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June 23rd, 2018

Wimbledon Favorite Kvitova Cruises Into Birmingham Final, Rybarikova Next

Petra Kvitova will try to defend her Birmingham title against good friend and former champion Magdalena Rybarikova.

Posted by Staff @ 7:14 pm in Grass season | Comments Off

June 17th, 2018

Former Wimbledon champions Muguruza, Kvitova Headline WTA Birmingham on Grass

Four of the WTA Top 10 along with Vandeweghe and last week’s grasscourt title winner Barty make Birmingham a tough title to raise…

Posted by Staff @ 5:11 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

June 22nd, 2017

Svitolina Exits Birmingham With Achilles Injury, Wimbledon In Doubt; Konta Upset

Victoria Azarenka’s comeback event ended Thursday.

Posted by Staff @ 4:02 pm in Grass season | 1 Comment »

June 14th, 2014

Federer, Baby Federer Seek Grass Titles Sunday; Ivanovic In Birmingham Final

Grigor Dimitrov and Ana Ivanovic seek a first career grass title Sunday while Roger Federer looks for a 7th in Halle.

Posted by Staff @ 8:01 pm in Halle, Queens | 92 Comments »

June 18th, 2012

Oudin Beats Jankovic, Wins 1st Career Title Monday at WTA Birmingham

On Monday Oudin earned her first title by beating a former world No. 1, Jelena Jankovic 6-4, 6-2. Oudin is now 2-0 career vs. Jankovic after beating her at Wimbledon a couple years back.

Posted by Staff @ 10:12 am in Tennis | 22 Comments »

June 13th, 2010

Li Shows Sharapova Grass Exit in AEGON Classic Final at Birmingham

“I came here to play as many matches as I could on grass, and I’ve played opponents with different types of game,” Sharapova said. “I would have loved to win but she was the better player today and she did many things better than me. She returned great. I put her under no pressure whatsoever on her serve.”

Posted by Staff @ 7:52 pm in Grass season, Tennis | 1 Comment »

June 9th, 2009

Sharapova v American Glatch Wednesday at WTA Birmingham

Glatch is quickly rising into the “next American to watch” (and there aren’t many) on the women’s side after a stunning Fed Cup debut where she notched two singles victories to propel the U.S. team to a 3-2 victory over the Czech Republic, putting the U.S. in the Fed Cup final.

Posted by Staff @ 4:00 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

June 7th, 2009

Unseeded Sharapova Favorite on WTA Birmingham Grasscourts

“The one thing I’ve always said about ranking is I think numbers never lie,” Sharapova said following her French Open effort. “They always reflect on your performance and what you’ve achieved. But taking that aside, I think no matter if you’re ranked No. 1 or No. 100, it takes just as much work to get there.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:19 pm in Grass season, WTA | 6 Comments »