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September 6th, 2017

Vandeweghe, Keys Complete All-American Semifinals at US Open

“I was really nervous all day,” Keys said afterwards.

Posted by Staff @ 9:27 pm in Tennis, US Open | 4 Comments »

September 4th, 2017

Pliskova Powers Into US Open QFs, CoCo, Keys Advance; Venus-Kvitova Tuesday

Karolina Pliskova is the lone top seed to make the US Open quarterfinals.

Posted by Staff @ 11:48 pm in US Open | 12 Comments »

April 5th, 2015

WTA Previews: No Williamses in Charleston; Aggie in Poland

Not a lot of floating talent in the field, with a potential tough start for (16) Watson vs. the riser Vekic; (1) Bouchard could face Stephens in the 3rd rd…Wildcards went to Bouchard and Americans Varvara Lepchenko, Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Sachia Vickery…

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 2:30 pm in ATP, Charleston, Clay Season, Katowice, Tennis, WTA | 3 Comments »

June 21st, 2014

Tennis-X Preview: Wimbledon Women’s Delicious Draw

Keep your fingers crossed for the Serena vs. Maria and Kvitova vs. Venus quarterfinals, and the champions should unravel from there.

Posted by Staff @ 7:01 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 3 Comments »

April 27th, 2014

Tennis Previews: Haas Defends Munich; Men and Women in Portugal

Notes: Haas beat Kohlschreiber in the all-German 2013 final…The top-seeded Fognini makes his Munich debut…Challenging starts for (1) Fognini after a bye vs. either Dr. Ivo or Smokin’ Dustin Brown, and (4) Monfils the Meltdown after a bye possibly facing the Austrian veteran Tuna Melzer…

Posted by Staff @ 11:02 am in Tennis | Comments Off

February 16th, 2014

Previews: Serena Williams, Nadal Lead WTA/ATP Events This Week

Notes: One of the toughest 28-draw fields of the year with seven Top 10 players among the seeds, and more dangerous floaters than seeds…Challenging starts for (1) Serena after a bye vs. the Kleybanova-Makarova winner, (5) Jankovic after a bye vs. the Stephens-Safarova winner…

Posted by Staff @ 4:18 pm in Dubai, Tennis | 3 Comments »

February 8th, 2014

No. 1s Nadal, Serena Williams Pull; ATP/WTA Previews This Week

World No. 1 Rafael Nadal pulled from the event citing a stomach virus…Ferrer shooting for third title in a row…Wildcards went to Ferrer and Argentines Facundo Arguello and Guido Pella…Returning champs in the field are Ferrer (2013-12), Almagro (2011), Robredo (2009), and Monaco (2007).

Posted by Staff @ 2:59 pm in Tennis | 6 Comments »

May 25th, 2013

Montanes, Monaco, Kanepi, Cornet Win ATP/WTA Titles

Hradecka, who fell to 0-6 career in WTA finals, double faulted in the tiebreak at 4-5.

Posted by Staff @ 10:58 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

September 22nd, 2012

Tsonga, Wozniacki Bid For Sunday Titles; Robson Falls Just Short In China

Former Slam finalists Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Caroline Wozniacki lead the title charge Sunday in pro tennis.

Posted by Staff @ 2:55 pm in 2012 Season | 20 Comments »

June 6th, 2012

Stosur, Errani into French Semis; Sharapova, Kvitova Up Wednesday

Errani will next face Stosur, who beat down No. 15 seed Dominika Cibulkova 6-4, 6-1. The Italian Errani is 0-5 career against Stosur, another mountain to climb.

Posted by Staff @ 12:53 am in Tennis | 10 Comments »

May 6th, 2012

Del Potro, Streaking Errani Among ATP/WTA Winners; Weekend Wrap

Suarez Navarro led a set and 5-3, then blew two match points in the tiebreak, then in the third led 4-2 before running out of chances. “I’ve won a few matches from match points down but I’ve never won a final like this,” Kanepi said. “I’ll remember this final in a good way for a long time.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:05 pm in Tennis | 21 Comments »

January 7th, 2012

Kvitova Too Hot at Hopman; Kanepi Titles; Tennis-X Notes

“In previous years I’ve been a surprise player — I was able to beat higher-ranked players, but then maybe lose to lower-ranked players,” Kanepi said. “Now I’m playing more stable, not making as many errors. I’m beating top players more consistently. Hopefully I can get that ranking myself one day.”

Posted by Staff @ 3:09 pm in Tennis | 43 Comments »

January 6th, 2012

Murray Tackles Tomic In Brisbane; It’s All French After Federer, Nadal Exit Doha

Andy Murray and Bernard Tomic meet in an intriguing semifinal at Brisbane tonight.

Posted by Staff @ 11:07 pm in Brisbane, Doha | 72 Comments »

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 18th, 2010

Almagro, Montanes, Kanepi, Szavay Win Titles: Weekend Wrap

“I was very tired, mainly in the second set but also in the third. I was also nervous,” Szavay said. “But I fought with myself and broke it. It’s very nice to have a second title in a row. I’ve been working very hard and this is the reward.”

Posted by Staff @ 4:01 pm in Tennis | 30 Comments »