The X Blog - Dysfunctional Tennis Blogging at its Finest

February 4th, 2016

11 Things I Think I Thought About The Australian Open, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams And Roger Federer’s Knee

Sean Randall recaps the Australian Open and some additional news of the week.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 3:28 pm in Australian Open | 71 Comments »

January 26th, 2016

Super-Intense Serena Sends Sharapova South; Aggie Awaits at Aussie Open

Williams called a doctor onto the court after the first set, attributing it to food poisoning she suffered a few days prior, but in the second set almost baked the Russian a going-away bagel in the rising Melbourne temperatures.

Posted by Staff @ 9:14 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 35 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 24th, 2016

Serena v Maria Comes to Pass with Wins Sunday at Australian Open

Sharapova said her boatload of unforced errors, 46, was just part of the plan of being aggressive against Bencic.

Posted by Staff @ 8:56 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 2 Comments »

January 23rd, 2016

Super Sunday! Federer, Djokovic, Serena And Sharapova Headline Start Of Australian Open 4th Round

What a Sunday at the Australian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 8:37 am in Australian Open | 2 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 22nd, 2016

Serena Rolling Russians, Sharapova Scare Friday at Australian Open

One match away from a blockbuster quarterfinal meeting with yet another Russian, Maria Sharapova, the No. 5-seeded Sharapova overcame a challenge from Lauren Davis, in the end crushing the American 6-1, 6-7(5), 6-0 in a first-time meeting.

Posted by Staff @ 7:52 am in Australian Open | Comments Off

January 22nd, 2016

Roger Federer Went Bananas After Watching This Point From The Sharapova-Davis Tiebreaker [Video]

Watch this reaction to a missed volley from Lauren Davis.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:17 am in Australian Open, Videos | 9 Comments »

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

January 20th, 2016

Australian Open Women’s Day 3 Carnage: Slam Winners Kvitova, Kuznetsova Out

“It was unreal,” said the 21-year-old recent Russian-turned-Australian.

Posted by Staff @ 8:10 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 3 Comments »

January 18th, 2016

World No. 1 Serena Wins, 7 Seeds Don’t; Stephens Rants on Day 1 at Australian Open

“After Auckland everyone was like ‘Oh, we can support Sloane again because she’s playing good and she’s looking good and we need to get back on that bandwagon because we kind of abandoned her,’” said Stephens, who has 36 unforced errors, or two per game, over two sets. “And then you lose and they go back to ‘She doesn’t work hard, she’s not committed, she doesn’t love the game.’

Posted by Staff @ 8:13 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 6 Comments »

January 16th, 2016

Maria Sharapova Had To Return A Pair Of Leopard Underwear From Her Tournament Laundry That Wasn’t Hers

Maria Sharapova is feeling better after a forearm injury scare.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:01 am in Australian Open | 2 Comments »

January 15th, 2016

Australian Open Women’s Preview: Buckle Up, Here Come the Injuries

Add to that the world No. 1 did not receive a favorable draw, with former No. 1s Caroline Wozniacki and Maria Sharapova in her path prior to the semifinals, and it doesn’t look good for the defending champ.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 8:06 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

January 5th, 2016

Venus Loses 1st Rd. Auckland, Olympic Chances in Trouble? Plus Tennis-X Notes

Maria Sharapova (left arm) and Simona Halep (Achilles) withdrew from Brisbane on Tuesday before playing a match. Sharapova, who was the Brisbane defending champ, in the off-season played the International Premier Tennis League, and now won’t play until the Australian Open

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 5:01 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

January 5th, 2016

WTA Walking Wounded: Serena, Maria Sharapova, Simona Halep, Petra Kvitova All Sick Or Injured!

Several top WTA stars are already injured, and we are just in the first week of the season.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:44 am in 2016 Season, Injuries | 2 Comments »