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May 19th, 2018

Nadal Downs Djokovic, Faces Zverev For Rome Title, Who’s The Pick?

The two best in the world on clay meet for the Rome title.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:19 pm in Rome | 77 Comments »

May 18th, 2018

Sharapova Wins Epic Over Ostapenko, Will Meet No. 1 Halep In Rome SFs

Maria Sharapova is making progress.

Posted by Staff @ 10:46 pm in Rome | 1 Comment »

May 12th, 2018

Top Seeds Halep, Wozniacki in Deep at Italian Open; Preview

Tough starts went to (1) Halep vs. the Azarenka-Osaka winner, (13) Keys vs. Pavlyuchenkova, (9) Stephens vs. the crafty Strycova, (3) Muguruza vs. the Gavrilova-Bellis winner, (16) Barty vs. Sharapova…

Posted by Staff @ 4:52 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

May 5th, 2018

Halep Goes for Madrid Triple; WTA Preview

Interesting starts were dealt to Ostapenko vs. Irina-Camelia Begu (winner to face Maria Sharapova), Wozniacki vs. Daria Gavrilova, and Vandeweghe vs. Kristina Mladenovic.

Posted by Staff @ 3:50 pm in Tennis | 8 Comments »

April 21st, 2018

Sharapova Joins 8 of Top 10 at WTA Stuttgart; Preview

An impressive eight of the Top 10 in Stuttgart, where the Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes…Five women who have sat at No. 1 in the field…

Posted by Staff @ 1:52 pm in Tennis | 29 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

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

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 | 1 Comment »

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 | Comments Off

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 | Comments Off

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 | Comments Off

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 | Comments Off

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 | Comments Off

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 »