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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 »

November 2nd, 2014

Instead Of Getting Married This Weekend, Caroline Wozniacki Completed The NYC Marathon! [Video]

Caroline Wozniacki completed her first marathon.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:23 pm in 2014 Season, Videos | 5 Comments »

November 2nd, 2014

How Did Caroline Wozniacki Prepare For The NYC Marathon? By Going To A Ranger Game With BFF Serena

Caroline Wozniacki joined Serena Williams for a hockey game last night.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:07 pm in 2014 Season | 2 Comments »

October 24th, 2014

Serena v Wozniacki, Halep v Radwanska in WTA Finals Semis

Wozniacki, now into the Saturday semifinals where she will meet her friend Serena, would not have even qualified for the year-end champion had not Li Na withdrew from the tournament after announcing her retirement.

Posted by Staff @ 11:25 am in WTA Championships | 6 Comments »

October 23rd, 2014

WTA Finals: Halep Makes Semis, Will She Allow Serena To Join Her?

It should be a crazy day for the number crunchers in Singapore.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:58 pm in WTA Championships | 18 Comments »

October 21st, 2014

WTA Finals: Wozniacki Edges Sharapova, Serena v Halep Wednesday

Caroline Wozniacki beat Maria Sharapova for a second straight time.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:03 pm in WTA Championships | 3 Comments »

October 20th, 2014

Serena Williams, Halep Win at WTA Finals; Tues. Schedule

“Today I was really fighting all the way,” said Serena, whose participation was in doubt after a knee injury earlier in the month. “Ana played so well, I was just trying to fight as hard as I could. I was even losing my voice from shouting ‘Come on!’ so much.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:56 am in Tennis | 3 Comments »

October 18th, 2014

Previews: WTA Finals; ATP Basel, Valencia

Wozniacki could sneak out of the White Group with her solid record against her group mates…Former champs in the field are Serena (2013-12,’09,’01), Kvitova (2011) and Sharapova (2004).

Posted by Staff @ 1:32 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

September 27th, 2014

ATP/WTA Previews: Nadal, Serena Rock China Open Field

Women’s Seeds: Serena Williams, Simona Halep, Petra Kvitova, Maria Sharapova, Agnieszka Radwanska, Caroline Wozniacki, Angelique Kerber, Eugenie Bouchard, Ana Ivanovic, Jelena Jankovic, Sara Errani, Ekaterina Makarova, Lucie Safarova, Flavia Pennetta, Andrea Petkovic, Venus Williams

Posted by Staff @ 10:58 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

September 21st, 2014

ATP/WTA Preview: Loaded Women’s Field at China Debut Event

Notes: It’s the debut of the Premier 5 Series event in China…Victoria Azarenka pulls from the event with a foot injury, and announces she will miss the rest of the year…Potential tough starts include (1) Serena Williams after a bye vs. her nemesis Cornet, the struggling (6) Bouchard after a bye vs. the resurgent Peng, (4) Sharapova after a bye vs. countrywoman and former world No. 2 Kuznetsova, (5) Radwanska after a bye vs. the Venus/Garcia winner, (16) Petkovic vs. the comer (Q) Vekic, (12) Cibulkova vs. the big-hitting Keys, and (14) Safarova vs. the likewise big-hitting Lisicki…

Posted by Staff @ 6:47 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

September 21st, 2014

Goffin, Ivanovic, Niculescu, Pliskova Win ATP/WTA Titles

In a battle of former No. 1-ranked players, Ana Ivanovic defeated Caroline Wozniacki 6-2, 7-6(2) on Sunday for the title at the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo, her fourth title of 2014.

Posted by Staff @ 5:48 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

September 14th, 2014

ATP/WTA Previews: Kerber Leads Killer Field in Tokyo

Tough starts for the struggling (6) Cibulkova vs. Flipkens, and (3) Ivanovic after a bye vs. Azarenka…Four former No. 1 players in the field…Wildcards went to Swiss Belinda Bencic, Japan’s Kimiko Date-Krumm, and German Sabine Lisicki…

Posted by Staff @ 7:35 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »