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…
October 5th, 2016
Kvitova entered the match with taped fingers, not from blisters, but reportedly from a nail session gone wrong.
October 3rd, 2016
Angelique Kerber opened her Beijing campaign with a win. Venus Williams, though, wasn’t as fortunate.
October 1st, 2016
Nine of the Top 10 players, sans Serena Williams, in the field…Potential tough starts for (3) Radwasnka second round vs. the powerful Makarova, (13) Vinci second round vs. the resurgent Wozniacki, (5) Pliskova vs. Safarova, (15) Pavlyuchenkova vs. (Q) Riske (winner to meet Stosur), (8) Keys second round vs. the winner of Jelena Jankovic and Kristina Mladenovic, and the shaky-of-late (2) Muguruza vs. Begu…
September 23rd, 2016
The Top 8 seeds receive opening-round byes in Wuhan, so Kerber will start against either American CoCo Vandeweghe or France’s Kristina Mladenovic. From there her difficult path will likely see No. 14 and Slam winner Petra Kvitova, then No. 7 Carla Suarez Navarro or No. 11 Johanna Konta, then likely No. 4 Simona Halep or No. 8 Madison Keys in the semifinals.
September 18th, 2016
Five of the Top 10, including US Open finalist Karolina Pliskova, and a slew of dangerous floaters make Tokyo the place to watch this week…The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes…Tough starts for Muguruza after a bye, coming out cold possibly against the US Open quarterfinalist Sevastova; (8) Pavlyuchenkova vs. the veteran Petkovic (winner to possibly meet the giant-serving Vandeweghe); (6) Cibulkova vs. Safarova; and (4) Suarez Navarro cold after a bye meeting the winner of Bencic-Wozniacki…
September 1st, 2016
Is the new enclosed Arthur Ashe too noisy?
August 31st, 2016
“I was shaking a little bit,” said Sevastova after ousting the French Open champ Muguruza. The Latvian came back to tennis after quitting the game from 2013-14 with back injuries.
August 30th, 2016
Serena and Venus return to the US Open Tuesday.
August 28th, 2016
Former champions Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal headline opening at the US Open Monday.
August 20th, 2016
It’s up to Karolina Pliskova to stop Angelique Kerber from the No. 1 ranking.
August 19th, 2016
Kerber with the title in Cincinnati this weekend would supplant Serena Williams at No. 1 on the WTA rankings.
August 19th, 2016
Angelique Kerber is now just three wins from the No. 1 ranking.
August 9th, 2016
Serena Williams’s Olympic career may have ended Tuesday night in Rio.