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June 17th, 2016

Madison Keys Reaches Birmingham SFs, Closes In On Top 10; Angelique Kerber Falls

Madison Keys in just one match win from breaking into the Top 10.

Posted by Staff @ 7:50 pm in Grass season | 1 Comment »

June 11th, 2016

4 WTA Top 10 Led by Radwanska in Birmingham; Spain Debuts Mallorca Event

Strong field with four Top 10 seeds, and all seeds are ranked in Top 20…Potential tough starts for (1) Radwanska vs. Vandeweghe, (3) Halep vs. Safarova, and (2) Kerber vs. Peng…Wildcards went to Radwanska, Kvitova and Brits Naomi Broady and Tara Moore…

Posted by Staff @ 7:01 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »

May 24th, 2016

Serena Williams Wins, Watches Path Get Easier at French Open; Angelique Kerber Out

“But I started to feel a sharp pain in my right knee. I’ve had an injury there before, a while ago, but it hasn’t been a problem until today. At first it was on and off and I was able to win the tiebreak, but then it got worse as the match went on, and unfortunately there was nothing I could do.”

Posted by Staff @ 5:54 pm in French Open | Comments Off

May 20th, 2016

Serena Williams in Trouble if Early Seedings Hold; French Open Preview

Translation: “The other non-divas on tour would love to have my year. Because they’re weak tea. But as Ricky Bobby said, ‘If you ain’t first, you’re last.’”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:04 pm in French Open, Roland Garros, Tennis | 11 Comments »

May 11th, 2016

Kerber, Half of WTA Rome Seeds Lose in Another Massive Exodus

Kerber, “one of the best players in the world,” since winning the Australian Open has lost her opening rounds at Doha, Indian Wells, Madrid and Rome.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:58 pm in Tennis | 23 Comments »

May 8th, 2016

Serena Back but WTA Tour a Mess in Rome

The WTA tour is an absolute car crash right now in terms of illnesses, injuries, tournament pull-outs, and no one being anywhere near No. 1 Serena Williams in the rankings, despite the American winning no titles thus far in 2016.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 1:08 pm in Tennis | 11 Comments »

May 2nd, 2016

Top 2 Bounced from Madrid; Monday Previews

“It’s tough to win a point against her because she puts every ball back,” Strycova said of Kerber. “It’s difficult for me because I’m a smaller player and I have a similar game to her, so it’s difficult for me to be patient, because I’m not a patient person..But I tried to be patient today and it worked.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:27 am in Madrid, Tennis | 2 Comments »

April 24th, 2016

Kerber Opens Can of Whip-Ass in All-German WTA Stuttgart Final

“I think mentally I could have pulled myself together for one more afternoon,” said Siegemund, who is now 0-1 in career finals, but will jump to a career-high No. 42 in the WTA rankings, putting her squarely in the running to compete for Germany at the Rio Olympics. “But it was [physical]. It’s also like, they say when you feel tired physically, mentally you are already very tired much before you know it. So there is some bad decision-making where you go like, ‘Jesus Christ, why this shot now?’”

Posted by Staff @ 5:25 pm in Stuttgart, Tennis | 2 Comments »

April 23rd, 2016

Angelique Kerber, Surprising Laura Siegemund Battle In All-German Stuttgart Final

Two Germans collide in the Stuttgart final.

Posted by Staff @ 6:31 pm in Stuttgart | 19 Comments »

April 22nd, 2016

Petra Kvitova Meets Angelique Kerber In Stuttgart SFs; Laura Siegemund Keeps Winning

Three of the Top 7 players on the WTA are in the Stuttgart semifinals.

Posted by Staff @ 6:55 pm in Stuttgart | 14 Comments »

April 17th, 2016

Radwanska Leads 6 of Top 10 Women at Stuttgart; Istanbul; WTA Previews

Lots of floaters in the draw and tough opening-round match-ups including (1) Radwanska vs. Petkovic, (8) Safarova vs. Pliskova in an all-Czech, (6) Vinci vs. Makarova, (3) Muguruza vs. Lisicki, and (2) Kerber vs. the riser Beck in an all-German…

Posted by Staff @ 11:57 am in Istanbul, Stuttgart, Tennis | Comments Off

April 9th, 2016

John Isner v Jack Sock In Houston SFs; Angelique Kerber Winning Again In Charleston

John Isner and Jack Sock meet in Houston in battle of top two American men.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:37 pm in Charleston, Clay Season, Houston | Comments Off

April 3rd, 2016

Kerber, Bencic, Venus Lead Charleston; WTA Previews This Week

Two Top 10ers in the field, in addition to two former No. 1s…The Top 8 seeds receive opening-round byes…Potential tough starts for (9) Jankovic vs. Garcia and (3) Venus Williams vs. Riske…Wildcards were awarded to Americans Frances Altick, Louisa Chirico and Shelby Rogers…

Posted by Staff @ 4:12 pm in Tennis | 7 Comments »

April 1st, 2016

Azarenka Gets Revenge On Kerber, Will Meet Kuznetsova For 2016 Miami Title Saturday

Former champions Victoria Azarenka and Svetlana Kuznetsova will meet Saturday for the Miami Open title.

Posted by Staff @ 11:32 am in Miami | 2 Comments »

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 »