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May 27th, 2016

Kvitova, Stephens Make Ugly Exits at French Open; Williams Sisters Saturday

Also with upsets were Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova beating a lack-luster No. 19 Sloane Stephens 6-2, 6-1, and in a battle of former finalists No. 21 Sam Stosur ousting No. 11 Lucie Safarova in a marathon 6-3, 6-7(0), 7-5.

Posted by Staff @ 4:30 pm in French Open, Tennis | 16 Comments »

May 26th, 2016

Serena, Top Women Again Ease Through at French Open; Venus Beats Down Teen

“She expected me to put a lot of variation in my game, so I had to find another game plan in order to get the upper hand,” Bacsinszky said of Bouchard.

Posted by Staff @ 7:39 pm in French Open, Tennis | 14 Comments »

May 23rd, 2016

Petra Kvitova Avoids French Open Upset; Monday With Halep, Radwanska And Muguruza

“I think that in the second set when I was serving to make it 4-1, I missed four easy backhands and I felt like that was kind of the turning point and I was kind of down mentally after this game,” Kvitova said. “I think she just came back and tried to play more aggressive. I was I think running too far behind the baseline. I was just trying to put the ball in, but it’s not really my game. It was a very difficult match today. But in the end, I think that the end of the match was kind of sorry from my side. It was a big fight again. I’m happy that I won it.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:01 am in French Open | 3 Comments »

May 22nd, 2016

Nishikori, Raonic, Kyrgios And Kvitova Headline Opening Day At The French Open

The French Open begins on Sunday.

Posted by Staff @ 5:45 am in French Open | 2 Comments »

May 11th, 2016

Kerber, Half of WTA Rome Seeds Lose in Another Massive Exodus

Kerber, “one of the best players in the world,” since winning the Australian Open has lost her opening rounds at Doha, Indian Wells, Madrid and Rome.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:58 pm in Tennis | 23 Comments »

May 10th, 2016

Serena Makes Winning Start On Clay In Rome; Petra Kvitova-Madison Keys Wednesday

Petra Kvitova, Simona Halep, Venus Williams and Roberta Vinci are in action Wednesday in Rome.

Posted by Staff @ 10:46 pm in Rome | 19 Comments »

May 8th, 2016

Serena Back but WTA Tour a Mess in Rome

The WTA tour is an absolute car crash right now in terms of illnesses, injuries, tournament pull-outs, and no one being anywhere near No. 1 Serena Williams in the rankings, despite the American winning no titles thus far in 2016.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 1:08 pm in Tennis | 11 Comments »

May 4th, 2016

Simona Halep Lone Top 16 Seed And Top 20 Player To Reach Madrid QFs; Surprise Finalist On Top Half

Just one Top 20 player reached the Madrid quarterfinals.

Posted by Staff @ 7:20 pm in Madrid | 4 Comments »

April 23rd, 2016

Angelique Kerber, Surprising Laura Siegemund Battle In All-German Stuttgart Final

Two Germans collide in the Stuttgart final.

Posted by Staff @ 6:31 pm in Stuttgart | 19 Comments »

April 22nd, 2016

Petra Kvitova Meets Angelique Kerber In Stuttgart SFs; Laura Siegemund Keeps Winning

Three of the Top 7 players on the WTA are in the Stuttgart semifinals.

Posted by Staff @ 6:55 pm in Stuttgart | 14 Comments »

April 21st, 2016

Simona Halep Slammed By Qualifier Laura Siegemund In Stuttgart; Kvitova v Muguruza Friday

Simona Halep has now lost three of her last four matches.

Posted by Staff @ 6:48 pm in Stuttgart | 16 Comments »

April 17th, 2016

Radwanska Leads 6 of Top 10 Women at Stuttgart; Istanbul; WTA Previews

Lots of floaters in the draw and tough opening-round match-ups including (1) Radwanska vs. Petkovic, (8) Safarova vs. Pliskova in an all-Czech, (6) Vinci vs. Makarova, (3) Muguruza vs. Lisicki, and (2) Kerber vs. the riser Beck in an all-German…

Posted by Staff @ 11:57 am in Istanbul, Stuttgart, Tennis | No Comments »

March 21st, 2016

Miami Open Tennis Women’s Preview: One Mind-blowing Quarter

As Ray Moore might say, ‘There are a lot of attractive ladies out there — umm, competitively attractive…oh crap, I’ve done it again.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 10:30 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

March 15th, 2016

Serena Advances To Indian Wells QFs To Meet Halep Wednesday; Radwanksa v Kvitova

Four of the Top 10 are playing in the women’s quarterfinals tomorrow at Indian Wells.

Posted by Staff @ 11:58 pm in Indian Wells | 13 Comments »

March 8th, 2016

Serena Leads, Sharapova Drugged Out of Indian Wells; Preview

What, too early for Maria jokes?

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:25 pm in Tennis | 30 Comments »