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June 16th, 2019

WTA Top 3 — Osaka, Barty, Pliskova — Lead Way At Birmingham

The No. 1 ranking and Wimbledon top seed could change hands this week in Birmingham.

Posted by Staff @ 11:49 am in Birmingham | No Comments »

May 31st, 2019

Pliskova Upset By Martic At French Open; Serena, Halep, Osaka Saturday

A fourth member of the WTA’s Top 6 is out of the French Open.

Posted by Staff @ 5:04 pm in French Open | No Comments »

May 30th, 2019

Osaka Wins Thriller Over Azarenka, Serena In Charge At French; Muguruza v Svitolina in 3R

Naomi Osaka hung on again to a big win at the French Open.

Posted by Staff @ 4:15 pm in French Open | No Comments »

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 28th, 2019

Nervous Osaka Survives Schmiedlova Upset Bid At French, Halep Successfully Opens Title Defense

The top seeds again struggled on Tuesday as the French Open first round closed up.

Posted by Staff @ 3:37 pm in French Open | 1 Comment »

May 26th, 2019

Kerber, Venus Ousted On Opening Day At French Open; Serena Set To Return

The men’s tour isn’t the only one with breakout young stars.

Posted by Staff @ 5:05 pm in French Open | 1 Comment »

May 25th, 2019

Federer, Tsitsipas, Venus v Svitolina All On Opening Day Sunday At The French Open

The wait is almost over.

Posted by Staff @ 5:22 pm in French Open | 4 Comments »

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 | No Comments »

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 | No Comments »

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 | No Comments »

May 14th, 2019

No Serena-Venus In Rome; Svitlova Blows 5-2 Lead v Azarenka

BFFs Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki both left Rome with injuries Tuesday.

Posted by Staff @ 10:52 pm in Rome | No Comments »

May 13th, 2019

Venus Needs 9 MPs To Beat Mertens In Rome, Serena Next; Azarenka v Svitolina Tues

38-year-old Venus Williams needs over three hours and nine match points to set up a showdown with Serena on Wednesday.

Posted by Staff @ 7:47 pm in Rome | No Comments »

May 12th, 2019

WTA Rome Preview: Serena Returns With 9 Of Top 10, Could Face Venus In 2R

Serena Williams returns to Rome for the first time since her 2016 title run.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 10:57 am in Rome | No Comments »

May 7th, 2019

Osaka, Halep Advance In Madrid, Pliskovas Out

Two more Top 5 women’s seeds are out of the Madrid Open.

Posted by Staff @ 5:31 pm in Madrid | No Comments »