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October 25th, 2017

Streaking Wozniacki Cliches WTA Finals Semifinal Berth; Updates

“It was so quick,” Svitolina said of the final four games. “I missed my chances. I cannot change them…My game was completely off.”

Posted by Staff @ 5:53 pm in Tennis | 16 Comments »

October 24th, 2017

Venus Outlasts Ostapenko At WTA Finals; Pliskova Makes SFs

Karolina Pliskova is the first player to reach the semifinals at the WTA Finals.

Posted by Staff @ 10:20 pm in WTA Championships | 3 Comments »

October 22nd, 2017

Preview: WTA Finals a Steal for Youngsters with Serena, Maria, Stars Sidelined

Next year will likely return to dominance by Serena, Maria or both. But this week we’re stuck with the also-rans vying for both a coveted year-end championship and a year-end No. 1 ranking. It’s being spun as the next generation taking over, but due to pregnancy, doping and injuries, it’s some youngsters getting a shot because the best players are sidelined.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:06 am in Tennis | 12 Comments »

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 | Comments Off

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 | Comments Off