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August 7th, 2015

John Isner Advances, Grigor Dimitrov Falls In Washington; Ailing Caroline Wozniacki Stumbles In Stanford

John Isner has won six straight matches.

Posted by Staff @ 10:32 am in Stanford, Washington | 36 Comments »

August 3rd, 2015

Caroline Wozniacki Threw Out The First Pitch During An LA Dodgers Game Sunday [Video]

Caroline Wozniacki threw out the first pitch.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:29 am in Videos | Comments Off

August 1st, 2015

Murray in, Serena Out on U.S. Hardcourts; ATP/WTA Previews

All 16 seeds receive opening-round byes, but some potential interesting second-rounders with (12) Pospisil vs. (WC) Haas, (4) Gasquet vs. the hot-handed Muller, break-up boy (6) Dimitrov vs. the resurgent Baghdatis, and (7) Lopez vs. (WC) Hewitt on his retirement tour…

Posted by Staff @ 1:55 pm in Stanford, Tennis, Washington | 12 Comments »

July 7th, 2015

Caroline Wozniacki Wants More Women’s Matches On The Show Courts At Wimbledon

Caroline Wozniacki wants women’s matches on the bigger courts.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:13 am in Wimbledon | 57 Comments »

July 5th, 2015

Wimbledon Women’s R16 Monday Picks and Pans

This could go any of 10 ways between on one end a knock-down big-hitter between the two powerhouses, or on the other end a chokefest between Venus who doesn’t want to ruin sister Serena’s shot at a Grand Slam, to Serena choking it while Venus is trying to hand it to her.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:11 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 1 Comment »

July 4th, 2015

Defending Champ Kvitova Dumped at Wimbledon; Germans Exit Too

“I cannot stop smiling,” Jankovic said. “I’m really, really happy. I was just happy to be playing and competing on grass. Grass is not my favorite surface and Petra plays so well on it. I think it’s her favorite surface. It shows by winning two Wimbledon titles.”

Posted by Staff @ 4:42 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 4 Comments »

June 30th, 2015

Halep, Bouchard Prepare for Rankings Plunge After Tuesday Wimbledon Fiascoes

“I think emotion. I wasn’t there,” Halep said. “I couldn’t handle it very well. She came back in a good way with her game. She was pushing me a lot. She was aggressive. But I can say that I let her come in and play aggressive…Inside and emotionally I have to work more to take the stress out. I want to go on court and say, ‘I don’t care what I’m doing, just to go play tennis.’ It will come soon. I believe and I have this confidence.”

Posted by Staff @ 6:30 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 6 Comments »

June 28th, 2015

Serena Williams Joined Taylor Swift On Stage Last Night In London [Video]

Serena Williams strutted her stuff on stage with Taylor Swift.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 8:09 am in Videos | 2 Comments »

June 22nd, 2015

ATP/WTA Previews: Kvitova, Woz in Eastbourne

Notes: Tough draws go to (1) Ferrer after a bye potentially vs. Baghdatis…Wildcards went to Brits Kyle Edmund and James Ward, American Taylor Harry Fritz, and German Alexander Zverev…

Posted by Staff @ 1:30 am in Tennis | Comments Off

May 28th, 2015

Serena Survives Scare, Woznacki Upset; Sharapova v Stosur Friday At French Open

Serena Williams escaped the clutches of a German while her good friend Caroline Wozniacki did not.

Posted by Staff @ 6:04 pm in French Open | 5 Comments »

May 13th, 2015

Azarenka Eliminates Wozniacki From Rome; Bouchard Gets A Rare Win; Venus v Halep Thursday

Serena and Venus are in action Thursday in Rome.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:19 pm in Rome | Comments Off

May 12th, 2015

Djokovic Drops A Set In Rome Opener, Serena Rolls; Nadal, Federer, Murray In Action Tuesday

Three of the Big 4 are in action Wednesday in Rome.

Posted by Staff @ 5:16 pm in Rome | 52 Comments »

May 10th, 2015

Blockbuster WTA Rome Field to Answer Pre-French Questions?

Serena’s draw to the semifinals could go through Stosur, last year’s finalist Errani then the former French champ Ivanovic to meet either Sharapova or Wozniacki in the semis…

Posted by Staff @ 11:50 am in Clay Season, Italian Open, Rome, Tennis | 19 Comments »

May 5th, 2015

Madrid 3rd RD Wednesday: Serena v Azarenka, Wozniacki v Radwanska

Two big women’s matches are lined-up for Wednesday in Madrid.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:22 pm in Madrid | 13 Comments »

April 26th, 2015

Garcia-Lopez, Kerber, Nishikori, Win ATP/WTA Titles

“I’m really happy I’m able to defend the title,” Nishikori said. “I think the second set was extremely tough and I don’t really know how I won it to be honest. Pablo was very aggressive, he kept moving the ball and made me run up and down all the time. I also tried to be aggressive and I think that’s why I won the important points, but I’d say he played better than me.”

Posted by Staff @ 6:23 pm in Tennis | 8 Comments »