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January 20th, 2018

Kerber Shatters Sharapova Comeback Dream at Aussie Open; Saturday Results

“I’m just so happy it’s 2018 and not 2017 anymore,” said Kerber, seeded No. 21 after a disastrous 2017 campaign. “I learnt a lot from the last 24 months. Everybody who knows me knows I never give up, I always come back.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:02 am in Australian Open, Tennis | No 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 »

December 29th, 2017

Murray, Dimitrov, WTA 5 of Top 10 Headline ATP/WTA Brisbane; Preview

Muguruza leads five of the Top 10 players on the WTA rankings, in addition to former Slam winners Kvitova and Stosur…Muguruza and Pliskova receive opening-round byes…Tough starts for (1) Muguruza after a bye vs. 2017 breakout player Witthoeft, (7) Sevastova vs. Stosur, (4) Garcia vs. the upset specialist Cornet, (6) Mladenovic vs. the Kvitova/Anett Kontaveit winner, and (5) Konta vs. Keys…

Posted by Staff @ 10:44 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

October 28th, 2017

Venus To Face Wozniacki For Year-End WTA Finals Title

37-year-old Venus Williams seeks a second WTA finals titles and overall the 50th of her career.

Posted by Staff @ 6:17 pm in WTA Championships | 1 Comment »

October 27th, 2017

Halep Eliminated From WTA Finals; Garcia Beats Wozniacki For Final SF Berth

The WTA Championships semifinals are set.

Posted by Staff @ 10:24 pm in WTA Championships | 5 Comments »

October 26th, 2017

Venus Gets Revenge On Muguruza, Reaches SFs At WTA Finals; Halep-Svitolina Friday

Who’ll get the final berth in the Singapore semifinals?

Posted by Staff @ 11:02 pm in WTA Championships | 6 Comments »

October 25th, 2017

Streaking Wozniacki Cliches WTA Finals Semifinal Berth; Updates

“It was so quick,” Svitolina said of the final four games. “I missed my chances. I cannot change them…My game was completely off.”

Posted by Staff @ 5:53 pm in Tennis | 16 Comments »

October 22nd, 2017

Preview: WTA Finals a Steal for Youngsters with Serena, Maria, Stars Sidelined

Next year will likely return to dominance by Serena, Maria or both. But this week we’re stuck with the also-rans vying for both a coveted year-end championship and a year-end No. 1 ranking. It’s being spun as the next generation taking over, but due to pregnancy, doping and injuries, it’s some youngsters getting a shot because the best players are sidelined.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:06 am in Tennis | 12 Comments »

October 8th, 2017

Garcia Completes Asian Double Beating Halep To Win Beijing

Caroline Garcia became the first player to win the Wuhan-Beijing double.

Posted by Staff @ 6:55 pm in beijing | 1 Comment »

October 7th, 2017

Halep Avenges French Loss To Ostapenko To Reach No. 1 And Face Garcia In Beijing Final

New No. 1 will try to deny Carolina Garcia’s bid to become the first player to win the Wuhan-Beijing double.

Posted by Staff @ 11:05 pm in beijing | 1 Comment »

October 6th, 2017

Halep v Ostapenko In French Open Rematch Saturday At Beijing

Caroline Garcia will try for her second straight Asian title this weekend.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:25 pm in beijing | Comments Off

September 30th, 2017

Garcia Tops Barty in Rising Star Final at WTA Wuhan

It was Garcia’s first title of the year, and she improves to 4-2 in career finals. Barty, who is projected to rise from 37 to a career-high No. 19, fell to 1-2 in finals, all in 2017.

Posted by Staff @ 2:12 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

July 23rd, 2017

Wozniacki Looks to Turn Around 0-4 Record in Finals at Bastad; WTA Preview

Tough starts for (9) Larsson vs. Barthel, a tired (6) Bertens vs. the German riser Witthoeft, and (3) Garcia vs. last week’s title winner Begu (winner to likely face the former French Open finalist Errani)…

Posted by Staff @ 11:13 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

June 18th, 2017

Kerber, Azarenka, Kvitova This Week at Birmingham, Mallorca; WTA Previews

Victoria Azarenka returns to the tour after giving birth to her son, Leo, and Sabine Lisicki also makes her 2017 debut after a shoulder injury suffered last November…

Posted by Staff @ 12:44 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

June 3rd, 2017

Halep Happy; Kuzy vs. Woz Sunday at French Open

“It was a very high standard of tennis,” Halep said. “Even if I won the first set 6-0, I knew the second one was going to be tougher. She’s always a very tough opponent. I’m really happy with the way I played today.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:16 pm in French Open, Tennis | 1 Comment »