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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

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 12th, 2014

WTA Upsets in Rome; Tues. Djokovic vs. Worm

“After Charleston I put my racquets down and wasn’t able to play anywhere for a while,” said Williams after playing her first match in more than a month due to illness, cruising past Annika Beck.

Posted by Staff @ 11:00 pm in Tennis | 10 Comments »

May 8th, 2011

Djokovic v Nadal Show Moves to Rome; Men’s and Women’s Previews

On the women’s side the talking points are — who is going to win this week? Because seemingly anybody can win. No one can maintain a roll.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 7:55 pm in Tennis | 19 Comments »

May 2nd, 2010

Nadal Beats Ferrer for 5th Rome Title

“I am 23 and sure 17 is a very important number for me,” Nadal said.”There are some tournaments coming up – Madrid is coming up soon — and so I’m going to try to keep winning, but these tournaments are very difficult and some of the best players in the world are there…Probably I didn’t play as well as Monte Carlo. I played well, but not as well as Monte Carlo, but the important thing is winning.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:51 pm in Tennis | 31 Comments »

April 25th, 2010

Federer, Nadal in Rome; Loaded Stuttgart WTA Field; Previews

Wow, two unseeded former No. 1s in Henin and Ivanovic; lots o’ first-round meetings of interest…

Posted by Staff @ 1:52 pm in Tennis | 70 Comments »

May 8th, 2009

Safina, Kuznetsova Reach 2nd Final in Two Weeks at Rome

Safina was 0-2 career against Williams, but the elder Williams sister could not hold on to a set and a break in the second lead. Safina leads Kuznetsova 7-5 in career meetings, but lost to her countrywoman last weekend in the Stuttgart final.

Posted by Staff @ 5:13 pm in Tennis | 7 Comments »

May 6th, 2009

Serena Williams Ousted 1st Rd in Rome After Disparaging Safina

“Well, we all know who the real No. 1 is,” Williams said Monday in response to a question regarding her world No. 2 standing and Safina’s top spot. “Quite frankly, I’m the best in the world.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:54 am in Tennis | 53 Comments »

May 4th, 2009

Venus Survives 3-set Scare in Opener at WTA Rome

“We both played aggressive,” Venus told the media. “She’s just going for every shot, for the lines. I was OK with the match being a little longer. I just I want to hit balls. In a way it’s not too bad to go three sets.”

Posted by Staff @ 7:49 pm in Tennis | 14 Comments »

May 3rd, 2009

Nadal Wins Title, Djokovic Ranking Drop in Rome

“One of the most important of my career,” Nadal told reporters in regard to the Rome title. “Win in Rome is a a big title. I have right now 15 Masters 1000 in my career, so that’s a lot, and I’m very happy for that. Win here in Rome is always unbelievable.”

Posted by Staff @ 3:35 pm in Tennis | 274 Comments »

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1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Roger Federer2 Maria Sharapova
3 Andy Murray3 Simona Halep
4 Tomas Berdych4 Petra Kvitova
5 Kei Nishikori5 Caroline Wozniacki
6 Milos Raonic6 Eugenie Bouchard
7 Rafael Nadal7 Ana Ivanovic
8 David Ferrer8
9 Stan Wawrinka9 Ekaterina Makarova
10 Marin Cilic10 Andrea Petkovic
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