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July 27th, 2013

Del Potro Heads Washington; ATP/WTA Previews

Notes: Three former No. 1s among the seeds…No Williams sisters but plenty of Top 10ers and floaters…The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes…Tough openers for (1) Azarenka after a bye against Pennetta or Schiavone, (4) Vinci after a bye likely against the veteran Mattek-Sands, (7) Ivanovic vs. Cibulkova, (5) Stosur vs. the rolling Lepchenko, and (2) Radwanska after a bye likely vs. the veteran Hantuchova…Wildcards went to American Allie Kiick, France’s Virginie Razzano, and Stosur…Pulling from the event were Marion Bartoli, Kirsten Flipkens, Bojana Jovanovski, Kristina Mladenovic and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova…Martina Hingis and Hantuchova received a wildcard in doubles…Cibulkova beat Bartoli in the final last year…Returning champions in the field are Cibulkova (2012), Radwanska (2011), and Kuznetsova (2010).

Posted by Staff @ 8:54 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

May 3rd, 2013

Serena Williams Leads Insanely Tough Field at WTA Madrid

Notes: Insane field with two former No. 1s and an additional Slam champ all unseeded…The Top 3 seeds are current or former No. 1s…Tough opening-round matches are (5) Na vs. Tamira Paszek then the winner of Venus and (WC) Medina Garrigues, (3) Azarenka vs. Pavlyuchenkova, (11) Petrova vs. a qualifier then likely Kuznetsova, (16) Ivanovic vs. a qualifier then likely her Serb countrywoman Jankovic, (9) Stosur vs. the clay-savvy Suarez Navarro, and (2) Sharapova vs. a qualifier then likely Peng…No blue clay this year…Former champs in the field are Serena Williams (2012) and Kvitova (2011).

Posted by Staff @ 11:21 pm in Madrid, Tennis | 4 Comments »

April 26th, 2013

Nadal Wins Two In Barcelona, Sets Up Showdown With Raonic; Tipsarevic Continues To Struggle; Sharapova Into Stuttgart SFs

Milos Raonic meets Rafael Nadal tomorrow in Barcelona.

Posted by Staff @ 10:46 pm in Barcelona | 123 Comments »

March 14th, 2013

Defending Champion Azarenka, Stosur Withdraw From Indian Wells Quarterfinals

Victoria Azarenka and Sam Stosur both withdrew from their quarterfinal matches today.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:29 pm in Indian Wells | 2 Comments »

March 12th, 2013

Gulbis Lines Up Nadal, Women Struggle at Indian Wells

“I should have won easier,” said the outspoken Latvian, who was also a qualifier in his previous event at Delray Beach where he ran all the way to the title. “I played better than him the first set. I played better than him the whole match, I think. It’s just that the first match just mentally I destroyed myself, and that’s what happened.”

Posted by Staff @ 7:56 am in Tennis | 149 Comments »

December 30th, 2012

Azarenka Leads Stacked Brisbane: ATP/WTA Previews

Notes: Not the prettiest field for the million-dollar oil-laden event, as the top dogs take the exo cash this week in Abu Dhabi…”Gasquet Back!” says the ATP website!…(8) Andujar opens against the Wimbledon Nadal-killer Rosol, and (3) Kohlschreiber will likely meet Monfils in the second round…Of the seeded players, only Youzhny and Troicki have career winning records in Doha…Davydenko (2010) is the lone returning champ in the field.

Posted by Staff @ 1:25 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »

October 24th, 2012

Sharapova, Azarenka, Serena Survive Wild Day At WTA Championships; Victoria Tries To Clinch No. 1 Ranking Thursday

On one of the most competitve days ever at the WTA champions, favorites Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka all survived upset bids.

Posted by Staff @ 10:51 pm in WTA Championships | 14 Comments »

October 22nd, 2012

Azarenka, Serena, Sharapova Battle In Istanbul For No. 1 Ranking, Player Of The Year Honors

The WTA Championships begin Tuesday in Istanbul as the trio of Victoria Azarenka, Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams bidding for supremacy.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 9:38 pm in WTA Championships | 11 Comments »

October 4th, 2012

Gasquet Upset In Beijing; Top Seeds Djokovic, Murray In QF Action Friday

Richard Gasquet was upset today in Beijing. Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic are scheduled tonight in their respective Asian events.

Posted by Staff @ 3:06 pm in beijing | 17 Comments »

August 31st, 2012

Venus Williams Drama-filled Exit Headlines Thurs. US Open Play

Williams appeared in control in the third, up a break 4-2 when Kerber broke back for 4-3 on serve. Kerber held for 4-4, then Venus for 5-4. Kerber held through a tough game for 5-5, then pressure Venus in the next game to get the break and the 6-5 lead before serving out the match.

Posted by Staff @ 12:22 am in Tennis, US Open | 143 Comments »

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2 Roger Federer2 Maria Sharapova
3 Rafael Nadal3 Simona Halep
4 Stan Wawrinka4 Petra Kvitova
5 Tomas Berdych5 Ana Ivanovic
6 David Ferrer6 Agnieszka Radwanska
7 Kei Nishikori7 Eugenie Bouchard
8 Andy Murray8 Caroline Wozniacki
9 Marin Cilic9 Na Li
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