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September 16th, 2017

Ostapenko the Favorite at WTA Seoul Korea Open; Preview

Arruabarrena (2016) and Begu (2015) are former champions in the field.

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September 11th, 2017

Safarova, Mladenovic Head Post-US Open WTA Fields in Tokyo, Quebec City

No Top 10ers in the post-US Open field…Tough start for (7) Riske vs. American countrywoman Brengle…Wildcards were awarded to Japanese legend Kimiko Date, and seeds Mladenovic and Pliskova…

Posted by Staff @ 9:31 pm in Tennis | 9 Comments »

June 11th, 2017

Cibulkova, Konta Lead WTA Grasscourt Debut Week; Previews

Konta the lone Top 10 representative…Interesting starts for (4) Riske vs. (WC) Watson, and (6) Rogers vs. Vekic (winner to possibly meet (WC) Robson)…

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May 7th, 2017

Russian Pavlyuchenkova, German Qualifier Barthel Claim WTA Titles

“I want to say good job to this girl,” Schiavone said. “When I met her, she was 19 years old and we were playing doubles! She grew up a lot [over the] years…congratulations, I think you deserve much more.”

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March 13th, 2017

Muguruza Survives Day, Cibulkova Saves Match Point At Indian Wells; Kerber, Keys Today

Three of the eight matches in the women’s draw ended in final set breakers Sunday at Indian Wells.

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March 11th, 2017

Pliskova Comes Back on Puig; Venus-Jankovic Saturday At Indian Wells

It was a good day to be a Pliskova Friday at Indian Wells.

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January 18th, 2017

Kerber Struggles Through, Barty Surprises Wednesday at Australian Open

“I’m fit,” Kerber said. “I am prepared for playing, like, two, three hours, so that’s not a problem. Tomorrow I have a day off, so it’s not a big deal. I think I will be fine.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 8:00 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 2 Comments »

October 1st, 2016

Kristyna Pliskova, Sister of US Open Finalist Karolina, Wins 1st WTA Title in Tashkent

“I’m very happy to win my first ever WTA title,” Pliskova said. “My game was not as expected, however it’s not easy to win any tournament.

Posted by Staff @ 3:27 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »