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May 29th, 2017

Tennis Capsules: Wawrinka, Stosur, More Win ATP/WTA Titles Heading Into French

Samantha Stosur won her first title in two years on Saturday at the Internationaux de Strasbourg, coming from a set down to hold off countrywoman Daria Gavrilova, 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 for her ninth career title.

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May 9th, 2017

Halep Wins Madrid Thriller Over Vinci; Kerber v Bouchard Wednesday

Simona Halep won a tight battle of former Grand Slam finalists.

Posted by Staff @ 11:12 pm in Madrid | 1 Comment »

May 8th, 2017

Bouchard Battles Past Sharapova In Madrid Showdown, Kerber Escapes

Eugenie Bouchard picked up her first career win over Maria Sharapova. Oh so sweet!

Posted by Staff @ 11:30 pm in Madrid | 4 Comments »

February 11th, 2017

Kerber, Pliskova Lead 5 of Top 10 at WTA Premier Qatar Total Open in Doha

The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes, with challenging starts for (1) Kerber vs. the Begu-Kasatkina winner, (4) Radwanska after a bye vs. the former No. 1 Wozniacki, (8) Strycova vs. the former Slam champ Stosur 2nd rd., (3) Cibulkova after a bye vs. Pavlyuchenkova, and (2) Pliskova after a bye looking at an opener against the French riser Garcia (then the No. 5 seed Muguruza next round)…

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July 26th, 2016

Petra Kvitova, Sam Stosur Advance In Montreal; Eugenie Bouchard v Lucie Safarova Tuesday

Eugenie Bouchard will hope to avoid the demons Tuesday in Montreal.

Posted by Staff @ 12:14 am in Canadian Open | 1 Comment »

July 22nd, 2016

Venus Williams Meets CiCi Bellis Tonight In Stanford; Top Seed Sam Stosur In Action In D.C.

CiCi Bellis wasn’t even born when Venus Williams first played in Stanford. They meet tonight.

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July 21st, 2016

Caroline Wozniacki, Angelique Kerber Pull Out Of Events; Venus Williams Wins In Stanford Opener

A pair of high-profile WTA stars suffered injuries.

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June 3rd, 2016

Serena Williams v Garbine Muguruza In 2016 French Open Final

“The first set wasn’t easy,” Serena said. “I needed to play better because she was playing very well, but I’m very happy to win today.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:28 pm in French Open | 51 Comments »

May 31st, 2016

Angry Radwanska, Halep Lose, No Men’s Matches Finish at Rain-Shortened French Open

“I’m just so surprised and angry, that we have to play in the rain,” Radwanska said. “It’s not a $10,000 tournament. It’s a Grand Slam. How can you allow players to play in the rain? I cannot play in that conditions.”

Posted by Staff @ 5:42 pm in French Open | 15 Comments »

May 31st, 2016

Tuesday Losers Agnieszka Radwanska, Simona Halep Pissed At French Open For Making Them Play In Rain

Two players were not happy about having to play in the rain. And guess what? They were the ones who lost!

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 5:26 pm in French Open | 1 Comment »

May 16th, 2016

Preview: ATP, WTA Players Look for Mojo Heading Into French Open

Tough starts for (9) Stephens vs. Vekic and (9) Cornet vs. Kudryavtseva…The storm of players pulling from the field included Daria Gavrilova, Camila Giorgi, Yanina Wickmayer and Caroline Wozniacki…

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May 5th, 2016

Simona Halep Leads Madrid Semifinal Line-Up; Louisa Cherico Continues To Surprise

There will be a new women’s champion this year in Madrid.

Posted by Staff @ 6:54 pm in Madrid | 5 Comments »

May 1st, 2016

Lucie Safarova Caps Comeback Winning Home Prague Title Over Sam Stosur

Lucie Safarova ended a winless 2016 in style this week in Prague claiming her 7th career title.

Posted by Staff @ 11:01 am in Prague | 1 Comment »

January 18th, 2016

World No. 1 Serena Wins, 7 Seeds Don’t; Stephens Rants on Day 1 at Australian Open

“After Auckland everyone was like ‘Oh, we can support Sloane again because she’s playing good and she’s looking good and we need to get back on that bandwagon because we kind of abandoned her,’” said Stephens, who has 36 unforced errors, or two per game, over two sets. “And then you lose and they go back to ‘She doesn’t work hard, she’s not committed, she doesn’t love the game.’

Posted by Staff @ 8:13 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 6 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 »