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September 24th, 2017

Muguruza, 8 of Top 10 at WTA Premier 5 Wuhan Open, Preview

Potential tough starts for the floundering (9) Radwanska vs. Rybarikova (winner to face the Gavrilova-Goerges victor), (7) Cibulkova vs. Stosur, (12) Kerber vs. Garcia, (15) Sevastova vs. Makarova, and (2) Halep vs. the Riske-Kasatkina winner…

Posted by Staff @ 11:39 am in Tennis | 6 Comments »

September 16th, 2017

Muguruza, 5 of Top 10 Make WTA Toray Tokyo a Tough Test

Potential tough starts for (5) Cibulkova vs. Suarez Navarro, (7) Kerber vs. Osaka, and (2) Pliskova vs. Gavrilova…

Posted by Staff @ 1:56 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

September 6th, 2017

Garbine Muguruza Is New WTA No. 1 Ranked Player In The World!

Garbine Muguruza is No. 1, will Rafael Nadal join her?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:51 pm in No. 1 ranking | 1 Comment »

September 3rd, 2017

Pliskova Saves MP At US Open; Sharapova, Venus, Kvitova-Muguruza Sunday

The women’s fourth round gets underway Sunday at the US Open with four Grand Slam winners.

Posted by Staff @ 1:33 am in US Open | 3 Comments »

September 2nd, 2017

Venus Shuts Down Serena Baby Questions; Muguruza v Kvitova Looms at US Open

There were no major upsets on the women’s side Friday at the US Open.

Posted by Staff @ 12:28 am in US Open | 6 Comments »

August 31st, 2017

Wozniacki Ousted as No. 1 Pretenders Continue to Fall at US Open

“To save three match points, I think it was crazy,” Kuznetsova said. “It was a tough one. I’m happy I survive. But I’m definitely not happy with my performance today.”

Posted by Staff @ 1:01 am in Tennis, US Open | 7 Comments »

August 25th, 2017

Sharapova v Halep 1st Rd. Headlines Wild Women’s US Open; Preview

Let’s see, not too exciting, hmmmm…did we mention MARIA SHARAPOVA FACES (2) SIMONA HALEP FIRST ROUND? Halep is 0-6 career against Masha…

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 6:36 pm in Tennis, US Open | 9 Comments »

August 21st, 2017

Garbine Muguruza: I’m Happy People See Me As The Favorite To Win The US Open

Garbine Muguruza isn’t focused on No. 1, but she’s on her way there.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:59 pm in Cincinnati, US Open | No Comments »

August 20th, 2017

Muguruza Wins Title, Halep Falls Flat, Wins 1 Game in WTA Cincinnati Final

“I think today was my best performance of the tournament, because I felt like I played 20 hours in that court,” Muguruza said. “I think I did few little mistakes and my shots were very [well] placed and I think I was doing almost everything right there.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:09 pm in Tennis | 4 Comments »

August 19th, 2017

Halep, Muguruza Line-Up Cincinnati Final with No. 1 on the Line

“I just want to go tomorrow and play my game,” Halep said, repeating perhaps the most overused statement in women’s tennis. “If it’s going to happen, great, but if not I will have more opportunities. Hopefully I can do it. I have the desire.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 7:15 pm in Tennis | 10 Comments »

August 19th, 2017

Pliskova, Halep, Muguruza, Stephens Into WTA Cincy Semis

“I think it was probably one of the best matches of the year,” Muguruza said. “Because I felt like we both played very well. Especially in that third set, we were winning points and our serve was there.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:51 am in Tennis | 3 Comments »

August 17th, 2017

Halep, Muruguza Advance at Rain-Hit WTA Cincinnati Thursday

“The match felt quite tough — it was not easy at all,” Halep said. “I can say that I’m not playing my best tennis in this moment, but winning, even if I play less good, I think it’s a big plus for me.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:13 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

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 »