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October 22nd, 2009

Jankovic in, Year-end WTA Champs Field Set; Safina No. 1 Again

Jankovic, who had a stellar 2008 season, this year failed to compete for the top spot, blaming a too-hard training regiment in the off-season.

Posted by Staff @ 10:05 am in Tennis | 38 Comments »

October 6th, 2009

Penalty-Free Serena Returns to No. 1 Following Beijing Win

Dinara Safina doesn’t have to worry anymore, Serena Williams is returning to the No. 1 ranking!

Posted by Sean Randall @ 9:50 am in No. 1 ranking, WTA | 36 Comments »

October 4th, 2009

ATP/WTA Previews: Nadal, Women’s Full Slate in Beijing

Excluding the ill Ivanovic, 16 of the Top 16 players are in Beijing this week. Jankovic is the defending champ, and Serena Williams is projected to take over the No. 1 ranking if she can progress further in the draw than Safina.

Posted by Staff @ 2:18 pm in Tennis | 28 Comments »

September 29th, 2009

Safina, Venus Lose Opening Round in Tokyo; WTA Circus Continues

One day the WTA appears to have no depth, the next, more than enough depth.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:14 pm in 2009 Season, WTA | 10 Comments »

September 22nd, 2009

It’s Official, Henin’s Back in Tennis

Former World No. 1 Justine Henin officially announced today that she will return to women’s tennis in 2010.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:18 pm in WTA | 41 Comments »

September 6th, 2009

Roddick, Sharapova Stunned on Shocker Saturday at US Open

Sean Randall breaks down what was a crazy day of upsets at the US Open Saturday.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:45 am in US Open | 272 Comments »

September 5th, 2009

Roddick, Federer Face First Test Today at US Open

Things will be heating up at the US Open this weekend with a some great matchups.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:34 am in US Open | 831 Comments »

September 3rd, 2009

U.S. Teen Oudin Pops Dementieva in Giant US Open Upset

“During the match, I had confidence, and, I mean, I was right there with her the entire time,” said the 17-year-old Oudin, who repeatedly received treatment for a wrapped leg injury. “She wasn’t blowing me off the court. She wasn’t hitting winners left and right on me.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:51 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

September 2nd, 2009

Shaky Safina, Sharapova Win at US Open

Lower seed Maria Sharapova was also a winner, featured in the night match due to her new Nike dress and Rafael Nadal headband, beating Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova 6-3, 6-0.

Posted by Staff @ 1:40 am in Tennis | 8 Comments »

August 30th, 2009

Sweet 16 for Federer, or Can Murray Derail Him at the US Open?

Sean Randall breaks down the US Open draw.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:30 pm in US Open | 357 Comments »

August 19th, 2009

Tennis-X Funk/Trunk: Murray, Rafa, Kim-tastic

Cincy comeback run makes her an instant US Open contender amidst weak women’s game.

Posted by Staff @ 6:33 pm in Tennis | 7 Comments »

August 16th, 2009

Previews: Cincinnati, Toronto Where Sharapova, Clijsters Unseeded

Murray is the defending champ (d. Djokovic), and the Bryans in doubles; Blake back from a foot injury; Del Potro has got to be tired; nice Q effort by Ljuby; potential Roddick vs. Federer quarterfinal.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 9:48 pm in Tennis | 131 Comments »

August 16th, 2009

Jankovic Remembers Former No. 1 Days, Beating Safina for Cincinnati Title

“It’s been a while since I’ve been in this sort of final,” she said. “I’m so thrilled to play this kind of match and beat the number one player in the world.”

Posted by Staff @ 6:50 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »

August 14th, 2009

Federer, Nadal Head Top 8 in Historic Montreal QFs, Safina on Choke Alert v. Clijsters

Sean Randall previews the historic Great Eight in Montreal and looks at the upcoming Clijsters-Safina matchup.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:21 am in Canadian Open, Cincinnati, US Open, US Open Series | 249 Comments »

August 12th, 2009

Nadal Faces Ferrer Test Tonight in Singles Return at Montreal

Sean Randall previews the day ahead in tennis in Montreal and in Cincinnati.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:23 am in Canadian Open, Cincinnati | 211 Comments »