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June 29th, 2015

Serena Takes 1st Step Toward 3 Straight Slams at Wimbledon Monday

If Ostapenko’s name sounds vaguely familiar, it’s because the Suarez Navarro-killer lifted the Wimbledon girls’ junior trophy roughly this time last year.

Posted by Staff @ 5:43 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 2 Comments »

June 26th, 2015

Wimbledon Preview: Who Can Stop Serena? Nobody.

Bouchard will drop an ****-load of points after this event. Serena is going for a third Slam in pursuit of all four this year.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 10:48 pm in Tennis | 13 Comments »

June 22nd, 2015

Sick Petra Kvitova Has Withdrawn From Eastbourne

Petra Kvitova has withdrawn from Eastbourne.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:54 am in Grass season | 4 Comments »

June 22nd, 2015

ATP/WTA Previews: Kvitova, Woz in Eastbourne

Notes: Tough draws go to (1) Ferrer after a bye potentially vs. Baghdatis…Wildcards went to Brits Kyle Edmund and James Ward, American Taylor Harry Fritz, and German Alexander Zverev…

Posted by Staff @ 1:30 am in Tennis | Comments Off

June 1st, 2015

Serena Wakes in Time But Sharapova, Kvitova Exit at French Open

The Czech’s biggest career win equaled two other career wins over world No. 2-ranked players — Justine Henin at the Paris indoors in 2007, and Caroline Wozniacki at Stuttgart in 2010. She will now tomorrow meet No. 21 seed Garbine Muguruza, who overpowered No. 28 Flavia Pennetta 6-3, 6-4.

Posted by Staff @ 4:44 pm in French Open | 1 Comment »

May 28th, 2015

Serena Survives Scare, Woznacki Upset; Sharapova v Stosur Friday At French Open

Serena Williams escaped the clutches of a German while her good friend Caroline Wozniacki did not.

Posted by Staff @ 6:04 pm in French Open | 5 Comments »

May 22nd, 2015

French Open Women’s Preview: Serena Williams Tough Draw Could Mean No Final

Possible (5) Woz vs. (25) Jelena Jankovic in the 3rd rd., with Serena looming two rounds later. All in all a potential tough road for the world No. 1 through possibly three former No. 1s in her quarter.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 10:45 am in French Open, Tennis | 5 Comments »

May 15th, 2015

Sharapova, Halep One Match from Blockbuster Rome Final

Halep in the Saturday semifinals will face No. 10 seed Carla Suarez Navarro, who was an upset winner Friday over No. 4 seed and Madrid winner Petra Kvitova 6-3, 6-2.

Posted by Staff @ 4:48 pm in Tennis | 22 Comments »

May 10th, 2015

Nadal’s Stunning Collapse, Kvitova Title Highlight Madrid Finals

In the second set the Spaniard ground-balled an ordinary two-handed backhand groundstroke, and sent rally-level forehands 10 feet long, shaking his head and smiling ruefully at his lack of control.

Posted by Staff @ 6:41 pm in Madrid | 49 Comments »

May 10th, 2015

Blockbuster WTA Rome Field to Answer Pre-French Questions?

Serena’s draw to the semifinals could go through Stosur, last year’s finalist Errani then the former French champ Ivanovic to meet either Sharapova or Wozniacki in the semis…

Posted by Staff @ 11:50 am in Clay Season, Italian Open, Rome, Tennis | 19 Comments »

May 8th, 2015

Kvitova Ends Serena’s Unbeaten Run To Reach Madrid Final Against Kuznetsova

Two shockers today in the Madrid women’s semifinals today.

Posted by Staff @ 9:07 pm in Madrid | 24 Comments »

May 7th, 2015

Former Madrid Champions Serena, Sharapova Close In On Final Meeting

Will it be a Serena Williams v Maria Sharapova final on Saturday in Madrid?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:07 pm in Madrid | 4 Comments »

April 23rd, 2015

French Open Champions Nadal, Sharapova Ousted Thursday; Kvitova Continues To Struggle

Three reigning Grand Slam champions lost on Thursday.

Posted by Staff @ 9:18 pm in Barcelona, Stuttgart | 17 Comments »

April 19th, 2015

Fed Cup Anarchy: Swiss Don’t Miss; U.S., Canada Fail

“I wrote a message to [Hingis] after her loss on Saturday to tell her that I was proud of what she did and I was inspired too,” Bacsinszky said of Hingis’ effort that came just shy of a singles win, 17 years after she played her last Fed Cup singles. “I told her she needs to be proud of herself. Not everyone can come back and play such great tennis as this.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:59 pm in Fed Cup, Tennis | 2 Comments »

April 19th, 2015

ATP/WTA Previews: Nadal in Barcelona, Loaded WTA Stuttgart

Kei Nishikoi beat Santiago Giraldo in last year’s final…Returning former champs in the final are Nishikori (2014), Nadal (2013-11,’09-05), Verdasco (2010) and Robredo (2004).

Posted by Staff @ 6:35 pm in Barcelona, Stuttgart, Tennis | 11 Comments »