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September 23rd, 2016

No Serena, But No. 1 Kerber and 8 of Top 10 at Loaded WTA Wuhan

The Top 8 seeds receive opening-round byes in Wuhan, so Kerber will start against either American CoCo Vandeweghe or France’s Kristina Mladenovic. From there her difficult path will likely see No. 14 and Slam winner Petra Kvitova, then No. 7 Carla Suarez Navarro or No. 11 Johanna Konta, then likely No. 4 Simona Halep or No. 8 Madison Keys in the semifinals.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 9:37 pm in Tennis, Wuhan | 3 Comments »

September 23rd, 2016

Serena Williams Withdraws From WTA Asian Swing, Will She Play Again In 2016?

When will Serena Williams play again?

Posted by Staff @ 10:47 am in Asia | No Comments »

September 19th, 2016

Serena Williams On A Horse In The Water?

Serena Williams took a well-deserved break from tennis.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:57 am in US Open | No Comments »

September 10th, 2016

Kerber, New No. 1, Secures Top Spot by Beating Pliskova in US Open Final

Kerber had wrapped-up the No. 1 ranking when Serena Williams lost in the semifinals, and then went 2-0 as the yet-unofficial No. 1 by winning her semifinal match and the final. The new WTA rankings will be released on Monday with Kerber in the top spot.

Posted by Staff @ 8:16 pm in Tennis, US Open | 11 Comments »

September 9th, 2016

Serena Williams: I Wasn’t 100%, But Pliskova Played Well, She Deserved To Win

Serena Williams talks about losing in the semifinals at the US Open and losing her No. 1 ranking.

Posted by Staff @ 12:25 am in US Open | 3 Comments »

September 9th, 2016

Pliskova Upsets Serena Williams, Kerber to Assume No. 1 Rank After US Open Semis Shocker

Angelique Kerber became the new WTA No. 1 Thursday night at the US Open.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:17 am in US Open | 6 Comments »

September 7th, 2016

Serena Outlasts Halep; Blockbuster Women’s Semis Thursday at US Open

Serena in her on-court interview played off the pressure of Pliskova standing between her and a blockbuster final against Kerber.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:42 pm in Tennis, US Open | 14 Comments »

September 7th, 2016

Kerber Punches the Clock Tues., Now Serena’s Turn Wed. in Race for No. 1 at US Open

“I think the key of the match was the first set,” said Kerber, broken three times in the first set, and breaking it down for any media members that couldn’t read the scoreline. “I think in the second set, what I did good [was] that I played the first few games really tough so that I was up 3-0 very fast. Then I could continue my good play, yeah, in the next few games.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:16 am in Tennis, US Open | 9 Comments »

September 6th, 2016

Serena Williams Now Has More Grand Slam Match Wins Than Roger Federer

Another milestone for Serena Williams.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:42 pm in Charts, US Open | 2 Comments »

September 6th, 2016

Serena Joined by Break-Out Stars Pliskova, Konjuh in US Open Quarters

In the quarters Serena will face a familiar nemesis, No. 5 seed Simona Halep, who worked past Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro, 6-2, 7-5.

Posted by Staff @ 12:55 am in Tennis, US Open | 4 Comments »

September 4th, 2016

Serena, Venus in Action Monday at US Open; Woz Schools Keys, Kerber Looms

“It’s been a good week,” said Wozniacki, who covered the court like her days at the No. 1 ranking. “I’m really happy about the way I played. Obviously Madison is a strong player. She hits the ball really hard. But I managed to really play well, get a lot of returns in. I served well, which I was pleased with.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:06 pm in Tennis, US Open | 4 Comments »

September 3rd, 2016

Serena Williams Ties Federer Record with US Open Win; Sunday Woz vs. Keys

“To be up there with both men and women is something that’s super rare, and it actually feels good,” Serena said. “Something I didn’t even know about until Wimbledon. I was like, ‘Oh, I have a new goal.’ That was pretty cool for me. Obviously I want to keep that number going higher and see what can happen.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:08 pm in Tennis, US Open | 2 Comments »

September 2nd, 2016

Keys Stuns, Bellis Bashed, Kerber Still Hunting Serena, Both Williams On Saturday at US Open

“You never gave up on me and really helped me get through,” the 21-year-old Keys told the Arthur Ashe Stadium crowd.

Posted by Staff @ 10:48 pm in Tennis, US Open | 1 Comment »

September 2nd, 2016

Serena Williams: It’s Always Good To Have Beyonce And Jay-Z In The Box!

Serena Williams had some special visitors in her box.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:23 pm in US Open | 3 Comments »

September 1st, 2016

Sloppy Serena, Strong Venus Win Thurs. at US Open; Kerber, Keys in Friday Features

“So far, so good,” Serena said regarding the shoulder injury that had her exit early from the Rio Olympics.

Posted by Staff @ 11:22 pm in Tennis, US Open | 1 Comment »