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August 11th, 2013

Serena Leads Entire Top 20 at Cincinnati: Preview

How tough is the Cincinnati draw? Former Slam champ Svetlana Kuznetsova barely got in, while former French Open champ Francesca Schiavone didn’t, and has to play the qualifying.

Posted by Staff @ 10:50 am in Cincinnati, Tennis | Comments Off

August 4th, 2013

Williams Sisters Highlight Loaded Rogers Cup Toronto Field

Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka, Agnieszka Radwanska, Li Na, Sara Errani, Petra Kvitova, Marion Bartoli, Angelique Kerber, Caroline Wozniacki, Roberta Vinci, Maria Kirilenko, Samantha Stosur, Kirsten Flipkens, Sloane Stephens, Jelena Jankovic, Ana Ivanovic

Posted by Staff @ 12:01 am in Tennis | 7 Comments »

July 27th, 2013

Del Potro Heads Washington; ATP/WTA Previews

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).

Posted by Staff @ 8:54 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

May 3rd, 2013

Serena Williams Leads Insanely Tough Field at WTA Madrid

Notes: Insane field with two former No. 1s and an additional Slam champ all unseeded…The Top 3 seeds are current or former No. 1s…Tough opening-round matches are (5) Na vs. Tamira Paszek then the winner of Venus and (WC) Medina Garrigues, (3) Azarenka vs. Pavlyuchenkova, (11) Petrova vs. a qualifier then likely Kuznetsova, (16) Ivanovic vs. a qualifier then likely her Serb countrywoman Jankovic, (9) Stosur vs. the clay-savvy Suarez Navarro, and (2) Sharapova vs. a qualifier then likely Peng…No blue clay this year…Former champs in the field are Serena Williams (2012) and Kvitova (2011).

Posted by Staff @ 11:21 pm in Madrid, Tennis | 4 Comments »

April 8th, 2013

Canada in Davis Cup Semis; Serena Wins; Previews

Argentine career Challenger-level player Carlos Berlocq won the fifth and deciding singles over Frenchman Gilles Simon in four sets to clinch the tie, setting up a semifinal at the Czech Republic. Earlier Jo-Wilfried Tsonga had kept France in the tie, forcing the deciding match by easily defeating Juan Monaco.

Posted by Staff @ 12:41 am in Tennis | 10 Comments »

April 7th, 2013

Serena Williams Got Angry At Jelena Jankovic, Then Won Six Straight Games [Video]

Jelena Jankovic had the match in hand until she upset Serena Williams. Then Serena took charge and won 12 of the last 14 games to win another Charleston title.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 3:59 pm in Videos | 26 Comments »

April 7th, 2013

Serena Slams Venus, Meets Jankovic For Charleston Title

In one of their most lopsided meetings, Serena slammed sister Venus in the Charleston semifinals on Saturday.

Posted by Staff @ 12:41 am in Clay Season | 1 Comment »

April 5th, 2013

Venus, Serena Collide For First Time Since 2009 In Charleston On Saturday; Jankovic Wins 500th Match

Sister act 24: Venus and Serena meet for the first time since 2009 in the Charleston semifinals on Saturday.

Posted by Staff @ 10:59 pm in Clay Season | 2 Comments »

March 28th, 2013

Jelena Jankovic Wasn’t Happy At All With Her Schedule This Week In Miami

Jelena Jankovic wasn’t pleased she had to play night then day in the Miami semifinals Thursday.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:50 pm in Miami | 1 Comment »

February 24th, 2013

Tsonga, Ferrer, Kvitova Among 6 ATP/WTA Title Winners

“I’m so happy I was able to come here to Bogota for the first time and winning my 13th WTA title here makes the experience even better,” Jankovic said. The Serb last raised a trophy at Indian Wells in 2010, and was 0-5 in finals since then entering Bogota. The Argentine Ormaechea had never advanced past a WTA quarterfinal before the week.

Posted by Staff @ 10:39 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

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