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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…

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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…

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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 »

June 2nd, 2017

Muguruza, Venus Win; Bellis Rained-Out in Upset Attempt at French Open

“Twenty years ago? Wow,” Venus said. “I’ll be honest there won’t be 20 more. I will be watching in 20 years with all of you guys.”

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June 1st, 2017

Upsets, 3-Setters for Top Seeds Mark Thursday at French Open; Woz v Bellis Friday

Other Top 10 seeds in action had a more difficult time as No. 2 Karolina Pliskova outlasted Ekaterina Alexandrova 6-2, 4-6, 6-3; No. 5 Elina Svitolina came from a set down to defeat Tsvetana Pironkova 3-6, 6-3, 6-2; and No. 9 Agnieszka Radwanska likewise needed a comeback to defeat Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck 6-7(3), 6-2, 6-3.

Posted by Staff @ 5:39 pm in French Open, Tennis | 2 Comments »

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…

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May 6th, 2017

Sharapova, Konta Face Tough Starts at WTA Madrid; Preview

“It’s a very difficult [opening] match,” Konta said of Siegemund. “I’m playing someone, Laura, who’s coming off a great result in Stuttgart. She beat a lot of great players so I know she’s playing well on this surface. I’m looking forward to the challenge, to play someone who’s playing well on this surface and improve my game as well.”

Posted by Staff @ 4:13 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

April 29th, 2017

Pliskova Headlines Prague, Bacsinszky Defends at Rabat; WTA Previews

Pliskova the lone Top 10 player, but the former No. 1 Wozniacki and the former Slam winner Stosur also among the seeds…Interesting starts for (1) Pliskova vs. the tenacious Giorgi, and (3) Strycova vs. the somewhat-resurgent Goerges…

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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?

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March 29th, 2017

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

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

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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.

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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 | Comments Off