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May 14th, 2018

Osaka Crushes Azarenka, Vince Retires; Sharapova On Court Tues. In Rome

Naomi Osaka was a force on the red clay.

Posted by Staff @ 11:01 pm in Rome | 1 Comment »

May 12th, 2018

Top Seeds Halep, Wozniacki in Deep at Italian Open; Preview

Tough starts went to (1) Halep vs. the Azarenka-Osaka winner, (13) Keys vs. Pavlyuchenkova, (9) Stephens vs. the crafty Strycova, (3) Muguruza vs. the Gavrilova-Bellis winner, (16) Barty vs. Sharapova…

Posted by Staff @ 4:52 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

April 1st, 2018

Stephens, Osaka, Kasatkina Headline Next-Gen Stars at WTA Charleston; Preview

Former champions in the field are Kasatkina (2017), Stephens (2016), Andrea Petkovic (2014), and Stosur (2010).

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:50 am in Tennis | No Comments »

March 23rd, 2018

Osaka Run Ends, Saturday Preview at Miami Open

“I always knew that she can produce a great game,” Svitolina said regarding Osaka. “All the times we played, we played quite a bit now…I think I was playing pretty solid today, serving good. This was the key for today. Making it physical, as well.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:29 pm in Miami, Tennis | 1 Comment »

March 22nd, 2018

Serena Slammed By Osaka In Miami, Fritz Falls; Azarenka v Keys Thursday

Noami Osaka beat up on 8-time Miami winner Serena Williams.

Posted by Staff @ 10:09 am in Miami | 17 Comments »

March 19th, 2018

Serena v Osaka Starts Fun Times at the 2018 Miami Open; Preview

Wow, the former No. 1 and younger Williams to start against the Indian Wells winner Osaka, winner to play (4) Svitolina…

Posted by Staff @ 8:41 pm in Miami, Tennis | 2 Comments »

March 19th, 2018

Naomi Osaka’s Indian Wells Victory Speech Was A Joy [Video]

Watch Naomi Osaka’s victory speech.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 4:37 pm in Indian Wells, Videos | 6 Comments »

March 18th, 2018

Osaka Comes Out on Top of Star-Making WTA Indian Wells Final

Osaka is the sixth different Indian Wells champion in six years and the first to win an initial title at Indian Wells since Daniela Hantuchova in 2002.

Posted by Staff @ 5:42 pm in Indian Wells, Tennis | 2 Comments »

March 17th, 2018

Kasatkina v Osaka the Next Gen Final at WTA Indian Wells

“I was a little bit surprised, especially the start of the second set, because I feel like she gave me…free points, but I didn’t try to think too much about it,” Osaka said.

Posted by Staff @ 9:23 am in Indian Wells, Tennis | 2 Comments »

March 8th, 2018

Osaka Ousts Sharapova At Indian Wells; Moms Serena, Azarenka Return Today

Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka make their returns tonight in Indian Wells.

Posted by Staff @ 9:45 am in Indian Wells | 37 Comments »

January 7th, 2018

Bouchard, Osaka Add Spice to WTA Hobart; Preview

Floaters are almost the favorites between Bouchard, Osaka…Tough starts for (1) Zhang 2nd rd. vs. Bouchard, (8) Siniakova vs. Riske, and (7) Maria vs. Vekic…

Posted by Staff @ 1:47 am in Tennis | Comments Off

September 11th, 2017

Safarova, Mladenovic Head Post-US Open WTA Fields in Tokyo, Quebec City

No Top 10ers in the post-US Open field…Tough start for (7) Riske vs. American countrywoman Brengle…Wildcards were awarded to Japanese legend Kimiko Date, and seeds Mladenovic and Pliskova…

Posted by Staff @ 9:31 pm in Tennis | 9 Comments »

September 1st, 2017

Pliskova Narrowly Avoids Upset Bug, Osaka Rambles On at US Open

“Her level was quite high in the beginning of the match,” Pliskova said.

Posted by Staff @ 12:32 am in Tennis, US Open | 2 Comments »

August 30th, 2017

US Open Hits Keep Coming as Kerber Ousted 1st Round

“She’s a very aggressive player, but I know this before,” said Kerber, who will now drop out of the Top 10. “She served very well and was going for it. Yeah, she played a very good match from the beginning.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:26 am in Tennis, US Open | Comments Off

June 25th, 2017

Preview: Kerber, 8 of Top 10; Djokovic at Combined ATP/WTA Eastbourne

Potential tough starts for (1) Kerber vs. homegirl (WC) Broady, (10) Ostapenko vs. Makarova, (3) Pliskova vs. the Riske/Cornet winner, (8) Radwanska vs. the Goerges/Bellis winner, (11) Muguruza vs. Bouchard, and (6) Wozniacki vs. the Japanese riser Osaka…

Posted by Staff @ 10:02 am in Tennis | Comments Off