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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…

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February 11th, 2018

Wozniacki v Sharapova Early at WTA Qatar Total Open; Preview

Wozniacki looking at Sharapova in her second match…

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January 25th, 2018

Halep, Wozniacki for 1st Grand Slam Title at Australian Open and No. 1 Ranking

“I’m sorry,” Wozniacki said. “When I started on tour my dad had dark hair, now it’s all grey.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:50 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 20 Comments »

January 24th, 2018

Kerber v Halep, Woznaicki v Mertens On SF Thursday At Austalian Open; Cilic-Edmund At Night

The semifinals get underway Thursday at the Australian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 11:32 am in Australian Open | 52 Comments »

January 24th, 2018

Halep Turns Around Crap Start to Set Kerber Semi at Australian Open

Down 0-3, 30-40, Halep reeled off nine games in a row and took control.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 8:25 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 9 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 7th, 2018

Bouchard, Osaka Add Spice to WTA Hobart; Preview

Floaters are almost the favorites between Bouchard, Osaka…Tough starts for (1) Zhang 2nd rd. vs. Bouchard, (8) Siniakova vs. Riske, and (7) Maria vs. Vekic…

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September 11th, 2017

Safarova, Mladenovic Head Post-US Open WTA Fields in Tokyo, Quebec City

No Top 10ers in the post-US Open field…Tough start for (7) Riske vs. American countrywoman Brengle…Wildcards were awarded to Japanese legend Kimiko Date, and seeds Mladenovic and Pliskova…

Posted by Staff @ 9:31 pm in Tennis | 9 Comments »

July 19th, 2017

Top-Seeded Sevastova Tries to Forget Double Bagel This Week at WTA Bucharest

The top-seeded Sevastova lost 6-0, 6-0 in last year’s final to Simona Halep. Sevastova is the featured Wednesday night match in Bucharest, taking on unseeded Danka Kovinic, who she lost her most recent meeting against.

Posted by Staff @ 11:00 am in Tennis | 1 Comment »

February 26th, 2017

Svitolina Looks for 2nd Straight Title at Kuala Lumpur; Sao Paulo; WTA Previews

Top 10er as of Monday Svitolina is coming off the win in the Dubai final…Wildcards went to Kazakhstan’s Zarina Diyas, the Ukraine’s Katarina Zavatska, and China’s Zheng Saisai…

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January 14th, 2017

After Trying to Lose, Mertens Wins 1st WTA Title at Hobart

After only one game played in the second-round match, video caught Mertens and opponent Sachia Vickey of the United States both calling for trainers, both vying to retire from the match and make it to Melbourne. Unfortunately for Mertens, or fortunately in the end, Vickery was quicker on the draw and retired first, allowing Mertens to advance but locking her into Hobart.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 2:06 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »