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January 24th, 2019

Osaka Outlasts Pliskova To Reach Australian Open Final, Will Meet Kvitova For Title

Naomi Osaka and Petra Kvitova will meet for the Australian Open final on Saturday.

Posted by Staff @ 8:04 am in Australian Open | 7 Comments »

January 23rd, 2019

Pliskova Overcomes 5-1 Deficit To Stun Serena At Australian Open; Women’s SF Thurs.

A new women’s Australian Open champion will be crowned on Saturday in Melbourne.

Posted by Staff @ 7:06 am in Australian Open | 5 Comments »

January 22nd, 2019

Kvitova Cruises Into Australian Open SFs, Collins Keeps Winning; Serena v Pliskova Wed.

A year ago, Danielle Collins was playing in a challenger event in Newport Beach. Now…

Posted by Staff @ 6:53 am in Australian Open | 2 Comments »

January 21st, 2019

Osaka, Pliskova Thunder Into Australian Open QFs, Serena Handles Halep

Serena Williams beat World No. 1 Simona Halep at the Australian Open Monday.

Posted by Staff @ 8:17 am in Australian Open | 1 Comment »

January 20th, 2019

Kvitova KOs Anismova, Barty Wins Epic Over Sharapova; Serena v Halep Mon. At Australian Open

More upsets on the women’s side as Angelique Kerber fell.

Posted by Staff @ 8:18 am in Australian Open | 1 Comment »

January 14th, 2019

Sharapova, Kerber, Wozniacki Winners At Australian Open; Williams On Tap Tuesday

The three former champions in the women’s draw all cruised in their Rod Laver openers on Monday in Melbourne.

Posted by Staff @ 8:13 am in Australian Open | 1 Comment »

August 4th, 2018

Venus Falls To Sakkari In San Jose, Azarenka Retires; Washington Is Wet

Former No. 1s Venus Williams and Victoria Azarenka both were eliminated Friday in San Jose.

Posted by Staff @ 11:04 am in San Jose, Washington | Comments Off on Venus Falls To Sakkari In San Jose, Azarenka Retires; Washington Is Wet

June 17th, 2018

Azarenka, Kuzy, Stosur Unseeded Floaters Vying for WTA Mallorca Open Title

Unseeded floaters to watch are the former No. 1 Azarenka (starting vs. Aleksandra Krunic then (7) Safarova), the former No. 2 Kuznetsova (vs. (3) Sevastova) and the former US Open winner Stosur (vs. Marketa Vondrousova then (5) Suarez Navarro)…

Posted by Staff @ 5:24 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

May 20th, 2018

Stephens, Barty Headline Pre-French Events at Nurnberg, Strasbourg; WTA Previews

(2) Gavrilov starts against American Jennifer Brady and is then looking at the veteran Stosur in the second round, which would be a rematch of last year’s final…

Posted by Staff @ 4:27 pm in Tennis | 10 Comments »

March 29th, 2018

Collins Shocks Venus; Thursday Semifinals on Tap at Miami Open

“I obviously have an incredible amount of respect for Venus, but you kind of have to take the name out of it and just focus on the tennis part and play one point at a time and use your tactics that you come up with your coaches,” Collins told the media.

Posted by Staff @ 9:43 am in Miami, Tennis | 2 Comments »

March 28th, 2018

Azarenka, Stephens Into Miami Semis; Venus vs. Collins Wednesday

“When you play a player like Angie…you have to execute your game well,” said Stephens, who hit 11 winners in the 23-minute first set, and on Monday will debut in the Top 10 for the first time on the WTA rankings. “And then you have to make sure that when you are executing your game you stick with it. Like a lot of times you can venture off and start, you know, doing other things.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:56 am in Miami, Tennis | 3 Comments »

March 28th, 2018

Stephens, Azarenka Set Up Rematch In Miami SF; Venus Back On Wed

One women’s semifinal is set in Miami, who’ll be in the second one?

Posted by Staff @ 1:32 am in Miami | Comments Off on Stephens, Azarenka Set Up Rematch In Miami SF; Venus Back On Wed

March 13th, 2018

Venus Subdues Serena in Indian Wells Match that Doesn’t Disappoint; Tuesday Preview

“[Serena’s] level is super-high and it was very difficult to close out the match, just getting one ball back,” Venus lauded her sister in her post-match press conference. “I think just I have played more matches in the last year. Even though I haven’t even played that much this year, the matches in the last year count.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:30 am in Indian Wells, Tennis | Comments Off on Venus Subdues Serena in Indian Wells Match that Doesn’t Disappoint; Tuesday Preview

March 11th, 2018

Serena, Venus Set Up Monday Showdown At Indian Wells; Keys Can’t Solve Collins

The sister showdown is set for Monday.

Posted by Staff @ 10:43 am in Indian Wells | Comments Off on Serena, Venus Set Up Monday Showdown At Indian Wells; Keys Can’t Solve Collins