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October 28th, 2018

Svitolina Comeback Beats Stephens in WTA Finals Final

“I think I have nothing to prove anymore to anyone,” Svitolina said afterwards. “It’s definitely a good statement for myself and good boost of — I can’t say confidence, because I try to always have confidence in myself, to have it is my personality. I think for me it’s just that the third set really showed that I was mentally tough. That’s what made the difference.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:39 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

October 27th, 2018

Stephens To Face Svitolina For WTA Singapore Finals Title

A new WTA Finals champion will be crowned on Sunday in Singapore.

Posted by Staff @ 6:25 pm in WTA Championships | No Comments »

October 26th, 2018

Stephens, Bertens Round Out WTA Singapore SFs

The final four at the WTA Finals are set, and none of the Top 4 seeds made it.

Posted by Staff @ 7:59 pm in WTA Championships | No Comments »

October 25th, 2018

Svitolina Wins White Group At WTA Finals, Pliskova Makes SFs; Stephens-Kerber Fri.

Caroline Wozniacki revealed at the WTA Finals in Singapore yesterday that she has been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis.

Posted by Staff @ 8:40 pm in WTA Championships | 1 Comment »

October 24th, 2018

Stephens And Kerber Win Thrillers At Singapore Finals; Svitolina-Wozniacki Thurs.

Two semifinal berths are set to be filled Thursday at the Singapore WTA Finals.

Posted by Staff @ 8:24 pm in WTA Championships | 4 Comments »

October 23rd, 2018

Svitolina, Wozniacki 3-Set Tuesday Winners At Singapore WTA Finals

Elina Svitolina moved to 2-0 at the WTA Finals in Singapore. The last 3 US Open champions take the court Wednesday.

Posted by Staff @ 10:41 pm in WTA Championships | No Comments »

September 29th, 2018

Halep Leads All-In China Open Women’s Field, Del Potro Heads Men; Preview

Interesting starts for (17) Keys vs. American countrywoman (LL) Pera, the struggling (9) Stephens vs. Pavlyuchenkova, (3) Kerber vs. the unpredictable Mladenovic, (10) Goerges vs. Konta, (7) Pliskova vs. (WC) Stosur, (12) Ostapenko vs. Rybarikova, (14) Muguruza vs. Makarova, and (2) Wozniacki vs. Bencic…

Posted by Staff @ 7:12 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

September 24th, 2018

Halep, Wozniacki Lead Loaded Wuhan Field; Kerber v Keys, Svitolina v Sabalenka Tues.

9 of the Top 10 on the WTA began the week in Wuhan.

Posted by Staff @ 11:00 am in Wuhan | 3 Comments »

August 12th, 2018

No Warm Welcome for Serena Williams in WTA Cincinnati Draw: Preview

Tough starts for (4) Kerber vs. Pavlyuchenkova who she is 6-6 career against, the wrist-addled (13) Keys vs. (WC) Mattek-Sands in an all-American, (9) Pliskova vs. Radwanska (winner to meet Konta), (6) Garcia vs. (WC) Azarenka, (8) Kvitova vs. the Serena-Gavrilova winner, (15) Mertens vs. Rybarikova who she has a losing record against, (5) Svitolina vs. (WC) Kuznetsova, and (2) Wozniacki vs. the Bertens-Vandeweghe winner…

Posted by Staff @ 9:28 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

August 5th, 2018

Preview: Serena Drops Out, Insane Men’s Openers at Rogers Cup Tennis

The outrageous number of opening-round seeds vs. floaters match-ups includes (16) Kyrgios vs. (WC) Wawrinka, (11) Schwartzman vs. Edmund, (6) Cilic vs. Coric, (3) Del Potro vs. Nishikori, (14) Fognini vs. Johnson (winner to meet Shapovalov), (5) Dimitrov vs. Verdasco, (10) Goffin vs. Raonic, (4) Anderson vs. Rublev, (7) Thiem vs. the fast-rising Tsitsipas, (9) Djokovic vs. Chung, and (2) Zverev vs. Ferrer…

Posted by Staff @ 11:31 am in Canadian Open, Montreal, Tennis, Toronto | 1 Comment »

June 30th, 2018

Wimbledon Preview: Serena in Group of Death, Stephens Can Become No. 1

The Group of Death contains two former No. 1s, a No. 2, and last year’s US Open semifinalist and quarterfinalist among other floaters…Tough starts for (5) Svitolina vs. the grasscourt title-winner Maria, (21) Sevastova vs. Giorgi, (32) Radwanska vs. Safarova 2nd rd., and (2) Wozniacki vs. Makarova 2nd rd…(25) Serena’s early path is former world No. 1 junior Arantxa Rus, a qualifier/wildcard, then (5) Svitolina, then (10) Keys.

Posted by Staff @ 10:57 am in Tennis, Wimbledon | 1 Comment »

June 22nd, 2018

Kvitova Strong In Birmingham, Buzarnescu Beats Svitolina For Second Time This Month

Mihaela Buzarnescu followed up her big win at the French Open over Elena Svitolina by beating her again on a different surface.

Posted by Staff @ 9:46 pm in Grass season | Comments Off

June 17th, 2018

Former Wimbledon champions Muguruza, Kvitova Headline WTA Birmingham on Grass

Four of the WTA Top 10 along with Vandeweghe and last week’s grasscourt title winner Barty make Birmingham a tough title to raise…

Posted by Staff @ 5:11 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

June 1st, 2018

Dr. Buzarnescu Upsets Svitolina at French Open; Insane Saturday Schedule

“I only wanted to be aggressive and wait for the good shots and just go for it, play angles and move on, move on in the court,” Buzarnescu said afterwards.

Posted by Staff @ 10:55 pm in French Open, Tennis | 6 Comments »

May 20th, 2018

Svitolina Scorches No. 1 Halep in WTA Rome Final

“I think I dominated all the match,” Svitolina said afterwards. “I was trying to put lots of pressure on Simona with my game, tried to really take the ball early and to open the court. It worked really good today.”

Posted by Staff @ 3:52 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »