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February 6th, 2016

Venus Gets Paid in Taiwan; Swiss Top Seeds in St. Pete: WTA Previews

Let’s play “Guess Who Got the Appearance Cash?” with Venus as the top seed, and the No. 62-ranked Doi seeded second…No Top 10 seeds in the field…Remove Venus, and this would essentially be an ITF-level field…Potentially tricky starts for (8) Riske vs. the Croat riser Vekic, and (2) Doi vs. the lesser Pliskova…Wildcards stayed in-country to Chinese-Taipei’s Hsu Ching-Wen, Lee Pei-Chi and Lee Ya-Hsuan…

Posted by Staff @ 10:42 am in Tennis | No Comments »

January 9th, 2016

Halep, 4 Top 10 Women in WTA Sydney; Men’s Field Left Wanting

Tough starts for (5) Pliskova vs. Ivanovic, (3) Kvitova vs. Lisicki, and (2) Radwanska after a bye vs. the Stosur-Vinci winner…

Posted by Staff @ 5:31 pm in Tennis | 10 Comments »

January 1st, 2016

Federer, Sharapova Headline Brisbane International; Preview

Both Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova show up to defend their Brisbane titles, where the men’s and women’s fields are stellar for an opening week to the year where the majority of the stars are usually off playing lucrative exhibitions.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:33 pm in 2016 Season, Brisbane, Tennis | 6 Comments »

September 27th, 2015

Jankovic, Radwanska, Begu Win WTA Titles Over Weekend

The Swiss had beaten Radwanska in their most previous meeting, and came into the final with Top 10 wins over Garbine Muguruza and Caroline Wozniacki under her belt, but it meant little against the steady, controlling game of Radwanska, who hit almost twice the winners to unforced errors during the contest.

Posted by Staff @ 9:48 am in Tennis | 3 Comments »

September 26th, 2015

Tsonga v Simon In Metz; Raonic Seeks First Title In A Year In Russia; Bencic Continues To Blossom

Three good finals on tap Sunday in tennis.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:49 pm in 2015 Season | 27 Comments »

September 4th, 2015

2-Time Finalist Wozniacki Czeched Out Of US Open; Venus v Bencic Friday, Serena Resumes March

Serena and Venus return to play Friday at the US Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:54 am in US Open | 34 Comments »

August 29th, 2015

Preview: Odds Against Serena Williams at US Open

Contrary to what commentator Chris Evert says, Serena Williams is the GOAT. She, the Martinas, everyone else is out. But having said that, the odds are against Serena that she is going to win the US Open and complete the calendar year Grand Slam. The pressure build up is too great.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 1:07 pm in Tennis, US Open | 42 Comments »

August 21st, 2015

Serena Crushes Knapp In Cincinnati, Faces Ivanovic In Rematch Of 2014 Final; Azarenka, Bencic Retire With Injuries

Serena Williams meets Ana Ivanovic in a rematch of their 2014 Cincinnati final.

Posted by Staff @ 12:28 am in Cincinnati | Comments Off

August 20th, 2015

Serena Into Cincinnati Sweet 16, Azarenka Beats Wozniacki, Bencic Win Streak At 8

Serena Williams continued her title defense in Cincinnati.

Posted by Staff @ 2:35 am in Cincinnati | 2 Comments »

August 19th, 2015

Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova Pull Out Of Cincinnati; Defending Champion Serena Today

Defending champion Serena Williams is in action today in Cincinnati.

Posted by Staff @ 9:08 am in Cincinnati | Comments Off

August 16th, 2015

Murray Upsets No. 1 Djokovic, Bencic Wins in Canadian Finals

In the hot and humid conditions in Toronto Bencic completed a week of upsets that included wins over former world No. 1s Caroline Wozniacki and Ana Ivanovic, and in the semifinals world No. 1 Serena Williams.

Posted by Staff @ 7:04 pm in Tennis, Toronto | 39 Comments »

August 16th, 2015

Cincinnati Previews: Federer, Serena Must Step to Challenges

All the big dogs take to the court on both the men’s and women’s sides in Cincinnati, which sees defending champ Roger Federer return to the court after skipping Montreal last week.

Posted by Special @ 1:10 pm in Cincinnati, Tennis | 17 Comments »

August 16th, 2015

Belinda Bencic Shocks Serena In Canadian Open Toronto, Faces Simona Halep In Final

Teen Belinda Bencic pulled off one of the biggest upset of the season beating Serena Williams Saturday night in Toronto.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:51 am in Canadian Open | 44 Comments »

August 15th, 2015

Serena vs. Streaking Bencic in Toronto Semis; Djokovic and Chardy Save MPs

Unseeded Swiss Belinda Bencic continued her breakthrough tournament on Friday at the Rogers Cup in Toronto, upsetting No. 5 seed Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 6-2 to set up a semifinal meeting with world No. 1 Serena Williams.

Posted by Staff @ 12:28 am in Tennis | 105 Comments »

August 1st, 2015

Murray in, Serena Out on U.S. Hardcourts; ATP/WTA Previews

All 16 seeds receive opening-round byes, but some potential interesting second-rounders with (12) Pospisil vs. (WC) Haas, (4) Gasquet vs. the hot-handed Muller, break-up boy (6) Dimitrov vs. the resurgent Baghdatis, and (7) Lopez vs. (WC) Hewitt on his retirement tour…

Posted by Staff @ 1:55 pm in Stanford, Tennis, Washington | 12 Comments »