June 30th, 2018
The Group of Death contains two former No. 1s, a No. 2, and last year’s US Open semifinalist and quarterfinalist among other floaters…Tough starts for (5) Svitolina vs. the grasscourt title-winner Maria, (21) Sevastova vs. Giorgi, (32) Radwanska vs. Safarova 2nd rd., and (2) Wozniacki vs. Makarova 2nd rd…(25) Serena’s early path is former world No. 1 junior Arantxa Rus, a qualifier/wildcard, then (5) Svitolina, then (10) Keys.
June 25th, 2018
“I didn’t really expect to win here,” said Kvitova, who improved to 2-0 career against Rybarikova. “I just played match by match, being very happy to be on the grass and the tennis court…I couldn’t imagine to have five titles this time of the year, so I’m pretty happy already.”
June 23rd, 2018
Murray and Wawrinka square off first round, winner to meet (2) Edmund…Other openers of interest are (8) Fuchsovics vs. the grass-ready Brit (WC) Norrie, the rookie (4) Ceccinato vs. the veteran Seppi, (5) Mayer vs. Simon (winner to meet Muller), and (7) Johnson vs. Medvedev (winner to face M.Zverev)…
June 23rd, 2018
Petra Kvitova will try to defend her Birmingham title against good friend and former champion Magdalena Rybarikova.
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June 22nd, 2018
Mihaela Buzarnescu followed up her big win at the French Open over Elena Svitolina by beating her again on a different surface.
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June 17th, 2018
Four of the WTA Top 10 along with Vandeweghe and last week’s grasscourt title winner Barty make Birmingham a tough title to raise…
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May 13th, 2018
“My body is very exhausted, as well, so…I’m pretty surprised that the body just handle it somehow. Every title feels great. Winning three times here in Madrid, it means something. It’s not really happening every day, so I’m very proud of myself.”
May 12th, 2018
Tough starts went to (1) Halep vs. the Azarenka-Osaka winner, (13) Keys vs. Pavlyuchenkova, (9) Stephens vs. the crafty Strycova, (3) Muguruza vs. the Gavrilova-Bellis winner, (16) Barty vs. Sharapova…
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May 10th, 2018
The semifinals are set in Madrid.
May 9th, 2018
Two of the Top 3 seeds fell Wednesday in Madrid.
May 7th, 2018
A host of former No. 1s were in action Monday in Madrid.
May 6th, 2018
Kvitova jumped to a 3-0 lead in the first set before dropping five straight games and hitting five doubles faults and 24 unforced errors to find herself a set down.
May 5th, 2018
Interesting starts were dealt to Ostapenko vs. Irina-Camelia Begu (winner to face Maria Sharapova), Wozniacki vs. Daria Gavrilova, and Vandeweghe vs. Kristina Mladenovic.
April 28th, 2018
Two Top 10 players in the J&T Banka Prague Open field are led by former No. 1 Karolina Pliskova, who is coming off reaching the final at Stuttgart, and in Prague will open against her twin sister Kristyna.
April 25th, 2018
Two-time Stuttgart champion Angelique Kerber thrilled her home fans beating Petra Kvitova.