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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 »

March 21st, 2016

Miami Open Tennis Women’s Preview: One Mind-blowing Quarter

As Ray Moore might say, ‘There are a lot of attractive ladies out there — umm, competitively attractive…oh crap, I’ve done it again.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 10:30 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

March 8th, 2016

Serena Leads, Sharapova Drugged Out of Indian Wells; Preview

What, too early for Maria jokes?

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:25 pm in Tennis | 30 Comments »

January 25th, 2016

Keys Crashes Out in Tears; Serena v Maria Tuesday at Australian Open

“It’s so tough to play against someone injury because, yeah, when I’m saw her like feel more pain,” said the qualifier, who added she almost quit the game in frustration to open a coffee bar.

Posted by Staff @ 9:17 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 10 Comments »

January 23rd, 2016

Muguruza Muggled; Serena, Maria Featured Sunday at Australian Open

Muguruza pitched in with 32 unforced errors to Strycova’s 16. The Czech will next face the streaking No. 14 seed Victoria Azarenka, who put down a challenge from Japan’s Naomi Osaka 6-1, 6-1.

Posted by Staff @ 8:20 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 1 Comment »

January 21st, 2016

Azarenka Putting Players on Notice, But Tricky Opponent Next at Australian Open

“Just heard she has some big — a big serve and big shots, yeah,” said Azarenka, who admitted she knew little about her opponent.

Posted by Staff @ 7:07 am in Australian Open, Tennis | Comments Off

December 10th, 2015

Madison Keys Parts With Lindsay Davenport, Will Now Be Coached By Jesse Levine

Madison Keys has a new coach.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:01 am in Coaching | 2 Comments »

October 7th, 2015

Nadal Wins Again In Beijing, Djokovic On Tap Thursday; Nishikori, Wawrinka Advance In Tokyo

Favorites Rafael Nadal, Kei Nishikori and Stan Wawrinka were all winners Wednesday in Asia.

Posted by Staff @ 4:57 pm in Asia, beijing | 4 Comments »