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August 6th, 2017

Keys Out-slugs, Out-hugs Vandeweghe in All-American WTA Stanford Final

“I just knew that if I kept hanging in on my service games, hopefully I would have a chance to break,” said Keys, who has turned around a difficult last 12 months that has included two wrist surgeries.

Posted by Staff @ 10:45 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

July 29th, 2017

Muguruza, Kvitova, American Contingent Come Out at WTA Stanford; Preview

Only one Top 10 player in Muguruza, but the former Wimbledon champion Kvitova, Sharapova returning from injury and young American seeds Keys, Vandeweghe and Bellis make for an interesting field…

Posted by Staff @ 6:45 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

July 11th, 2017

Halep Ousted as Wimbledon Semis Set; Pliskova the New Default No. 1

“I’m really pleased with my performance,” Halep said afterwards. “Of course, one of my goals is to get to No. 1. But I had another chance here. I was close, I could say.”

Posted by Staff @ 6:13 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 8 Comments »

July 10th, 2017

Kerber, Woz Upset; Halep Eyes No. 1 in Quarterfinals at Wimbledon

“For me, I’m still looking forward to the next months,” said Kerber, who will now lose the No. 1 ranking at the end of Wimbledon to either Simona Halep or Karolina Pliskova.

Posted by Staff @ 8:49 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 12 Comments »

July 9th, 2017

Federer v Dimitrov, Raonic v Zverev; Azarenka v Halep; Wimbledon Monday Picks And Pans

The so-called “Best Day in Tennis” takes place Monday at Wimbledon. While the schedule is loaded with all 32 players left in the men’s and women’s draws, it can be the most “Annoying Day in Tennis” because you can’t possibly watch everything! And there’s a lot to see. And instead of just men, I’ll just [...]

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:08 pm in Wimbledon | 209 Comments »

July 8th, 2017

Struggling Kerber Keeps on Winning at Wimbledon; Monday’s Round of 16 Set

“She was hitting the balls very hard,” Kerber said of the American.

Posted by Staff @ 4:09 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 2 Comments »

July 4th, 2017

Kerber, Pliskova Hold Up in Race for No. 1; Vandeweghe Looks for Fireworks at Wimbledon

“Playing first rounds in grand slams are always tough, especially with my first-round match that I lost in Paris,” said Kerber, who had more unforced errors than winners. “I was actually just thinking about point-by-point, trying to finding my rhythm during the whole match.”

Posted by Staff @ 6:56 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 7 Comments »

June 30th, 2017

Preview: Serena You are Missed at Wimbledon; 5 Players Vie for No. 1

(2) Halep could be up against it with an early road of qualifier and two-time grasscourt doubles winner Marina Erakovic, then Brit Laura Robson, then Bouchard

Posted by Staff @ 11:33 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 2 Comments »

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 | Comments Off

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 »