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January 14th, 2019

Sharapova, Kerber, Wozniacki Winners At Australian Open; Williams On Tap Tuesday

The three former champions in the women’s draw all cruised in their Rod Laver openers on Monday in Melbourne.

Posted by Staff @ 8:13 am in Australian Open | 1 Comment »

January 12th, 2019

Murray Opens Farewell Australian Open Monday; Federer, Nadal, Wozniacki On Court

Andy Murray begins his final Australian Open Monday in Melbourne.

Posted by Staff @ 11:06 pm in Australian Open | 43 Comments »

January 12th, 2019

Preview: Serena Is Back, But So Is Everyone Else At The Australian Open

Last year a mere six players had a crack at leaving Australia with the No. 1 ranking. The 2019 Australian just told 2018 to hold its beer.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 8:39 pm in Australian Open | Comments Off on Preview: Serena Is Back, But So Is Everyone Else At The Australian Open

October 26th, 2018

Stephens, Bertens Round Out WTA Singapore SFs

The final four at the WTA Finals are set, and none of the Top 4 seeds made it.

Posted by Staff @ 7:59 pm in WTA Championships | Comments Off on Stephens, Bertens Round Out WTA Singapore SFs

October 24th, 2018

Stephens And Kerber Win Thrillers At Singapore Finals; Svitolina-Wozniacki Thurs.

Two semifinal berths are set to be filled Thursday at the Singapore WTA Finals.

Posted by Staff @ 8:24 pm in WTA Championships | 4 Comments »

October 23rd, 2018

Svitolina, Wozniacki 3-Set Tuesday Winners At Singapore WTA Finals

Elina Svitolina moved to 2-0 at the WTA Finals in Singapore. The last 3 US Open champions take the court Wednesday.

Posted by Staff @ 10:41 pm in WTA Championships | Comments Off on Svitolina, Wozniacki 3-Set Tuesday Winners At Singapore WTA Finals

September 29th, 2018

Halep Leads All-In China Open Women’s Field, Del Potro Heads Men; Preview

Interesting starts for (17) Keys vs. American countrywoman (LL) Pera, the struggling (9) Stephens vs. Pavlyuchenkova, (3) Kerber vs. the unpredictable Mladenovic, (10) Goerges vs. Konta, (7) Pliskova vs. (WC) Stosur, (12) Ostapenko vs. Rybarikova, (14) Muguruza vs. Makarova, and (2) Wozniacki vs. Bencic…

Posted by Staff @ 7:12 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on Halep Leads All-In China Open Women’s Field, Del Potro Heads Men; Preview

August 29th, 2018

Wozniacki Wins in Extreme Heat at US Open; Serena, Venus Up Wednesday

For the first time in US Open history an Extreme Heat Policy was implemented for men’s matches in addition to the women as temperatures neared 100 degrees at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

Posted by Staff @ 8:55 am in Tennis, US Open | 1 Comment »

August 25th, 2018

Serena Will Need ‘Fire in the Belly’ in Tough 2018 US Open Draw; Preview

“If anything, I have more fire in my belly,” Serena said. “It’s very hard to describe. It’s very difficult to describe. I thought after having a child I would be more relaxed. I think I’ve said this before, but I’m not. I work just as hard if not harder actually. I just feel like I take it just as serious if not more. That’s been really surprising for me.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:48 pm in Tennis, US Open | 5 Comments »

August 17th, 2018

3 Top-10 Seeds Lose, Rains Force Halep to Double-Up Friday at WTA Cincinnati

“I don’t know how [I saved match point] because she did a really great serve and I just played the [return], I don’t know, like a baby.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:14 am in Tennis | Comments Off on 3 Top-10 Seeds Lose, Rains Force Halep to Double-Up Friday at WTA Cincinnati

August 12th, 2018

No Warm Welcome for Serena Williams in WTA Cincinnati Draw: Preview

Tough starts for (4) Kerber vs. Pavlyuchenkova who she is 6-6 career against, the wrist-addled (13) Keys vs. (WC) Mattek-Sands in an all-American, (9) Pliskova vs. Radwanska (winner to meet Konta), (6) Garcia vs. (WC) Azarenka, (8) Kvitova vs. the Serena-Gavrilova winner, (15) Mertens vs. Rybarikova who she has a losing record against, (5) Svitolina vs. (WC) Kuznetsova, and (2) Wozniacki vs. the Bertens-Vandeweghe winner…

Posted by Staff @ 9:28 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on No Warm Welcome for Serena Williams in WTA Cincinnati Draw: Preview

August 9th, 2018

Cornet Crushes Kerber, Huge Match-Ups Thursday at WTA Rogers Cup Montreal

“It is always not so easy to change also the surface,” Kerber said of moving from grass to hard court, arguably one of the easiest transitions on tour. “I think I need a little bit more time to get used to hardcourt again, to have a lot of matches, a lot of practice sessions on hard.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:55 am in Tennis | 2 Comments »

August 5th, 2018

Preview: Serena Drops Out, Insane Men’s Openers at Rogers Cup Tennis

The outrageous number of opening-round seeds vs. floaters match-ups includes (16) Kyrgios vs. (WC) Wawrinka, (11) Schwartzman vs. Edmund, (6) Cilic vs. Coric, (3) Del Potro vs. Nishikori, (14) Fognini vs. Johnson (winner to meet Shapovalov), (5) Dimitrov vs. Verdasco, (10) Goffin vs. Raonic, (4) Anderson vs. Rublev, (7) Thiem vs. the fast-rising Tsitsipas, (9) Djokovic vs. Chung, and (2) Zverev vs. Ferrer…

Posted by Staff @ 11:31 am in Canadian Open, Montreal, Tennis, Toronto | 1 Comment »

July 14th, 2018

Kerber Stops Serena Williams for 1st Wimbledon Title

“Playing finals against Serena, you know that she is playing her best tennis,” Kerber said. “That’s the matches that she loves. Especially on the center courts. I was trying to not thinking too much that I playing against Serena. I was trying to staying on my side of the court. Staying little bit cool, being not too much emotion.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:22 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 9 Comments »

July 12th, 2018

Serena Williams, Angie Kerber to Repeat Wimbledon Final of Two Years Ago

“It’s crazy, I don’t even know to feel because I literally didn’t expect to do this well in my fourth tournament back in 16 months,” the 36 year old said afterwards.

Posted by Staff @ 6:11 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 34 Comments »