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August 17th, 2017

Halep, Muruguza Advance at Rain-Hit WTA Cincinnati Thursday

“The match felt quite tough — it was not easy at all,” Halep said. “I can say that I’m not playing my best tennis in this moment, but winning, even if I play less good, I think it’s a big plus for me.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:13 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

August 6th, 2017

Keys Out-slugs, Out-hugs Vandeweghe in All-American WTA Stanford Final

“I just knew that if I kept hanging in on my service games, hopefully I would have a chance to break,” said Keys, who has turned around a difficult last 12 months that has included two wrist surgeries.

Posted by Staff @ 10:45 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

July 29th, 2017

Muguruza, Kvitova, American Contingent Come Out at WTA Stanford; Preview

Only one Top 10 player in Muguruza, but the former Wimbledon champion Kvitova, Sharapova returning from injury and young American seeds Keys, Vandeweghe and Bellis make for an interesting field…

Posted by Staff @ 6:45 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

June 30th, 2017

Preview: Serena You are Missed at Wimbledon; 5 Players Vie for No. 1

(2) Halep could be up against it with an early road of qualifier and two-time grasscourt doubles winner Marina Erakovic, then Brit Laura Robson, then Bouchard

Posted by Staff @ 11:33 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 2 Comments »

May 30th, 2017

Konta Crashes Out; Kvitova, Mladenovic Up Against It Wednesday at French Open

Johanna Konta does not like to play on clay.

Posted by Staff @ 10:38 pm in French Open, Tennis | 7 Comments »

May 27th, 2017

Muguruza v Schiavone 1st Rd., Kvitova Returns; French Open Preview

Upset alert for (2) Pliskov vs. Zheng, who upset Svitolina in Madrid…Other tough starts for (20) Barbora Strycova vs. Riske (winner to meet the French upset specialist Cornet), and (19) Vandeweghe vs. Rybarikova who the American lost her last meeting against…

Posted by Staff @ 11:16 am in French Open, Tennis | 6 Comments »

May 16th, 2017

Sharapova Bumped from Italian Open, French Open Same Day

“I apologize for having to withdraw from my match today with a left thigh injury,” Sharapova said in a statement.

Posted by Staff @ 4:32 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

May 6th, 2017

Sharapova, Konta Face Tough Starts at WTA Madrid; Preview

“It’s a very difficult [opening] match,” Konta said of Siegemund. “I’m playing someone, Laura, who’s coming off a great result in Stuttgart. She beat a lot of great players so I know she’s playing well on this surface. I’m looking forward to the challenge, to play someone who’s playing well on this surface and improve my game as well.”

Posted by Staff @ 4:13 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

April 2nd, 2017

Keys, Miami Open Champ Konta Headline WTA Charleston

Tough starts for (9) Gavrilova vs. Errani, (6) Sam Stosur vs. Jankovic in a battle of former champs, and (16) Siniakova vs. Puig…

Posted by Staff @ 11:50 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

March 24th, 2017

Halep Struggles Through, Lower Seeds Fall like Flies at Miami Open

Muguruza trailed McHale 0-6, 2-3 when play was suspended due to rain on Thursday night. Muguruza came all the way back on Friday, saving a match point to earn victory.

Posted by Staff @ 11:55 pm in Miami, Tennis | Comments Off

March 14th, 2017

Djokovic v Del Potro, Nadal v Verdasco; Tuesday Indian Wells Picks And Pans

Sean Randall previews a big day at Indian Wells.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:30 am in Indian Wells | Comments Off

March 12th, 2017

Halep, Keys Make Successful Returns to WTA Tour at Indian Wells

“It was not so easy,” Kerber said afterwards. “We’ve known each other forever, and it’s always tough to play a friend on court.

Posted by Staff @ 1:59 am in Indian Wells, Tennis | Comments Off

March 7th, 2017

Serena Removes Herself from WTA Indian Wells; Preview

Other storylines to watch over the next two weeks include the emergence of last year’s US Open runner-up Karolina Pliskova, and returns from injury for Madison Keys (first appearance of the year after wrist surgery), Simona Halep (returning from knee injury), and Johanna Konta (foot injury).

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 4:48 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

December 24th, 2016

Following Left Wrist Surgery, Madison Keys Is Out Of The Australian Open

Madison Keys has a new injury and a new coach.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:07 am in Australian Open, Coaching, Injuries | 2 Comments »

December 1st, 2016

Madison Keys Splits With Coach Tomas Hogstedt

After her best season, Madison Keys decided now is a good time to get a new coach!

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:45 am in Coaching | 2 Comments »