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April 2nd, 2017

Keys, Miami Open Champ Konta Headline WTA Charleston

Tough starts for (9) Gavrilova vs. Errani, (6) Sam Stosur vs. Jankovic in a battle of former champs, and (16) Siniakova vs. Puig…

Posted by Staff @ 11:50 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

April 1st, 2017

Konta Wins Biggest Career Title at WTA Miami

Konta will rise to a career-high No. 7, and No. 2 in the 2017-only standings.

Posted by Staff @ 10:34 pm in Miami, Tennis | 4 Comments »

March 31st, 2017

Konta Knocks Out Venus, To Meet Wozniacki For First Miami Title Saturday

Who’ll win the women’s final in Miami?

Posted by Staff @ 5:16 pm in Miami | No Comments »

March 29th, 2017

Wozniacki, Pliskova Reach Miami SFs; Kerber v Venus Wed Night

Who will be in the other women’s semifinal in Miami?

Posted by Staff @ 1:03 am in Miami | No Comments »

March 28th, 2017

Kerber, Halep, Pliskova And Venus Advance To Miami QFs; Muruguza Retires

The quarterfinal line-up at Miami is all set.

Posted by Staff @ 1:07 am in Miami | 1 Comment »

March 26th, 2017

Pliskova, Wozniacki Sunday Miami Winners; Former Champ Radwanska Out

Venus Williams is the lone former champion left in Miami.

Posted by Staff @ 10:52 am in Miami | No Comments »

March 22nd, 2017

Bouchard, Jankovic Among Miami Open Losers; Seeds On Thursday

American and former world No. 1 junior Taylor Townsend, the focus of weight issues between coaches and the USTA in past years, appeared not exactly svelte, but her fittest in past years in fending off 15-year-old fellow American Amanda Anisimova 2-6, 6-2, 6-3.

Posted by Staff @ 11:30 pm in Miami, Tennis | No Comments »

March 16th, 2017

Vesnina Upsets Venus, Meets Maldenovic In Indian Wells Friday Night SF; Pliskova-Kuznetsova

Kristina Mladenovic and Elena Vesnina reached their first career Indian Wells semifinal.

Posted by Staff @ 11:14 pm in Indian Wells | 1 Comment »

March 16th, 2017

Pliskova in Favorite Roll After QF Win at BNP Paribas Open Indian Wells

“I think it was a very tough match, yesterday in press I said this was one of the toughest matches I could have,” Muguruza said after losing in two tiebreaks. “I’m not disappointed at all.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:31 am in Tennis | No Comments »

March 14th, 2017

Djokovic v Del Potro, Nadal v Verdasco; Tuesday Indian Wells Picks And Pans

Sean Randall previews a big day at Indian Wells.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:30 am in Indian Wells | No Comments »

March 12th, 2017

Caroline Wozniacki Isn’t Thrilled Maria Sharapova Can Get Wildcards After Drug Ban

Should dopers like Maria Sharapova be able to use wildcard after serving their suspension? Many players say no.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:52 pm in Drug Testing, Indian Wells | 81 Comments »

February 25th, 2017

Streaking Svitolina Weathers Wozniacki For 2nd 2017 Title at Dubai

“It’s very special for me,” said Svitolina of winning her first Premier-level title. “I’ve played very amazing tennis this week and I’m happy it happened in Dubai. It’s the first trophy for me at such a big tournament, so it’s very special for me.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:00 pm in Dubai | No Comments »

February 19th, 2017

Pliskova Powers Past Steady Wozniacki to Win WTA Doha

“I think I’m having a great start to the year, which is always important,” Pliskova said. “To beat players like [Dominika] Cibulkova and Wozniacki is something amazing. I’ve never beat them before, but I was trying really hard this week so I’m really happy with my wins here.”

Posted by Staff @ 5:03 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

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 | No Comments »

February 18th, 2017

Wozniacki, Pliskova Advance To Rainy Doha Final

Doha will have a new women’s champion crowned on Saturday.

Posted by Staff @ 12:08 am in Doha | No Comments »