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July 19th, 2015

Venus Williams in Turkey; WTA/ATP Previews This Week

Tough starts for (1) Venus in the 2nd rd. vs. the Bastad runner-up Barthel, (4) Cornet vs. Wickmayer, (5) Giorgi vs. Cibulkova, and (2) Svitolina vs. Rybarikova…Veterans Daniela Hantuchova and Francesca Schiavone also floating around…Wildcards went to Turkey’s Cagla Buyukakcay and Ipek Soylu, and the No. 4 seed Cornet…Pulling from the event were Belinda Bencic, Alexandra Dulgheru, Kristina Mladenovic, Monica Niculescu and Flavia Pennetta…Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki beat No. 2 Roberta Vinci in last year’s final…Pavlyuchenkova (2010) is the lone returning former champ in the field.

Posted by Staff @ 10:21 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

July 16th, 2015

Bernard Tomic Was Arrested And Handcuffed Last Night In Miami!

Bernard Tomic is a knucklehead.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:33 am in 2015 Season | 10 Comments »

July 12th, 2015

Serena Williams in Swedish Cake Walk, Men at Newport; ATP/WTA Previews

Notes: When world No. 1 Serena Williams is your only Top 20 player in the field, is it safe to say you’ve put all your eggs (aka appearance money) in one basket?…Wildcards were awarded to Swedes Sofia Arvidsson, Susanne Celik and Rebecca Peterson…Pulling from the event were the American triumvirate of Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Christina McHale and Sloane Stephens…In last year’s final Barthel beat Chanelle Scheepers…Former champs in the field are Barthel (2014) and Serena Williams (2013).

Posted by Staff @ 11:55 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

June 14th, 2015

ATP/WTA Previews: Federer, Murray, Nadal on Grass This Week

Four Top 10 players on the WTA tour take to the grass in Birmingham, while Roger Federer leads in Halle, and Andy Murray, French Open champ Stan Wawrinka and Rafael Nadal at the Queen’s Club during week #2 of the 2015 grasscourt season.

Posted by Staff @ 2:23 pm in Grass season, Halle, Queens, Tennis | 24 Comments »

June 7th, 2015

ATP/WTA Previews: Nadal Helps Debut Stuttgart Grass Event

Notes: The tournament makes the switch to grass as part of the tour’s extended grasscourt season…Tough starts for (1) Nadal against the Baghdatis-Rosol winner, and (8) Troicki vs. Coric…Wildcards went to Germans Tommy Haas, Maximilian Marterer and Alexander Zverev…Pulling from the event were Julien Benneteau and Jiri Vesely…The Bryan brothers are the top seeds in doubles…Nadal (2007,’05) is the lone returning former champ in the field.

Posted by Staff @ 6:07 pm in Tennis | 39 Comments »

May 18th, 2015

ATP/WTA Previews: Simon, Isner at Nice; Geneva, Strasbourg, Nurnberg

Notes: Gulbis is defending the Nice title (d. Federico Delbonis) then a Roland Garros semifinal…Gulbis is 1-11 win-loss this year…(8) Monaco could start against Querrey…Wildcards went to France’s Maxime Hamou and Lucas Pouille, and Australia’s Thanasi Kokkinakis…Withdrawing from the tournament were Simone Bolelli, Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Martin Klizan, and Diego Schwartzman…Gulbis (2015) is the lone returning champ in the field.

Posted by Staff @ 1:33 am in Tennis | 32 Comments »

April 25th, 2015

ATP Previews: Federer in Turkey?; Munich, Estoril

The first-ever ATP World Tour event in Turkey debuts, with organizers spending for Roger Federer to mark the occasion…The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes, but potential tough starts for (7) Youzhny vs. Bellucci, and (5) Haider-Maurer vs. Dodig…Wildcards were awarded to Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili, Turkey’s Cem Ilkel, and Russian Andrey Rublev.

Posted by Staff @ 4:15 pm in Tennis | 26 Comments »

March 19th, 2015

Tomic Withdraws Sending Djokovic Into Indian Wells SF Against Murray; Federer, Nadal One Win Away

We are closing in on a Big Four semifinal at Indian Wells.

Posted by Staff @ 10:27 pm in Indian Wells | 7 Comments »

March 19th, 2015

Serena Advances, Djokovic v Tomic Thurs. at Indian Wells

“I played well, but sometimes playing well isn’t enough against Serena,” Bacsinszky said. “I think I was giving her a hard time, so I give all the credit to her — she was just stronger out there today.”

Posted by Staff @ 6:43 am in Indian Wells | 61 Comments »

January 25th, 2015

Bernard Tomic Blasts The Scheduling At The Australian Open

Bernard Tomic wasn’t happy with the Australian Open scheduling.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 7:24 am in Australian Open | 3 Comments »

January 21st, 2015

Ailing Nadal Escapes American Smyczek in 5 on Upset Day at Aussie Open

“I felt, I don’t know,” Nadal said. “At the end of the first set, I start to feel my body very bad, very tired…I was worrying crazy. Then when I was serving for the third, almost throw up…I suffered too much on court for three hours and a half. I was suffering a lot. Too much. You know, was not funny today the way that the match was. Obviously is a very positive thing that finally have the chance to win, but, yeah, I hope to recover myself.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:07 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 25 Comments »

January 6th, 2015

Bernard Tomic Says He’s Moving 10-15% Better This Year

Bernard Tomic says his hips are fine.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:04 am in Brisbane | 1 Comment »

January 5th, 2015

UPDATED2: Aussie Aussie Oy Oy as Wildcards Romp at Brisbane Tennis

Unseeded frequently-unhinged Aussie player Bernard Tomic was also a winner Monday, edging American Sam Querrey 7-5, 7-6(5).

Posted by Staff @ 10:12 am in Auckland, Brisbane, Tennis | 18 Comments »

August 29th, 2014

A Hip Injury Has Forced Bernard Tomic To Withdraw From The US Open

Bernard Tomic withdrew from his US Open match with a hip injury.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 4:38 pm in US Open | 3 Comments »

July 20th, 2014

ATP/WTA Weekend Wraps: Wozniacki Keeps Pace with McIlroy

“I’m happy to have won my 22nd WTA title,” Wozniacki said. “I served well and pushed her around the court, and I really dictated the match.”

Posted by Staff @ 7:54 pm in Tennis | 22 Comments »

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2 Roger Federer2 Maria Sharapova
3 Andy Murray3 Simona Halep
4 Stan Wawrinka4 Petra Kvitova
5 Kei Nishikori5 Caroline Wozniacki
6 Tomas Berdych6 Ana Ivanovic
7 David Ferrer7 Agnieszka Radwanska
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