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June 27th, 2016

Muguruza Muddles Through; Halep Hopes Achilles OK; Serena Debuts Tuesday at Wimbledon

“I feel the grass. I feel the court. I feel the atmosphere here…”

Posted by Staff @ 4:54 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | No Comments »

June 24th, 2016

Serena Williams, Garbine Muguruza Headline Wimbledon Women’s Preview

Muguruza’s road out of this quarter would likely go through Giorgi, a qualifier, Mattek-Sands, (14) Stosur and (8) Venus Williams.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:25 am in Tennis, Wimbledon | 15 Comments »

June 19th, 2016

Madison Keys in Top 10 After 2nd Career Title at Birmingham

Last year’s Wimbledon quarterfinalist kept the level high throughout the match, knocking 27 winners to only 16 unforced errors, and winning 13 of 18 at the net.

Posted by Staff @ 7:23 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

June 18th, 2016

Grass Tennis Preview: Radwanska, WTA Stars in Eastbourne, Not So Much in ATP Nottingham

Four Top 10 seeds and a former Wimbledon champ round out the stout draw…The 16 seeds all receive opening-round byes…Floaters galore, with tough opening matches for…

Posted by Staff @ 4:49 pm in Tennis | 13 Comments »

June 17th, 2016

Madison Keys Reaches Birmingham SFs, Closes In On Top 10; Angelique Kerber Falls

Madison Keys in just one match win from breaking into the Top 10.

Posted by Staff @ 7:50 pm in Grass season | 1 Comment »

June 11th, 2016

4 WTA Top 10 Led by Radwanska in Birmingham; Spain Debuts Mallorca Event

Strong field with four Top 10 seeds, and all seeds are ranked in Top 20…Potential tough starts for (1) Radwanska vs. Vandeweghe, (3) Halep vs. Safarova, and (2) Kerber vs. Peng…Wildcards went to Radwanska, Kvitova and Brits Naomi Broady and Tara Moore…

Posted by Staff @ 7:01 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »

May 28th, 2016

Tight Serena Leads U.S. Women’s Surge at French Open; Muguruza vs. Kuzy on Sunday

“I feel like I made a tremendous amount of errors,” said Williams, who converted only one of 12 break point opportunities. “I was playing really defensive. It’s not me. Those break points, most of them I should have won and I didn’t.”

Posted by Staff @ 5:43 pm in French Open, Tennis | 9 Comments »

May 15th, 2016

Keys Can’t Unlock Rome Title as Serena Williams Ends Trophy Drought

“I think she’s such a powerful player,” Williams said. “Obviously going in, I knew that, but I was just trying. I think I was pretty much able to just get back what I could and that’s all I was trying to do was just to go out there and be consistent and make my shots.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:27 pm in Rome | 6 Comments »

May 14th, 2016

Serena Williams Meets Madison Keys In All-American Final In Rome Sunday

Who’ll win the first all-American final on the WTA tour since 2012? Serena Williams or Madison Keys?

Posted by Staff @ 3:18 pm in Rome | No Comments »

May 13th, 2016

Serena Gets Revenge On Kuznetsova, Reaches Rome Semis; Muguruza, Keys Collide

Will we see a Wimbledon rematch between Serena Williams and Garbine Muguruza on Sunday?

Posted by Staff @ 4:02 pm in Rome | 6 Comments »

May 12th, 2016

Serena Wins and Says She’s No. 1 Always; Friday Rome Preview

“In my mind I’m always No. 1, and I think I have always thought that since I have turned pro,” she said. “And in everyone else’s mind, even when I was injured they are like, ‘You’re No. 1.’ I’m like, ‘Yeah, sure.’ So everyone else thinks it.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:47 pm in Madrid | 8 Comments »

May 10th, 2016

Serena Makes Winning Start On Clay In Rome; Petra Kvitova-Madison Keys Wednesday

Petra Kvitova, Simona Halep, Venus Williams and Roberta Vinci are in action Wednesday in Rome.

Posted by Staff @ 10:46 pm in Rome | 19 Comments »

April 3rd, 2016

Kerber, Bencic, Venus Lead Charleston; WTA Previews This Week

Two Top 10ers in the field, in addition to two former No. 1s…The Top 8 seeds receive opening-round byes…Potential tough starts for (9) Jankovic vs. Garcia and (3) Venus Williams vs. Riske…Wildcards were awarded to Americans Frances Altick, Louisa Chirico and Shelby Rogers…

Posted by Staff @ 4:12 pm in Tennis | 7 Comments »

March 30th, 2016

Miami Open Women’s Semis to Feature Former No. 1 Azarenka and 2 No. 2s

Keys, who had recently parted with coach Mats Wilander after only eight days, sprayed 39 unforced errors, or more than two a game.

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

March 30th, 2016

Halep Ousted By Bacsinszky In Miami QFs, 2-Time Winner Azarenka Faces Konta

The first women’s semifinal will pit former champion Svetlana Kuznetsova against Timea Bacsinszky.

Posted by Staff @ 1:00 am in Miami | 11 Comments »