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June 17th, 2018

Azarenka, Kuzy, Stosur Unseeded Floaters Vying for WTA Mallorca Open Title

Unseeded floaters to watch are the former No. 1 Azarenka (starting vs. Aleksandra Krunic then (7) Safarova), the former No. 2 Kuznetsova (vs. (3) Sevastova) and the former US Open winner Stosur (vs. Marketa Vondrousova then (5) Suarez Navarro)…

Posted by Staff @ 5:24 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

June 6th, 2018

Muguruza Socks Sharapova, Lines Up Halep for Thursday Semis at French Open

“It wasn’t coming natural to me,” said Sharapova, who hasn’t seen much come back since serving a doping offense for a medication given to Russian soldiers before they took to the battlefield.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 6:58 pm in French Open, Tennis | 14 Comments »

June 4th, 2018

Opinion: Serena Williams and Team Blew It at French Open

“It didn’t start before I got here,” she said. “The first time I felt it was against [Julia] Goerges in my last match. That’s when I started to feel it.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:56 pm in French Open, Tennis | 2 Comments »

May 17th, 2018

Venus Out, Sharapova Moves On In Rome To Ostapenko QF Showdown; Halep Stays No. 1

Four former No. 1s are in the Rome quarterfinals.

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May 12th, 2018

Top Seeds Halep, Wozniacki in Deep at Italian Open; Preview

Tough starts went to (1) Halep vs. the Azarenka-Osaka winner, (13) Keys vs. Pavlyuchenkova, (9) Stephens vs. the crafty Strycova, (3) Muguruza vs. the Gavrilova-Bellis winner, (16) Barty vs. Sharapova…

Posted by Staff @ 4:52 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

April 25th, 2018

Kerber Tops Kvitova In Stuttgart; Halep Wins, Stephens Falls Winning One Game

Two-time Stuttgart champion Angelique Kerber thrilled her home fans beating Petra Kvitova.

Posted by Staff @ 9:25 pm in Stuttgart | 3 Comments »

March 28th, 2018

Azarenka, Stephens Into Miami Semis; Venus vs. Collins Wednesday

“When you play a player like Angie…you have to execute your game well,” said Stephens, who hit 11 winners in the 23-minute first set, and on Monday will debut in the Top 10 for the first time on the WTA rankings. “And then you have to make sure that when you are executing your game you stick with it. Like a lot of times you can venture off and start, you know, doing other things.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:56 am in Miami, Tennis | 3 Comments »

March 28th, 2018

Stephens, Azarenka Set Up Rematch In Miami SF; Venus Back On Wed

One women’s semifinal is set in Miami, who’ll be in the second one?

Posted by Staff @ 1:32 am in Miami | Comments Off

March 27th, 2018

Venus Kicks Konta Out Of Miami, Top 20; Stephens v Kerber Tues.

The women’s quarterfinals begin Tuesday in Miami.

Posted by Staff @ 12:32 am in Miami | 3 Comments »

March 14th, 2018

Wozniacki Upset as Venus, Halep, Kerber Advance Into Quarters at WTA Indian Wells

“She has everything in her game,” Venus said of Sevastova. “And it was a quick comeback from yesterday, where you have the emotions of, ‘Hey, this feels like a final [against Serena]!’ But guess what, you’re only in the fourth round.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:42 am in Indian Wells, Tennis | 3 Comments »

March 13th, 2018

Venus Subdues Serena in Indian Wells Match that Doesn’t Disappoint; Tuesday Preview

“[Serena's] level is super-high and it was very difficult to close out the match, just getting one ball back,” Venus lauded her sister in her post-match press conference. “I think just I have played more matches in the last year. Even though I haven’t even played that much this year, the matches in the last year count.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:30 am in Indian Wells, Tennis | Comments Off

March 11th, 2018

Serena, Venus Set Up Monday Showdown At Indian Wells; Keys Can’t Solve Collins

The sister showdown is set for Monday.

Posted by Staff @ 10:43 am in Indian Wells | Comments Off

March 7th, 2018

Serena, Maria, Victoria Unseeded? Bring on Indian Wells! — Preview

The former No. 1 Azarenka returns to the tour after family issues, starting against Brit Heather Watson, with (13) Stephens waiting next round in a very winnable match…(10) Kerber looking at a tough start against the powerful Makarova…

Posted by Staff @ 5:54 pm in Indian Wells, Tennis | 2 Comments »

February 22nd, 2018

Top Seeds Svitolina, Muguruza Into Dubai Semifinals

Elina Svitolina will collide with fellow former No. 1 Angelique Kerber in a rematch of their 2017 Dubai semifinal.

Posted by Staff @ 7:56 pm in Dubai | Comments Off

February 18th, 2018

Svitolina, 6 of Top 10, Loaded Floaters Field at WTA Dubai

The field loaded with floaters includes tough starts for (8) Mladenovic vs. (WC) Osaka, then the winner of Kvitova-Kontaveit; (7) Konta vs. the veteran Pavlyuchenkova then the winner of Radwanska-Kasatkina; (5) Garcia vs. Safarova; and (2) Muguruza vs. the Mertens-(WC) Bellis winner…

Posted by Staff @ 12:03 am in Tennis | Comments Off