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February 16th, 2016

Caroline Wozniacki Wears Nothing But Body Paint In Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue [Video]

Caroline Wozniacki wears nothing but paint for Sports Illustrated.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:41 am in Videos | 2 Comments »

February 7th, 2016

Caroline Wozniacki Will Carry The Flag For Denmark At The Olympics

Tennis will have at least one flag bearer at the Olympics, how many more?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:47 pm in Olympics, Videos | 9 Comments »

February 6th, 2016

Venus Gets Paid in Taiwan; Swiss Top Seeds in St. Pete: WTA Previews

Let’s play “Guess Who Got the Appearance Cash?” with Venus as the top seed, and the No. 62-ranked Doi seeded second…No Top 10 seeds in the field…Remove Venus, and this would essentially be an ITF-level field…Potentially tricky starts for (8) Riske vs. the Croat riser Vekic, and (2) Doi vs. the lesser Pliskova…Wildcards stayed in-country to Chinese-Taipei’s Hsu Ching-Wen, Lee Pei-Chi and Lee Ya-Hsuan…

Posted by Staff @ 10:42 am in Tennis | Comments Off

January 18th, 2016

World No. 1 Serena Wins, 7 Seeds Don’t; Stephens Rants on Day 1 at Australian Open

“After Auckland everyone was like ‘Oh, we can support Sloane again because she’s playing good and she’s looking good and we need to get back on that bandwagon because we kind of abandoned her,’” said Stephens, who has 36 unforced errors, or two per game, over two sets. “And then you lose and they go back to ‘She doesn’t work hard, she’s not committed, she doesn’t love the game.’

Posted by Staff @ 8:13 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 6 Comments »

January 2nd, 2016

Djokovic, Nadal Lead Loaded Doha; ATP/WTA Week 1 Previews

Federer has won the most singles titles of any player in Doha, and is a perfect 3-0 in finals…Ferrer beat Berdych in last year’s final…Nadal, who is playing doubles with Verdasco, has won the most doubles titles of anyone at the event with four (2005,’09,’11,’15)…Former singles champs in the field are Ferrer (2015), Nadal (2014), and Federer (2011,’06-05).

Posted by Staff @ 8:56 pm in Tennis | 52 Comments »

October 11th, 2015

Venus Williams, Woz, Pennetta Headline WTA Events This Week in Austria, Hong Kong, China

Top-seeded Garbine Muguruza pulled from the event after winning Beijing, forcing a shuffle of the draw…(2) Kerber will start against the former Slam winner Schiavone…Seeds Kerber, Jankovic and Stosur received wildcards…Also pulling from the event were Victoria Azarenka, Eugenie Bouchard, Zarina Diyas, Sabine Lisicki, Ajla Tomljanovic, and Coco Vandeweghe…No former champs are in the field…In last year’s final Lisicki topped Karolina Pliskova.

Posted by Staff @ 11:56 am in Tennis | 2 Comments »

October 7th, 2015

Nadal Wins Again In Beijing, Djokovic On Tap Thursday; Nishikori, Wawrinka Advance In Tokyo

Favorites Rafael Nadal, Kei Nishikori and Stan Wawrinka were all winners Wednesday in Asia.

Posted by Staff @ 4:57 pm in Asia, beijing | 4 Comments »

October 4th, 2015

US Open Champion Flavia Pennetta Returns In Beijing, Simon Halep Injured, Petra Kvitova Loses

Top seeds have already fallen in Beijing.

Posted by Staff @ 2:01 pm in beijing | 7 Comments »

September 1st, 2015

Federer, Murray Roll; Women’s Upsets Continue Tuesday at US Open

Safarova made for almost half of the Top 10 seeds going out the first two days.

Posted by Staff @ 11:31 pm in Tennis, US Open | 162 Comments »

August 29th, 2015

Preview: Odds Against Serena Williams at US Open

Contrary to what commentator Chris Evert says, Serena Williams is the GOAT. She, the Martinas, everyone else is out. But having said that, the odds are against Serena that she is going to win the US Open and complete the calendar year Grand Slam. The pressure build up is too great.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 1:07 pm in Tennis, US Open | 42 Comments »

August 22nd, 2015

Halep, 5 of Top 10 in New Haven; WTA/ATP Previews

Notes: Five of the Top 10 in New Haven this week…Lots of floating talent…The Top 2 seeds receive opening-round byes…Potential tough starts for (8) Errani vs. Mladenovic, (6) Bacsinszky vs. Garcia, the slumping (7) Radwanska vs. the booming Vandeweghe, and (2) Kvitova vs. Keys…Wildcards were awarded to Wozniacki, Radwanska, Alison Riske and Lucie Safarova…Withdrawing from the event were Belinda Bencic, Ekaterina Makarova and Sloane Stephens…

Posted by Staff @ 4:43 pm in New Haven, Tennis, Winston-Salem | 3 Comments »

August 20th, 2015

Serena Into Cincinnati Sweet 16, Azarenka Beats Wozniacki, Bencic Win Streak At 8

Serena Williams continued her title defense in Cincinnati.

Posted by Staff @ 2:35 am in Cincinnati | 2 Comments »

August 19th, 2015

Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova Pull Out Of Cincinnati; Defending Champion Serena Today

Defending champion Serena Williams is in action today in Cincinnati.

Posted by Staff @ 9:08 am in Cincinnati | Comments Off

August 16th, 2015

Cincinnati Previews: Federer, Serena Must Step to Challenges

All the big dogs take to the court on both the men’s and women’s sides in Cincinnati, which sees defending champ Roger Federer return to the court after skipping Montreal last week.

Posted by Special @ 1:10 pm in Cincinnati, Tennis | 17 Comments »

August 13th, 2015

Caroline Wozniacki Takes Exception With WTA Rules Forcing Her Play Tournaments When She’s Not At Her Best

Caroline Wozniacki ripped the WTA Tour for making players play when they are not ready to.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:27 pm in Canadian Open | Comments Off