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September 23rd, 2016

No Serena, But No. 1 Kerber and 8 of Top 10 at Loaded WTA Wuhan

The Top 8 seeds receive opening-round byes in Wuhan, so Kerber will start against either American CoCo Vandeweghe or France’s Kristina Mladenovic. From there her difficult path will likely see No. 14 and Slam winner Petra Kvitova, then No. 7 Carla Suarez Navarro or No. 11 Johanna Konta, then likely No. 4 Simona Halep or No. 8 Madison Keys in the semifinals.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 9:37 pm in Tennis, Wuhan | 1 Comment »

September 23rd, 2016

Wozniacki Faces Radwanska In Tokyo, Osaka Into First WTA SF; Jankovic Seeks Title Defense In Guangzhou

Former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki and Jelena Jankovic are in the title hunt this weekend in Asia.

Posted by Staff @ 1:51 pm in Tokyo | 10 Comments »

September 9th, 2016

Pliskova Upsets Serena Williams, Kerber to Assume No. 1 Rank After US Open Semis Shocker

Angelique Kerber became the new WTA No. 1 Thursday night at the US Open.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:17 am in US Open | 6 Comments »

September 7th, 2016

Serena Outlasts Halep; Blockbuster Women’s Semis Thursday at US Open

Serena in her on-court interview played off the pressure of Pliskova standing between her and a blockbuster final against Kerber.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:42 pm in Tennis, US Open | 14 Comments »

September 7th, 2016

Kerber Punches the Clock Tues., Now Serena’s Turn Wed. in Race for No. 1 at US Open

“I think the key of the match was the first set,” said Kerber, broken three times in the first set, and breaking it down for any media members that couldn’t read the scoreline. “I think in the second set, what I did good [was] that I played the first few games really tough so that I was up 3-0 very fast. Then I could continue my good play, yeah, in the next few games.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:16 am in Tennis, US Open | 9 Comments »

September 6th, 2016

Serena Joined by Break-Out Stars Pliskova, Konjuh in US Open Quarters

In the quarters Serena will face a familiar nemesis, No. 5 seed Simona Halep, who worked past Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro, 6-2, 7-5.

Posted by Staff @ 12:55 am in Tennis, US Open | 4 Comments »

September 4th, 2016

Serena, Venus in Action Monday at US Open; Woz Schools Keys, Kerber Looms

“It’s been a good week,” said Wozniacki, who covered the court like her days at the No. 1 ranking. “I’m really happy about the way I played. Obviously Madison is a strong player. She hits the ball really hard. But I managed to really play well, get a lot of returns in. I served well, which I was pleased with.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:06 pm in Tennis, US Open | 4 Comments »

August 31st, 2016

Muguruza Mugged By Sevastova, Wozniacki Wows At US Open; Serena, Venus On Tap Thursday

“I was shaking a little bit,” said Sevastova after ousting the French Open champ Muguruza. The Latvian came back to tennis after quitting the game from 2013-14 with back injuries.

Posted by Staff @ 11:29 pm in US Open | 2 Comments »

August 31st, 2016

Serena Fast Starter at US Open, Venus Survives; Wozniacki vs. Kuznetsova on Wednesday

“I got off to a fast start, because I knew she was a really tough opponent,” Serena said of the former world No. 8 and Rio Olympics gold medal winner in doubles. “I didn’t want to start off slow, and so I tried to get some momentum. That’s all I could do today.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:12 am in Tennis, US Open | 1 Comment »

August 30th, 2016

Kerber, Muguruza Opening Day Winners At US Open; Serena, Venus, Halep Tuesday

Serena and Venus return to the US Open Tuesday.

Posted by Staff @ 1:04 am in US Open | 5 Comments »

August 28th, 2016

Djokovic, Nadal, Kerber Kick Things Off On Day 1 At The US Open

Former champions Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal headline opening at the US Open Monday.

Posted by Staff @ 11:27 pm in US Open | 84 Comments »

August 21st, 2016

Everyone Withdraws from WTA Connecticut; Gasquet Leads Winson-Salem

This tournament has turned into a complete mess with the seeding in chaos as Svetlana Kuznetova withdrew citing a shoulder injury, Johanna Konta pulled with a back injury, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova withdrew citing a back injury, then today (Sunday) Madison Keys injured her neck practicing and withdrew…

Posted by Staff @ 3:34 pm in Connecticut Open, Tennis, Winston-Salem | 2 Comments »

August 8th, 2016

Serena Wins In Singles, Suffers First Loss In Doubles At Rio Olympics; Kerber-Bouchard Monday

The Williams sisters suffered their first defeat in the Olympics today.

Posted by Staff @ 12:23 am in Olympics | 1 Comment »

July 21st, 2016

Caroline Wozniacki, Angelique Kerber Pull Out Of Events; Venus Williams Wins In Stanford Opener

A pair of high-profile WTA stars suffered injuries.

Posted by Staff @ 9:56 am in Stanford, Washington | No Comments »

June 28th, 2016

Wozniacki 0-3 at Slams; Serena Struggles Through at Wimbledon; Wed. Preview

“It just sucks right now to be out of the tournament — there’s not much else to say,” said a frustrated Wozniacki. “It’s been a tough year, but you have to keep on fighting.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:54 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 2 Comments »