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August 14th, 2019

Venus Beats Defending Champ Bertens, Serena Withdraws At Cincinnati; Barty-Sharapova Wed.

The Top 4 women’s seeds are in action on Wednesday.

Posted by Staff @ 1:42 am in Cincinnati | No Comments »

July 28th, 2019

Teichmann Stuns Bertens For Palermo Title

Jil Teichmann is now a multi-title winner on the WTA Tour in 2019.

Posted by Staff @ 6:24 pm in Clay Season | No Comments »

July 4th, 2019

Serena Survives Tussle With Teen at Wimbledon, Kerber Upset; Gauff Gets Center Friday

Defending champion Angelique Kerber collapsed from a set up today at Wimbledon.

Posted by Staff @ 2:17 pm in Wimbledon | 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 27th, 2019

Serena Overcomes Slow Start; Wozniacki, Kvitova Out; Halep Opens Title Defense Tues.

The Williams still have never both lost in the first round of a Grand Slam!

Posted by Staff @ 5:14 pm in French Open | 1 Comment »

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

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

May 11th, 2019

Bertens Beats Halep For First Premier Mandatory Title In Madrid

Kiki Bertens beat Simona Halep again in a final.

Posted by Staff @ 10:03 pm in Madrid | Comments Off on Bertens Beats Halep For First Premier Mandatory Title In Madrid

May 10th, 2019

Halep To Face Bertens For Madrid Title And No. 1 Ranking

Kiki Bertens will bid for her second title over Simona Halep in the last year.

Posted by Staff @ 10:05 pm in Madrid | Comments Off on Halep To Face Bertens For Madrid Title And No. 1 Ranking

May 9th, 2019

Halep Returns To Madrid SFs; Bertens Gets Revenge On Kvitova

Simona Halep is the favorite for a third Madrid title and a return to No. 1 this weekend.

Posted by Staff @ 11:05 pm in Madrid | 10 Comments »

April 27th, 2019

Kvitova, Kontaveit To Collide In Stuttgart Final; Osaka Withdraws

An ab injury forced Naomi Osaka out of the Stuttgart semifinals.

Posted by Staff @ 6:23 pm in Stuttgart | Comments Off on Kvitova, Kontaveit To Collide In Stuttgart Final; Osaka Withdraws

April 26th, 2019

Osaka Overcomes Vekic In Stuttgart; Kvitova Advances, Azarenka Injury

Like the men in Barcelona, the women’s semifinal in Stuttgart will also be all-Top 15.

Posted by Staff @ 10:21 pm in Stuttgart | Comments Off on Osaka Overcomes Vekic In Stuttgart; Kvitova Advances, Azarenka Injury

April 25th, 2019

Azarenka Topples Defending Champion Pliskova In Stuttgart

Victoria Azarenka is finding her form.

Posted by Staff @ 11:19 pm in Stuttgart | Comments Off on Azarenka Topples Defending Champion Pliskova In Stuttgart