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July 19th, 2015

Venus Williams in Turkey; WTA/ATP Previews This Week

Tough starts for (1) Venus in the 2nd rd. vs. the Bastad runner-up Barthel, (4) Cornet vs. Wickmayer, (5) Giorgi vs. Cibulkova, and (2) Svitolina vs. Rybarikova…Veterans Daniela Hantuchova and Francesca Schiavone also floating around…Wildcards went to Turkey’s Cagla Buyukakcay and Ipek Soylu, and the No. 4 seed Cornet…Pulling from the event were Belinda Bencic, Alexandra Dulgheru, Kristina Mladenovic, Monica Niculescu and Flavia Pennetta…Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki beat No. 2 Roberta Vinci in last year’s final…Pavlyuchenkova (2010) is the lone returning former champ in the field.

Posted by Staff @ 10:21 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

June 14th, 2015

ATP/WTA Previews: Federer, Murray, Nadal on Grass This Week

Four Top 10 players on the WTA tour take to the grass in Birmingham, while Roger Federer leads in Halle, and Andy Murray, French Open champ Stan Wawrinka and Rafael Nadal at the Queen’s Club during week #2 of the 2015 grasscourt season.

Posted by Staff @ 2:23 pm in Grass season, Halle, Queens, Tennis | 24 Comments »

June 7th, 2015

ATP/WTA Previews: Nadal Helps Debut Stuttgart Grass Event

Notes: The tournament makes the switch to grass as part of the tour’s extended grasscourt season…Tough starts for (1) Nadal against the Baghdatis-Rosol winner, and (8) Troicki vs. Coric…Wildcards went to Germans Tommy Haas, Maximilian Marterer and Alexander Zverev…Pulling from the event were Julien Benneteau and Jiri Vesely…The Bryan brothers are the top seeds in doubles…Nadal (2007,’05) is the lone returning former champ in the field.

Posted by Staff @ 6:07 pm in Tennis | 39 Comments »

June 1st, 2015

Djokovic, Nadal Reach French Open QF Showdown, But First It’s The Swiss, Tsonga And Nishikori

The dream quarterfinal is set, but there’s more matches to play before we get there.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:16 pm in French Open | 150 Comments »

May 31st, 2015

Federer, Monfils Suspended; Nadal, Djokovic One Win Away; Monday French Open Picks And Pans

Who’ll win the Monday men’s fourth round?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:56 pm in French Open | 222 Comments »

May 30th, 2015

Federer v Monfils, Berdych Also Battles Tsonga; French Open 4th RD Picks And Pans; Serena Survives

Will Gael Monfils finally beat Roger Federer in a Slam?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:34 pm in French Open | 114 Comments »

May 29th, 2015

Federer Reaches 11th French Open 4th RD, Cuevas Chokes; Young Aussies Take On Slam Champs Saturday

Roger Federer rolled into his 11th straight fourth round at the French Open Friday.

Posted by Staff @ 4:02 pm in French Open | 132 Comments »

May 27th, 2015

Monfils Comes Back At French Open, Federer, Tsonga Coast; Nadal v Alamgro On Tap

The top seeded men all rolled at the French Open on Wednesday.

Posted by Staff @ 5:26 pm in French Open | 125 Comments »

May 25th, 2015

Murray Sails Into French Open 2nd RD, Stays Perfect On Clay; Djokovic, Nadal On Court Tuesday

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are on deck Tuesday at the French Open.

Posted by Staff @ 5:04 pm in French Open | 78 Comments »

May 20th, 2015

Novak Djokovic Leads My List Of French Open Favorites

Let’s handicap the French Open favorites.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 1:02 pm in French Open | 97 Comments »

May 1st, 2015

Madrid Men’s Draw: Top Seeded Federer Could Face Nadal In SFs; Can Rafa Get Back On Track?

Can Rafael Nadal get back in the winner’s circle in Madrid?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:15 pm in Madrid | 97 Comments »

April 25th, 2015

ATP Previews: Federer in Turkey?; Munich, Estoril

The first-ever ATP World Tour event in Turkey debuts, with organizers spending for Roger Federer to mark the occasion…The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes, but potential tough starts for (7) Youzhny vs. Bellucci, and (5) Haider-Maurer vs. Dodig…Wildcards were awarded to Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili, Turkey’s Cem Ilkel, and Russian Andrey Rublev.

Posted by Staff @ 4:15 pm in Tennis | 26 Comments »

April 19th, 2015

ATP/WTA Previews: Nadal in Barcelona, Loaded WTA Stuttgart

Kei Nishikoi beat Santiago Giraldo in last year’s final…Returning former champs in the final are Nishikori (2014), Nadal (2013-11,’09-05), Verdasco (2010) and Robredo (2004).

Posted by Staff @ 6:35 pm in Barcelona, Stuttgart, Tennis | 11 Comments »

April 17th, 2015

Rafael Nadal v Novak Djokovic It Is In The Monte Carlo SFs, Who’s The Pick?

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal meet for the first time since the French Open final.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 1:57 pm in Monte Carlo | 209 Comments »

April 15th, 2015

Nadal v Isner, Federer v Monfils Headline Blockbuster Thursday In Monte Carlo

A bunch of big-time matches line the Thursday Monte Carlo schedule.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:42 pm in Monte Carlo | 192 Comments »

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1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Roger Federer2 Maria Sharapova
3 Andy Murray3 Simona Halep
4 Stan Wawrinka4 Petra Kvitova
5 Kei Nishikori5 Caroline Wozniacki
6 Tomas Berdych6 Ana Ivanovic
7 David Ferrer7 Agnieszka Radwanska
8 Milos Raonic8 Lucie Safarova
9 Marin Cilic9
10 Rafael Nadal10
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