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March 29th, 2015

Defending Champions Djokovic, Serena Saturday Miami Winners; Nadal, Murray On Court Sunday

Serena Williams meets 15-year-old CiCi Bellis this afternoon in Miami.

Posted by Staff @ 10:13 am in Miami | 83 Comments »

March 10th, 2015

Indian Wells Women’s Preview: Serena Williams Returns to Cushy Draw

All the hubbub surrounds Serena, but Venus is not ending her boycott since last playing in 2001. “I made my schedule up,” Venus said about missing IW again. “I’m entered in Miami, and that’s pretty much what it is. I haven’t really given a lot of thought to it. I have just been focusing on this year…I just respect every decision [Serena] makes, pretty much. It’s nothing complicated about it.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:36 am in Indian Wells | 7 Comments »

March 9th, 2015

Bacsinszky, Wozniacki Win WTA Titles Over Weekend

“My game plan was to attack her backhand and to move her around the court more, so that I could approach the net and play for every point that I could,” the Romanian said. “But as the match got on, the exhaustion really sapped me.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:26 am in Tennis | Comments Off

March 2nd, 2015

Wozniacki Heads Kuala Lumpur, Ivanovic Monterrey; WTA Previews

(8) Goerges vs. Alla Kudryatseva…Wildcards went to Chinese Taipei’s Hsieh Su-wei, Malaysia’s Jawairiah Noordin and Germany’s Sabine Lisicki…Donna Vekic beat Dominika Cibulkova in last year’s final…Hsieh Su-wei (2012) is the lone returning champion in the field.

Posted by Staff @ 1:00 am in Tennis | Comments Off

February 26th, 2015

Murray Stunned By Coric In Dubai, Djokovic, Federer Dominate; Venus Takes Out Radwanska In Doha

Andy Murray has slumped since the Australian Open. We thought he was back?

Posted by Staff @ 6:16 pm in Doha, Dubai | 147 Comments »

February 21st, 2015

Brutal Field at WTA Doha; ATP Previews

Nadal a question mark after a cramp-ridden semifinal loss on Saturday at the Rio Open…Not a lot of early challenges besides (7) Andujar opening against Almagro…Wildcards went to Argentines Guido Andreozzi, Renzo Olivo and Horacio Zeballos…David Ferrer beat Fognini in last year’s final…Nadal is making his first appearance in Buenos Aires in 10 years…Ferrer passes on the opportunity to win a fourth consecutive Buenos Aires title in a row…Returning former champs in the field are Almagro (2011), Robredo (2009), and Juan Monaco (2007).

Posted by Staff @ 11:28 pm in Tennis | 19 Comments »

February 20th, 2015

Nadal Into Rio QFs; Bolelli Beats Raonic For First Top 10 Win In Marseille, Def Champ Gulbis Winless in 2015

So far so good for the King of Clay Rafael Nadal in Rio.

Posted by Staff @ 12:03 am in Dubai, Marseille, Rio | 15 Comments »

February 14th, 2015

WTA Previews: Serena, Genie Pull from Still-strong Dubai

…Venus Williams beat Cornet in last year’s final…Returning former champs in the field are Venus Williams (2014,’10-09), Kvitova (2013), Radwanska (2012), and Wozniacki (2011).

Posted by Staff @ 10:33 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

February 10th, 2015

Caroline Wozniacki Appears In SI Swimsuit Issue [Video]

Caroline Wozniacki appears in the SI Swimsuit issue.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:10 pm in Videos | 14 Comments »

January 20th, 2015

Djokovic Fit on Day 2 of Australian Open; Woz, Williams Sisters Advance

“As always, I had the jitters going out in the first match of a Grand Slam,” Serena said. “It’s never super easy to be the one that everyone wants to beat. So I always have to be a little bit above. But yeah, I felt okay. I definitely think I can improve a tremendous amount though.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:54 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 95 Comments »

January 19th, 2015

Federer, Nadal Dominate At The Australian Open; Top Seeds Serena, Djokovic In Action Tuesday

The big names along with some new Australian teens won in Melbourne on day one at the Australian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 8:29 am in Australian Open | 16 Comments »

January 10th, 2015

Tennis-X Previews: Sydney, Hoe-bart, More; X-Notes!

We thought Serena was all warm and fuzzy these days, hanging with bestie Caroline Wozniacki at the end of 2014, complimenting others, having charity events, showing her warm side, giving lollipops to children, but Evil Serena reared her head yesterday at the Hopman Cup when she choked the mixed doubles and called the chair umpire a liar! YOU’RE A LIAR! Here’s to an eventful 2015!

Posted by Staff @ 11:15 pm in Tennis | 9 Comments »

January 10th, 2015

WTA Wrap: Sharapova Closes on Serena; Venus, Halep Title

It was the first career set Williams had lost to Wozniacki, going on to win her 46th career WTA title, but not so easily. Williams found herself down a set and a break early in the second.

Posted by Staff @ 2:46 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

January 9th, 2015

Venus, Woz Final in Auckland a Gut Check for Both

The week has been a great effort for Venus, but the American hasn’t been tested — at all. She has averaged losing fewer than four games per match this week, strolling into the final.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 6:29 pm in Auckland, Tennis | 6 Comments »

January 2nd, 2015

Tennis-X 2015 Future Forecast: Pain, Break-ups, Hook-ups And More

If you’re experiencing annual awards burn out, with every tennis site you’ve never heard of churning out awards, let’s ditch 2014 and look at who’s likely to do what (or who) in 2015:

Posted by Staff @ 1:10 pm in 2015 Season | 15 Comments »

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