May 27th, 2014
“The problem is myself. I don’t think I’m doing well on the court,” the Chinese world No. 2 said. “And also, even during the match, I don’t think totally what I should do, like especially I didn’t follow the game plan…In my mind, I didn’t have any idea how to play the match…I gave it away.”
March 17th, 2014
It was rumored that Serena (and Venus) were going to embrace the “Forgive and forget” message, inspired by the late Nelson Mandela and her Serena’s Jehovah’s Witness religion, but in the end — didn’t happen.
March 9th, 2014
“With my serve I was doing nothing,” Nadal said. “When that happens, the opponent is able to play more aggressive, play more confident and in the end, eight double faults, I give him an opportunity to win a lot of free points. I was a little bit scared for the back. I am not feeling 100 percent confident with my serve. But probably that match is going to help me understand that I can start to serve normal again.”
January 25th, 2014
“I’m not old!” said the 31 yearold. “But yeah, at the start of the tournament everyone was talking about age. I would like to say age is nothing. You can still win a Grand Slam. I’m pretty happy about my age. I have experience.”
January 22nd, 2014
“Of course, a couple seeded are out — doesn’t mean it’s going to be easier and you have a title right away,” Radwanska said. “It means that other players are playing great tennis this week. That’s why they beat the top seed players.”
January 21st, 2014
The No. 8-seeded Swiss on a late Tuesday night in Melbourne defeated No. 2 Novak Djokovic 2-6, 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 9-7 to advance into the Australian Open semifinals and a meeting with No. 7 Tomas Berdych.
January 20th, 2014
The mouthwater match-up fans have been waiting for. The 15-2 career head-to-head bears little relevance for fans who remember the two titanic meetings between the Serb and Swiss in 2013: the Australian Open one year ago when Djokovic prevailed 12-10 in the final set, and the US Open where the Serb needed to come back from 1-2 sets down to win 6-4 in the fifth. Is Version 2014 of Stan strong enough, both physically and mentally, to this time not only challenge the Serb, but now close the door?
January 4th, 2014
“Every victory is important and the title today means a lot to me,” Nadal said. “It is the first time in my career that I am able to start the season with a victory. That’s always important.”
October 24th, 2013
On Thursday Williams moved to within two matches of ending the season definitively on top, defeating Petra Kvitova 6-2, 6-3 to move to 3-0 in round robin play and secure a semifinal berth.
May 30th, 2013
“That’s one of the best wins of my career,” said Mattek-Sands, who hit 32 winners during the aggressive assault. “I knew she wasn’t going to give it to me. She’s a champion, and I had to play some of my best tennis ever to beat her…It was kind of a battle of who can take control of that middle court.”
August 20th, 2012
“This was the first win here I had also after I had twins, right? So it’s great coming back here,” Federer said. “I’ve been able to win five. It’s obviously incredible because I remember the first few here I struggled. Now looking back it’s just unbelievable. Plus this was probably the best week ever here in Cincinnati for me never dropping my serve and all that stuff and beating Novak in the final. This was very sweet. No doubt about it.”
June 4th, 2012
Tremendous headcase and defending French Open champion Li Na exited Roland Garros on Monday in her own inimitable fashion — losing 6-0 to a qualifier.
August 31st, 2011
She said the prize-winning melons were not only a distraction (aside, we guess, from some cheesecake photos she engaged in featuring the flotilla), but uncomfortable and caused her back pain.
June 1st, 2011
“I am through. I’m in the semifinals, so that’s the thing,” Nadal told reporters. “I have to be playing better and better every day if I want to have chances to win the final and that’s what I’m going to try.”
May 30th, 2011
Li will next face No. 4 seed Victoria Azarenka, who advanced easily 6-2, 6-3 over unseeded Russian Ekaterina Makarova.