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January 12th, 2019

Preview: Serena Is Back, But So Is Everyone Else At The Australian Open

Last year a mere six players had a crack at leaving Australia with the No. 1 ranking. The 2019 Australian just told 2018 to hold its beer.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 8:39 pm in Australian Open | Comments Off on Preview: Serena Is Back, But So Is Everyone Else At The Australian Open

December 28th, 2018

Fit Serena Williams Approves New WTA Maternity Rule Change, But Mum On US Open Meltdown

Just last week, the WTA officially made a rule change allowing their players returning from childbirth to use a special protected ranking for up to 12 months or three years. It was a welcome change especially for Serena Williams who just gave birth to her daughter Olympia 13 months ago. “I think it’s great,” Serena […]

Posted by Staff @ 5:58 pm in 2019 Season | Comments Off on Fit Serena Williams Approves New WTA Maternity Rule Change, But Mum On US Open Meltdown

September 12th, 2018

Serena v Ramos, Will The Umpires Strike Back?

How can the umpires get back at Serena? Will there be a “silent” retaliation?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:52 am in US Open | 42 Comments »

September 10th, 2018

Serena Was Wrong, Ramos Was Wrong, Osaka Is The Undeniable Champion

The chaos and controversy over the women’s final at the US Open continues.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:13 pm in US Open | 141 Comments »

September 8th, 2018

Serena Williams: For Me To Say ‘Thief’ And The Umpire To Then Take A Game From Me Felt Sexist

Serena Williams explains what happened during the US Open final.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:38 pm in US Open | 52 Comments »

September 8th, 2018

Another Serena US Open Blow-up Mars Osaka Win in Final

A dumpster-fire of a trophy ceremony saw the crowd booing and Osaka crying. Williams to her credit told the crowd to stop booing, but the damage had been done.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 9:54 pm in US Open | 49 Comments »

September 6th, 2018

Serena Williams v Osaka, Who Idolizes Her, in US Open Final

“This is going to sound really bad,” Osaka said on what she was thinking during the match, “but I was just thinking — I really wanted to play Serena. Because she’s Serena.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:32 pm in Tennis, US Open | 118 Comments »

September 5th, 2018

Keys Wins, Up Thursday with Serena in US Open Semifinals

“To break in both sets, having solid games there, was really important tonight,” Keys said afterwards.

Posted by Staff @ 10:57 pm in Tennis, US Open | Comments Off on Keys Wins, Up Thursday with Serena in US Open Semifinals

September 5th, 2018

Stephens Dumped Out as Serena Advances at US Open; Keys, Osaka On Wednesday

“The crowd was really for me and I felt so bad that I wasn’t winning,” said Williams. “I said ‘I got to try even harder.'”

Posted by Staff @ 9:38 am in Tennis, US Open | 2 Comments »

September 3rd, 2018

Super Soldier Serum-less Sharapova Shut Out of US Open, Serena Up Tuesday

Maria Sharapova has been unable to find her mojo since returning from her doping ban for using a Russian super soldier serum in 2017.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:35 pm in Tennis, US Open | 9 Comments »

September 2nd, 2018

Serena Rolls, Trips, Rolls at US Open; Keys, Osaka, Sharapova in Action Monday

“I feel like just getting through it in general was all I’m looking at now and not looking back and just moving towards the next match,” Williams said afterwards.

Posted by Staff @ 10:28 pm in Tennis, US Open | 24 Comments »

September 1st, 2018

Serena Powers Past Venus at US Open; Sharapova, Kerber Up on Saturday

“I think it’s the best match she ever played against me,” Venus said. “I don’t think I did a lot wrong. But she just did everything right. Obviously that level is definitely where she’s going to want to stay during this whole tournament.”

Posted by Staff @ 7:18 am in Tennis, US Open | 4 Comments »

August 31st, 2018

Wozniacki Ousting Sets US Open Record, Serena v Venus Friday

It is the first time in the Open Era that the two top seeds have gone out before the quarterfinals at the US Open, and Wozniacki was the third Slam champion this week to lose on the new Louis Armstrong Stadium Court which is quickly becoming known as the “graveyard court.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 8:59 am in Tennis, US Open | 3 Comments »

August 29th, 2018

Wozniacki Wins in Extreme Heat at US Open; Serena, Venus Up Wednesday

For the first time in US Open history an Extreme Heat Policy was implemented for men’s matches in addition to the women as temperatures neared 100 degrees at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

Posted by Staff @ 8:55 am in Tennis, US Open | 1 Comment »

August 28th, 2018

World No. 1 Halep Shocked on Day 1 at US Open; Draw Opens for Serena, Venus Williams

It was Kanepi’s second career win over a world No. 1, while it was Halep’s 12th first-round loss at a Slam.

Posted by Staff @ 8:58 am in Tennis, US Open | 19 Comments »