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June 30th, 2018

Wimbledon Preview: Serena in Group of Death, Stephens Can Become No. 1

The Group of Death contains two former No. 1s, a No. 2, and last year’s US Open semifinalist and quarterfinalist among other floaters…Tough starts for (5) Svitolina vs. the grasscourt title-winner Maria, (21) Sevastova vs. Giorgi, (32) Radwanska vs. Safarova 2nd rd., and (2) Wozniacki vs. Makarova 2nd rd…(25) Serena’s early path is former world No. 1 junior Arantxa Rus, a qualifier/wildcard, then (5) Svitolina, then (10) Keys.

Posted by Staff @ 10:57 am in Tennis, Wimbledon | 1 Comment »

June 7th, 2018

War of Mystifying Words as Halep, Stephens Face Off in French Open Final

So to summarize: Stephens is strong, she hits the ball, and it’s a match on clay.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 9:58 pm in French Open, Tennis | 73 Comments »

June 5th, 2018

Keys and Stephens Win, Keep It Not-Weird Going Into French Open Semifinals

“We are not going to be weird and awkward and make it, like, weird for each other,” Stephens said. “I think everything will be normal. And then when we get on the court, it’s time to compete. It’s go time. Until then, we’re the same girls as always.”

Posted by Staff @ 6:01 pm in French Open, Tennis | 2 Comments »

June 3rd, 2018

Keys, Stephens Lead American Charge Into French Open Quarters; Serena v Maria Monday

“A lot of girls dream of making quarters or semis, and now that I’ve done that at all four Slams that’s pretty awesome,” Stephens said. “That was definitely a goal, and I’m glad to finally make it through to the quarterfinals here.”

Posted by Staff @ 6:32 pm in French Open, Tennis | 6 Comments »

May 17th, 2018

Venus Out, Sharapova Moves On In Rome To Ostapenko QF Showdown; Halep Stays No. 1

Four former No. 1s are in the Rome quarterfinals.

Posted by Staff @ 9:05 pm in Rome | No Comments »

May 12th, 2018

Top Seeds Halep, Wozniacki in Deep at Italian Open; Preview

Tough starts went to (1) Halep vs. the Azarenka-Osaka winner, (13) Keys vs. Pavlyuchenkova, (9) Stephens vs. the crafty Strycova, (3) Muguruza vs. the Gavrilova-Bellis winner, (16) Barty vs. Sharapova…

Posted by Staff @ 4:52 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

May 5th, 2018

Halep Goes for Madrid Triple; WTA Preview

Interesting starts were dealt to Ostapenko vs. Irina-Camelia Begu (winner to face Maria Sharapova), Wozniacki vs. Daria Gavrilova, and Vandeweghe vs. Kristina Mladenovic.

Posted by Staff @ 3:50 pm in Tennis | 8 Comments »

April 22nd, 2018

Defending Champion Americans, Juggernaut Czechs Line Up Fed Cup Final

The Czechs are into their sixth Fed Cup final in the last eight years, winning in 2011-12 and 2014-16.

Posted by Staff @ 12:58 pm in Fed Cup, Tennis | 1 Comment »

April 1st, 2018

Stephens, Osaka, Kasatkina Headline Next-Gen Stars at WTA Charleston; Preview

Former champions in the field are Kasatkina (2017), Stephens (2016), Andrea Petkovic (2014), and Stosur (2010).

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:50 am in Tennis | Comments Off

March 22nd, 2018

Serena Slammed By Osaka In Miami, Fritz Falls; Azarenka v Keys Thursday

Noami Osaka beat up on 8-time Miami winner Serena Williams.

Posted by Staff @ 10:09 am in Miami | 17 Comments »

March 11th, 2018

Serena, Venus Set Up Monday Showdown At Indian Wells; Keys Can’t Solve Collins

The sister showdown is set for Monday.

Posted by Staff @ 10:43 am in Indian Wells | Comments Off

February 11th, 2018

Wozniacki v Sharapova Early at WTA Qatar Total Open; Preview

Wozniacki looking at Sharapova in her second match…

Posted by Staff @ 3:04 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

January 24th, 2018

Halep Turns Around Crap Start to Set Kerber Semi at Australian Open

Down 0-3, 30-40, Halep reeled off nine games in a row and took control.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 8:25 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 9 Comments »

January 23rd, 2018

Federer-Berdych, Kerber-Keys Highlight QF Tuesday At Australian Open

Roger Federer bids for his 9th straight win over Tomas Berdych.

Posted by Staff @ 7:10 pm in Australian Open | 135 Comments »

January 22nd, 2018

You like My Su-Wei Style? On Guard!; Keys, Kerber Line Up Quarterfinal at Australian Open

Madison Keys and Angie Kerber also set up a blockbuster quarterfinal meeting after the No. 17-seeded Keys upset No. 8 Caroline Garcia 6-3, 6-2, and the No. 21-seeded Kerber came from a set down to beat Su-Wei Hsieh 4-6, 7-5, 6-2.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 9:54 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 5 Comments »