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October 16th, 2016

Cibulkova, Peng, Wozniacki Win WTA Titles at Linz, Tianjin and Hong Kong

Caroline Wozniacki continued her torrid run, putting together a 19-3 record since the US Open and on Sunday raising the Prudential Hong Kong Tennis trophy after a 6-1, 6-7(7), 6-2 win over France’s Kristina Mladenovic, improving to 2-0 in finals in 2016.

Posted by Staff @ 9:37 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

October 15th, 2016

Monfils, Goffin, Kvitova Headline Stockholm, Antwerp, Luxembourg This Week

No Top 10ers but an interesting field between the multi-Slam winner Kvitova, the French Open champ Schiavone, the former No. 1 Wozniacki, the former brand-wannabee Bouchard, and the breakout player Siegemund…

Posted by Staff @ 6:35 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

October 10th, 2016

World No. 1 Kerber, 5 Top 10 in WTA Action This Week; Previews

The world No. 1 Kerber is the only Top 10er in the field, but throw in former No. 1s Williams, Wozniacki and Jankovic, and the Slam winner Stosur to give it some meat…

Posted by Staff @ 12:20 am in Tennis | 8 Comments »

September 27th, 2016

Kerber Survives First Match As No. 1, Faces Kvitova Wednesday In Wuhan; Wozniacki v Radwanska

Angelique Kerber made a winning debut as a No. 1 player.

Posted by Staff @ 3:28 pm in Wuhan | 40 Comments »

September 26th, 2016

Wozniacki, Arruabarrena, Tsurenko Win WTA Titles Over Weekend

“I just wanted to go out and enjoy it,” Wozniacki said of the championship match. “It’s the final and both of us had great weeks. We both wanted to go out there and play well.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:57 am in Tennis | 1 Comment »

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 | 10 Comments »

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 »