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November 30th, 2016

2016 WTA Year-End Top 20 Rankings: Kerber Climbs To No. 1; Vesnina, Konta Big Movers

Three players made their Top 20 year-end debuts during a surprising 2016 season on the WTA.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:40 am in Rankings, WTA, Year-End No. 1 | 1 Comment »

October 30th, 2016

Cibulkova Stuns No. 1 Kerber for WTA Finals Title

“At the end I was lucky!” Cibulkova said afterwards. “I have no words, coming here for the first time, the biggest tournament of my life. I still don’t know how I won, I put the ball over the net and it went in — it’s the happiest moment of my life.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 4:34 pm in WTA Championships | 3 Comments »

October 30th, 2016

Angelique Kerber To Meet Dominika Cibulkova In WTA Finals Championship Match

Who will win their first WTA Finals title, Angelique Kerber or Dominika Cibulkova?

Posted by Special @ 12:15 am in WTA Championships | 20 Comments »

October 28th, 2016

Radwanska Books Spot In WTA Finals SF, Will Face No. 1 Kerber Saturday

The WTA Finals semifinals will take place Saturday in Singapore.

Posted by Staff @ 9:12 pm in WTA Championships | 13 Comments »

October 27th, 2016

Cibulkova Upsets Halep At WTA Finals, Kerber Clubs Keys; Radwanska v Pliskova For Last SF

SATURDAY SINGAPORE SFs: Kerber v Pliskova/Radwanksa; Kuznetsova v Cibulkova.

Posted by Staff @ 11:28 pm in WTA Championships | 5 Comments »

October 25th, 2016

Keys Locks Out Cibulkova, Kerber Gets Low on Halep Tuesday at WTA Finals

“It makes it a little more comfortable when you’re not facing break points, and you’re able to get those games,” Keys said of steamrolling ahead in the match. “That gives me the ability to focus a little more on the return, and trying to take advantage when I get break points.”

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

October 24th, 2016

Kuznetsova, Pliskova Save Match Points In WTA Finals Thrillers; Kerber-Halep Tuesday

It was one of the most thrilling days in the history of the WTA Finals Monday in Singapore.

Posted by Staff @ 8:41 pm in WTA Championships | 18 Comments »

October 23rd, 2016

Kerber Squeaks By, Halep Tops Keys in WTA Final Openers; Monday Schedule

“I felt very well on court today,” Halep said after the match. “It was better that I knew her. I played few times this year. I won every time, so I had an advantage.

Posted by Staff @ 8:34 pm in Tennis | 15 Comments »

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 | 5 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 »