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August 12th, 2017

Pliskova Defends, But No. 1 Ranking Contenders Trail at Cincinnati; Preview

Tough starts for (9) Williams vs. her American countrywoman Riske, (16) Keys vs. Vandeweghe in a rematch of the Stanford final a week ago, (10) Radwanska vs. the resurgent Goerges, (14) Kvitova vs. the breakout player Kontaveit, and the struggling (3) Kerber vs. Makarova…

Posted by Staff @ 10:28 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

August 11th, 2017

Rain, Wozniacki and Stephens Upsets Mark WTA Toronto on Friday

“Last week, I was just hoping to win a match at some point and beat someone,” Stephens said after the match.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 10:52 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

August 9th, 2017

Wozniacki, Sivtolina Tuesday Winners In Toronto; Bouchard Bounced By Vekic

The Top 4 women in the world headline play Wednesday in Toronto.

Posted by Staff @ 12:31 am in Canadian Open | 1 Comment »

August 3rd, 2017

Sharapova Suffers Arm Injury In Stanford; Wimbledon Champ Muguruza Cruises In Hard Court Opener

Maria Sharapova’s injury woes continued Wednesday in Stanford.

Posted by Staff @ 11:21 am in Stanford | 7 Comments »

July 29th, 2017

Muguruza, Kvitova, American Contingent Come Out at WTA Stanford; Preview

Only one Top 10 player in Muguruza, but the former Wimbledon champion Kvitova, Sharapova returning from injury and young American seeds Keys, Vandeweghe and Bellis make for an interesting field…

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July 15th, 2017

Muguruza Tops Venus Williams For First Wimbledon Title, Second Grand Slam

Garbine Muguruza is the new queen of grass.

Posted by Staff @ 1:36 pm in Wimbledon | 5 Comments »

July 13th, 2017

Venus Williams Tries to Rewrite Record Books in Wimbledon Final

“I’ve played a lot of finals here, it’s been a blessing,” Williams said. “I can’t ask for more, but I want a little more.”

Posted by Staff @ 1:49 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 34 Comments »

July 11th, 2017

Halep Ousted as Wimbledon Semis Set; Pliskova the New Default No. 1

“I’m really pleased with my performance,” Halep said afterwards. “Of course, one of my goals is to get to No. 1. But I had another chance here. I was close, I could say.”

Posted by Staff @ 6:13 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 8 Comments »

July 10th, 2017

Kerber, Woz Upset; Halep Eyes No. 1 in Quarterfinals at Wimbledon

“For me, I’m still looking forward to the next months,” said Kerber, who will now lose the No. 1 ranking at the end of Wimbledon to either Simona Halep or Karolina Pliskova.

Posted by Staff @ 8:49 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 12 Comments »

July 8th, 2017

Struggling Kerber Keeps on Winning at Wimbledon; Monday’s Round of 16 Set

“She was hitting the balls very hard,” Kerber said of the American.

Posted by Staff @ 4:09 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 2 Comments »

July 6th, 2017

Pliskova Upset, Kerber Does Not Inspire; Venus, Azarenka Up Friday at Wimbledon

“It wasn’t an easy match and for sure it wasn’t the best tennis I’ve ever played,” Kerber said.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 7:49 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 11 Comments »

July 4th, 2017

Kerber, Pliskova Hold Up in Race for No. 1; Vandeweghe Looks for Fireworks at Wimbledon

“Playing first rounds in grand slams are always tough, especially with my first-round match that I lost in Paris,” said Kerber, who had more unforced errors than winners. “I was actually just thinking about point-by-point, trying to finding my rhythm during the whole match.”

Posted by Staff @ 6:56 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 7 Comments »

June 30th, 2017

Preview: Serena You are Missed at Wimbledon; 5 Players Vie for No. 1

(2) Halep could be up against it with an early road of qualifier and two-time grasscourt doubles winner Marina Erakovic, then Brit Laura Robson, then Bouchard

Posted by Staff @ 11:33 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 2 Comments »

June 25th, 2017

Preview: Kerber, 8 of Top 10; Djokovic at Combined ATP/WTA Eastbourne

Potential tough starts for (1) Kerber vs. homegirl (WC) Broady, (10) Ostapenko vs. Makarova, (3) Pliskova vs. the Riske/Cornet winner, (8) Radwanska vs. the Goerges/Bellis winner, (11) Muguruza vs. Bouchard, and (6) Wozniacki vs. the Japanese riser Osaka…

Posted by Staff @ 10:02 am in Tennis | No Comments »

June 18th, 2017

Kerber, Azarenka, Kvitova This Week at Birmingham, Mallorca; WTA Previews

Victoria Azarenka returns to the tour after giving birth to her son, Leo, and Sabine Lisicki also makes her 2017 debut after a shoulder injury suffered last November…

Posted by Staff @ 12:44 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »