18th, 2017
“I’m fit,” Kerber said. “I am prepared for playing, like, two, three hours, so that’s not a problem. Tomorrow I have a day off, so it’s not a big deal. I think I will be fine.”