July 2nd, 2014
It’s the first time Kvitova has “shown up” since winning the 2011 title. The reticent Czech against the former girlfriend of Tomas Berdych — as that is basically what Safarova has achieved after being tabbed as a top star after some early results, but not delivering.
July 1st, 2014
“I think I was in a bit of a zone out there,” the 19-year-old wildcard told the BBC. “It hasn’t sunk in what just played out out there. I played extraordinary tennis. I was struggling a bit on return, but I worked my way into it. I served at a really good level and I’m really happy. You’ve got to believe you can win the match from the start and I did. I’m playing unbelievable tennis on the grass.”
June 30th, 2014
No. 3 seed Andy Murray was a straight-set winner over No. 20 seed Kevin Anderson, setting up a mouth-watering meeting with No. 11 seed Grigor “Baby Fed” Dimitrov, who likely dismissed Argentine Leonardo Mayer in straights.
June 25th, 2014
Other Top 10 winners all easing into the second round in straight sets were No. 3 Simona Halep over Brazil’s Teliana Pereira 6-2, 6-2; No. 4 Aggie Radwanska dismissing Romanian qualifier Andreea Mitu 6-2, 6-1; No. 5 Maria Sharapova spanking Brit wildcard Samantha Murray 6-1, 6-0; and No. 9 Angie Kerber topping the other Radwanska sister Urszula 6-2, 6-4.
June 21st, 2014
Keep your fingers crossed for the Serena vs. Maria and Kvitova vs. Venus quarterfinals, and the champions should unravel from there.
June 5th, 2014
Halep closed out a tight second set against surprise No. 28 seed Andrea Petkovic 6-2, 7-6(4), while Sharapova needed to come back from a set down to defeated No. 18 seed and upstart Canadian teen Genie Bouchard 4-6, 7-5, 6-2.
June 4th, 2014
Halep kept down former French Open champ and No. 27 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-2, 6-2, while Petkovic upset former Roland Garros finalist and No. 10 seed Sara Errani 6-2, 6-2.
June 4th, 2014
“He’s been playing really well,” Djokovic said of Gulbis. “He’s confident. But again, I like my chances because I have had now couple of great weeks on the clay courts from Rome to now last 10 days here in Roland Garros.”
June 3rd, 2014
Maria Sharapova and Genie Bouchard met 12 years ago in Miami.
May 24th, 2014
“I still want to achieve more — more titles, bigger titles — so this is a step in the right direction,” said the ambitious Bouchard, the No. 2 seed at the event. She is only the second Canadian in the last 28 years to win a WTA title.