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July 4th, 2013

Lisicki Outlasts Radwanska, Will Meet Bartoli In Women’s Wimbledon Final

Sabine Lisicki and Marion Bartoli will battle for the women’s Wimbledon title on Saturday.

Posted by Staff @ 2:35 pm in Wimbledon | 13 Comments »

July 3rd, 2013

Women’s Semifinal Preview: Radwanska, Bartoli Eye Return To Wimbledon Final

The women’s semifinals are up on Thursday at Wimbledon.

Posted by Staff @ 7:34 pm in Wimbledon | 32 Comments »

July 3rd, 2013

Flipkens Flips the Wimbledon Script; 1st-Time Winner Guaranteed

“It’s ridiculous!” Flipkens said. “Last year I didn’t even get into qualifying. To be a semifinalist at Wimbledon, it cannot be better. I was so calm on the court, I had nothing to lose and I just went for my shots…Kim (Clijsters) was one of the few people still believing in me last year so I have to thank her. I’m just enjoying every moment. It’s more than a dream.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:19 am in Tennis, Wimbledon | 12 Comments »

July 1st, 2013

Serena Williams Upset at Wimbledon; Tuesday Preview

Cloaking herself in a calm yet angry demeanor after losing the first set, the world No. 1 won nine of the next 10 games before Lisicki upped her game trailing 0-3 in the third, and Serena became a little more defensive. Lisicki closed it out on her second match point to end the American’s 34-match winning streak in 2013.

Posted by Staff @ 10:02 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 63 Comments »

July 1st, 2013

Sabine Lisicki Stunned Serena Williams At Wimbledon Today

Sabine Lisicki stunned Serena Williams in the Wimbledon fourth round today.

Posted by Staff @ 2:57 pm in Wimbledon | 12 Comments »

February 23rd, 2013

Tsonga Seeks Second Marseille Crown Against Berdych; Spaniards Ferrer, Lopez Also In Finals

There will be lots of firepower in France tomorrow when Jo-Wilfried Tsonga tangles with Tomas Berdych for the Marseille title.

Posted by Staff @ 11:47 pm in Dubai, Marseille, Memphis | 17 Comments »

July 2nd, 2012

Federer Hurt? Sharapova, Clijsters Out, Wimbledon Craziness Continues

“That’s my game, to serve well and be aggressive,” said Lisicki, who closed out match point on a second-serve ace. “That’s what I did. I think it worked well. As soon as I got the break in the second set, I knew, ‘I’m going to take it home.’”

Posted by Staff @ 10:52 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 277 Comments »

May 13th, 2012

WTA Rome Preview; Serena Embarrasses Azarenka; X-Notes

“I think Victoria is the player to beat,” Williams said. “She has won I don’t know how many tournaments this year alone. That’s an amazing amount. So if you look at the stats, you just have to put her up there as the player to beat.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:25 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »

April 2nd, 2012

WTA Charleston Day 1: Seeds Bail, Americans Fail

“We didn’t announce Maria (had entered) because we knew she wasn’t going to play, and we didn’t want to disappoint the fans (again),” Family Circle Cup General Manager Bob Moran told the Charleston Post and Courier. “Sharapova officially withdrew on Friday…We knew she never had any intention of playing this year.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:12 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

January 21st, 2012

Masterful Hewitt Outserves Raonic; Djokovic, Murray, Serena Criuse At Australian Open

Lleyton Hewitt still has the magic while tournament favorites Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Serena Williams roll at the Australian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 9:17 am in Australian Open | 182 Comments »

November 14th, 2011

Right Or Wrong? Kvitova Bumps No. 1 Wozniacki For WTA Player Of Year Award

Petra Kvitova beat No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki to win the WTA’s Player of the Year award.

Posted by Staff @ 2:35 pm in WTA | 16 Comments »

September 2nd, 2011

Sharapova Doubles Out, American Teens Bounced from US Open

“Yeah, obviously, you know, think of what — I mean, think of the things that you need to do in order to make the serve, whether you feel like you’re missing a lot of first serves or you have to hit a lot of second serves, but to hit more first serves in and things like that,” said Sharapova of trying to mentally deal with the double faults. “But, yeah.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:45 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

August 28th, 2011

Isner, Wozniacki, Lisicki Claim Saturday ATP/WTA Titles

“It was a tough one,” Lisicki said. “I really had to hang in there in the beginning. Aravane’s a tough player. You can’t have any letdowns or else she’ll play very well — she can really go for her shots. I had to make sure I went for mine today.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:21 am in Tennis | 27 Comments »

July 30th, 2011

Serena Stuffs Sharapova in Stanford Blowout; Gulbis Stuns Del Potro in LA

Serena Williams crushed Maria Sharapova last night in Stanford.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:01 pm in Tennis | 41 Comments »

July 24th, 2011

Unseeded Serena Looms at Stanford; Roddick Still in Hiding; ATP/WTA Previews

American Andy Roddick still in seclusion during Week #2 of the US Open Series, not making an appearance since the U.S. Davis Cup debacle vs. Spain…

Posted by Staff @ 2:13 pm in Tennis | 8 Comments »

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