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January 22nd, 2015

Serena, Venus Fight Into 3rd Rd. Thursday; Woz Upset in Oz; X-Notes

“Honestly, I think I understand the game a lot more,” said the 34 year old, who seems to have a handle on her energy-sapping Sjogren’s syndrome, last year losing in the first round in Melbourne. “Even when I’m not playing as well, I think I’m able tactically to be more strategic than even, let’s say, Venus of 2000. So that’s one of the beauties of continuing to play as you get a lot of the years under your belt.”

Posted by Staff @ 6:59 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 4 Comments »

January 16th, 2015

Kvitova Enters Oz with WTA Sydney Title Under Belt

No. 2 seed Petra Kvitova enters the Australian Open on a hot streak, on Friday capturing the title at the APIA International Sydney WTA event with a 7-6(5), 7-6(6) win over unseeded fellow Czech Karolina Pliskova.

Posted by Staff @ 2:01 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

January 3rd, 2015

ATP/WTA Previews: Stars Come Out at 4 Events in Week 1

The stars are coming out on week one, even uncharacteristically on the women’s side, as current No. 1 Novak Djokovic and former top dogs Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Lleyton Hewitt, Maria Sharapova, Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic compete at four events in week one of 2015.

Posted by Staff @ 10:29 pm in 2015 Season, Tennis | 10 Comments »

October 23rd, 2014

WTA Finals: Halep Makes Semis, Will She Allow Serena To Join Her?

It should be a crazy day for the number crunchers in Singapore.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:58 pm in WTA Championships | 18 Comments »

October 18th, 2014

Previews: WTA Finals; ATP Basel, Valencia

Wozniacki could sneak out of the White Group with her solid record against her group mates…Former champs in the field are Serena (2013-12,’09,’01), Kvitova (2011) and Sharapova (2004).

Posted by Staff @ 1:32 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

October 5th, 2014

Sharapova Returns To No. 2 Ranking After Beijing Title Over Kvitova

Maria Sharapova won her 33rd title Sunday in Beijing.

Posted by Staff @ 10:39 am in beijing | 2 Comments »

October 4th, 2014

Djokovic Downs Murray, Faces Berdych in Beijing Final; Nishikori v Raonic In Tokyo

Three big finals will be played Sunday in Asia.

Posted by Staff @ 3:26 pm in beijing | 29 Comments »

September 28th, 2014

Kvitova, Murray, Nishikori Win WTA/ATP Titles

“The way that the match was won doesn’t happen very often,” said Murray after saving five match points. “It’s rare to win a match like that. I was very close to losing. It was an emotional week for me.”

Posted by Staff @ 6:40 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »

September 27th, 2014

ATP/WTA Previews: Nadal, Serena Rock China Open Field

Women’s Seeds: Serena Williams, Simona Halep, Petra Kvitova, Maria Sharapova, Agnieszka Radwanska, Caroline Wozniacki, Angelique Kerber, Eugenie Bouchard, Ana Ivanovic, Jelena Jankovic, Sara Errani, Ekaterina Makarova, Lucie Safarova, Flavia Pennetta, Andrea Petkovic, Venus Williams

Posted by Staff @ 10:58 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

September 26th, 2014

Murray, Nishikori Continue On Road To London; Kvitova v Bouchard In Wuhan Final

The final in Wuhan is a Wimbledon rematch between Petra Kvitova and Genie Bouchard, will the outcome be the same?

Posted by Staff @ 12:24 pm in Fall Season | 17 Comments »

September 21st, 2014

ATP/WTA Preview: Loaded Women’s Field at China Debut Event

Notes: It’s the debut of the Premier 5 Series event in China…Victoria Azarenka pulls from the event with a foot injury, and announces she will miss the rest of the year…Potential tough starts include (1) Serena Williams after a bye vs. her nemesis Cornet, the struggling (6) Bouchard after a bye vs. the resurgent Peng, (4) Sharapova after a bye vs. countrywoman and former world No. 2 Kuznetsova, (5) Radwanska after a bye vs. the Venus/Garcia winner, (16) Petkovic vs. the comer (Q) Vekic, (12) Cibulkova vs. the big-hitting Keys, and (14) Safarova vs. the likewise big-hitting Lisicki…

Posted by Staff @ 6:47 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

August 27th, 2014

CiCi, Not Sabathia, Lights Up US Open; Wed. Preview

She became the first 15 year old in almost 20 years to win a match at the US Open since the coming-out party of Anna Kournikova at age 15, before Bellis was born.

Posted by Staff @ 12:42 am in Tennis | 34 Comments »

August 24th, 2014

Rosol Wins Winston-Salem; Kvitova Can Take No. 1 at US Open

According to the WTA, the world No. 4 Kvitova, along with the No. 2 Simona Halep, will have a chance to wrestle the world No. 1 ranking away from Serena Williams at the US Open.

Posted by Staff @ 11:02 am in Tennis | 6 Comments »

August 17th, 2014

ATP/WTA Previews: Isners Leads W-S, Solid Field at WTA Conn.

Notes: Potential tough starts for (8) Granollers against the Ginepri-Mathieu winner, (6) Sousa vs. the explosive Janowicz, and (16) Johnson vs. his American compatriot Querrey…Wildcards went to South African Kevin Anderson and Americans Ginepri, Ryan Harrison and Wimbledon boys’ winner Noah Rubin…Notable withdrawals from the tournament include Wimbledon doubles winners Vasek Pospisil and Jack Sock, and Dmitry Tursunov…Jurgen Melzer beat Gael Monfils in last year’s final…Returning former champs in the field are Melzer (2013) and Isner (2012-11).

Posted by Staff @ 12:31 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

August 13th, 2014

Serena Survives, Bouchard Upset; Huge Thursday Line-up With Federer, Djokovic in Cincy

Grimacing, screaming at missed opportunities and making her almost-crying face when failing to close out sets, the younger Williams sister is struggling to find her form with just a little more than a week left until her final chance to win a Grand Slam event in 2014 at the US Open.

Posted by Staff @ 10:58 pm in Cincinnati | 168 Comments »

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Rankings
ATP - Aug 31 WTA - Aug 31
1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Roger Federer2 Simona Halep
3 Andy Murray3 Maria Sharapova
4 Kei Nishikori4 Petra Kvitova
5 Stan Wawrinka5 Caroline Wozniacki
6 Tomas Berdych6 Lucie Safarova
7 David Ferrer7 Ana Ivanovic
8 Rafael Nadal8 Karolina Pliskova
9 Marin Cilic9 Garbine Muguruza Blanco
10 Milos Raonic10 Carla Suarez Navarro
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