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January 22nd, 2018

You like My Su-Wei Style? On Guard!; Keys, Kerber Line Up Quarterfinal at Australian Open

Madison Keys and Angie Kerber also set up a blockbuster quarterfinal meeting after the No. 17-seeded Keys upset No. 8 Caroline Garcia 6-3, 6-2, and the No. 21-seeded Kerber came from a set down to beat Su-Wei Hsieh 4-6, 7-5, 6-2.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 9:54 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 5 Comments »

January 21st, 2018

Favorites Federer, Kerber, Djokovic v Chung Monday At Australian Open

Tournament favorites Roger Federer and Angelique Kerber are in action Monday at the Australian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 5:27 pm in Australian Open | 136 Comments »

January 20th, 2018

Kerber Shatters Sharapova Comeback Dream at Aussie Open; Saturday Results

“I’m just so happy it’s 2018 and not 2017 anymore,” said Kerber, seeded No. 21 after a disastrous 2017 campaign. “I learnt a lot from the last 24 months. Everybody who knows me knows I never give up, I always come back.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:02 am in Australian Open, Tennis | Comments Off

January 19th, 2018

Sharapova v Kerber, Federer v Gasquet Saturday At Australian Open

It’s a blockbuster Saturday at the Australian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 4:41 pm in Australian Open | 26 Comments »

January 18th, 2018

Muguruza, Konta Stunned; Sharapova Lines Up Kerber on Australian Open Day 4

Players turning in upsets in the heat were Taipei’s Su-Wei Hsieh stunning No. 3 Garbine Muguruza 7-6(1), 6-4, unheralded American Bernarda Pera defeating No. 9 Johanna Konta 6-4, 7-5, Sharapova ousting No. 14 Anastasija Sevastova 6-1, 7-6(4), Japan’s Naomi Osaka beating No. 16 Elena Vesnina 7-6(4), 6-2, and Belarus’ Aliaksandra Sasnovich topping No. 28 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 6-3, 6-1.

Posted by Staff @ 7:43 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 1 Comment »

January 17th, 2018

Djokovic v Monfils, Sharapova v Sevastova Thursday At Australian Open; Federer, Halep Also

The second round concludes with a loaded Thursday schedule feating Federer, Djokovic, Halep, Kerber and Sharapova.

Posted by Staff @ 5:18 pm in Australian Open | 185 Comments »

January 13th, 2018

Resurgent Kerber Reinforces Australian Open Favorite Status After Winning WTA Sydney

“I am playing amazing tennis again and feeling just great,” Kerber said following the final. “It feels very good to win my first title in my first tournament this year. I have had a great week and the final was not easy against Ash but I was able to play my game in important moments. I feel like I am getting closer to my 2016 level.”

Posted by Staff @ 1:03 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

January 12th, 2018

Preview: Serena Out; Women’s Australian Open Likely to See a 1st-Time Winner

(5) Venus vs. Bencic the must-watch 1st rd. match in Melbourne…Other tough starts for (31) Makarova vs. Begu, and the injury-hampered (13) Stephens vs. Zhang, who she has previously lost to…

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 2:08 pm in Australian Open, Tennis | 1 Comment »

September 24th, 2017

Muguruza, 8 of Top 10 at WTA Premier 5 Wuhan Open, Preview

Potential tough starts for the floundering (9) Radwanska vs. Rybarikova (winner to face the Gavrilova-Goerges victor), (7) Cibulkova vs. Stosur, (12) Kerber vs. Garcia, (15) Sevastova vs. Makarova, and (2) Halep vs. the Riske-Kasatkina winner…

Posted by Staff @ 11:39 am in Tennis | 6 Comments »

September 16th, 2017

Muguruza, 5 of Top 10 Make WTA Toray Tokyo a Tough Test

Potential tough starts for (5) Cibulkova vs. Suarez Navarro, (7) Kerber vs. Osaka, and (2) Pliskova vs. Gavrilova…

Posted by Staff @ 1:56 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

August 30th, 2017

US Open Hits Keep Coming as Kerber Ousted 1st Round

“She’s a very aggressive player, but I know this before,” said Kerber, who will now drop out of the Top 10. “She served very well and was going for it. Yeah, she played a very good match from the beginning.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:26 am in Tennis, US Open | Comments Off

August 12th, 2017

Pliskova Defends, But No. 1 Ranking Contenders Trail at Cincinnati; Preview

Tough starts for (9) Williams vs. her American countrywoman Riske, (16) Keys vs. Vandeweghe in a rematch of the Stanford final a week ago, (10) Radwanska vs. the resurgent Goerges, (14) Kvitova vs. the breakout player Kontaveit, and the struggling (3) Kerber vs. Makarova…

Posted by Staff @ 10:28 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

August 11th, 2017

Defending Champ Halep Rolls In Toronto QFs; Pliskova v Wozniacki Friday

Simona Halep is looking good in her Canadian Open title defense.

Posted by Staff @ 2:12 am in Canadian Open | Comments Off

August 9th, 2017

Wozniacki, Sivtolina Tuesday Winners In Toronto; Bouchard Bounced By Vekic

The Top 4 women in the world headline play Wednesday in Toronto.

Posted by Staff @ 12:31 am in Canadian Open | 1 Comment »

July 10th, 2017

Kerber, Woz Upset; Halep Eyes No. 1 in Quarterfinals at Wimbledon

“For me, I’m still looking forward to the next months,” said Kerber, who will now lose the No. 1 ranking at the end of Wimbledon to either Simona Halep or Karolina Pliskova.

Posted by Staff @ 8:49 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 12 Comments »