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September 2nd, 2018

Aryna Sabalenka: I’ve Improved Everything Since The Start Of The Year

Is Aryna Sabalenka the next breakout star on the WTA?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:40 pm in US Open | No Comments »

June 30th, 2018

Wozniacki Wows in WTA Eastbourne Final

“I will remember playing 17 sets this week!” Sabalenka said afterwards. “This is what I will remember from this tournament, it’s been amazing.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:53 pm in Tennis | 12 Comments »

June 17th, 2018

Azarenka, Kuzy, Stosur Unseeded Floaters Vying for WTA Mallorca Open Title

Unseeded floaters to watch are the former No. 1 Azarenka (starting vs. Aleksandra Krunic then (7) Safarova), the former No. 2 Kuznetsova (vs. (3) Sevastova) and the former US Open winner Stosur (vs. Marketa Vondrousova then (5) Suarez Navarro)…

Posted by Staff @ 5:24 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

June 11th, 2018

Vandeweghe, Mannarino Lead Fields at Co-ed Libema Open on Grass; Previews

(8) Sabalenka starts against last year’s teenage Wimbledon quarterfinalist Vondrousova, and (3) Bertens against last year’s runner-up Vikhlyantseva…

Posted by Staff @ 12:37 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

April 21st, 2018

Wozniacki, Kuzy, Aggie Lead Favorites at WTA Istanbul; Preview

Interesting starts for (1) Woz 2nd rd. vs. the Errani/Flipkens winner, the struggling (3) Radwanska vs. the riser Vekic, and the back-from-injury (2) Kuznetsova vs. Wang who she has struggled against in past encounters…

Posted by Staff @ 1:48 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

April 15th, 2018

Ironwoman Mertens Wins 5 Matches in 2 Days for WTA Lugano Crowns

The 22-year-old Belgian won back-to-back three-set singles matches and a doubles on Saturday due to a rainy week backing up matches.

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November 12th, 2017

U.S. Stumbles But Vandeweghe Leads to 1st Fed Cup Title in 17 Years

Both the No. 78-ranked teenager Sabalenka and the 23-year-old No. 87-ranked Sasnovich had beaten the U.S.’s Sloane Stephens in singles, while Vandeweghe kept the U.S. in the tie with two singles wins.

Posted by Staff @ 4:31 pm in Tennis | 6 Comments »

October 15th, 2017

Sharapova Beats Shaky Competition in China for 1st WTA Title in More than Two Years

“I am really looking forward to playing in my home country as the last event of the year,” said Sharapova. “Obviously coming there with the title already means a lot, but I do really want to finish strong, even though it is a very fast turnaround, and I don’t remember the last time that I played three events in a row. But I will give it everything I have got and I know I have so many amazing fans there.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:54 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »