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January 20th, 2018

Kerber Shatters Sharapova Comeback Dream at Aussie Open; Saturday Results

“I’m just so happy it’s 2018 and not 2017 anymore,” said Kerber, seeded No. 21 after a disastrous 2017 campaign. “I learnt a lot from the last 24 months. Everybody who knows me knows I never give up, I always come back.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:02 am in Australian Open, Tennis | No Comments »

January 12th, 2018

Preview: Serena Out; Women’s Australian Open Likely to See a 1st-Time Winner

(5) Venus vs. Bencic the must-watch 1st rd. match in Melbourne…Other tough starts for (31) Makarova vs. Begu, and the injury-hampered (13) Stephens vs. Zhang, who she has previously lost to…

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 2:08 pm in Australian Open, Tennis | 1 Comment »

September 24th, 2017

Muguruza, 8 of Top 10 at WTA Premier 5 Wuhan Open, Preview

Potential tough starts for the floundering (9) Radwanska vs. Rybarikova (winner to face the Gavrilova-Goerges victor), (7) Cibulkova vs. Stosur, (12) Kerber vs. Garcia, (15) Sevastova vs. Makarova, and (2) Halep vs. the Riske-Kasatkina winner…

Posted by Staff @ 11:39 am in Tennis | 6 Comments »

September 9th, 2017

Stephens Routs Buddy Keys for 1st Grand Slam Title at US Open

“I told Maddie I should just retire now,” said Stephens. “It’s never going to get better than this.”

Posted by Staff @ 7:07 pm in US Open | 25 Comments »

September 8th, 2017

Keys, Stephens Book All-American Final at US Open

“I’m super happy to be in a Grand Slam final,” Stephens said. “To do it here, obviously, my home Slam, is obviously more special. I think this is what every player dreams about.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:40 am in US Open | 23 Comments »

September 7th, 2017

All-American Grand Slam Women’s Semifinals [Chart]

The US Open semifinals is the just the sixth time in the Open Era all four women will be from the U.S.A.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:10 am in Charts, US Open | 9 Comments »

September 6th, 2017

Vandeweghe, Keys Complete All-American Semifinals at US Open

“I was really nervous all day,” Keys said afterwards.

Posted by Staff @ 9:27 pm in Tennis, US Open | 4 Comments »

September 6th, 2017

Venus, Stephens Set Up Half of Potential All-American Semifinals at US Open

“This match meant a lot to me, obviously, playing at home and of course it being a major,” Venus said.

Posted by Staff @ 2:16 am in Tennis, US Open | 3 Comments »

September 4th, 2017

Pliskova Powers Into US Open QFs, CoCo, Keys Advance; Venus-Kvitova Tuesday

Karolina Pliskova is the lone top seed to make the US Open quarterfinals.

Posted by Staff @ 11:48 pm in US Open | 12 Comments »

September 3rd, 2017

Pliskova Saves MP At US Open; Sharapova, Venus, Kvitova-Muguruza Sunday

The women’s fourth round gets underway Sunday at the US Open with four Grand Slam winners.

Posted by Staff @ 1:33 am in US Open | 3 Comments »

September 1st, 2017

Pliskova Narrowly Avoids Upset Bug, Osaka Rambles On at US Open

“Her level was quite high in the beginning of the match,” Pliskova said.

Posted by Staff @ 12:32 am in Tennis, US Open | 2 Comments »

August 25th, 2017

Sharapova v Halep 1st Rd. Headlines Wild Women’s US Open; Preview

Let’s see, not too exciting, hmmmm…did we mention MARIA SHARAPOVA FACES (2) SIMONA HALEP FIRST ROUND? Halep is 0-6 career against Masha…

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 6:36 pm in Tennis, US Open | 9 Comments »

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 | Comments Off

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 | Comments Off