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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 »

August 25th, 2018

Serena Williams Isn’t Fussed That The French Open Has Banned Catsuits

Serena Williams has a laugh about the catsuit controversy.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:52 pm in French Open, US Open | 71 Comments »

August 25th, 2018

Serena Will Need ‘Fire in the Belly’ in Tough 2018 US Open Draw; Preview

“If anything, I have more fire in my belly,” Serena said. “It’s very hard to describe. It’s very difficult to describe. I thought after having a child I would be more relaxed. I think I’ve said this before, but I’m not. I work just as hard if not harder actually. I just feel like I take it just as serious if not more. That’s been really surprising for me.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:48 pm in Tennis, US Open | 5 Comments »

August 24th, 2018

Monday US Open Schedule: Nadal, Serena, Venus, Wawrinka v Dimitrov Headline

A whole bunch of former champions will be in action on day one at the US Open.

Posted by Staff @ 9:21 pm in US Open | 45 Comments »

August 21st, 2018

2018 US Open Seeds: French Champs Halep, Nadal No. 1s; Serena Gets Bump

Serena Williams was the only player to get a seedings bump from the US Open.

Posted by Staff @ 12:16 pm in US Open | 20 Comments »

August 15th, 2018

Kvitova Grounds Serena; Four Top 10ers Up Wednesday at WTA Cincinnati

“I think it was a good match today,” Serena said afterwards. “We both played at a really high level. Only one person could win…I’m still at the very beginning. You know, this is a long comeback. I just began. I just started. Definitely at the very, very beginning. I’m getting there, and I’m going to just continue to work hard, and hopefully I’ll start winning more matches.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:17 am in Tennis | 24 Comments »

August 14th, 2018

Serena Rolls in Cincinnati Debut, Lines Up Tuesday Meeting Against Kvitova

“It’s never easy, no matter what the scoreline says,” said Williams afterwards. “I definitely felt relaxed after the first break, but it’s just the very beginning of the match — you’ve got to keep going.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:01 am in Tennis | 1 Comment »

August 12th, 2018

No Warm Welcome for Serena Williams in WTA Cincinnati Draw: Preview

Tough starts for (4) Kerber vs. Pavlyuchenkova who she is 6-6 career against, the wrist-addled (13) Keys vs. (WC) Mattek-Sands in an all-American, (9) Pliskova vs. Radwanska (winner to meet Konta), (6) Garcia vs. (WC) Azarenka, (8) Kvitova vs. the Serena-Gavrilova winner, (15) Mertens vs. Rybarikova who she has a losing record against, (5) Svitolina vs. (WC) Kuznetsova, and (2) Wozniacki vs. the Bertens-Vandeweghe winner…

Posted by Staff @ 9:28 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on No Warm Welcome for Serena Williams in WTA Cincinnati Draw: Preview

August 4th, 2018

3-Time Champion Serena Williams Withdraws From Canadian Open Montreal

For a third straight year Serena Williams will skip the Canadian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 11:19 am in Canadian Open | Comments Off on 3-Time Champion Serena Williams Withdraws From Canadian Open Montreal