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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 »

August 8th, 2016

Serena Wins In Singles, Suffers First Loss In Doubles At Rio Olympics; Kerber-Bouchard Monday

The Williams sisters suffered their first defeat in the Olympics today.

Posted by Staff @ 12:23 am in Olympics | 1 Comment »

August 7th, 2016

Venus Flipped Out Of Rio Olympics; Serena, Kerber And Muguruza Sunday

Venus Williams went out of the singles on Day 1 at the Olympics.

Posted by Staff @ 12:02 am in Olympics | 1 Comment »

July 30th, 2016

Simona Halep Battles Madison Keys For the Montreal Canadian Open Title

Who’s the pick in the Madison Keys v Simona Halep final Sunday in Montreal?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:59 pm in Canadian Open | 8 Comments »

July 29th, 2016

Kerber, Halep, Keys, Kucova in Rogers Cup Montreal Semifinals

Halep called coach Darren Cahill onto the court during the match to feed her some game plan in the blustery conditions.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:13 pm in Canadian Open | 2 Comments »

July 29th, 2016

Venus Williams, Eugenie Bouchard KO’d Out Of Montreal; Russians Rise Up As A New Champion Will Be Crowned

A new champion will be crowned Sunday at the Canadian Open women’s event after both former winners were knocked out on Thursday.

Posted by Staff @ 1:26 am in Canadian Open | No Comments »

July 27th, 2016

Inspired Eugenie Bouchard Advances with Upset, Venus Lines Up Madison Keys at Rogers Cup

“It feels special playing in Montreal,” said Bouchard, who will next face Kucova. “I don’t get to do it often, so it just makes me extra motivated…I felt very solid and very focused; it’s important for me to keep my focus and keep my energy up.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:14 pm in Canadian Open | 2 Comments »

July 23rd, 2016

Serena the Favorite, Bouchard Under Fire Entering WTA Canadian Open

Nine of the Top 10 are in Montreal next week for the Canadian Open, where world No. 1 Serena Williams will make her first appearance since Wimbledon.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 5:33 pm in Canadian Open, Tennis | 5 Comments »

July 21st, 2016

Caroline Wozniacki, Angelique Kerber Pull Out Of Events; Venus Williams Wins In Stanford Opener

A pair of high-profile WTA stars suffered injuries.

Posted by Staff @ 9:56 am in Stanford, Washington | No Comments »

July 18th, 2016

WTA Previews: Venus Williams Goes for 3rd Stanford Title; Bastad

Venus the lone Top 10 player ahead of the No. 12 Cibulkova…(8) Lepchenko a tough start against Riske…Wildcards went to Americans Catherine Bellis, Julia Boserup, Maria Mateas, and Canada’s Carol Zhao…

Posted by Staff @ 1:34 am in Tennis | No Comments »

July 9th, 2016

Serena Williams Wins Wimbledon, Ties Graf, Targets Court’s Pseudo-Record

Were Williams to win a 23rd Grand Slam title it would be an Open Era record (since 1968), as Court’s Slam titles occurred in 1960-1973, eight years of winning Slam titles when only a select group of players were allowed to contest Slams.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:16 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 46 Comments »

July 9th, 2016

2016 Wimbledon Women’s Final Open Thread: Serena Williams v Angelique Kerber

Angelique Kerber will try to beat Serena Williams against in a Grand Slam final this year.

Posted by Staff @ 8:26 am in Wimbledon | 26 Comments »

July 7th, 2016

Venus Sets, Serena Rises to Face Angelique Kerber in Wimbledon Final

“Obviously, I’m 0 for 2, so determined to get at least one this year,” Williams said.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:02 am in Tennis, Wimbledon | 3 Comments »

July 7th, 2016

Serena, Venus One Win From Another Wimbledon Final; Angelique Kerber, Elena Vesnina Try To Spoil It

The women’s semifinals are on deck Thursday.

Posted by Staff @ 7:43 am in Wimbledon | 26 Comments »

July 5th, 2016

Surprise Elena Vesnina Joins Angelique Kerber, Williams Sisters in Wimbledon Semis

“I knew she was in great form, but me too. I feel that I’m playing better and better every match…I was really saying to myself that I have to enjoy it because, no matter what, I’m playing Wimbledon.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:05 pm in Wimbledon | 10 Comments »