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August 13th, 2017

Svitolina Perfect, Wozniacki Perfectly Bad in Finals after WTA Toronto Championship

“Of course it brings me confidence, I have the experience from those finals, but I try to take it as a new challenge and always look forward to it,” Svitolina said.

Posted by Staff @ 5:30 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

August 13th, 2017

Sublime Svitolina Wins Two To Earn Final Berth Against Wozniacki In Toronto Final

Caroline Wozniacki seeks a second Canadian Open title Sunday against Elina Svitolina.

Posted by Staff @ 12:54 am in Canadian Open | 1 Comment »

August 12th, 2017

Pliskova Defends, But No. 1 Ranking Contenders Trail at Cincinnati; Preview

Tough starts for (9) Williams vs. her American countrywoman Riske, (16) Keys vs. Vandeweghe in a rematch of the Stanford final a week ago, (10) Radwanska vs. the resurgent Goerges, (14) Kvitova vs. the breakout player Kontaveit, and the struggling (3) Kerber vs. Makarova…

Posted by Staff @ 10:28 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

August 11th, 2017

Rain, Wozniacki and Stephens Upsets Mark WTA Toronto on Friday

“Last week, I was just hoping to win a match at some point and beat someone,” Stephens said after the match.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 10:52 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

August 11th, 2017

Defending Champ Halep Rolls In Toronto QFs; Pliskova v Wozniacki Friday

Simona Halep is looking good in her Canadian Open title defense.

Posted by Staff @ 2:12 am in Canadian Open | No Comments »

August 9th, 2017

Wozniacki, Sivtolina Tuesday Winners In Toronto; Bouchard Bounced By Vekic

The Top 4 women in the world headline play Wednesday in Toronto.

Posted by Staff @ 12:31 am in Canadian Open | 1 Comment »

July 30th, 2017

Siniakova Sinks Wozniacki to 0-5 in 2017 WTA Finals at Bastad

Wozniacki fell to 0-5 in finals this year after additional runner-up finishes in Doha, Dubai, Miami, and Eastbourne.

Posted by Staff @ 1:37 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 »

July 9th, 2017

Federer v Dimitrov, Raonic v Zverev; Azarenka v Halep; Wimbledon Monday Picks And Pans

The so-called “Best Day in Tennis” takes place Monday at Wimbledon. While the schedule is loaded with all 32 players left in the men’s and women’s draws, it can be the most “Annoying Day in Tennis” because you can’t possibly watch everything! And there’s a lot to see. And instead of just men, I’ll just [...]

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:08 pm in Wimbledon | 209 Comments »

July 8th, 2017

Struggling Kerber Keeps on Winning at Wimbledon; Monday’s Round of 16 Set

“She was hitting the balls very hard,” Kerber said of the American.

Posted by Staff @ 4:09 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 2 Comments »

July 1st, 2017

Pliskova the Wimbledon Favorite After Claiming WTA Eastbourne Title

The loss was a double blow for Wozniacki. She fell to 0-4 in finals this year, and is now mathematically eliminated from the race for No. 1 at Wimbledon, where a handful of players have a chance to take over the top spot due to Serena Williams’ time off the tour due to pregnancy.

Posted by Staff @ 12:44 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | No Comments »

June 30th, 2017

Preview: Serena You are Missed at Wimbledon; 5 Players Vie for No. 1

(2) Halep could be up against it with an early road of qualifier and two-time grasscourt doubles winner Marina Erakovic, then Brit Laura Robson, then Bouchard

Posted by Staff @ 11:33 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 2 Comments »

June 30th, 2017

Brits Konta, Watson Out Of Eastbourne Where Wozniacki-Pliskova Final Set

Hopes for an all-British women’s final were dashed Friday in Eastbourne.

Posted by Staff @ 6:16 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

June 25th, 2017

Preview: Kerber, 8 of Top 10; Djokovic at Combined ATP/WTA Eastbourne

Potential tough starts for (1) Kerber vs. homegirl (WC) Broady, (10) Ostapenko vs. Makarova, (3) Pliskova vs. the Riske/Cornet winner, (8) Radwanska vs. the Goerges/Bellis winner, (11) Muguruza vs. Bouchard, and (6) Wozniacki vs. the Japanese riser Osaka…

Posted by Staff @ 10:02 am in Tennis | No Comments »

June 6th, 2017

Bacsinszky, Ostapenko Set Up Unlikely Semifinal After Rain; Loaded Backed-up Schedule Wednesday at French Open

“It was really difficult because we had all the seasons rolled into one today,” Bacsinszky said of a day that saw rain and hail. “We had a sand storm, a hurricane and we almost had snow too. It was really tough to keep my concentration all day long…

Posted by Staff @ 5:28 pm in French Open, Tennis | No Comments »