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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

March 22nd, 2017

Bouchard, Jankovic Among Miami Open Losers; Seeds On Thursday

American and former world No. 1 junior Taylor Townsend, the focus of weight issues between coaches and the USTA in past years, appeared not exactly svelte, but her fittest in past years in fending off 15-year-old fellow American Amanda Anisimova 2-6, 6-2, 6-3.

Posted by Staff @ 11:30 pm in Miami, Tennis | Comments Off

March 10th, 2017

Bouchard Gets Bounced, Jankovic Advances At Indian Wells; Pliskova v Puig Today

Eugenie Bouchard has now lost 3 straight matches.

Posted by Staff @ 10:32 am in Indian Wells | 3 Comments »

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 »

December 30th, 2016

Tennis-X 2016 Awards: Tennis’ Best Dopers, Tankers, Nutballs All Lauded

Who were the best and brightest from 2016?

Posted by Staff @ 4:07 pm in 2016 Season | 21 Comments »

October 10th, 2016

World No. 1 Kerber, 5 Top 10 in WTA Action This Week; Previews

The world No. 1 Kerber is the only Top 10er in the field, but throw in former No. 1s Williams, Wozniacki and Jankovic, and the Slam winner Stosur to give it some meat…

Posted by Staff @ 12:20 am in Tennis | 8 Comments »

September 26th, 2016

Monica Puig Couldn’t Believe Mike Tyson Knew She Won Gold In Rio

Monica Puig can’t believe some of the people who have noticed her since her gold medal win.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 7:40 pm in Olympics, Wuhan | 3 Comments »

September 23rd, 2016

No Serena, But No. 1 Kerber and 8 of Top 10 at Loaded WTA Wuhan

The Top 8 seeds receive opening-round byes in Wuhan, so Kerber will start against either American CoCo Vandeweghe or France’s Kristina Mladenovic. From there her difficult path will likely see No. 14 and Slam winner Petra Kvitova, then No. 7 Carla Suarez Navarro or No. 11 Johanna Konta, then likely No. 4 Simona Halep or No. 8 Madison Keys in the semifinals.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 9:37 pm in Tennis, Wuhan | 10 Comments »

August 28th, 2016

Djokovic, Nadal, Kerber Kick Things Off On Day 1 At The US Open

Former champions Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal headline opening at the US Open Monday.

Posted by Staff @ 11:27 pm in US Open | 84 Comments »

August 28th, 2016

US Open Women’s Preview: Is Serena Too Old To Win? Can Kerber Claim No. 1?

Sean Randall previews the women’s field at the US Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:06 pm in US Open | 6 Comments »

August 14th, 2016

Monica Puig Stuns Angelique Kerber In Rio, Becomes First Puerto Rican To Win Gold At Olympics

Monica Puig made history Saturday in Rio.

Posted by Staff @ 12:27 am in Olympics | 7 Comments »

August 13th, 2016

Angelique Kerber Will Meet The Surprising Monica Puig For The Rio Olympics Women’s Singles Gold

Monica Puig will try to make history Saturday in Rio by becoming the first Puerto Rican to win a gold medal at the Olympics.

Posted by Staff @ 1:17 am in Olympics | 5 Comments »

August 12th, 2016

Kvitova-Puig, Keys-Kerber In The Rio Olympic Women’s Semifinals

The semifinals are set at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Three players will win medals for the first time.

Posted by Staff @ 12:14 am in Olympics | 2 Comments »

August 9th, 2016

Serena Williams Sent Out Of Rio Olympics By Elina Svitolina; Kerber, Keys, Kvitova Gold Favorites

Serena Williams’s Olympic career may have ended Tuesday night in Rio.

Posted by Staff @ 10:48 pm in Olympics | 1 Comment »

August 8th, 2016

Serena Saves Set Points at Rio Olympics; Tues. Packed Line-Up

“It was really big for me just to win that first set,” said Serena after saving two set points. “We’ve had so many tough matches in the past, so I couldn’t let the elements get into my head. I hadn’t played great against Alize in the past…so I thought how I at least wanted to get a win.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:44 pm in Rio, Tennis | 3 Comments »