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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…

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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…

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June 4th, 2017

Upset Central as Muguruza, 5 Seeds Exit at French Open

No. 4 seed and defending champion Garbine Muguruza, No. 8 and former champ Svetlana Kuznetsova, No. 10 Venus Williams, No. 17 Anastasija Sevastova, and No. 23 Sam Stosur were all upended by lower ranked opponents, completely opening up the draw on the women’s side.

Posted by Staff @ 10:11 pm in French Open, Tennis | 4 Comments »

June 2nd, 2017

Muguruza, Venus Win; Bellis Rained-Out in Upset Attempt at French Open

“Twenty years ago? Wow,” Venus said. “I’ll be honest there won’t be 20 more. I will be watching in 20 years with all of you guys.”

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May 31st, 2017

Mattek-Sands Stops Kvitova Among 3 Big Upsets Wed. at French Open

“It’s hard for me to believe I’m in the third round,” said the 18-year-old Bellis.

Posted by Staff @ 5:59 pm in French Open, Tennis | 6 Comments »

May 29th, 2017

Pliskova Starts Strong in No. 1 Run, Muguruza Wins at French Open

“I’m happy that I managed to play, to be kind of composed out there,” Muguruza said. “I wasn’t sure how I was going to react again on the centre court, playing against an ex-champ. I found a balance, even though some moments were difficult to overcome. I knew at some point she was going to come up with some great shots.”

Posted by Special @ 5:23 pm in French Open, Tennis | 2 Comments »

May 27th, 2017

Muguruza v Schiavone 1st Rd., Kvitova Returns; French Open Preview

Upset alert for (2) Pliskov vs. Zheng, who upset Svitolina in Madrid…Other tough starts for (20) Barbora Strycova vs. Riske (winner to meet the French upset specialist Cornet), and (19) Vandeweghe vs. Rybarikova who the American lost her last meeting against…

Posted by Staff @ 11:16 am in French Open, Tennis | 6 Comments »

May 19th, 2017

Muguruza, Halep Remain on Collision Course for Rome Final After Friday Wins

Bertens beat Halep in their only meeting on clay in 2012.

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May 18th, 2017

Venus Upsetting Top Players, Faces French Open Champ Muguruza Friday at WTA Rome

“I feel like right now every girl, every woman, is playing very good,” Muguruza said after the win. “You never know, when they go to the court, who is going to win.”

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May 17th, 2017

Kerber Slide Continues; Konta v Venus on Thursday in Rome

“It’s my first time beating the No. 1 in the world, so, you know, I’m super excited,” said the player ranked outside the Top 50.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 9:20 pm in Tennis | 6 Comments »

May 8th, 2017

Muguruza Out, Sharapova v Bouchard And Many Frenchmen Monday At Madrid Masters

Maria Sharapova continues her comeback Monday in Madrid.

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May 6th, 2017

Sharapova, Konta Face Tough Starts at WTA Madrid; Preview

“It’s a very difficult [opening] match,” Konta said of Siegemund. “I’m playing someone, Laura, who’s coming off a great result in Stuttgart. She beat a lot of great players so I know she’s playing well on this surface. I’m looking forward to the challenge, to play someone who’s playing well on this surface and improve my game as well.”

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March 28th, 2017

Kerber, Halep, Pliskova And Venus Advance To Miami QFs; Muruguza Retires

The quarterfinal line-up at Miami is all set.

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March 26th, 2017

Kerber Wins; Venus vs. Kuzy Monday at Miami Open

“It was a good match,” said Kerber, who was down a break in both sets. “I was trying to feel my game again. I was moving good, but it was not so easy because she didn’t play badly. I was trying to stay positive and play my tennis.”

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March 26th, 2017

Pliskova, Wozniacki Sunday Miami Winners; Former Champ Radwanska Out

Venus Williams is the lone former champion left in Miami.

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