March 21st, 2017
The pain of no one being even close to challenging Serena. Kerber is No. 13 this year if you tally only 2017 points. Pliskova has won two smaller events this year but hasn’t been able to put herself in position to win the bigger events like the Australian Open and Indian Wells.
March 16th, 2017
“I think it was a very tough match, yesterday in press I said this was one of the toughest matches I could have,” Muguruza said after losing in two tiebreaks. “I’m not disappointed at all.”
March 15th, 2017
In women’s quarterfinal play Wednesday, it’s Muguruza-Pliskova and Pavlyuchenkova-Kuznetsova.
March 13th, 2017
Three of the eight matches in the women’s draw ended in final set breakers Sunday at Indian Wells.
February 19th, 2017
Interesting starts for the struggling (1) Kerber after a bye vs. the Jankovic-Barthel winner, (3) Cibulkova after a bye vs. Makarova, (10) Woz vs. the Russian riser Kasatkina, and (11) Vandeweghe vs. her U.S. Fed Cup teammate Riske…
February 15th, 2017
Garbine Muguruza won one and lost one Wednesday in Doha.
February 11th, 2017
The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes, with challenging starts for (1) Kerber vs. the Begu-Kasatkina winner, (4) Radwanska after a bye vs. the former No. 1 Wozniacki, (8) Strycova vs. the former Slam champ Stosur 2nd rd., (3) Cibulkova after a bye vs. Pavlyuchenkova, and (2) Pliskova after a bye looking at an opener against the French riser Garcia (then the No. 5 seed Muguruza next round)…
January 24th, 2017
“It’s a dream to play someone you grew up watching,” Vandeweghe said. “To play an unbelievable player, future Hall of Famer, Venus, to be on the court with her, I’ve only experienced it one time before. But to do it at this stage of a Grand Slam is kind of crazy. I mean, I can’t really put it into words.”
January 22nd, 2017
“I guess I faked (having confidence) a lot because I was feeling like crap out there,” said the American.
January 20th, 2017
“I loved accounting, I have to be honest,” Venus said in a wide-ranging post-match meet with the press, filling a match discussion void after losing only one game.
January 18th, 2017
“I’m fit,” Kerber said. “I am prepared for playing, like, two, three hours, so that’s not a problem. Tomorrow I have a day off, so it’s not a big deal. I think I will be fine.”
January 13th, 2017
Now we’re talking…Serena starts against a player who beat her last year on hardcourt, Belinda Bencic…(9) Konta is playing well, but starts against Flipkens, who has sliced- and diced-up many a seeded player….Petkovic starts against wild card Kayla Day, then will meet (16) Strycova…Serena vs. Konta to see who exits this quarter?
December 31st, 2016
Five Top 10ers in the impressive field…The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes…Opening-round testers for (1) Raonic vs. Querrey, (5) Nadal vs. The Dog, (7) Dimitrov vs. Johnson, (8) Ferrer vs. Tomic, and (6) Pouille vs. Simon…
October 26th, 2016
“After my journey here, and all the support of the fans and my team, I couldn’t let everybody down,” Kuznetsova said on court after the match. “It’s from my heart. I have not been at my best these past years, but something just changed this year. I enjoy my game, I enjoy the crowd, I’m playing against the best players in the world and I really appreciate and am blessed to be here today.”
October 10th, 2016
The world No. 1 Kerber is the only Top 10er in the field, but throw in former No. 1s Williams, Wozniacki and Jankovic, and the Slam winner Stosur to give it some meat…