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January 17th, 2019

Serena Slams Bouchard, Halep Survives At Australian Open; Wozniacki v Sharapova On Tap

Simona Halep was six points from losing to 20-year-old American Sofia Kenin Thursday at the Australian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 8:04 am in Australian Open | No Comments »

January 16th, 2019

Wozniacki, Barty Shine At Australian Open; Serena v Bouchard Thurs

Serena Williams and Eugenie Bouchard battle for the first time in over four years Thursday night in Melbourne.

Posted by Staff @ 7:45 am in Australian Open | 1 Comment »

January 12th, 2019

Preview: Serena Is Back, But So Is Everyone Else At The Australian Open

Last year a mere six players had a crack at leaving Australia with the No. 1 ranking. The 2019 Australian just told 2018 to hold its beer.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 8:39 pm in Australian Open | No Comments »

January 5th, 2019

Sabalenka Resumes Rise, Rallies Past Riske For Shenzhen Title

Aryna Sabalenka won her third title in the last months.

Posted by Staff @ 5:30 pm in Asia | No Comments »

October 5th, 2018

Wozniacki, Osaka Advance To Beijing Semifinals

Noami Osaka is closing in on another huge title.

Posted by Staff @ 7:17 pm in beijing | 3 Comments »

October 3rd, 2018

Stephens Ousted In Beijing; Wozniacki, Pliskova Advance; Sabalenka v 2017 Champion Garcia

Sloane Stephens has now lost four of her last six matches.

Posted by Staff @ 9:50 pm in beijing | 2 Comments »

September 29th, 2018

Rising Sabalenka Wins Wuhan, Leaps to Verge of Top 15 Ranking

“Always waiting for this part of the season,” said Sabalenka of her love for the Asian swing. “I always want to be here…Probably they have to have more tournaments in China!”

Posted by Staff @ 7:47 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on Rising Sabalenka Wins Wuhan, Leaps to Verge of Top 15 Ranking

September 28th, 2018

Sabalenka, Kontaveit Reach Wuhan Final

Who’ll win the biggest final of their careers in Wuhan?

Posted by Staff @ 10:41 am in Wuhan | Comments Off on Sabalenka, Kontaveit Reach Wuhan Final

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 | Comments Off on Aryna Sabalenka: I’ve Improved Everything Since The Start Of The Year

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.

Posted by Staff @ 4:52 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on Ironwoman Mertens Wins 5 Matches in 2 Days for WTA Lugano Crowns

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 »