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August 19th, 2017

Radwanska, Kvitova, Stephens, Bouchard Highlight WTA New Haven; Preview

Tough starts for seeds (1) Radwanks vs. (WC) Bouchard, (5) Vesnina vs. (WC) Stephens, and (7) Strycova vs. the rising Russian Kasatkina…

Posted by Staff @ 4:49 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

August 12th, 2017

Pliskova Defends, But No. 1 Ranking Contenders Trail at Cincinnati; Preview

Tough starts for (9) Williams vs. her American countrywoman Riske, (16) Keys vs. Vandeweghe in a rematch of the Stanford final a week ago, (10) Radwanska vs. the resurgent Goerges, (14) Kvitova vs. the breakout player Kontaveit, and the struggling (3) Kerber vs. Makarova…

Posted by Staff @ 10:28 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

July 29th, 2017

Muguruza, Kvitova, American Contingent Come Out at WTA Stanford; Preview

Only one Top 10 player in Muguruza, but the former Wimbledon champion Kvitova, Sharapova returning from injury and young American seeds Keys, Vandeweghe and Bellis make for an interesting field…

Posted by Staff @ 6:45 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

July 3rd, 2017

Some Tears, Lower-Seeded Upsets Monday in Wimbledon Women’s Play

On the upset tip were German Carina Witthoeft outlasting No. 26 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 6-3, 5-7, 8-6, and Czech Kristyna Pliskova, twin sister of the current world No. 2, defeating No. 31 Roberta Vinci 7-6(6), 6-2.

Posted by Staff @ 5:06 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | No Comments »

July 2nd, 2017

Former Champions Venus, Kvitova And French Open Winner Ostapenko Monday At Wimbledon

Amid controversy, 5-time champion Venus Williams opens her Wimbledon campaign Monday.

Posted by Staff @ 6:43 pm in Wimbledon | 3 Comments »

June 30th, 2017

Preview: Serena You are Missed at Wimbledon; 5 Players Vie for No. 1

(2) Halep could be up against it with an early road of qualifier and two-time grasscourt doubles winner Marina Erakovic, then Brit Laura Robson, then Bouchard

Posted by Staff @ 11:33 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 2 Comments »

June 28th, 2017

2017 Wimbledon Women’s Seedings: Kvitova, Venus Only Former Champions In Field

ESPN’s Brad Gilbert says that as many as 40 different women could win Wimbledon.

Posted by Staff @ 3:24 pm in Wimbledon | 4 Comments »

June 25th, 2017

Kvitova Wastes No Time Back with WTA Birmingham Grass Title

“I didn’t expect this in my second tournament of my comeback,” said the former Wimbledon champion. “So yeah, I think it’s kind of a fairytale…I was nervous. It wasn’t the normal nerves as I had before. It’s my first final after such a long time, and it was a bit difficult to handle. I struggled a lot.”

Posted by Staff @ 3:25 pm in Tennis | 4 Comments »

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 | No Comments »

June 18th, 2017

Kerber, Azarenka, Kvitova This Week at Birmingham, Mallorca; WTA Previews

Victoria Azarenka returns to the tour after giving birth to her son, Leo, and Sabine Lisicki also makes her 2017 debut after a shoulder injury suffered last November…

Posted by Staff @ 12:44 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

May 31st, 2017

Mattek-Sands Stops Kvitova Among 3 Big Upsets Wed. at French Open

“It’s hard for me to believe I’m in the third round,” said the 18-year-old Bellis.

Posted by Staff @ 5:59 pm in French Open, Tennis | 6 Comments »

May 25th, 2017

Petra Kvitova Is Back Practicing In Paris And She Might Play The French Open

Will Petra Kvitova play the French Open?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:21 am in French Open | 6 Comments »

December 30th, 2016

Tennis-X 2016 Awards: Tennis’ Best Dopers, Tankers, Nutballs All Lauded

Who were the best and brightest from 2016?

Posted by Staff @ 4:07 pm in 2016 Season | 21 Comments »

December 20th, 2016

Petra Kvitova Undergoes 3-Hour, 45-Minute Surgery To Repair Left Hand, Will Be Out Indefinitely

Petra Kvitova will be out at least three months and likely much, much longer after undergoing a near-4 hour surgery on her left hand.

Posted by Staff @ 4:50 pm in Injuries | 14 Comments »

December 20th, 2016

Support From Tennis Community Pours In For Petra Kvitova

Top players in tennis react to news of Petra Kvitova’s attack.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:11 am in Social Media | Comments Off