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January 18th, 2019

Sharapova Sends Off Wozniacki, Anisimova Impress Again; Venus v Halep Sat.

Amanda Anisimova in the youngest American woman to reach a Slam fourth round since Serena Williams at the 1998 French Open.

Posted by Staff @ 7:19 am in Australian Open | No Comments »

January 17th, 2019

Serena Slams Bouchard, Halep Survives At Australian Open; Wozniacki v Sharapova On Tap

Simona Halep was six points from losing to 20-year-old American Sofia Kenin Thursday at the Australian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 8:04 am in Australian Open | No Comments »

January 16th, 2019

Wozniacki, Barty Shine At Australian Open; Serena v Bouchard Thurs

Serena Williams and Eugenie Bouchard battle for the first time in over four years Thursday night in Melbourne.

Posted by Staff @ 7:45 am in Australian Open | 1 Comment »

January 14th, 2019

Sharapova, Kerber, Wozniacki Winners At Australian Open; Williams On Tap Tuesday

The three former champions in the women’s draw all cruised in their Rod Laver openers on Monday in Melbourne.

Posted by Staff @ 8:13 am in Australian Open | 1 Comment »

January 12th, 2019

Murray Opens Farewell Australian Open Monday; Federer, Nadal, Wozniacki On Court

Andy Murray begins his final Australian Open Monday in Melbourne.

Posted by Staff @ 11:06 pm in Australian Open | 38 Comments »

January 12th, 2019

Preview: Serena Is Back, But So Is Everyone Else At The Australian Open

Last year a mere six players had a crack at leaving Australia with the No. 1 ranking. The 2019 Australian just told 2018 to hold its beer.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 8:39 pm in Australian Open | No Comments »

September 19th, 2018

Maria Sharapova’s 2018 Season Is Over

Maria Sharapova has cut short her 2018 season.

Posted by Staff @ 9:08 pm in 2018 Season | 1 Comment »

September 3rd, 2018

Super Soldier Serum-less Sharapova Shut Out of US Open, Serena Up Tuesday

Maria Sharapova has been unable to find her mojo since returning from her doping ban for using a Russian super soldier serum in 2017.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:35 pm in Tennis, US Open | 9 Comments »

September 2nd, 2018

Maria Sharapova Explains Why She’s So Great At Night At The US Open

All the big names in tennis have lost at night at the US Open except Maria Sharapova.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:51 pm in US Open | 1 Comment »

August 9th, 2018

Cornet Crushes Kerber, Huge Match-Ups Thursday at WTA Rogers Cup Montreal

“It is always not so easy to change also the surface,” Kerber said of moving from grass to hard court, arguably one of the easiest transitions on tour. “I think I need a little bit more time to get used to hardcourt again, to have a lot of matches, a lot of practice sessions on hard.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:55 am in Tennis | 2 Comments »

August 8th, 2018

Konta Upsets Ostapenko, All-Russian Sharapova v Kasatkina Wednesday at WTA Rogers Cup Montreal

“I played myself into the match and tried to be as tough as possible,” Konta said afterwards.

Posted by Staff @ 9:01 am in Tennis | 4 Comments »

August 7th, 2018

Venus Wins, Karatantcheva Works on ‘Ass Kicking’ at WTA Rogers Cup Montreal

That year the 15-year-old Bulgarian beat Venus Williams at the French Open, but ended up ‘doing everything,’ in the new few years — piercing her tongue, getting an abortion, and receiving a two-year ban from the tour for taking anabolic steroids. Now the 28-year-old No. 228-ranked Bulgarian is in her first WTA draw since 2017.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 8:38 am in Montreal, Tennis, WTA | 2 Comments »

August 5th, 2018

Preview: Serena Drops Out, Insane Men’s Openers at Rogers Cup Tennis

The outrageous number of opening-round seeds vs. floaters match-ups includes (16) Kyrgios vs. (WC) Wawrinka, (11) Schwartzman vs. Edmund, (6) Cilic vs. Coric, (3) Del Potro vs. Nishikori, (14) Fognini vs. Johnson (winner to meet Shapovalov), (5) Dimitrov vs. Verdasco, (10) Goffin vs. Raonic, (4) Anderson vs. Rublev, (7) Thiem vs. the fast-rising Tsitsipas, (9) Djokovic vs. Chung, and (2) Zverev vs. Ferrer…

Posted by Staff @ 11:31 am in Canadian Open, Montreal, Tennis, Toronto | 1 Comment »

June 30th, 2018

Wimbledon Preview: Serena in Group of Death, Stephens Can Become No. 1

The Group of Death contains two former No. 1s, a No. 2, and last year’s US Open semifinalist and quarterfinalist among other floaters…Tough starts for (5) Svitolina vs. the grasscourt title-winner Maria, (21) Sevastova vs. Giorgi, (32) Radwanska vs. Safarova 2nd rd., and (2) Wozniacki vs. Makarova 2nd rd…(25) Serena’s early path is former world No. 1 junior Arantxa Rus, a qualifier/wildcard, then (5) Svitolina, then (10) Keys.

Posted by Staff @ 10:57 am in Tennis, Wimbledon | 1 Comment »

June 6th, 2018

Muguruza Socks Sharapova, Lines Up Halep for Thursday Semis at French Open

“It wasn’t coming natural to me,” said Sharapova, who hasn’t seen much come back since serving a doping offense for a medication given to Russian soldiers before they took to the battlefield.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 6:58 pm in French Open, Tennis | 14 Comments »