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July 4th, 2018

Former Champions Kvitova, Sharapova Crash Out Of Wimbledon; Williams Sisters Return Tues.

Upsets continued to be the story of the women’s draw.

Posted by Staff @ 8:37 am in Wimbledon | 6 Comments »

July 2nd, 2018

Top 5 seeds Stephens, Svitolina Exit on Day 1 at Wimbledon

Also orchestrating upsets were Czech Katerina Siniakova outlasting an ankle-addled No. 16 seed CoCo Vandeweghe 6-7(3), 6-3, 8-6, Romanian Sorana Cirstea topping No. 19 Magdalena Rybarikova 7-5, 6-3, Italy’s Camila Giorgi grinding down No. 21 Anastasija Sevastova 6-1, 2-6, 6-4, and German veteran Andrea Petkovic beating No. 31 Zhang Shuai 6-4, 4-6, 6-2.

Posted by Staff @ 11:33 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 19 Comments »

July 2nd, 2018

Federer, Serena, Venus Open Play Monday At Wimbledon

It’s opening day at Wimbledon.

Posted by Staff @ 7:49 am in Wimbledon | 46 Comments »

June 30th, 2018

Wimbledon Preview: Serena in Group of Death, Stephens Can Become No. 1

The Group of Death contains two former No. 1s, a No. 2, and last year’s US Open semifinalist and quarterfinalist among other floaters…Tough starts for (5) Svitolina vs. the grasscourt title-winner Maria, (21) Sevastova vs. Giorgi, (32) Radwanska vs. Safarova 2nd rd., and (2) Wozniacki vs. Makarova 2nd rd…(25) Serena’s early path is former world No. 1 junior Arantxa Rus, a qualifier/wildcard, then (5) Svitolina, then (10) Keys.

Posted by Staff @ 10:57 am in Tennis, Wimbledon | 1 Comment »

June 23rd, 2018

Wozniacki, Murray Fan Favorites at ATP/WTA Eastbourne

Murray and Wawrinka square off first round, winner to meet (2) Edmund…Other openers of interest are (8) Fuchsovics vs. the grass-ready Brit (WC) Norrie, the rookie (4) Ceccinato vs. the veteran Seppi, (5) Mayer vs. Simon (winner to meet Muller), and (7) Johnson vs. Medvedev (winner to face M.Zverev)…

Posted by Staff @ 10:17 pm in Tennis | 47 Comments »

June 4th, 2018

Opinion: Serena Williams and Team Blew It at French Open

“It didn’t start before I got here,” she said. “The first time I felt it was against [Julia] Goerges in my last match. That’s when I started to feel it.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:56 pm in French Open, Tennis | 2 Comments »

June 3rd, 2018

Keys, Stephens Lead American Charge Into French Open Quarters; Serena v Maria Monday

“A lot of girls dream of making quarters or semis, and now that I’ve done that at all four Slams that’s pretty awesome,” Stephens said. “That was definitely a goal, and I’m glad to finally make it through to the quarterfinals here.”

Posted by Staff @ 6:32 pm in French Open, Tennis | 6 Comments »

June 1st, 2018

Dr. Buzarnescu Upsets Svitolina at French Open; Insane Saturday Schedule

“I only wanted to be aggressive and wait for the good shots and just go for it, play angles and move on, move on in the court,” Buzarnescu said afterwards.

Posted by Staff @ 10:55 pm in French Open, Tennis | 6 Comments »

May 31st, 2018

Halep Escapes 1st Round Upset; Serena, Maria Up Thursday at French Open

“I had a slow start because it’s always tough to start this tournament,” Halep said.

Posted by Staff @ 8:37 am in French Open, Tennis | 20 Comments »

May 30th, 2018

Serena Rules in Catsuit at Roland Garros Debut; Wednesday Featured Matches

“I’m always living in a fantasy world,” she told reporters after the match. “I always wanted to be a superhero and it’s kind of my way of being a superhero…It feels like this suit represents all the women that have been through a lot mentally, physically, with their body to come back and have confidence and to believe in themselves,” she said. “I definitely feel like it is an opportunity for me to inspire a whole different group of amazing women and kids.”

Posted by Staff @ 7:35 am in French Open, Tennis | 6 Comments »

May 29th, 2018

Wozniacki Leads Seeds Holding Firm on Day 2 at French Open; Serena Leads Tuesday Highlights

The travails of Kristina Mladenovic continued as the No. 29-seeded Frenchwoman fell 7-6(10), 6-2 in the lone upset on the day to German veteran Andrea Petkovic.

Posted by Staff @ 7:38 am in French Open, Tennis | 1 Comment »

May 12th, 2018

Top Seeds Halep, Wozniacki in Deep at Italian Open; Preview

Tough starts went to (1) Halep vs. the Azarenka-Osaka winner, (13) Keys vs. Pavlyuchenkova, (9) Stephens vs. the crafty Strycova, (3) Muguruza vs. the Gavrilova-Bellis winner, (16) Barty vs. Sharapova…

Posted by Staff @ 4:52 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

May 9th, 2018

Sharapova Gets Revenge On Mladenovic In Madrid; Wozniacki, Muguruza Out

Two of the Top 3 seeds fell Wednesday in Madrid.

Posted by Staff @ 10:49 pm in Madrid | 8 Comments »

May 7th, 2018

Pliskova Edges Azarenka In Madrid Thriller; Wozniacki, Stephens, Sharapova Win

A host of former No. 1s were in action Monday in Madrid.

Posted by Staff @ 9:03 pm in Madrid | 1 Comment »

May 5th, 2018

Halep Goes for Madrid Triple; WTA Preview

Interesting starts were dealt to Ostapenko vs. Irina-Camelia Begu (winner to face Maria Sharapova), Wozniacki vs. Daria Gavrilova, and Vandeweghe vs. Kristina Mladenovic.

Posted by Staff @ 3:50 pm in Tennis | 8 Comments »