October 1st, 2016
Nine of the Top 10 players, sans Serena Williams, in the field…Potential tough starts for (3) Radwasnka second round vs. the powerful Makarova, (13) Vinci second round vs. the resurgent Wozniacki, (5) Pliskova vs. Safarova, (15) Pavlyuchenkova vs. (Q) Riske (winner to meet Stosur), (8) Keys second round vs. the winner of Jelena Jankovic and Kristina Mladenovic, and the shaky-of-late (2) Muguruza vs. Begu…
September 28th, 2016
It’s women’s quarterfinal day Thursday at Wuhan with 6 of the Top 16 in action.
September 27th, 2016
Angelique Kerber made a winning debut as a No. 1 player.
September 26th, 2016
Angelique Kerber make her debut as a World No. 1 this week in Wuhan.
September 23rd, 2016
The Top 8 seeds receive opening-round byes in Wuhan, so Kerber will start against either American CoCo Vandeweghe or France’s Kristina Mladenovic. From there her difficult path will likely see No. 14 and Slam winner Petra Kvitova, then No. 7 Carla Suarez Navarro or No. 11 Johanna Konta, then likely No. 4 Simona Halep or No. 8 Madison Keys in the semifinals.
September 10th, 2016
Kerber had wrapped-up the No. 1 ranking when Serena Williams lost in the semifinals, and then went 2-0 as the yet-unofficial No. 1 by winning her semifinal match and the final. The new WTA rankings will be released on Monday with Kerber in the top spot.
September 10th, 2016
The women’s final will get underway in a few minutes.
September 9th, 2016
Angelique Kerber became the new WTA No. 1 Thursday night at the US Open.
September 7th, 2016
“I think the key of the match was the first set,” said Kerber, broken three times in the first set, and breaking it down for any media members that couldn’t read the scoreline. “I think in the second set, what I did good [was] that I played the first few games really tough so that I was up 3-0 very fast. Then I could continue my good play, yeah, in the next few games.”
September 6th, 2016
In the quarters Serena will face a familiar nemesis, No. 5 seed Simona Halep, who worked past Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro, 6-2, 7-5.
September 4th, 2016
“It’s been a good week,” said Wozniacki, who covered the court like her days at the No. 1 ranking. “I’m really happy about the way I played. Obviously Madison is a strong player. She hits the ball really hard. But I managed to really play well, get a lot of returns in. I served well, which I was pleased with.”
September 2nd, 2016
“You never gave up on me and really helped me get through,” the 21-year-old Keys told the Arthur Ashe Stadium crowd.
September 1st, 2016
“So far, so good,” Serena said regarding the shoulder injury that had her exit early from the Rio Olympics.
August 31st, 2016
“I was shaking a little bit,” said Sevastova after ousting the French Open champ Muguruza. The Latvian came back to tennis after quitting the game from 2013-14 with back injuries.
August 30th, 2016
Serena and Venus return to the US Open Tuesday.