The X Blog - Dysfunctional Tennis Blogging at its Finest

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 »

June 12th, 2016

Americans Trim Lawns as Vandeweghe Wins Dutch Title, Pliskova Edges Riske

Riske was up an early break in the second and had a set point serving at 5-4 after failing to capitalize on six set points in the first set. Pliskova improved to 3-1 career against Riske, with the pair contesting their first match against each other in approximately three years.

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

June 5th, 2016

Wozniacki Returns in Nottingham; Men, Women Combine on Grass in Netherlands

Wozniacki returns from a foot injury…Wildcards were awarded to Pliskova and Brits Robson and Freya Christie…The slew of tournament withdrawals included former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka, Madison Keys, Petra Cetkovska, Irina Falconi, Monica Niculescu and Lesia Tsurenko…

Posted by Staff @ 8:39 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

May 9th, 2016

Venus Wins While Errani, Schiavone Fall In Rome; Serena Back On Clay Tuesday

Venus Williams went 1-1 Monday at the Rome Masters, winning in singles but losing in doubles with her sister Serena.

Posted by Staff @ 8:38 pm in Rome | 2 Comments »

January 9th, 2016

Halep, 4 Top 10 Women in WTA Sydney; Men’s Field Left Wanting

Tough starts for (5) Pliskova vs. Ivanovic, (3) Kvitova vs. Lisicki, and (2) Radwanska after a bye vs. the Stosur-Vinci winner…

Posted by Staff @ 5:31 pm in Tennis | 10 Comments »

January 2nd, 2016

Djokovic, Nadal Lead Loaded Doha; ATP/WTA Week 1 Previews

Federer has won the most singles titles of any player in Doha, and is a perfect 3-0 in finals…Ferrer beat Berdych in last year’s final…Nadal, who is playing doubles with Verdasco, has won the most doubles titles of anyone at the event with four (2005,’09,’11,’15)…Former singles champs in the field are Ferrer (2015), Nadal (2014), and Federer (2011,’06-05).

Posted by Staff @ 8:56 pm in Tennis | 52 Comments »

September 1st, 2015

Watch CoCo Vandeweghe Get Interviewed During A Grand Slam Match By ESPN! [Video]

Coco Vandeweghe made history yesterday at the US Open.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:33 pm in US Open, Videos | 27 Comments »

August 29th, 2015

Preview: Odds Against Serena Williams at US Open

Contrary to what commentator Chris Evert says, Serena Williams is the GOAT. She, the Martinas, everyone else is out. But having said that, the odds are against Serena that she is going to win the US Open and complete the calendar year Grand Slam. The pressure build up is too great.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 1:07 pm in Tennis, US Open | 42 Comments »

August 1st, 2015

Murray in, Serena Out on U.S. Hardcourts; ATP/WTA Previews

All 16 seeds receive opening-round byes, but some potential interesting second-rounders with (12) Pospisil vs. (WC) Haas, (4) Gasquet vs. the hot-handed Muller, break-up boy (6) Dimitrov vs. the resurgent Baghdatis, and (7) Lopez vs. (WC) Hewitt on his retirement tour…

Posted by Staff @ 1:55 pm in Stanford, Tennis, Washington | 12 Comments »

July 7th, 2015

Wimbledon Women’s Semis Set: Serena v Maria, Aggie v Muguruza

“I love playing Maria,” Serena said. “For me, I don’t feel like I have any pressure going into this match. We both lost early here last year. We’re both kind of enjoying this moment and at the end of the day one of us will be in the final.”

Posted by Staff @ 3:56 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 18 Comments »

July 5th, 2015

Wimbledon Women’s R16 Monday Picks and Pans

This could go any of 10 ways between on one end a knock-down big-hitter between the two powerhouses, or on the other end a chokefest between Venus who doesn’t want to ruin sister Serena’s shot at a Grand Slam, to Serena choking it while Venus is trying to hand it to her.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:11 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 1 Comment »

July 3rd, 2015

Serena and Venus to Meet; Isner Halted at 10-10 in 5th at Wimbledon

“But I don’t think I’ve ever played the crowd here like that. They were really vocal — in between points, during points…I’ve never heard boos here, that was new for me. They were rooting for their champion. You can’t blame them — I would be too.”

Posted by Staff @ 6:49 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 116 Comments »