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February 20th, 2016

Djokovic Heads Dubai, Loaded Field at WTA Doha: ATP/WTA Previews

Pulling from the tournament were Roger Federer (knee surgery) and Janko Tipsarevic…The absent Federer is the two-time defending champ, beating Djokovic in last year’s final…Federer and Djokovic have won the last seven titles between them…Djokovic (2013,’11-09) is the lone former champ in the field.

Posted by Staff @ 4:48 pm in Tennis | 8 Comments »

February 18th, 2016

Du-Bye! Simon Halep, Garbine Muguruza, Petra Kvitova Fall As Seeds Finish Winless In Dubai

History has already been made in Dubai this week as for the first time ever at a WTA event no seeds won a match.

Posted by Staff @ 12:37 am in Dubai | 6 Comments »

February 13th, 2016

Halep Heads Strong Dubai; U.S. Frenzy in Delray: ATP/WTA Previews

American Taylor Fritz received a special exempt into the main draw after his run in Memphis…Other interesting starts for Del Potro vs. American Denis Kudla, with the winner likely meeting (3) Karlovic, and (2) Tomic vs. the hot-handed net-crushing Rampras…

Posted by Staff @ 1:54 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »

January 20th, 2016

Australian Open Women’s Day 3 Carnage: Slam Winners Kvitova, Kuznetsova Out

“It was unreal,” said the 21-year-old recent Russian-turned-Australian.

Posted by Staff @ 8:10 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 3 Comments »

January 18th, 2016

World No. 1 Serena Wins, 7 Seeds Don’t; Stephens Rants on Day 1 at Australian Open

“After Auckland everyone was like ‘Oh, we can support Sloane again because she’s playing good and she’s looking good and we need to get back on that bandwagon because we kind of abandoned her,’” said Stephens, who has 36 unforced errors, or two per game, over two sets. “And then you lose and they go back to ‘She doesn’t work hard, she’s not committed, she doesn’t love the game.’

Posted by Staff @ 8:13 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 6 Comments »

January 9th, 2016

Halep, 4 Top 10 Women in WTA Sydney; Men’s Field Left Wanting

Tough starts for (5) Pliskova vs. Ivanovic, (3) Kvitova vs. Lisicki, and (2) Radwanska after a bye vs. the Stosur-Vinci winner…

Posted by Staff @ 5:31 pm in Tennis | 10 Comments »

January 5th, 2016

WTA Walking Wounded: Serena, Maria Sharapova, Simona Halep, Petra Kvitova All Sick Or Injured!

Several top WTA stars are already injured, and we are just in the first week of the season.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:44 am in 2016 Season, Injuries | 2 Comments »

January 2nd, 2016

Djokovic, Nadal Lead Loaded Doha; ATP/WTA Week 1 Previews

Federer has won the most singles titles of any player in Doha, and is a perfect 3-0 in finals…Ferrer beat Berdych in last year’s final…Nadal, who is playing doubles with Verdasco, has won the most doubles titles of anyone at the event with four (2005,’09,’11,’15)…Former singles champs in the field are Ferrer (2015), Nadal (2014), and Federer (2011,’06-05).

Posted by Staff @ 8:56 pm in Tennis | 52 Comments »

November 14th, 2015

Maria Sharapova, Russia In Fed Cup Finals Against Petra Kvitova’s Czech Republic Team

Maria Sharapova and Petra Kvitova will try to win the Fed Cup this weekend.

Posted by Staff @ 1:27 am in Fed Cup | 9 Comments »

November 9th, 2015

Sharapova in Fed Cup Russia at Czech Final a Potential Blockbuster

The Fed Cup will have a final this weekend worthy of the top international team tennis competition when the Czech Republic, winners of the competition in three of the last four years, host a loaded Russian team led by former world No. 1 Maria Sharapova.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 6:27 pm in Fed Cup, Tennis | 4 Comments »

November 1st, 2015

Hitting-Wall Radwanska Beats Kvitova for 1st WTA Finals Crown

The diminutive Agnieszka Radwanska raised the BNP Paribas WTA Finals title in Singapore on Sunday, defeating Petra Kvitova 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 for the biggest championship win of her career.

Posted by Staff @ 11:56 am in Tennis | 6 Comments »

October 31st, 2015

Petra Kvitova Tops Maria Sharapova, Meets Agnieszka Radwanska In WTA Finals Title Match

The WTA Finals title match will feature two players who went 1-2 in the round robin, Petra Kvitova against Agnieszka Radwanska.

Posted by Staff @ 12:14 pm in WTA Championships | 7 Comments »

October 30th, 2015

WTA Finals Singapore SF: Sharapova v Kvitova, Muguruza v Radwanska

The WTA Finals in Singapore are down to just four.

Posted by Staff @ 6:05 pm in WTA Championships | 34 Comments »

October 28th, 2015

Kvitova, Muguruza Winners At WTA Finals Singapore; Sharapova, Halep Seeks SFs Thursday

Only two more days of round robin play remain in Singapore.

Posted by Staff @ 5:44 pm in WTA Championships | 1 Comment »

October 4th, 2015

US Open Champion Flavia Pennetta Returns In Beijing, Simon Halep Injured, Petra Kvitova Loses

Top seeds have already fallen in Beijing.

Posted by Staff @ 2:01 pm in beijing | 7 Comments »