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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 | No Comments »

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 »

May 22nd, 2017

Wozniacki Heads Strasbourg Field; Nurnberg; WTA Previews

Last year’s final was all Kiki Berten as the Dutchwoman qualified then won the singles, defeating Colombia’s Mariana Duque-Marino in the final, then won the doubles…

Posted by Staff @ 9:43 am in Tennis | Comments Off

February 26th, 2017

Svitolina Looks for 2nd Straight Title at Kuala Lumpur; Sao Paulo; WTA Previews

Top 10er as of Monday Svitolina is coming off the win in the Dubai final…Wildcards went to Kazakhstan’s Zarina Diyas, the Ukraine’s Katarina Zavatska, and China’s Zheng Saisai…

Posted by Staff @ 4:13 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

February 19th, 2017

Struggling Kerber, 5 of Top 10 at WTA Dubai; Budapest; Previews

Interesting starts for the struggling (1) Kerber after a bye vs. the Jankovic-Barthel winner, (3) Cibulkova after a bye vs. Makarova, (10) Woz vs. the Russian riser Kasatkina, and (11) Vandeweghe vs. her U.S. Fed Cup teammate Riske…

Posted by Staff @ 11:45 am in Tennis | Comments Off