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March 23rd, 2018

Osaka Run Ends, Saturday Preview at Miami Open

“I always knew that she can produce a great game,” Svitolina said regarding Osaka. “All the times we played, we played quite a bit now…I think I was playing pretty solid today, serving good. This was the key for today. Making it physical, as well.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:29 pm in Miami, Tennis | No Comments »

February 24th, 2018

Svitolina the Queen of Dubai After 2nd Straight WTA Title

It was Svitolina’s second title of the year after Brisbane last month. She improved to an impressive 11-2 in career championship matches.

Posted by Staff @ 8:58 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

February 23rd, 2018

Svitolina Shakes Down Kerber Again In Dubai, Faces Kasatkina In Final

Daria Kasatkina seeks the biggest title of her career Saturday in Dubai.

Posted by Staff @ 10:38 pm in Dubai | No Comments »

February 22nd, 2018

Top Seeds Svitolina, Muguruza Into Dubai Semifinals

Elina Svitolina will collide with fellow former No. 1 Angelique Kerber in a rematch of their 2017 Dubai semifinal.

Posted by Staff @ 7:56 pm in Dubai | No Comments »

February 18th, 2018

Svitolina, 6 of Top 10, Loaded Floaters Field at WTA Dubai

The field loaded with floaters includes tough starts for (8) Mladenovic vs. (WC) Osaka, then the winner of Kvitova-Kontaveit; (7) Konta vs. the veteran Pavlyuchenkova then the winner of Radwanska-Kasatkina; (5) Garcia vs. Safarova; and (2) Muguruza vs. the Mertens-(WC) Bellis winner…

Posted by Staff @ 12:03 am in Tennis | No Comments »

February 11th, 2018

Wozniacki v Sharapova Early at WTA Qatar Total Open; Preview

Wozniacki looking at Sharapova in her second match…

Posted by Staff @ 3:04 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

January 23rd, 2018

Mertens Upsets Svitolina, Sets Wozniacki Meeting at Australian Open

Mertens, who trains at Kim Clijsters’ academy, was ranked No. 36 to begin the year when she won the WTA Hobart title, and took that momentum into Melbourne. The 22-year-old failed to close out the first set serving at 5-2, but got the job done serving at 5-4. She then baked a bagel in the second set, ending Svitolina’s chances for not only a first Grand Slam title but the No. 1 ranking.

Posted by Staff @ 9:43 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 4 Comments »

January 22nd, 2018

Nadal, Dimitrov Bid For Australian Open Rematch; Svitolina Seeks First Slam Semi

Four semifinal berths are up for grabs Tuesday at the Australian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 8:26 pm in Australian Open | 241 Comments »

January 21st, 2018

Wozniacki Rolls Into Quarters; No. 1 Halep v Osaka Monday at Australian Open

Wozniacki is picking up straight away from 2017 when she had the most match wins on tour, challenged for the No. 1 ranking and won the year-end WTA championships.

Posted by Staff @ 9:05 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 2 Comments »

January 20th, 2018

Dimitrov v Kyrgios, Nadal, Wozniacki Headline Start Of Australian Open Fourth Round

Rafael Nadal and a match between uber-talents Grigor Dimitrov and Nick Kyrgios open the fourth round at the Australian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 4:43 pm in Australian Open | 13 Comments »

January 19th, 2018

Wozniacki Wins Late Match, Ostapenko Ousted at Australian Open Day 5

“Right now I’m playing with house money, nothing to lose,” Wozniacki said, referring to her previous match after coming back from 1-5 down in the final set.

Posted by Staff @ 8:35 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 3 Comments »

January 17th, 2018

Wozniacki, Top 10 All Struggle on Wednesday at Australian Open Where Temps Soar

“I felt like I was one foot out of the tournament,” Wozniacki said. “I’m very proud of the way I came back.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:32 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 3 Comments »

January 16th, 2018

Nadal, Tsonga v Shapovalov Wednesday At Australian Open; Svitolina, Wozniacki Headline Women

It’s a big day 3 at the Australian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 5:07 pm in Australian Open | 41 Comments »

January 12th, 2018

Preview: Serena Out; Women’s Australian Open Likely to See a 1st-Time Winner

(5) Venus vs. Bencic the must-watch 1st rd. match in Melbourne…Other tough starts for (31) Makarova vs. Begu, and the injury-hampered (13) Stephens vs. Zhang, who she has previously lost to…

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 2:08 pm in Australian Open, Tennis | 1 Comment »

January 6th, 2018

Svitolina, an Outside No. 1 Shot in 2017, Starts Strong with WTA Brisbane Crown

It was the continuation of a stunning run in championship matches for Svitolina. The Ukrainian went 5-0 in finals last year, three of them Premier-level, the first player to win three Premier titles in the same season. Year-end No. 1 Simona Halep by comparison was 1-4 in finals.

Posted by Staff @ 4:11 pm in Tennis | No Comments »