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August 22nd, 2010

Wozniacki Leads Semis, Final of WTA Montreal to be Played Monday

“We play tournaments every week and it’s our job,” Zvonareva said. “We are used to it, so that doesn’t matter. But it’s difficult for the fans. We see a lot of people walking around with umbrellas. We really appreciate them coming and trying to watch us play. They have been great all week, so supportive of all the players. We can only imagine how disappointing it has been for them.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:47 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

August 14th, 2010

Ivanovic Says ‘F**** You,’ Clijsters Favored Next Week at WTA Montreal

The development was that Montreal’s star power suddenly began to dip with all the pull-outs, and Lapierre came back to Ivanovic with the wildcard offer — which she promptly told him, in so many words, to stick up his ass.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 4:38 pm in Tennis | 11 Comments »

July 1st, 2010

Injured Henin Out of US Open, Will be Replaced by Serena in Belgian Exo Next Week

Justine Henin has withdraw from the upcoming US summer hardcourt season due to an injured right elbow.

Posted by Staff @ 6:08 pm in Injuries, US Open, Wimbledon | 7 Comments »

June 28th, 2010

Lu Who Stuns Roddick While Federer, Nadal, Djokovic Advance at Wimbledon

Andy Roddick goes down on an otherwise quiet Monday at Wimbledon.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:25 pm in Wimbledon | 146 Comments »

June 28th, 2010

Clijsters, Venus, Serena Favorites in Wimbledon Quarterfinals

Scheduled for Tuesday at Wimbledon are all four women’s quarterfinals in (8) Kim Clijsters vs. (21) Vera Zvonareva, (1) Serena Williams vs. (9) Na Li, Tsvetana Pironkova vs. (2) Venus Williams, and Petra Kvitova vs. (Q) Kaia Kanepi.

Posted by Staff @ 7:23 pm in Tennis | 4 Comments »

June 28th, 2010

Serena v. Sharapova, Henin v. Clijsters, Hewitt v. Djokovic Today at Wimbledon

Sean Randall previews the Wimbledon fourth round.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:34 am in Tennis | 350 Comments »

June 25th, 2010

Serena Beats Ass, Bows to Queen at Wimbledon, Complains

“I have mixed feelings about that,” Williams said. “You know, I don’t think I should be out there. But in a way, I feel like, you know, with my popularity, it’s cool to see — when I was leaving, I stayed for a while, and I signed tons of autographs. A lot of these people can’t get into the Centre Court and stuff.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:08 am in Tennis | 11 Comments »

June 23rd, 2010

Henin, Venus, Top Women Plod Toward Late-Round Match-ups at Wimbledon

“She’s been playing really well, won a tournament last week,” said Williams of Makarova, showing the gulf between the top players and the lower echelon. “I think the grass suits her game. She hits it low and has a good serve. You know, I was very happy to get off to a good start and then to close it out at the end.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 8:44 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »

June 22nd, 2010

Serena Williams Crushes Opponent, Talks Nails at Wimbledon

“They have strawberries on them, too,” Serena said in response to the question, or rather a statement, that her nails looked good. “If I would have thought about it, I would have put a strawberry instead of a heart. They’re hearts. I don’t know why I didn’t think of it sooner. I could have had a strawberry.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:57 pm in Tennis | 13 Comments »

June 20th, 2010

Llodra Thanks Mauresmo for Title; Henin Raises Grass Trophy; Weekend Round-up

“For the past two weeks, we’ve discussed a lot about my game,” Llodra said of Mauresmo. “She’s been a great help and she’s helped me to prepare for my matches so that I feel more comfortable when I go out on the court. I have to thank Amelie, it’s a pleasure to work with her.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:18 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

June 18th, 2010

Williams Sisters Look to Close Wide-Open Wimbledon Draw

World No. 1 Serena Williams actually has a difficult draw. She will start against the screamer Michelle Larcher de Brito, then probably meet former Top 10er Anna Chakvetadze in the second round. No. 25 Lucie Safarova or Dominika Cibulkova await after that, then a fourth-round showdown with Sharapova. Pencil in No. 9 seed Na Li to be waiting for Serena in the quarterfinals.

Posted by Staff @ 11:32 am in Tennis | 23 Comments »

May 31st, 2010

Henin Streak Ends at French Open; Stosur to Face Serena Williams

Henin’s backhand wing collapsed in the third set against Stosur, producing a un-Henin-like flurry of unforced errors.

Posted by Staff @ 3:35 pm in French Open, Tennis | 5 Comments »

May 30th, 2010

Venus Williams, Sharapova French Open Hopes Dashed — Again

In the resumption of a delayed match from the day before, Henin was immediately broken on serve to begin the third set in her match with Sharapova.

Posted by Staff @ 8:52 pm in French Open, Tennis | 5 Comments »

May 30th, 2010

Federer Advances, Berdych Blasts Murray at French Open; Nadal on Deck

Sean Randall recaps the men’s play from the French Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:07 pm in French Open | 344 Comments »

May 29th, 2010

Nadal Advances but Spanish Armada Takes a Hit at French Open; Roddick Gets Rolled

Upsets finally hit the men’s draw, and especially hit the Spanish Armada.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:09 pm in Australian Open, Tennis | 332 Comments »