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January 20th, 2016

Serena Williams: I Watch My US Open Semifinal Loss Every Night To Get Ready

Serena Williams wouldn’t mind a semifinal rematch with Roberta Vinci.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:32 am in Australian Open | 3 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 1st, 2016

Federer, Sharapova Headline Brisbane International; Preview

Both Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova show up to defend their Brisbane titles, where the men’s and women’s fields are stellar for an opening week to the year where the majority of the stars are usually off playing lucrative exhibitions.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:33 pm in 2016 Season, Brisbane, Tennis | 6 Comments »

October 11th, 2015

Venus Williams, Woz, Pennetta Headline WTA Events This Week in Austria, Hong Kong, China

Top-seeded Garbine Muguruza pulled from the event after winning Beijing, forcing a shuffle of the draw…(2) Kerber will start against the former Slam winner Schiavone…Seeds Kerber, Jankovic and Stosur received wildcards…Also pulling from the event were Victoria Azarenka, Eugenie Bouchard, Zarina Diyas, Sabine Lisicki, Ajla Tomljanovic, and Coco Vandeweghe…No former champs are in the field…In last year’s final Lisicki topped Karolina Pliskova.

Posted by Staff @ 11:56 am in Tennis | 2 Comments »

October 2nd, 2015

Venus Avenges Serena Loss, Beats F-Bombing Vinci To Reach Wuhan Final

Roberta Vinci dropped an F Bomb on Venus, but it wasn’t enough.

Posted by Staff @ 3:39 pm in WTA | 10 Comments »

September 12th, 2015

Flavia Pennetta Wins The US Open, Announces Retirement

Flavia Pennetta won a Grand Slam then announced her reitrement.

Posted by Staff @ 10:00 pm in US Open | 12 Comments »

September 12th, 2015

SHOCK! Serena’s Chase For History Is Over, Vinci Will Play Pennetta In US Open Final

Serena hopes for history are over!

Posted by Staff @ 12:40 am in US Open | 42 Comments »

September 11th, 2015

Roberta Vinci: I Think Serena Was Very Nervous Today

Roberta Vinci had an amazing afternoon.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 6:14 pm in US Open | 1 Comment »

September 11th, 2015

Roberta Vinci Made A Lot Of Fans With This Post-Match Interview At The US Open [Video]

Roberta Vinci lit up the US Open during her match and even after.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 5:41 pm in US Open, Videos | 4 Comments »

September 10th, 2015

Serena Continues Road To History Tonight In US Open SFs, Can The Italians Play Spoil A 1-2 Party?

Serena will be the big favorite tonight in the women’s semifinals.

Posted by Staff @ 9:32 am in US Open | 41 Comments »

September 9th, 2015

Serena Overpowers Venus To Reach 10th US Open SF; Azarenka v Halep Wednesday

Serena still has the upper hand on Venus.

Posted by Staff @ 12:35 am in US Open | 2 Comments »

July 12th, 2015

Serena Williams in Swedish Cake Walk, Men at Newport; ATP/WTA Previews

Notes: When world No. 1 Serena Williams is your only Top 20 player in the field, is it safe to say you’ve put all your eggs (aka appearance money) in one basket?…Wildcards were awarded to Swedes Sofia Arvidsson, Susanne Celik and Rebecca Peterson…Pulling from the event were the American triumvirate of Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Christina McHale and Sloane Stephens…In last year’s final Barthel beat Chanelle Scheepers…Former champs in the field are Barthel (2014) and Serena Williams (2013).

Posted by Staff @ 11:55 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

May 18th, 2015

ATP/WTA Previews: Simon, Isner at Nice; Geneva, Strasbourg, Nurnberg

Notes: Gulbis is defending the Nice title (d. Federico Delbonis) then a Roland Garros semifinal…Gulbis is 1-11 win-loss this year…(8) Monaco could start against Querrey…Wildcards went to France’s Maxime Hamou and Lucas Pouille, and Australia’s Thanasi Kokkinakis…Withdrawing from the tournament were Simone Bolelli, Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Martin Klizan, and Diego Schwartzman…Gulbis (2015) is the lone returning champ in the field.

Posted by Staff @ 1:33 am in Tennis | 32 Comments »

April 26th, 2015

Pliskova Tops in Singles and Doubles at Prague; Marrakech; WTA Previews

Notes: A Czech offensive in Prague with the first three seeds from the home country…(8) Giorgi starts against the resurgent Wickmayer…Wildcards were awarded to Czechs Denisa Allertova and Klara Koukalova, and Slovak Kristina Schmiedlova…Pulling from the event were former champ Magdalena Rybarikova and Carla Suarez Navarro…Pliskova is the top seed in singles and doubles…In last year’s final Brit Heather Watson beat Anna Karolina Schmiedlova…Former champs in the field are Watson (2014)and Safarova (2013-12).

Posted by Staff @ 11:28 am in Tennis | Comments Off

February 14th, 2015

WTA Previews: Serena, Genie Pull from Still-strong Dubai

…Venus Williams beat Cornet in last year’s final…Returning former champs in the field are Venus Williams (2014,’10-09), Kvitova (2013), Radwanska (2012), and Wozniacki (2011).

Posted by Staff @ 10:33 pm in Tennis | Comments Off