September 23rd, 2013
In the unlikely Guangzhou Open final in China, Chinese wildcard Zhang Shuai defeated American qualifier Vania King 7-6(1), 6-1 for her first career title.
September 22nd, 2013
Tough openers for (4) Simon after a bye vs. the winner of Karlovic-Tomic, and (7) Nieminen vs. the Dutch riser Sijsling…Wildcards went to three dudes whose names you can’t pronounce…Pulling from the event were Ivan Dodig, Andy Murray (back surgery), and Tommy Robredo…Gasquet beat Simon in last year’s final…Returning champs in the field are Gasquet (2012) and Simon (2009).
August 14th, 2013
Roger Federer got a win Tuesday night while Maria Sharapova was handed a loss.
July 27th, 2013
Notes: Three former No. 1s among the seeds…No Williams sisters but plenty of Top 10ers and floaters…The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes…Tough openers for (1) Azarenka after a bye against Pennetta or Schiavone, (4) Vinci after a bye likely against the veteran Mattek-Sands, (7) Ivanovic vs. Cibulkova, (5) Stosur vs. the rolling Lepchenko, and (2) Radwanska after a bye likely vs. the veteran Hantuchova…Wildcards went to American Allie Kiick, France’s Virginie Razzano, and Stosur…Pulling from the event were Marion Bartoli, Kirsten Flipkens, Bojana Jovanovski, Kristina Mladenovic and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova…Martina Hingis and Hantuchova received a wildcard in doubles…Cibulkova beat Bartoli in the final last year…Returning champions in the field are Cibulkova (2012), Radwanska (2011), and Kuznetsova (2010).
June 21st, 2013
Rafael Nadal landed in Roger Federer section in Wimbledon’s quarter of death.
June 1st, 2013
Tommy Haas held it together to outlast John Isner in a thriller at the French Open.
May 26th, 2013
Venus Williams was upset in the French Open first round while sister Serena and Roger Federer barely broke a sweat.
May 24th, 2013
Roger Federer got another dream draw at a Grand Slam.
May 15th, 2013
Andy Murray says he’s doubtful for Paris while his rivals face tough tests Thursday in Rome.
May 8th, 2013
Rafael Nadal looked sharp in his Madrid opener today at the Magic Box.
April 26th, 2013
Milos Raonic meets Rafael Nadal tomorrow in Barcelona.
March 27th, 2013
“I was a little bit nervous in the first set and part of the second,” Ferrer said. “But I tried to fight every point, to be focused and I had a good feeling in the final of the second set and of course in the third one.”
March 18th, 2013
Defending champion Novak Djokovic leads the field at the 2013 Miami Masters, who’ll be the winner in two weeks?
February 22nd, 2013
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga saved 5 matchpoints against Bernard Tomic in Marseille while the run of Jack Sock came to and end in Marseille.
January 20th, 2013
Novak Djokovic pulled off a great escape in the fourth round against Stan Wawrinka, overcoming a set and break deficit to defeat the Swiss.