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October 23rd, 2016

Niculescu Upsets Kvitova, Knots 1st Title in Over 2 Years at WTA Luxembourg

“I just have to congratulate Moni on a great week,” Kvitova said in the on-court ceremony. “You caught everything today, it’s too bad I had to play against you. Congrats to your team and enjoy your off-season.”

Posted by Staff @ 4:34 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

October 15th, 2016

Monfils, Goffin, Kvitova Headline Stockholm, Antwerp, Luxembourg This Week

No Top 10ers but an interesting field between the multi-Slam winner Kvitova, the French Open champ Schiavone, the former No. 1 Wozniacki, the former brand-wannabee Bouchard, and the breakout player Siegemund…

Posted by Staff @ 6:35 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

October 7th, 2016

Keys Clips Kvitova In A Thriller To Reach Beijing SFs, Konta Awaits

Madison Keys ended Petra Kvitova’s 8-match win streak to reach the Beijing semifinals.

Posted by Staff @ 1:00 pm in beijing | 7 Comments »

October 5th, 2016

Murray Drops 3 Games In Beijing; Nadal Returns Thurs Plus Dimitrov-Pouille, Wozniacki-Radwanska

Back up to speed, Andy Murray has looked good so far in Beijing.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:45 pm in beijing | 26 Comments »

October 5th, 2016

Zverev Downs Thiem, Kvitova Keeps Rolling at China Open

Kvitova entered the match with taped fingers, not from blisters, but reportedly from a nail session gone wrong.

Posted by Staff @ 1:29 am in Tennis | 1 Comment »

October 1st, 2016

Kvitova Krushes Cibulkova in WTA Wuhan Final for 1st Title in 13 Months

“Wuhan, it’s really one of my favorite cities,” said Kvitova after winning her second title in three years in the city.

Posted by Staff @ 3:03 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

October 1st, 2016

Kerber, Murray Headline Elite China Open Fields

Nine of the Top 10 players, sans Serena Williams, in the field…Potential tough starts for (3) Radwasnka second round vs. the powerful Makarova, (13) Vinci second round vs. the resurgent Wozniacki, (5) Pliskova vs. Safarova, (15) Pavlyuchenkova vs. (Q) Riske (winner to meet Stosur), (8) Keys second round vs. the winner of Jelena Jankovic and Kristina Mladenovic, and the shaky-of-late (2) Muguruza vs. Begu…

Posted by Staff @ 1:54 pm in China Open, Tennis | 1 Comment »

September 30th, 2016

Petra Kvitova Crushes Simona Halep, Will Face Dominika Cibulkova For Wuhan Title

The Wuhan final is set, Petra Kvitova will meet Dominika Cibulkova.

Posted by Staff @ 4:15 pm in Wuhan | 6 Comments »

September 29th, 2016

Halep Cruises Over Keys, Faces Kvitova In Wuhan SFs; Cibulkova Wins 2, Will Meet Kuznetsova

The Wuhan semifinals are set: Halep v Kvitova, Kuznetsova v Cibulkova.

Posted by Staff @ 5:38 pm in Wuhan | 15 Comments »

September 28th, 2016

No. 1 Kerber Falls To Kvitova, Venus Ousted; Halep v Keys Thursday In Wuhan

It’s women’s quarterfinal day Thursday at Wuhan with 6 of the Top 16 in action.

Posted by Staff @ 6:27 pm in Wuhan | 3 Comments »

September 27th, 2016

Kerber Survives First Match As No. 1, Faces Kvitova Wednesday In Wuhan; Wozniacki v Radwanska

Angelique Kerber made a winning debut as a No. 1 player.

Posted by Staff @ 3:28 pm in Wuhan | 40 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 »

September 18th, 2016

Muguruza, 5 of Top 10 at Loaded Tokyo; WTA Previews

Five of the Top 10, including US Open finalist Karolina Pliskova, and a slew of dangerous floaters make Tokyo the place to watch this week…The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes…Tough starts for Muguruza after a bye, coming out cold possibly against the US Open quarterfinalist Sevastova; (8) Pavlyuchenkova vs. the veteran Petkovic (winner to possibly meet the giant-serving Vandeweghe); (6) Cibulkova vs. Safarova; and (4) Suarez Navarro cold after a bye meeting the winner of Bencic-Wozniacki…

Posted by Staff @ 6:40 pm in Tennis | 7 Comments »

September 12th, 2016

10 Things I Think I Thought About Stan Wawrinka, Novak Djokovic And The US Open

Recapping the US Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:40 pm in US Open | 122 Comments »

September 4th, 2016

Serena, Venus in Action Monday at US Open; Woz Schools Keys, Kerber Looms

“It’s been a good week,” said Wozniacki, who covered the court like her days at the No. 1 ranking. “I’m really happy about the way I played. Obviously Madison is a strong player. She hits the ball really hard. But I managed to really play well, get a lot of returns in. I served well, which I was pleased with.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:06 pm in Tennis, US Open | 4 Comments »