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May 29th, 2019

Bertens Retires While Stephens, Pliskova Advance at French Open; Osaka, Halep, Serena Thurs.

Another top seed bit the dust Wednesday at the French Open.

Posted by Staff @ 4:33 pm in French Open | 1 Comment »

May 19th, 2019

Pliskova Wins Biggest Clay Title Of Career, Overwhelms Konta In Rome

Karolina Pliskova collected her third title on clay, the biggest of her career.

Posted by Staff @ 7:23 pm in Rome | 3 Comments »

May 18th, 2019

Konta Keeps Winning, Beats Bertens To Reach Rome Final, Pliskova Awaits

A new Rome women’s champion will be crowned on Sunday.

Posted by Staff @ 3:58 pm in Rome | Comments Off on Konta Keeps Winning, Beats Bertens To Reach Rome Final, Pliskova Awaits

May 17th, 2019

Pliskova Powers Pasts Azarenka In Rome, Leads Unlikely Group Of Semifinalists

Two unseeded players including a qualifier made the last four in Rome.

Posted by Staff @ 9:37 pm in Rome | Comments Off on Pliskova Powers Pasts Azarenka In Rome, Leads Unlikely Group Of Semifinalists

May 16th, 2019

Osaka Wins 2 In Rome, Secures French Top Seed; Konta Upsets Stephens, Venus; Halep, Kvitova Ailing

Players were pushed to the limit Thursday in Rome.

Posted by Staff @ 10:17 pm in Rome | Comments Off on Osaka Wins 2 In Rome, Secures French Top Seed; Konta Upsets Stephens, Venus; Halep, Kvitova Ailing

January 16th, 2019

Wozniacki, Barty Shine At Australian Open; Serena v Bouchard Thurs

Serena Williams and Eugenie Bouchard battle for the first time in over four years Thursday night in Melbourne.

Posted by Staff @ 7:45 am in Australian Open | 1 Comment »

January 2nd, 2019

Nadal, Murray, Kyrgios, Svitolina Out Of Brisbane; Dimitrov Advances To Nishikori Showdown

The Brisbane event lost both top seeds, Rafael Nadal and Elina Svitolina, on Wednesday.

Posted by Staff @ 8:20 pm in Brisbane | Comments Off on Nadal, Murray, Kyrgios, Svitolina Out Of Brisbane; Dimitrov Advances To Nishikori Showdown

September 29th, 2018

Halep Leads All-In China Open Women’s Field, Del Potro Heads Men; Preview

Interesting starts for (17) Keys vs. American countrywoman (LL) Pera, the struggling (9) Stephens vs. Pavlyuchenkova, (3) Kerber vs. the unpredictable Mladenovic, (10) Goerges vs. Konta, (7) Pliskova vs. (WC) Stosur, (12) Ostapenko vs. Rybarikova, (14) Muguruza vs. Makarova, and (2) Wozniacki vs. Bencic…

Posted by Staff @ 7:12 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on Halep Leads All-In China Open Women’s Field, Del Potro Heads Men; Preview

August 12th, 2018

No Warm Welcome for Serena Williams in WTA Cincinnati Draw: Preview

Tough starts for (4) Kerber vs. Pavlyuchenkova who she is 6-6 career against, the wrist-addled (13) Keys vs. (WC) Mattek-Sands in an all-American, (9) Pliskova vs. Radwanska (winner to meet Konta), (6) Garcia vs. (WC) Azarenka, (8) Kvitova vs. the Serena-Gavrilova winner, (15) Mertens vs. Rybarikova who she has a losing record against, (5) Svitolina vs. (WC) Kuznetsova, and (2) Wozniacki vs. the Bertens-Vandeweghe winner…

Posted by Staff @ 9:28 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on No Warm Welcome for Serena Williams in WTA Cincinnati Draw: Preview

August 8th, 2018

Konta Upsets Ostapenko, All-Russian Sharapova v Kasatkina Wednesday at WTA Rogers Cup Montreal

“I played myself into the match and tried to be as tough as possible,” Konta said afterwards.

Posted by Staff @ 9:01 am in Tennis | 4 Comments »

August 5th, 2018

Preview: Serena Drops Out, Insane Men’s Openers at Rogers Cup Tennis

The outrageous number of opening-round seeds vs. floaters match-ups includes (16) Kyrgios vs. (WC) Wawrinka, (11) Schwartzman vs. Edmund, (6) Cilic vs. Coric, (3) Del Potro vs. Nishikori, (14) Fognini vs. Johnson (winner to meet Shapovalov), (5) Dimitrov vs. Verdasco, (10) Goffin vs. Raonic, (4) Anderson vs. Rublev, (7) Thiem vs. the fast-rising Tsitsipas, (9) Djokovic vs. Chung, and (2) Zverev vs. Ferrer…

Posted by Staff @ 11:31 am in Canadian Open, Montreal, Tennis, Toronto | 1 Comment »

August 3rd, 2018

Venus Wins In San Jose, Joins Konta, Azarenka In QF Play Today

38-year-old Venus Williams leads the way in San Jose.

Posted by Staff @ 11:02 am in San Jose | Comments Off on Venus Wins In San Jose, Joins Konta, Azarenka In QF Play Today

August 1st, 2018

Konta Clobbers Serena In San Jose, Handing American Worst Career Loss

Serena Williams managed just one game against Johanna Konta Tuesday night in San Jose.

Posted by Staff @ 10:35 am in San Jose, Washington | 2 Comments »

July 31st, 2018

Former Champions Serena, Konta Collide Tonight In San Jose; Stephens, Wozniacki In D.C.

Serena Williams makes her summer hard court debut tonight in San Jose.

Posted by Staff @ 10:17 am in San Jose | 1 Comment »

June 30th, 2018

Wimbledon Preview: Serena in Group of Death, Stephens Can Become No. 1

The Group of Death contains two former No. 1s, a No. 2, and last year’s US Open semifinalist and quarterfinalist among other floaters…Tough starts for (5) Svitolina vs. the grasscourt title-winner Maria, (21) Sevastova vs. Giorgi, (32) Radwanska vs. Safarova 2nd rd., and (2) Wozniacki vs. Makarova 2nd rd…(25) Serena’s early path is former world No. 1 junior Arantxa Rus, a qualifier/wildcard, then (5) Svitolina, then (10) Keys.

Posted by Staff @ 10:57 am in Tennis, Wimbledon | 1 Comment »