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June 11th, 2017

Cibulkova, Konta Lead WTA Grasscourt Debut Week; Previews

Konta the lone Top 10 representative…Interesting starts for (4) Riske vs. (WC) Watson, and (6) Rogers vs. Vekic (winner to possibly meet (WC) Robson)…

Posted by Staff @ 7:47 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

May 27th, 2017

Muguruza v Schiavone 1st Rd., Kvitova Returns; French Open Preview

Upset alert for (2) Pliskov vs. Zheng, who upset Svitolina in Madrid…Other tough starts for (20) Barbora Strycova vs. Riske (winner to meet the French upset specialist Cornet), and (19) Vandeweghe vs. Rybarikova who the American lost her last meeting against…

Posted by Staff @ 11:16 am in French Open, Tennis | 6 Comments »

April 24th, 2017

Depleted Belarus Wins Fed Cup Semifinal, to Host U.S. in Final

“[She is] definitely not playing to her ranking,” Bacsinszky said of Sasnovich. “She was better than me today, she played amazing and was there at the right moments.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:21 am in Tennis | No Comments »

March 12th, 2017

Halep, Keys Make Successful Returns to WTA Tour at Indian Wells

“It was not so easy,” Kerber said afterwards. “We’ve known each other forever, and it’s always tough to play a friend on court.

Posted by Staff @ 1:59 am in Indian Wells, Tennis | Comments Off

February 19th, 2017

Struggling Kerber, 5 of Top 10 at WTA Dubai; Budapest; Previews

Interesting starts for the struggling (1) Kerber after a bye vs. the Jankovic-Barthel winner, (3) Cibulkova after a bye vs. Makarova, (10) Woz vs. the Russian riser Kasatkina, and (11) Vandeweghe vs. her U.S. Fed Cup teammate Riske…

Posted by Staff @ 11:45 am in Tennis | Comments Off

January 26th, 2017

Serena Williams, Venus Set Up Improbable All-Williams Final at Australian Open

The previous meeting between Serena and Lucic-Baroni was Wimbledon in 1998.

Posted by Staff @ 7:56 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 2 Comments »

January 24th, 2017

Venus, Vandeweghe Book All-American Australian Open Semifinal

“It’s a dream to play someone you grew up watching,” Vandeweghe said. “To play an unbelievable player, future Hall of Famer, Venus, to be on the court with her, I’ve only experienced it one time before. But to do it at this stage of a Grand Slam is kind of crazy. I mean, I can’t really put it into words.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:49 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 5 Comments »

January 22nd, 2017

Vandeweghe Batters World No. 1 Kerber Out, Venus Wins at Australian Open

“I guess I faked (having confidence) a lot because I was feeling like crap out there,” said the American.

Posted by Staff @ 9:15 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 10 Comments »

January 20th, 2017

Kerber, Venus Cruise; CoCo Puffs Against Bouchard at Aussie Open

“I loved accounting, I have to be honest,” Venus said in a wide-ranging post-match meet with the press, filling a match discussion void after losing only one game.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 8:08 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 1 Comment »

January 18th, 2017

Kerber Struggles Through, Barty Surprises Wednesday at Australian Open

“I’m fit,” Kerber said. “I am prepared for playing, like, two, three hours, so that’s not a problem. Tomorrow I have a day off, so it’s not a big deal. I think I will be fine.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 8:00 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 2 Comments »

January 16th, 2017

Halep Halted, Women’s Upsets Abound on Day 1 at Australian Open

“I think she played a very high standard,” Halep said after the loss. “I had pain at my knee. For me, in the second set, it was difficult to move anymore, but she deserved to win. She was aggressive, and she hit very strong, the balls.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:07 am in Australian Open | 6 Comments »

July 18th, 2016

WTA Previews: Venus Williams Goes for 3rd Stanford Title; Bastad

Venus the lone Top 10 player ahead of the No. 12 Cibulkova…(8) Lepchenko a tough start against Riske…Wildcards went to Americans Catherine Bellis, Julia Boserup, Maria Mateas, and Canada’s Carol Zhao…

Posted by Staff @ 1:34 am in Tennis | Comments Off

July 3rd, 2016

Serena Williams Wins, Lines Up Kuznetsova Monday; CoCo Hot at Wimbledon

“Coco is a great player, especially on this surface,” Vinci said. “She is so strong on the serve. She was hitting 114, 115 [miles an hour].

Posted by Staff @ 6:02 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 7 Comments »

June 24th, 2016

Serena Williams, Garbine Muguruza Headline Wimbledon Women’s Preview

Muguruza’s road out of this quarter would likely go through Giorgi, a qualifier, Mattek-Sands, (14) Stosur and (8) Venus Williams.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:25 am in Tennis, Wimbledon | 16 Comments »

June 17th, 2016

Madison Keys Reaches Birmingham SFs, Closes In On Top 10; Angelique Kerber Falls

Madison Keys in just one match win from breaking into the Top 10.

Posted by Staff @ 7:50 pm in Grass season | 1 Comment »