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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

March 16th, 2017

Vesnina Upsets Venus, Meets Maldenovic In Indian Wells Friday Night SF; Pliskova-Kuznetsova

Kristina Mladenovic and Elena Vesnina reached their first career Indian Wells semifinal.

Posted by Staff @ 11:14 pm in Indian Wells | 1 Comment »

March 16th, 2017

Pliskova in Favorite Roll After QF Win at BNP Paribas Open Indian Wells

“I think it was a very tough match, yesterday in press I said this was one of the toughest matches I could have,” Muguruza said after losing in two tiebreaks. “I’m not disappointed at all.”

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March 14th, 2017

Djokovic v Del Potro, Nadal v Verdasco; Tuesday Indian Wells Picks And Pans

Sean Randall previews a big day at Indian Wells.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:30 am in Indian Wells | Comments Off

March 12th, 2017

Caroline Wozniacki Isn’t Thrilled Maria Sharapova Can Get Wildcards After Drug Ban

Should dopers like Maria Sharapova be able to use wildcard after serving their suspension? Many players say no.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:52 pm in Drug Testing, Indian Wells | 81 Comments »

February 25th, 2017

Streaking Svitolina Weathers Wozniacki For 2nd 2017 Title at Dubai

“It’s very special for me,” said Svitolina of winning her first Premier-level title. “I’ve played very amazing tennis this week and I’m happy it happened in Dubai. It’s the first trophy for me at such a big tournament, so it’s very special for me.”

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