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March 30th, 2019

Barty Topples Tired Pliskova For Biggest Career Title In Miami

Ashleigh Barty is the first Australian to win the Miami Open.

Posted by Staff @ 6:23 pm in Miami | 3 Comments »

March 29th, 2019

Pliskova, Barty Set For Biggest Career Title In Miami

Who will win their first Miami title on Saturday, Karolina Pliskova or Ash Barty?

Posted by Staff @ 6:12 pm in Miami | 1 Comment »

March 28th, 2019

Halep, Pliskova Set Up Miami Semifinal Showdown

The women’s Final Four is set at the Miami Open. Who will be the new champion on Saturday?

Posted by Staff @ 9:56 am in Miami | No Comments »

March 27th, 2019

Kvitova KO’d By Barty In Miami; Halep, Pliskova Wed. QF Favorites

A new Miami champion will be named on Saturday in the women’s draw.

Posted by Staff @ 11:40 am in Miami | 2 Comments »

March 26th, 2019

Haleps Hands Venus A Loss In Miami, Andreescu Retires; QFs Begin Tuesday

The women’s quarterfinals begin today in Miami. No former champions remain in the field.

Posted by Staff @ 9:19 am in Miami | 1 Comment »

March 5th, 2019

Defending Champion Osaka, Serena Lead Loaded Indian Wells Field

Noami Osaka has a tough draw in her first WTA title defense.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:32 am in Indian Wells | No Comments »

January 22nd, 2019

Kvitova Cruises Into Australian Open SFs, Collins Keeps Winning; Serena v Pliskova Wed.

A year ago, Danielle Collins was playing in a challenger event in Newport Beach. Now…

Posted by Staff @ 6:53 am in Australian Open | 2 Comments »

January 12th, 2019

Kvitova Bests Barty In Sydney Thriller

Petra Kvitova came from 3-0 down in the third set to deny Ash Barty for the Sydney title.

Posted by Staff @ 11:24 pm in Sydney | Comments Off on Kvitova Bests Barty In Sydney Thriller

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

August 12th, 2018

No Warm Welcome for Serena Williams in WTA Cincinnati Draw: Preview

Tough starts for (4) Kerber vs. Pavlyuchenkova who she is 6-6 career against, the wrist-addled (13) Keys vs. (WC) Mattek-Sands in an all-American, (9) Pliskova vs. Radwanska (winner to meet Konta), (6) Garcia vs. (WC) Azarenka, (8) Kvitova vs. the Serena-Gavrilova winner, (15) Mertens vs. Rybarikova who she has a losing record against, (5) Svitolina vs. (WC) Kuznetsova, and (2) Wozniacki vs. the Bertens-Vandeweghe winner…

Posted by Staff @ 9:28 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on No Warm Welcome for Serena Williams in WTA Cincinnati Draw: Preview

August 5th, 2018

Preview: Serena Drops Out, Insane Men’s Openers at Rogers Cup Tennis

The outrageous number of opening-round seeds vs. floaters match-ups includes (16) Kyrgios vs. (WC) Wawrinka, (11) Schwartzman vs. Edmund, (6) Cilic vs. Coric, (3) Del Potro vs. Nishikori, (14) Fognini vs. Johnson (winner to meet Shapovalov), (5) Dimitrov vs. Verdasco, (10) Goffin vs. Raonic, (4) Anderson vs. Rublev, (7) Thiem vs. the fast-rising Tsitsipas, (9) Djokovic vs. Chung, and (2) Zverev vs. Ferrer…

Posted by Staff @ 11:31 am in Canadian Open, Montreal, Tennis, Toronto | 1 Comment »

June 23rd, 2018

Wozniacki, Murray Fan Favorites at ATP/WTA Eastbourne

Murray and Wawrinka square off first round, winner to meet (2) Edmund…Other openers of interest are (8) Fuchsovics vs. the grass-ready Brit (WC) Norrie, the rookie (4) Ceccinato vs. the veteran Seppi, (5) Mayer vs. Simon (winner to meet Muller), and (7) Johnson vs. Medvedev (winner to face M.Zverev)…

Posted by Staff @ 10:17 pm in Tennis | 47 Comments »

June 17th, 2018

Barty Ends Losing Streak to Lift Nottingham Trophy on Grass at WTA Nature Valley Open

“Nottingham brings back very good memories of back when it was an ITF $50K tournament, not even WTA yet,” Barty said. “I have really fond memories of it and always feel like I’ve played well here. To come away from the trophy again is really exciting.”

Posted by Staff @ 3:04 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

May 20th, 2018

Stephens, Barty Headline Pre-French Events at Nurnberg, Strasbourg; WTA Previews

(2) Gavrilov starts against American Jennifer Brady and is then looking at the veteran Stosur in the second round, which would be a rematch of last year’s final…

Posted by Staff @ 4:27 pm in Tennis | 10 Comments »

May 12th, 2018

Top Seeds Halep, Wozniacki in Deep at Italian Open; Preview

Tough starts went to (1) Halep vs. the Azarenka-Osaka winner, (13) Keys vs. Pavlyuchenkova, (9) Stephens vs. the crafty Strycova, (3) Muguruza vs. the Gavrilova-Bellis winner, (16) Barty vs. Sharapova…

Posted by Staff @ 4:52 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on Top Seeds Halep, Wozniacki in Deep at Italian Open; Preview