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September 21st, 2014

ATP/WTA Preview: Loaded Women’s Field at China Debut Event

Notes: It’s the debut of the Premier 5 Series event in China…Victoria Azarenka pulls from the event with a foot injury, and announces she will miss the rest of the year…Potential tough starts include (1) Serena Williams after a bye vs. her nemesis Cornet, the struggling (6) Bouchard after a bye vs. the resurgent Peng, (4) Sharapova after a bye vs. countrywoman and former world No. 2 Kuznetsova, (5) Radwanska after a bye vs. the Venus/Garcia winner, (16) Petkovic vs. the comer (Q) Vekic, (12) Cibulkova vs. the big-hitting Keys, and (14) Safarova vs. the likewise big-hitting Lisicki…

Posted by Staff @ 6:47 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

September 11th, 2014

So Maria Sharapova And Grigor Dimitrov Have Broken Up?

Are Maria Sharapova and Grigor Dimitrov still together?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:17 am in Romance | 8 Comments »

September 1st, 2014

Wozniacki Ousts Sharapova At US Open; Federer, Dimitrov Start Slow, Tsonga-Murray Monday

Roger Federer and Baby Federer both had to overcome disastrous first sets at the US Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:47 am in US Open | 173 Comments »

August 31st, 2014

Robredo Exposes Kyrgios; Wozniacki v Sharapova, Federer Sunday at US Open

“Peaking at the right time, at the right tournament,” Djokovic said afterwards. “This is where I want to play my best tennis. I haven’t done as well as I wanted in lead-up tournaments, Toronto and Cincinnati. I didn’t know how emotionally drained I was in a way until I played Tsonga in Canada.”

Posted by Staff @ 1:28 am in US Open | 122 Comments »

August 30th, 2014

No. 2 Halep, Kerber, Venus Exit at US Open, Federer Advances; Djokovic, Murray Saturday

Bencic is into the second week of a Slam in her debut at the US Open, and will next meet former No. 1 Jelena Jankovic.

Posted by Staff @ 1:47 am in US Open | 117 Comments »

August 28th, 2014

Ivanovic Out; Sharapova Test Friday at US Open

“My serve, that’s the main point,” Pliskova said after the match. “I was serving well. But I was trying to play aggressive. I know if will not be that aggressive, she’s gonna do more winners than I, so I was trying to stay aggressive and to go to every point…She played good. But she did few mistakes which I think was the deciding point.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:54 pm in Tennis, US Open | 4 Comments »

August 25th, 2014

Upsets Monday at US Open; Serena, Federer Up Tuesday

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The Atlantic magazine wrote a hilarious tennis expose “Explaining the U.S. Tennis Slump” where they reveal some hard-hitting reporting: “American juniors train on hard courts, while Europeans and South Americans learn the sport on clay. Both The Economist and The New Republic have theorized that in recent years, the sport has shifted to favor players raised on clay, a ‘slower’ surface.” — Oh shit, stop the presses!

Posted by Staff @ 11:56 pm in Tennis, US Open | 29 Comments »

August 25th, 2014

Former Champions Djokovic, Murray, Venus And Sharapova In US Open Action Monday

Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray open play Monday at the US Open.

Posted by Staff @ 12:02 am in US Open | 40 Comments »

August 23rd, 2014

US Open Women’s Preview: Serena v Maria Final?

But Serena’s road starting next week will be anything but easy.

Posted by Staff @ 4:55 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

August 17th, 2014

Federer Rips Raonic, Faces Ferrer In Cincinnati Final; Who’s The Pick? Serena-Ivanovic Also

Roger Federer and Serena Williams are favorites to win titles in Cincinnati on Sunday.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 1:17 am in Cincinnati | 134 Comments »

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2 Roger Federer2 Maria Sharapova
3 Rafael Nadal3 Simona Halep
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6 Andy Murray6 Agnieszka Radwanska
7 Tomas Berdych7 Eugenie Bouchard
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9 Marin Cilic9 Angelique Kerber
10 David Ferrer10 Ekaterina Makarova
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