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February 18th, 2018

Gassed Kvitova Still Extends Streak, beats Muguruza for WTA Doha Trophy

Kvitova looked spent from the beginning of the match, going down 0-5 before getting a game on the board.

Posted by Staff @ 2:44 pm in Tennis | 13 Comments »

February 18th, 2018

Svitolina, 6 of Top 10, Loaded Floaters Field at WTA Dubai

The field loaded with floaters includes tough starts for (8) Mladenovic vs. (WC) Osaka, then the winner of Kvitova-Kontaveit; (7) Konta vs. the veteran Pavlyuchenkova then the winner of Radwanska-Kasatkina; (5) Garcia vs. Safarova; and (2) Muguruza vs. the Mertens-(WC) Bellis winner…

Posted by Staff @ 12:03 am in Tennis | No Comments »

February 17th, 2018

Kvitova Comes Back On Wozniacki, Will Meet Muguruza In Doha Final

Former Wimbledon champions Petra Kvitova and Garbine Muguruza meet Sunday for the Doha title.

Posted by Staff @ 9:33 pm in Doha | 1 Comment »

February 11th, 2018

Wozniacki v Sharapova Early at WTA Qatar Total Open; Preview

Wozniacki looking at Sharapova in her second match…

Posted by Staff @ 3:04 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

February 4th, 2018

Kvitova Beats Defending Champion Mladenovic for WTA St. Petersburg Title

The unseeded wildcard during the week upset No. 7 Elena Vesnina, No. 2 Jelena Ostapenko and No. 5 Julia Goerges to gain the final before steamrolling the No. 4-seeded Mladenovic.

Posted by Staff @ 12:18 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

January 16th, 2018

Halep Wins but Tweaks Ankle; Kvitova Out; Day 2 Aussie Open Wrap

“I felt a pain on the court, but I didn’t have time to check it,” said Halep after tweaking her ankle during the match. “I feel that nothing is broken, but the pain is big. I have to see the doctors…My ankles are not good. That’s why I tape all the time.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:52 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 1 Comment »

January 12th, 2018

Preview: Serena Out; Women’s Australian Open Likely to See a 1st-Time Winner

(5) Venus vs. Bencic the must-watch 1st rd. match in Melbourne…Other tough starts for (31) Makarova vs. Begu, and the injury-hampered (13) Stephens vs. Zhang, who she has previously lost to…

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 2:08 pm in Australian Open, Tennis | 1 Comment »

October 6th, 2017

Halep v Ostapenko In French Open Rematch Saturday At Beijing

Caroline Garcia will try for her second straight Asian title this weekend.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:25 pm in beijing | Comments Off

October 6th, 2017

Pliskova Outsted In Beijing By Cirstea; Kvitova Clocks Wozniacki

Just three Top 10 seeds made the Beijing quarterfinals.

Posted by Staff @ 12:09 am in beijing | 1 Comment »

October 4th, 2017

Halep Finally Beats Sharapova To Reach Beijing QFs; Wozniacki-Kvitova Thurs.

After seven straight failed bids, Simona Halep finally got her first career win over Maria Sharapova and she did it in fine style with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over the Russian. “It was a great match, I think I played my best tennis against her,” Halep said after the 72-minute win. “I served pretty well, [...]

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:05 pm in beijing | Comments Off

September 24th, 2017

Muguruza, 8 of Top 10 at WTA Premier 5 Wuhan Open, Preview

Potential tough starts for the floundering (9) Radwanska vs. Rybarikova (winner to face the Gavrilova-Goerges victor), (7) Cibulkova vs. Stosur, (12) Kerber vs. Garcia, (15) Sevastova vs. Makarova, and (2) Halep vs. the Riske-Kasatkina winner…

Posted by Staff @ 11:39 am in Tennis | 6 Comments »

September 6th, 2017

Venus, Stephens Set Up Half of Potential All-American Semifinals at US Open

“This match meant a lot to me, obviously, playing at home and of course it being a major,” Venus said.

Posted by Staff @ 2:16 am in Tennis, US Open | 3 Comments »

September 4th, 2017

Pliskova Powers Into US Open QFs, CoCo, Keys Advance; Venus-Kvitova Tuesday

Karolina Pliskova is the lone top seed to make the US Open quarterfinals.

Posted by Staff @ 11:48 pm in US Open | 12 Comments »

September 3rd, 2017

Venus, Stephens Continue U.S. Surge at US Open

“When I started playing again at Wimbledon and D.C., I didn’t expect much,” Stephens said. “I was just playing and having fun, having a good time. I’m still playing and having a good time. That’s really all there is to it.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:00 pm in Tennis, US Open | 10 Comments »

September 3rd, 2017

Pliskova Saves MP At US Open; Sharapova, Venus, Kvitova-Muguruza Sunday

The women’s fourth round gets underway Sunday at the US Open with four Grand Slam winners.

Posted by Staff @ 1:33 am in US Open | 3 Comments »