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May 12th, 2019

WTA Rome Preview: Serena Returns With 9 Of Top 10, Could Face Venus In 2R

Serena Williams returns to Rome for the first time since her 2016 title run.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 10:57 am in Rome | No Comments »

May 10th, 2019

Halep To Face Bertens For Madrid Title And No. 1 Ranking

Kiki Bertens will bid for her second title over Simona Halep in the last year.

Posted by Staff @ 10:05 pm in Madrid | No Comments »

May 9th, 2019

Halep Returns To Madrid SFs; Bertens Gets Revenge On Kvitova

Simona Halep is the favorite for a third Madrid title and a return to No. 1 this weekend.

Posted by Staff @ 11:05 pm in Madrid | 10 Comments »

May 6th, 2019

Stephens Knocks Azarenka Out Of Madrid; Kvitova, Bertens Advances

After a tough weekend, seeds were a perfect 5-0 Monday in Madrid.

Posted by Staff @ 10:43 pm in Madrid | No Comments »

April 24th, 2019

Kvitova Advances In Stuttgart; Azarenka v Pliskova, Osaka v Hsieh Thurs.

In her clay debut, Naomi Osaka will try to avenge a Miami loss to Su-Wei Hsieh.

Posted by Staff @ 8:30 pm in Stuttgart | No Comments »

March 16th, 2019

Andreescu Continues Stunning Run At Indian Wells, Gets Kerber In Final

Bianca Andreescu hopes to follow in Naomi Osaka’s footsteps Sunday and win her first career WTA title at Indian Wells.

Posted by Staff @ 9:31 am in Indian Wells | 3 Comments »

March 15th, 2019

Kerber Ends Venus Run At Indian Wells, Will Face Red-Hot Bencic in SF; Andreescu v Svitolina

The women’s semifinals are set at Indian Wells.

Posted by Staff @ 9:29 am in Indian Wells | No Comments »

March 14th, 2019

Andreescu Pounds Muguruza At Indian Wells; Venus v Kerber Thurs

Bianca Andreescu ranked No. 152 at the start of the year, now she’s one of the hottest players on tour.

Posted by Staff @ 9:43 am in Indian Wells | No Comments »

February 24th, 2019

Bencic Stuns Dubai Field, Upsets Kvitova For Title

Belinda Bencic beat four straight Top 10 players to win her second Premier 5 in Dubai.

Posted by Staff @ 10:57 am in Dubai | 2 Comments »

October 21st, 2018

Goerges Ends 2018 by Topping Qualifier Bencic for WTA Luxembourg Title

“Belinda had a great week and a great effort this week, coming through qualifying to make the final,” Goerges said on court afterwards. “She’s been in the Top 10 and I know how tough it is to get there.”

Posted by Staff @ 5:14 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on Goerges Ends 2018 by Topping Qualifier Bencic for WTA Luxembourg Title

September 29th, 2018

Halep Leads All-In China Open Women’s Field, Del Potro Heads Men; Preview

Interesting starts for (17) Keys vs. American countrywoman (LL) Pera, the struggling (9) Stephens vs. Pavlyuchenkova, (3) Kerber vs. the unpredictable Mladenovic, (10) Goerges vs. Konta, (7) Pliskova vs. (WC) Stosur, (12) Ostapenko vs. Rybarikova, (14) Muguruza vs. Makarova, and (2) Wozniacki vs. Bencic…

Posted by Staff @ 7:12 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on Halep Leads All-In China Open Women’s Field, Del Potro Heads Men; Preview

June 30th, 2018

Wimbledon Preview: Serena in Group of Death, Stephens Can Become No. 1

The Group of Death contains two former No. 1s, a No. 2, and last year’s US Open semifinalist and quarterfinalist among other floaters…Tough starts for (5) Svitolina vs. the grasscourt title-winner Maria, (21) Sevastova vs. Giorgi, (32) Radwanska vs. Safarova 2nd rd., and (2) Wozniacki vs. Makarova 2nd rd…(25) Serena’s early path is former world No. 1 junior Arantxa Rus, a qualifier/wildcard, then (5) Svitolina, then (10) Keys.

Posted by Staff @ 10:57 am in Tennis, Wimbledon | 1 Comment »

January 15th, 2018

CoCo Goes Nuts, Venus Loses Amidst Day 1 Upsets at Australian Open

Vandeweghe received two code violations during her loss, the first when she refused to restart play at the end of the first set until she was brought bananas.

Posted by Staff @ 8:59 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 13 Comments »

January 12th, 2018

Preview: Serena Out; Women’s Australian Open Likely to See a 1st-Time Winner

(5) Venus vs. Bencic the must-watch 1st rd. match in Melbourne…Other tough starts for (31) Makarova vs. Begu, and the injury-hampered (13) Stephens vs. Zhang, who she has previously lost to…

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 2:08 pm in Australian Open, Tennis | 1 Comment »

January 17th, 2017

Serena Williams Conquers Bencic, Yips at Australian Open

Bencic held for 1-5. Serena dropped serve. Bencic held at love. Serena double faulted on match point before finally closing it out. Win one for the yipper.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 8:48 am in Australian Open | 9 Comments »