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May 6th, 2017

Sharapova, Konta Face Tough Starts at WTA Madrid; Preview

“It’s a very difficult [opening] match,” Konta said of Siegemund. “I’m playing someone, Laura, who’s coming off a great result in Stuttgart. She beat a lot of great players so I know she’s playing well on this surface. I’m looking forward to the challenge, to play someone who’s playing well on this surface and improve my game as well.”

Posted by Staff @ 4:13 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

May 2nd, 2017

Maria Sharapova Rises From No Ranking To 262

Maria Sharapova is already back in the Top 300.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:52 am in Clay Season | 1 Comment »

May 1st, 2017

Siegemund’s Star Rising After WTA Stuttgart Title

Last year Siegemund needed to qualify to the main draw, and this year needed a wildcard before defeating Svetlana Kuznetsova, Karolina Pliskova, and Simona Halep to reach the final.

Posted by Staff @ 12:53 am in Tennis | Comments Off

April 30th, 2017

WTF is the WTA Doing? Website, Handling Maria, On-Court Coaching Mess

On-court coaching, where a (always) male coach runs on the court between changeover to save the (seemingly) helpless female player with some strategy in still in effect. It’s a total embarrassment to women’s sport.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 1:41 pm in Tennis | 25 Comments »

April 29th, 2017

Sharapova Stumbles In Comeback, Falls To Mladenovic In Stuttgart SFs; Halep Upset

The upsets continued Saturday at the Stuttgart WTA event.

Posted by Staff @ 11:54 pm in Stuttgart | Comments Off

April 28th, 2017

Sharapova, Halep Breeze Into Stuttgart SFs, Pliskova Out

Maria Sharapova is already looking like the best player on the WTA!

Posted by Staff @ 7:25 pm in Stuttgart | 3 Comments »

April 27th, 2017

Kerber Out Of Stuttgart In First Match, Sharapova Marches On

Maria Sharapova already looks better than Angelique Kerber!

Posted by Staff @ 6:26 pm in Stuttgart | Comments Off

April 27th, 2017

Maria Sharapova Victorious Over Vinci In Return From Drug Ban

Maria Sharapova won her first match back after a 15-month doping ban.

Posted by Staff @ 12:35 am in Stuttgart | 6 Comments »

April 25th, 2017

Maria Sharapova Reportedly Won’t Get A French Open Main Draw Wildcard

Former champion Maria Sharapova might have to play qualifying at the French Open!

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 5:13 pm in French Open | 4 Comments »

April 24th, 2017

Sharapova Set for Possibly-Unwelcoming 2017 Debut at Stuttgart; WTA Preview

Sharapova will enter the Stuttgart battlefield when she takes on Italy’s Roberta Vinci in her opener on the red clay.

Posted by Staff @ 10:52 am in Tennis | 13 Comments »

April 5th, 2017

11 Things I Think I Thought About Roger Federer And The First Quarter Of 2017

Sean Randall recaps the first three months of 2017.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:27 pm in 2017 Season | 43 Comments »

March 19th, 2017

Vesnina Ends 4-Year Drought with WTA Indian Wells Title

“Tennis is awesome, I can say,” Vesnina said.

Posted by Staff @ 10:17 pm in Indian Wells, Tennis | 3 Comments »

March 14th, 2017

Should Maria Sharapova Be Allowed To Get Wildcards?

The debate rages on.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:43 pm in Drug Testing, WTA Tour | 7 Comments »

March 14th, 2017

Roger Federer: Maria Sharapova Paid The Price For What She Did

Roger Federer weighs in on the Maria Sharapova wildcard debate.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:21 am in Indian Wells | 3 Comments »

March 12th, 2017

Caroline Wozniacki Isn’t Thrilled Maria Sharapova Can Get Wildcards After Drug Ban

Should dopers like Maria Sharapova be able to use wildcard after serving their suspension? Many players say no.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:52 pm in Drug Testing, Indian Wells | 81 Comments »