January 18th, 2013
The No. 2-seeded Sharapova looked nearly as dominant as she did in recording two double bagels in the first two rounds, easily bouncing Venus Williams from the event.
January 16th, 2013
“There’s a long way to go between now and the pro level,” Chris Evert says. “At 12 years old she’s pretty much an all-court player; she’s not one-dimensional, which is pretty rare in this day and age. Your normal 12-year-old is five foot tall and it’s tough to demand of them, ‘You have to hit the ball hard, have a great serve and know how to volley.’ It’s really been a quick rise, and once you get success at an early age, that is real encouragement. She got to go to France this year to play in the world 14-year-olds, and these things are little incentives. I know for me, as a junior we drove to Chattanooga, Tennessee, with five kids in the car, and it was a thrill to stay at a Holiday Inn.”
January 16th, 2013
China’s Zheng Jie pulled off perhaps the largest upset of the day — only perhaps, because it was only a matter of time before Top 10er Sam Stosur got tight in front of her home audience. Jie defeated the No. 9-seeded Stosur 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 after Stosur twice served for the match, and double-faulted on match point for good measure.
January 8th, 2013
American women continue their surge during week two of the tennis season, while Bernard Tomic wins and Grigor Dimitrov falls.
August 31st, 2011
The US Open women’s draw lost a Top 10 seed to an American upstart on Wednesday, and an American veteran who dropped out of the tournament due to a frightening diagnosis.
August 30th, 2011
“It’s just a matter of belief within myself, that no matter how well or bad or good I’m playing, or my opponent is playing, I know I can tough it out,” Sharapova said. “No matter what the situation is, I have the belief.”
March 22nd, 2011
All 32 seeds in Miami receive 1st round byes so there is not a lot of early drama, but potential matches to look for in the coming days include (1) Wozniacki vs. American Bethanie Mattek-Sands 2nd rd., (16) Maria Sharapova vs. (18) Nadia Petrova 3rd rd., (3) Vera Zvonareva vs. (WC) Dinara Safina 2nd rd., and (19) Ana Ivanovic vs. Kimiko Date-Krumm 2nd rd.
February 8th, 2010
I’m asking who among the next generation of American players will take home a Grand Slam title.