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January 12th, 2018

Preview: Serena Out; Women’s Australian Open Likely to See a 1st-Time Winner

(5) Venus vs. Bencic the must-watch 1st rd. match in Melbourne…Other tough starts for (31) Makarova vs. Begu, and the injury-hampered (13) Stephens vs. Zhang, who she has previously lost to…

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 2:08 pm in Australian Open, Tennis | 1 Comment »

June 30th, 2017

Preview: Serena You are Missed at Wimbledon; 5 Players Vie for No. 1

(2) Halep could be up against it with an early road of qualifier and two-time grasscourt doubles winner Marina Erakovic, then Brit Laura Robson, then Bouchard

Posted by Staff @ 11:33 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 2 Comments »

May 22nd, 2017

Wozniacki Heads Strasbourg Field; Nurnberg; WTA Previews

Last year’s final was all Kiki Berten as the Dutchwoman qualified then won the singles, defeating Colombia’s Mariana Duque-Marino in the final, then won the doubles…

Posted by Staff @ 9:43 am in Tennis | Comments Off

May 16th, 2017

Sharapova Bumped from Italian Open, French Open Same Day

“I apologize for having to withdraw from my match today with a left thigh injury,” Sharapova said in a statement.

Posted by Staff @ 4:32 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

May 15th, 2017

Venus Williams Wins Rome Opener, Sharapova-Lucic Rematch Tuesday

Two former No. 1s Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova were both winners Monday in Rome.

Posted by Staff @ 11:45 pm in Rome | 2 Comments »

May 8th, 2017

Muguruza Out, Sharapova v Bouchard And Many Frenchmen Monday At Madrid Masters

Maria Sharapova continues her comeback Monday in Madrid.

Posted by Staff @ 1:00 am in Madrid | 25 Comments »

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 »

April 2nd, 2017

Keys, Miami Open Champ Konta Headline WTA Charleston

Tough starts for (9) Gavrilova vs. Errani, (6) Sam Stosur vs. Jankovic in a battle of former champs, and (16) Siniakova vs. Puig…

Posted by Staff @ 11:50 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

March 26th, 2017

Pliskova, Wozniacki Sunday Miami Winners; Former Champ Radwanska Out

Venus Williams is the lone former champion left in Miami.

Posted by Staff @ 10:52 am in Miami | Comments Off

February 26th, 2017

Loaded Mexican Open with Djokovic, Nadal, More; Previews

Holy cow, a rockin’ seeded field, and even more floaters…First round looks for (1) Djokovic after a long layoff vs. the dangerous Klizan (winner to likely meet Del Potro), (4) Thiem vs. the backboard Simon, (5) Goffin 2nd. rd. vs. the Edmund-Querrey winner, (8) Isner vs. his American compatriot Johnson, (3) Cilic vs. the unpredictable (WC) Dolgopolov, and (2) Nadal vs. the streaking older Zverev..

Posted by Staff @ 11:37 pm in Acapulco | 36 Comments »

January 26th, 2017

Serena Williams, Venus Set Up Improbable All-Williams Final at Australian Open

The previous meeting between Serena and Lucic-Baroni was Wimbledon in 1998.

Posted by Staff @ 7:56 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 2 Comments »

January 25th, 2017

Serena Wins, Sets Thursday Meeting with Unlikely Lucic-Baroni at Aussie Open

Lucic-Baroni turned the power tennis-table over on Pliskova, striking 42 winners to Pliskova’s 23. Pliskova in the second set took a medical timeout to treat a blister on the bottom of her foot. Her left leg taped high and low, Lucic-Baroni took an injury timeout at 3-4 in the third set, then won 12 of the last 13 games.

Posted by Staff @ 10:25 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 7 Comments »

September 10th, 2016

Eugenie Bouchard Leads Quebec City; WTA Previews Next Week

The No. 2-seeded Beck starts against the upset specialist Mattek-Sands…Wildcards were awarded to Canucks Francoise Abanda, Aleksandra Wozniak and Carol Zhao…The last three seeds are ranked outside the WTA Top 90…

Posted by Staff @ 6:06 pm in Quebec City, Tennis, Tokyo | Comments Off