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June 23rd, 2015

I Have Novak Djokovic As My Early Wimbledon Favorite, But I’m Not Crazy About It

Some early thoughts on the Wimbledon favorites.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:28 pm in Wimbledon | 111 Comments »

May 4th, 2015

Federer, Gasquet, Pliskova, Svitolina Win ATP/WTA Titles

Cuevas fell to 3-1 in career finals. “It’s difficult to face Roger, not only because of his game but also to stay focused on the game and not get distracted,” Cuevas said. “It was a very good experience for me, and I think it will help me in the future.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:48 am in Tennis | 6 Comments »

May 2nd, 2015

Federer Meets Cuevas In Istanbul Final; Murray Seeks First Career Clay Title In Munich

Roger Federer and Andy Murray seek clay titles Sunday.

Posted by Staff @ 2:51 pm in Estoril | 38 Comments »

April 25th, 2015

ATP Previews: Federer in Turkey?; Munich, Estoril

The first-ever ATP World Tour event in Turkey debuts, with organizers spending for Roger Federer to mark the occasion…The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes, but potential tough starts for (7) Youzhny vs. Bellucci, and (5) Haider-Maurer vs. Dodig…Wildcards were awarded to Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili, Turkey’s Cem Ilkel, and Russian Andrey Rublev.

Posted by Staff @ 4:15 pm in Tennis | 26 Comments »

April 9th, 2015

Del Potro Withdraws From Monte Carlo; Kyrgios, Gasquet Also Out

Juan Martin del Potro won’t be playing Monte Carlo next week.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:10 am in Monte Carlo | 12 Comments »

March 18th, 2015

Kvitova, Kyrgios, Gasquet Out Of Miami

Three names are already out of Miami.

Posted by Staff @ 2:32 pm in Injuries, Miami | 5 Comments »

February 8th, 2015

France Shocks in Fed Cup; Gasquet Leads ATP Winners

“I was either going to be a genius or a nonsense captain,” Mauresmo said. “I took the decision to play Kristina because I knew she had the game to beat Errani. We knew the tactics and she was able to deliver on the court which is always the toughest thing to do.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:01 pm in Fed Cup, Tennis | 2 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 »

September 29th, 2014

Nadal Returns Tonight In Beijing, Djokovic Begins Final No. 1 Push; Serena Survives Scare

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal open their fall season Tuesday in Beijing.

Posted by Staff @ 1:37 pm in beijing | 54 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 10th, 2014

Cincinnati Preview: Djokovic, Serena Attempt to Rebound

Women’s Notes: Potential tough first-rounders went to (1) Serena vs. the former Slam winner Stosur, (7) Bouchard vs. Kuznetsova, (5) Sharapova vs. the Cornet/Keys winner, and (16) Safarova vs. Venus…Wildcards went to Americans Lauren Davis and Christina McHale, and Swiss Belinda Bencic…Pulling from the event were Li Na and Yvonne Meusburger…Last year Azarenka beat Serena Williams in the final…Returning champs in the field are Azarenka (2013), Sharapova (2011), and Jankovic (2009).

Posted by Staff @ 11:45 pm in Cincinnati | 7 Comments »

August 8th, 2014

Djokovic Gets Jumped By Tsonga In Toronto, Federer Survives; Sharapova Stumbles in Montreal

Seeds tumbled out of Canada weathering the storm were 17-time Slam winners Roger Federer and Serena Williams.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 1:01 am in Canadian Open | 154 Comments »

August 2nd, 2014

Serena Survives Ivanovic Scare In Stanford, Venus Falls; Goffin Takes Kitzbuhel, Win Streak At 20!

Serena Williams stay on track for a third Stanford title while David Goffin has quietly won 20 straight matches!

Posted by Staff @ 10:10 am in Stanford, Washington | Comments Off

August 1st, 2014

Toronto Draw Preview: Djokovic Gets Murray In His Quarter, Federer’s In The Trees

Will it be another Canadian Open title for Novak Djokovic?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:15 pm in Canadian Open | 102 Comments »

July 31st, 2014

Isner Upset (Literally) In Washington; Serena Returns With A Roar In Stanford, Azarenka-Venus Tonight

John Isner wasn’t pleased with his court assignment Wednesday in Washington.

Posted by Staff @ 10:23 am in Stanford, Washington | 3 Comments »