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March 30th, 2016

Miami Open Women’s Semis to Feature Former No. 1 Azarenka and 2 No. 2s

Keys, who had recently parted with coach Mats Wilander after only eight days, sprayed 39 unforced errors, or more than two a game.

Posted by Staff @ 11:11 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

March 30th, 2016

Halep Ousted By Bacsinszky In Miami QFs, 2-Time Winner Azarenka Faces Konta

The first women’s semifinal will pit former champion Svetlana Kuznetsova against Timea Bacsinszky.

Posted by Staff @ 1:00 am in Miami | 11 Comments »

March 29th, 2016

World No. 1 Serena Williams Put Down by Bud Kuznetsova at Miami Open

“I don’t think it’s appropriate to criticize my movement right now,” Williams said cryptically after the match, clocking in a second consecutive very short post-match press conference in Miami. “I did the best that I could. My fans, you know, I did the best I could do. I can’t win every match.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:58 am in Tennis | 4 Comments »

March 26th, 2016

Venus Sent Off By Vesnina, Azarenka Rolls; Serena Returns Saturday In Miami

Will Venus Williams play in Miami again?

Posted by Staff @ 12:14 am in Miami | 4 Comments »

March 24th, 2016

Sluggish Serena Wins In 3, Stephens Crushed; Kerber Tries To Win A Set Friday In Miami

Eight-time champion Serena Williams had to go three to get past Christina Mchale in her Miami opener.

Posted by Staff @ 11:54 pm in Miami | 14 Comments »

March 21st, 2016

Miami Open Tennis Women’s Preview: One Mind-blowing Quarter

As Ray Moore might say, ‘There are a lot of attractive ladies out there — umm, competitively attractive…oh crap, I’ve done it again.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 10:30 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

March 13th, 2016

No. 2 Kerber Ejected, Serena Up Sunday at Indian Wells

“I just tried to play and just focus on every point,” said the No. 64-ranked Allertova. “I tried moving and playing into the court…I tried to play my best and I’m so happy that I won today.”

Posted by Staff @ 2:20 am in Indian Wells | 1 Comment »

March 8th, 2016

Serena Leads, Sharapova Drugged Out of Indian Wells; Preview

What, too early for Maria jokes?

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:25 pm in Tennis | 30 Comments »

February 22nd, 2016

Angelique Kerber Returns In Doha To Play First Event As A Grand Slam Champion

Angelique Kerber reflects on being a Grand Slam champion.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:18 am in Doha | Comments Off

February 20th, 2016

Djokovic Heads Dubai, Loaded Field at WTA Doha: ATP/WTA Previews

Pulling from the tournament were Roger Federer (knee surgery) and Janko Tipsarevic…The absent Federer is the two-time defending champ, beating Djokovic in last year’s final…Federer and Djokovic have won the last seven titles between them…Djokovic (2013,’11-09) is the lone former champ in the field.

Posted by Staff @ 4:48 pm in Tennis | 8 Comments »

February 7th, 2016

Kuznetsova Winless in Russian Shocker; Fed Cup Capsules

Yow! It’s the Fed Cup upset of the year, or century, as the unheralded Netherlands comes into Moscow and comes out with a win. Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens upsets Ekaterina Makarova, and then No. 141-ranked Richel Hogenkamp ousts former world No. 2 Svetlana Kuznetsova 10-8 in the third. Bertens hands Kuznetsova another loss in the third match and it’s game over man — a 3-0 Dutch sweep.

Posted by Staff @ 8:21 pm in Fed Cup, Tennis | 5 Comments »

February 4th, 2016

11 Things I Think I Thought About The Australian Open, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams And Roger Federer’s Knee

Sean Randall recaps the Australian Open and some additional news of the week.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 3:28 pm in Australian Open | 71 Comments »

January 30th, 2016

Kerber Stuns Nervous Serena Williams for Australian Open Title

“I was missing a lot off the ground, coming to the net,” Williams said. “She kept hitting some great shots actually every time I came in. I think I kept picking the wrong shots coming into it.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:38 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 22 Comments »

January 30th, 2016

Watch Angelique Kerber’s Terrific Acceptance Speech After Winning The Australian Open [Video]

A great acceptance speech by Angelique Kerber.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:05 am in Australian Open, Videos | 9 Comments »

January 30th, 2016

Angelique Kerber: It Sounds Crazy But I Can Say I’m A Grand Slam Champion Now!

Angelique Kerber spoke to the press about being a Grand Slam champion.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 8:52 am in Australian Open | 4 Comments »