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January 26th, 2019

Osaka Outlasts Kvitova For Australian Open Title, No. 1 Ranking

Naomi Osaka made history Saturday night in Melbourne becoming the first Asian player to reach No. 1.

Posted by Staff @ 10:10 am in Australian Open | 5 Comments »

January 24th, 2019

Osaka Outlasts Pliskova To Reach Australian Open Final, Will Meet Kvitova For Title

Naomi Osaka and Petra Kvitova will meet for the Australian Open final on Saturday.

Posted by Staff @ 8:04 am in Australian Open | 7 Comments »

January 23rd, 2019

Pliskova Overcomes 5-1 Deficit To Stun Serena At Australian Open; Women’s SF Thurs.

A new women’s Australian Open champion will be crowned on Saturday in Melbourne.

Posted by Staff @ 7:06 am in Australian Open | 5 Comments »

January 22nd, 2019

Kvitova Cruises Into Australian Open SFs, Collins Keeps Winning; Serena v Pliskova Wed.

A year ago, Danielle Collins was playing in a challenger event in Newport Beach. Now…

Posted by Staff @ 6:53 am in Australian Open | 2 Comments »

January 21st, 2019

Osaka, Pliskova Thunder Into Australian Open QFs, Serena Handles Halep

Serena Williams beat World No. 1 Simona Halep at the Australian Open Monday.

Posted by Staff @ 8:17 am in Australian Open | 1 Comment »

January 20th, 2019

Kvitova KOs Anismova, Barty Wins Epic Over Sharapova; Serena v Halep Mon. At Australian Open

More upsets on the women’s side as Angelique Kerber fell.

Posted by Staff @ 8:18 am in Australian Open | 1 Comment »

January 19th, 2019

Halep Hammers Venus, Serena Wins At Australian Open; Kivtova Gets Another Shot At Anismova

A then-16 Amanda Anisimova shocked Petra Kvitova at Indian Wells last year. Will the Czech get revenge on Sunday in Melbourne?

Posted by Staff @ 7:51 am in Australian Open | Comments Off on Halep Hammers Venus, Serena Wins At Australian Open; Kivtova Gets Another Shot At Anismova

January 18th, 2019

Sharapova Sends Off Wozniacki, Anisimova Impress Again; Venus v Halep Sat.

Amanda Anisimova in the youngest American woman to reach a Slam fourth round since Serena Williams at the 1998 French Open.

Posted by Staff @ 7:19 am in Australian Open | Comments Off on Sharapova Sends Off Wozniacki, Anisimova Impress Again; Venus v Halep Sat.

January 16th, 2019

Wozniacki, Barty Shine At Australian Open; Serena v Bouchard Thurs

Serena Williams and Eugenie Bouchard battle for the first time in over four years Thursday night in Melbourne.

Posted by Staff @ 7:45 am in Australian Open | 1 Comment »

January 14th, 2019

Sharapova, Kerber, Wozniacki Winners At Australian Open; Williams On Tap Tuesday

The three former champions in the women’s draw all cruised in their Rod Laver openers on Monday in Melbourne.

Posted by Staff @ 8:13 am in Australian Open | 1 Comment »

January 12th, 2019

Kvitova Bests Barty In Sydney Thriller

Petra Kvitova came from 3-0 down in the third set to deny Ash Barty for the Sydney title.

Posted by Staff @ 11:24 pm in Sydney | Comments Off on Kvitova Bests Barty In Sydney Thriller

January 12th, 2019

Preview: Serena Is Back, But So Is Everyone Else At The Australian Open

Last year a mere six players had a crack at leaving Australia with the No. 1 ranking. The 2019 Australian just told 2018 to hold its beer.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 8:39 pm in Australian Open | Comments Off on Preview: Serena Is Back, But So Is Everyone Else At The Australian Open

January 2nd, 2019

Nadal, Murray, Kyrgios, Svitolina Out Of Brisbane; Dimitrov Advances To Nishikori Showdown

The Brisbane event lost both top seeds, Rafael Nadal and Elina Svitolina, on Wednesday.

Posted by Staff @ 8:20 pm in Brisbane | Comments Off on Nadal, Murray, Kyrgios, Svitolina Out Of Brisbane; Dimitrov Advances To Nishikori Showdown

November 9th, 2018

Incredible Turn of Events in U.S. vs. Czech Fed Cup Final Beginning Saturday

“It’s unusual — that never happened before,” captain Petr Pala said on losing his best two players. “But still I think we’re the favorites. I’m still very confident about my team.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 5:17 pm in Fed Cup, Tennis | Comments Off on Incredible Turn of Events in U.S. vs. Czech Fed Cup Final Beginning Saturday

September 29th, 2018

Halep Leads All-In China Open Women’s Field, Del Potro Heads Men; Preview

Interesting starts for (17) Keys vs. American countrywoman (LL) Pera, the struggling (9) Stephens vs. Pavlyuchenkova, (3) Kerber vs. the unpredictable Mladenovic, (10) Goerges vs. Konta, (7) Pliskova vs. (WC) Stosur, (12) Ostapenko vs. Rybarikova, (14) Muguruza vs. Makarova, and (2) Wozniacki vs. Bencic…

Posted by Staff @ 7:12 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on Halep Leads All-In China Open Women’s Field, Del Potro Heads Men; Preview