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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 »

January 5th, 2018

Siniakova Surprises Sharapova, To Face Halep In Shenzhen F; Svitolina Gains Revenge On Pliskova In Brisbane

Simona Halep and Elina Svitolina bid for the first WTA titles of the season on Saturday.

Posted by Staff @ 6:44 pm in Auckland, Brisbane | No Comments »

December 29th, 2017

Murray, Dimitrov, WTA 5 of Top 10 Headline ATP/WTA Brisbane; Preview

Muguruza leads five of the Top 10 players on the WTA rankings, in addition to former Slam winners Kvitova and Stosur…Muguruza and Pliskova receive opening-round byes…Tough starts for (1) Muguruza after a bye vs. 2017 breakout player Witthoeft, (7) Sevastova vs. Stosur, (4) Garcia vs. the upset specialist Cornet, (6) Mladenovic vs. the Kvitova/Anett Kontaveit winner, and (5) Konta vs. Keys…

Posted by Staff @ 10:44 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

October 27th, 2017

Halep Eliminated From WTA Finals; Garcia Beats Wozniacki For Final SF Berth

The WTA Championships semifinals are set.

Posted by Staff @ 10:24 pm in WTA Championships | 5 Comments »

October 26th, 2017

Venus Gets Revenge On Muguruza, Reaches SFs At WTA Finals; Halep-Svitolina Friday

Who’ll get the final berth in the Singapore semifinals?

Posted by Staff @ 11:02 pm in WTA Championships | 6 Comments »

October 25th, 2017

Streaking Wozniacki Cliches WTA Finals Semifinal Berth; Updates

“It was so quick,” Svitolina said of the final four games. “I missed my chances. I cannot change them…My game was completely off.”

Posted by Staff @ 5:53 pm in Tennis | 16 Comments »

October 23rd, 2017

Wozniacki Wallops Svitolina, Halep Wins At WTA Finals; Venus v Ostapenko Tues.

Day two at the WTA Finals featured two beatdowns.

Posted by Staff @ 4:34 pm in WTA Championships | 12 Comments »

October 22nd, 2017

Preview: WTA Finals a Steal for Youngsters with Serena, Maria, Stars Sidelined

Next year will likely return to dominance by Serena, Maria or both. But this week we’re stuck with the also-rans vying for both a coveted year-end championship and a year-end No. 1 ranking. It’s being spun as the next generation taking over, but due to pregnancy, doping and injuries, it’s some youngsters getting a shot because the best players are sidelined.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:06 am in Tennis | 12 Comments »

September 4th, 2017

Pliskova Powers Into US Open QFs, CoCo, Keys Advance; Venus-Kvitova Tuesday

Karolina Pliskova is the lone top seed to make the US Open quarterfinals.

Posted by Staff @ 11:48 pm in US Open | 12 Comments »

August 25th, 2017

Sharapova v Halep 1st Rd. Headlines Wild Women’s US Open; Preview

Let’s see, not too exciting, hmmmm…did we mention MARIA SHARAPOVA FACES (2) SIMONA HALEP FIRST ROUND? Halep is 0-6 career against Masha…

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 6:36 pm in Tennis, US Open | 9 Comments »

August 13th, 2017

Svitolina Perfect, Wozniacki Perfectly Bad in Finals after WTA Toronto Championship

“Of course it brings me confidence, I have the experience from those finals, but I try to take it as a new challenge and always look forward to it,” Svitolina said.

Posted by Staff @ 5:30 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

August 13th, 2017

Sublime Svitolina Wins Two To Earn Final Berth Against Wozniacki In Toronto Final

Caroline Wozniacki seeks a second Canadian Open title Sunday against Elina Svitolina.

Posted by Staff @ 12:54 am in Canadian Open | 1 Comment »

August 12th, 2017

Pliskova Defends, But No. 1 Ranking Contenders Trail at Cincinnati; Preview

Tough starts for (9) Williams vs. her American countrywoman Riske, (16) Keys vs. Vandeweghe in a rematch of the Stanford final a week ago, (10) Radwanska vs. the resurgent Goerges, (14) Kvitova vs. the breakout player Kontaveit, and the struggling (3) Kerber vs. Makarova…

Posted by Staff @ 10:28 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

August 11th, 2017

Defending Champ Halep Rolls In Toronto QFs; Pliskova v Wozniacki Friday

Simona Halep is looking good in her Canadian Open title defense.

Posted by Staff @ 2:12 am in Canadian Open | Comments Off