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August 11th, 2012

Federer, Djokovic, Serena Headline Cincinnati Tennis: Previews

the Top 8 seeds receive first round byes, and tough openers include (15) Kohlschreiber vs. (WC) Baker, winner to meet the Harrison vs. Tomic victor; (10) Fish vs. F-Lo, (8) Monaco possibly vs. The Worm 2nd rd., (4) Ferrer possibly vs. Wawrinka 2nd rd., (14) Nishikori vs. Granoller, winner to possibly meet (WC) Blake; (11) Simon vs. Baghdatis, winner to meet Raonic vs. Gasquet victor; (6) Del Potro vs. Nalbandian/Haas winner, (9) Isner vs. Viktor Troicki, victor to face (WC) Hewitt vs. Mikhail Youzhny winner; (3) Murray possibly opening vs. (WC) Querrey, and (13) Dolgopolov vs. Davydenko

Posted by Staff @ 10:22 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »

July 5th, 2012

Serena v Radwanska, Power v Guile in Wimbledon Women’s Final

The grunting Azarenka looked like she could force a third set, but not even her shrill “Byewwwwwwwwww!”s could propel her past Williams, whose exhalations seemed demure next to the exhorting Belarussian.

Posted by Staff @ 4:06 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 76 Comments »

July 5th, 2012

Wimbledon Women’s SF Preview: Heavy Favorite Serena Seeks Fifth Title

The Wimbledon women’s semifinals are set get underway later today.

Posted by Staff @ 7:42 am in Wimbledon | 31 Comments »

June 29th, 2012

Sharapova Wins, Lines Up Lisicki; Clijsters Strong at Wimbledon

“I faced her many times in the juniors,” said Sharapova, who was broken twice in the second set. “She used to be a nightmare for me because she used to slice and drop shot on clay. We used to have real battles, and we haven’t played since then. I knew her game really well and she didn’t have time to do all of that today on grass. If I’m hitting a hard-paced shot I don’t think she has time to create, which is something she likes to do. That’s her game, lots of slices and drop shots, get people kind of crazy.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:10 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 12 Comments »

June 6th, 2012

Stosur, Errani into French Semis; Sharapova, Kvitova Up Wednesday

Errani will next face Stosur, who beat down No. 15 seed Dominika Cibulkova 6-4, 6-1. The Italian Errani is 0-5 career against Stosur, another mountain to climb.

Posted by Staff @ 12:53 am in Tennis | 10 Comments »

June 1st, 2012

Federer, Djokovic Reach French Open Sweet 16; Nadal, Murray Look to Book Their Spots Saturday

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic advanced into the French Open sweet 16s; Rafael Nadal returns Saturday.

Posted by Staff @ 10:56 pm in French Open | 82 Comments »

May 18th, 2012

Big 3 In Rome Semifinals: Federer Faces Djokovic, Nadal Meets Ferrer; Who’ll Be Left On Sunday?

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic renew their rivalry while Spanish buds Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer clash in the Rome semifinals.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:07 pm in Rome | 236 Comments »

May 13th, 2012

WTA Rome Preview; Serena Embarrasses Azarenka; X-Notes

“I think Victoria is the player to beat,” Williams said. “She has won I don’t know how many tournaments this year alone. That’s an amazing amount. So if you look at the stats, you just have to put her up there as the player to beat.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:25 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »

April 26th, 2012

Nadal, Ferrer Advance, Murray Meets Raonic In Barcelona; Wozniacki Hammered In Stuttgart

Rafael Nadal rolled to his 31st straight win in Barcelona, while Andy Murray meets Milos Raonic in a big headliner on Friday.

Posted by Staff @ 11:08 pm in Barcelona | 87 Comments »

April 15th, 2012

Kerber, Errani, Monaco, Andujar Win WTA/ATP Titles

“I felt like I had nothing to lose,” Kerber said. “If I lost the match, it’s okay against her. It made me take more chances and I’m glad it worked out.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:12 pm in Tennis | 11 Comments »

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Rankings
ATP - Apr 21 WTA - Apr 21
1 Rafael Nadal1 Serena Williams
2 Novak Djokovic2 Na Li
3 Stanislas Wawrinka3 Agnieszka Radwanska
4 Roger Federer4 Victoria Azarenka
5 David Ferrer5 Simona Halep
6 Tomas Berdych6 Petra Kvitova
7 Juan Martin Del Potro7 Angelique Kerber
8 Andy Murray8 Jelena Jankovic
9 Milos Raonic9 Maria Sharapova
10 John Isner10 Dominika Cibulkova
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