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May 28th, 2016

Tight Serena Leads U.S. Women’s Surge at French Open; Muguruza vs. Kuzy on Sunday

“I feel like I made a tremendous amount of errors,” said Williams, who converted only one of 12 break point opportunities. “I was playing really defensive. It’s not me. Those break points, most of them I should have won and I didn’t.”

Posted by Staff @ 5:43 pm in French Open, Tennis | 9 Comments »

May 27th, 2016

Kvitova, Stephens Make Ugly Exits at French Open; Williams Sisters Saturday

Also with upsets were Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova beating a lack-luster No. 19 Sloane Stephens 6-2, 6-1, and in a battle of former finalists No. 21 Sam Stosur ousting No. 11 Lucie Safarova in a marathon 6-3, 6-7(0), 7-5.

Posted by Staff @ 4:30 pm in French Open, Tennis | 16 Comments »

May 26th, 2016

Serena, Top Women Again Ease Through at French Open; Venus Beats Down Teen

“She expected me to put a lot of variation in my game, so I had to find another game plan in order to get the upper hand,” Bacsinszky said of Bouchard.

Posted by Staff @ 7:39 pm in French Open, Tennis | 14 Comments »

May 25th, 2016

Serena, Venus Up Thursday at French Open; Muguruza Mows French Wildcard

“It was not an easy match, especially playing a French player at home,” said Muguruza after beating Georges, who is ranked outside the Top 200.

Posted by Staff @ 6:36 pm in French Open, Tennis | 6 Comments »

May 24th, 2016

Serena Williams Doesn’t Like The French Open Cold Weather

Is it too cold for Serena Williams in Paris?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 6:06 pm in French Open | 1 Comment »

May 24th, 2016

Serena Williams Wins, Watches Path Get Easier at French Open; Angelique Kerber Out

“But I started to feel a sharp pain in my right knee. I’ve had an injury there before, a while ago, but it hasn’t been a problem until today. At first it was on and off and I was able to win the tiebreak, but then it got worse as the match went on, and unfortunately there was nothing I could do.”

Posted by Staff @ 5:54 pm in French Open | No Comments »

May 23rd, 2016

Muguruza, Seeds Stretched on Cold, Windy Day at French Open; Serena, Venus Tuesday

“It was cold and windy,” said Radwanska, who will next meet France’s Caroline Garcia. “That’s why it was a little bit slow and the ball is not going anywhere. I think we [are] all kind of used to that after couple of days here. The conditions are same for both of us.”

Posted by Staff @ 5:11 pm in French Open | 1 Comment »

May 21st, 2016

Serena Williams: I Don’t Have Anything To Prove, It’s Paris, It’s cool, I’m Having The Time Of My Life

Pressure? What pressure. Everything is cool in Serena’s world.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 4:41 pm in French Open | 3 Comments »

May 20th, 2016

Serena Williams in Trouble if Early Seedings Hold; French Open Preview

Translation: “The other non-divas on tour would love to have my year. Because they’re weak tea. But as Ricky Bobby said, ‘If you ain’t first, you’re last.’”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:04 pm in French Open, Roland Garros, Tennis | 11 Comments »

May 16th, 2016

French Open Women’s Seedings: Serena The Top Seed For A Sixth Time

Serena Williams is the top seed at the French Open for a fourth straight year.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:53 am in French Open | 2 Comments »

May 16th, 2016

Serena Williams Has Never Defended A French Open Title, Will This Be The Year?

Serena Williams calls her 2015 French Open title run a ‘Miracle’.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:30 am in French Open | 1 Comment »

May 15th, 2016

Keys Can’t Unlock Rome Title as Serena Williams Ends Trophy Drought

“I think she’s such a powerful player,” Williams said. “Obviously going in, I knew that, but I was just trying. I think I was pretty much able to just get back what I could and that’s all I was trying to do was just to go out there and be consistent and make my shots.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:27 pm in Rome | 6 Comments »

May 14th, 2016

Serena Williams Meets Madison Keys In All-American Final In Rome Sunday

Who’ll win the first all-American final on the WTA tour since 2012? Serena Williams or Madison Keys?

Posted by Staff @ 3:18 pm in Rome | No Comments »

May 13th, 2016

Serena Gets Revenge On Kuznetsova, Reaches Rome Semis; Muguruza, Keys Collide

Will we see a Wimbledon rematch between Serena Williams and Garbine Muguruza on Sunday?

Posted by Staff @ 4:02 pm in Rome | 6 Comments »

May 12th, 2016

Serena Wins and Says She’s No. 1 Always; Friday Rome Preview

“In my mind I’m always No. 1, and I think I have always thought that since I have turned pro,” she said. “And in everyone else’s mind, even when I was injured they are like, ‘You’re No. 1.’ I’m like, ‘Yeah, sure.’ So everyone else thinks it.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:47 pm in Madrid | 8 Comments »