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May 17th, 2019

Pliskova Powers Pasts Azarenka In Rome, Leads Unlikely Group Of Semifinalists

Two unseeded players including a qualifier made the last four in Rome.

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May 17th, 2019

Right Hand Injury Forces No. 1 Naomi Osaka Out Of Rome

Did she sleep on her thumb?

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May 16th, 2019

Osaka Wins 2 In Rome, Secures French Top Seed; Konta Upsets Stephens, Venus; Halep, Kvitova Ailing

Players were pushed to the limit Thursday in Rome.

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May 9th, 2019

Halep Returns To Madrid SFs; Bertens Gets Revenge On Kvitova

Simona Halep is the favorite for a third Madrid title and a return to No. 1 this weekend.

Posted by Staff @ 11:05 pm in Madrid | 10 Comments »

May 7th, 2019

Osaka, Halep Advance In Madrid, Pliskovas Out

Two more Top 5 women’s seeds are out of the Madrid Open.

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May 6th, 2019

Stephens Knocks Azarenka Out Of Madrid; Kvitova, Bertens Advances

After a tough weekend, seeds were a perfect 5-0 Monday in Madrid.

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May 5th, 2019

Osaka, Halep, Stephens Win Madrid Openers; Muguruza, Svitolina Fall

It was a mixed day for seeds Sunday in Madrid.

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April 27th, 2019

Kvitova, Kontaveit To Collide In Stuttgart Final; Osaka Withdraws

An ab injury forced Naomi Osaka out of the Stuttgart semifinals.

Posted by Staff @ 6:23 pm in Stuttgart | Comments Off on Kvitova, Kontaveit To Collide In Stuttgart Final; Osaka Withdraws

April 26th, 2019

Osaka Overcomes Vekic In Stuttgart; Kvitova Advances, Azarenka Injury

Like the men in Barcelona, the women’s semifinal in Stuttgart will also be all-Top 15.

Posted by Staff @ 10:21 pm in Stuttgart | Comments Off on Osaka Overcomes Vekic In Stuttgart; Kvitova Advances, Azarenka Injury

April 25th, 2019

Azarenka Topples Defending Champion Pliskova In Stuttgart

Victoria Azarenka is finding her form.

Posted by Staff @ 11:19 pm in Stuttgart | Comments Off on Azarenka Topples Defending Champion Pliskova In Stuttgart

April 24th, 2019

Kvitova Advances In Stuttgart; Azarenka v Pliskova, Osaka v Hsieh Thurs.

In her clay debut, Naomi Osaka will try to avenge a Miami loss to Su-Wei Hsieh.

Posted by Staff @ 8:30 pm in Stuttgart | Comments Off on Kvitova Advances In Stuttgart; Azarenka v Pliskova, Osaka v Hsieh Thurs.

April 21st, 2019

WTA Top 5 Led By Osaka, Halep And Kvitova Headline Stuttgart

A loaded field in Stuttgart opens the WTA European clay season.

Posted by Staff @ 3:22 pm in Stuttgart | 1 Comment »

March 24th, 2019

Serena Withdraws, Osaka Upset At Miami; Venus Faces Kasatkina Sunday

Tournament favorites Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka left Miami on Saturday.

Posted by Staff @ 8:52 am in Miami | 1 Comment »

March 23rd, 2019

Serena, Venus Miami Winners, Svitolina Upset; Kerber v Andreescu Sat.

Women’s third round action begins Saturday in Miami.

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March 22nd, 2019

Venus, Kvitova, Andreescu Among Thursday Miami Winners; Osaka, Serena Friday

Bianca Andreescu kept winning and some American teens picked up their first main draw wins.

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