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July 6th, 2017

Pliskova Upset, Kerber Does Not Inspire; Venus, Azarenka Up Friday at Wimbledon

“It wasn’t an easy match and for sure it wasn’t the best tennis I’ve ever played,” Kerber said.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 7:49 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 11 Comments »

July 4th, 2017

Kerber, Pliskova Hold Up in Race for No. 1; Vandeweghe Looks for Fireworks at Wimbledon

“Playing first rounds in grand slams are always tough, especially with my first-round match that I lost in Paris,” said Kerber, who had more unforced errors than winners. “I was actually just thinking about point-by-point, trying to finding my rhythm during the whole match.”

Posted by Staff @ 6:56 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 7 Comments »

June 28th, 2017

2017 Wimbledon Women’s Seedings: Kvitova, Venus Only Former Champions In Field

ESPN’s Brad Gilbert says that as many as 40 different women could win Wimbledon.

Posted by Staff @ 3:24 pm in Wimbledon | 4 Comments »

June 25th, 2017

Preview: Kerber, 8 of Top 10; Djokovic at Combined ATP/WTA Eastbourne

Potential tough starts for (1) Kerber vs. homegirl (WC) Broady, (10) Ostapenko vs. Makarova, (3) Pliskova vs. the Riske/Cornet winner, (8) Radwanska vs. the Goerges/Bellis winner, (11) Muguruza vs. Bouchard, and (6) Wozniacki vs. the Japanese riser Osaka…

Posted by Staff @ 10:02 am in Tennis | Comments Off

June 18th, 2017

Kerber, Azarenka, Kvitova This Week at Birmingham, Mallorca; WTA Previews

Victoria Azarenka returns to the tour after giving birth to her son, Leo, and Sabine Lisicki also makes her 2017 debut after a shoulder injury suffered last November…

Posted by Staff @ 12:44 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

May 28th, 2017

Get Ready for Musical No. 1s After Kerber Upset at French Open

“I think she played a good match. It was a tough first round,” Kerber said. “I had a few chance in the first set and also in the second set, and I didn’t make it. I think that was the key for the match. I believed in the second set, as well, that I can turn around the match and I was still believing until the last point, but she played well.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 7:40 pm in French Open, Tennis | 5 Comments »

May 27th, 2017

Muguruza v Schiavone 1st Rd., Kvitova Returns; French Open Preview

Upset alert for (2) Pliskov vs. Zheng, who upset Svitolina in Madrid…Other tough starts for (20) Barbora Strycova vs. Riske (winner to meet the French upset specialist Cornet), and (19) Vandeweghe vs. Rybarikova who the American lost her last meeting against…

Posted by Staff @ 11:16 am in French Open, Tennis | 6 Comments »

May 17th, 2017

Kerber Slide Continues; Konta v Venus on Thursday in Rome

“It’s my first time beating the No. 1 in the world, so, you know, I’m super excited,” said the player ranked outside the Top 50.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 9:20 pm in Tennis | 6 Comments »

May 16th, 2017

Sharapova Bumped from Italian Open, French Open Same Day

“I apologize for having to withdraw from my match today with a left thigh injury,” Sharapova said in a statement.

Posted by Staff @ 4:32 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

May 10th, 2017

Bouchard Train and WTA Smack Talk Keeps Coming with Upset of World No. 2 Kerber at Madrid

Bouchard in advancing to a career-first Madrid quarterfinal round will next face No. 8 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova, who defeated China’s Wang Qiang 6-4, 7-5.

Posted by Staff @ 4:13 pm in Tennis | 29 Comments »

May 9th, 2017

Halep Wins Madrid Thriller Over Vinci; Kerber v Bouchard Wednesday

Simona Halep won a tight battle of former Grand Slam finalists.

Posted by Staff @ 11:12 pm in Madrid | 1 Comment »

May 8th, 2017

Bouchard Battles Past Sharapova In Madrid Showdown, Kerber Escapes

Eugenie Bouchard picked up her first career win over Maria Sharapova. Oh so sweet!

Posted by Staff @ 11:30 pm in Madrid | 4 Comments »

May 6th, 2017

Sharapova, Konta Face Tough Starts at WTA Madrid; Preview

“It’s a very difficult [opening] match,” Konta said of Siegemund. “I’m playing someone, Laura, who’s coming off a great result in Stuttgart. She beat a lot of great players so I know she’s playing well on this surface. I’m looking forward to the challenge, to play someone who’s playing well on this surface and improve my game as well.”

Posted by Staff @ 4:13 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

April 27th, 2017

Kerber Out Of Stuttgart In First Match, Sharapova Marches On

Maria Sharapova already looks better than Angelique Kerber!

Posted by Staff @ 6:26 pm in Stuttgart | Comments Off

April 9th, 2017

Pavlyuchenkova Keeps No. 1 Kerber Winless in WTA Monterrey Final

The Russian denied the world No. 1 Kerber her first title of the season, racing to a 5-0 lead in the final set before closing it out.

Posted by Staff @ 9:52 pm in Tennis | Comments Off