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January 12th, 2018

Preview: Serena Out; Women’s Australian Open Likely to See a 1st-Time Winner

(5) Venus vs. Bencic the must-watch 1st rd. match in Melbourne…Other tough starts for (31) Makarova vs. Begu, and the injury-hampered (13) Stephens vs. Zhang, who she has previously lost to…

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 2:08 pm in Australian Open, Tennis | 1 Comment »

January 7th, 2018

Muguruza, 4 of Top 10 at WTA/ATP Sydney; Preview

Four of the Top 10 seeds and a field LOADED with floaters…The Top 2 seeds receive opening-round byes…Interesting openers for (1) Muguruza vs. the veteran Bertens, (7) Goerges vs. Stosur (winner to meet Gavrilova), (3) Ostapenko vs. Makarova, (6) Stephens vs. (Q) Giorgi (winner to meet Kvitova), (4) Konta vs. Radwanska, (8) Sevastova vs. Cibulkova, and (2) Williams vs. the Safarova/Kerber winner…

Posted by Staff @ 12:57 am in Tennis | No Comments »

December 29th, 2017

Murray, Dimitrov, WTA 5 of Top 10 Headline ATP/WTA Brisbane; Preview

Muguruza leads five of the Top 10 players on the WTA rankings, in addition to former Slam winners Kvitova and Stosur…Muguruza and Pliskova receive opening-round byes…Tough starts for (1) Muguruza after a bye vs. 2017 breakout player Witthoeft, (7) Sevastova vs. Stosur, (4) Garcia vs. the upset specialist Cornet, (6) Mladenovic vs. the Kvitova/Anett Kontaveit winner, and (5) Konta vs. Keys…

Posted by Staff @ 10:44 pm in Tennis | No 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…

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August 29th, 2017

Sharapova Shines, 2 Top 10 Seeds Exit on Opening Day at US Open

“First round’s always, you know, tricky,” Wozniacki said after beating the qualifier Buzarnescu. “You just want to get through them, get them done, and move on, especially in Grand Slams. I was happy to finish off in two sets.”

Posted by Staff @ 1:27 am in Tennis, US Open | 18 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 12th, 2017

Pliskova Defends, But No. 1 Ranking Contenders Trail at Cincinnati; Preview

Tough starts for (9) Williams vs. her American countrywoman Riske, (16) Keys vs. Vandeweghe in a rematch of the Stanford final a week ago, (10) Radwanska vs. the resurgent Goerges, (14) Kvitova vs. the breakout player Kontaveit, and the struggling (3) Kerber vs. Makarova…

Posted by Staff @ 10:28 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

July 13th, 2017

Venus Williams Tries to Rewrite Record Books in Wimbledon Final

“I’ve played a lot of finals here, it’s been a blessing,” Williams said. “I can’t ask for more, but I want a little more.”

Posted by Staff @ 1:49 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 34 Comments »

July 11th, 2017

Halep Ousted as Wimbledon Semis Set; Pliskova the New Default No. 1

“I’m really pleased with my performance,” Halep said afterwards. “Of course, one of my goals is to get to No. 1. But I had another chance here. I was close, I could say.”

Posted by Staff @ 6:13 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 8 Comments »

July 7th, 2017

Venus Wins, to Face Upset-Maker Konjuh; Kerber On Court Saturday at Wimbledon

On facing Halep, who she is 2-1 career against, Azarenka said, “It doesn’t really matter to me who is on the other side. I always treat my matches, you know, and every opponent I respect the same way, but it is good for me to play against her.”

Posted by Staff @ 4:10 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 1 Comment »

July 5th, 2017

Kvitova Ousted, Ants Invade Wimbledon; Seeds to be Tested Thursday

“I definitely have taken home a few both in my belly and in my bags,” said Konta of the ant invasion Wednesday. “I’m pretty sure I [swallowed a few].”

Posted by Staff @ 10:13 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 6 Comments »

June 30th, 2017

Preview: Serena You are Missed at Wimbledon; 5 Players Vie for No. 1

(2) Halep could be up against it with an early road of qualifier and two-time grasscourt doubles winner Marina Erakovic, then Brit Laura Robson, then Bouchard

Posted by Staff @ 11:33 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 2 Comments »

June 30th, 2017

Brits Konta, Watson Out Of Eastbourne Where Wozniacki-Pliskova Final Set

Hopes for an all-British women’s final were dashed Friday in Eastbourne.

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June 25th, 2017

Preview: Kerber, 8 of Top 10; Djokovic at Combined ATP/WTA Eastbourne

Potential tough starts for (1) Kerber vs. homegirl (WC) Broady, (10) Ostapenko vs. Makarova, (3) Pliskova vs. the Riske/Cornet winner, (8) Radwanska vs. the Goerges/Bellis winner, (11) Muguruza vs. Bouchard, and (6) Wozniacki vs. the Japanese riser Osaka…

Posted by Staff @ 10:02 am in Tennis | Comments Off