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August 31st, 2016

Muguruza Mugged By Sevastova, Wozniacki Wows At US Open; Serena, Venus On Tap Thursday

“I was shaking a little bit,” said Sevastova after ousting the French Open champ Muguruza. The Latvian came back to tennis after quitting the game from 2013-14 with back injuries.

Posted by Staff @ 11:29 pm in US Open | 2 Comments »

August 31st, 2016

Serena Fast Starter at US Open, Venus Survives; Wozniacki vs. Kuznetsova on Wednesday

“I got off to a fast start, because I knew she was a really tough opponent,” Serena said of the former world No. 8 and Rio Olympics gold medal winner in doubles. “I didn’t want to start off slow, and so I tried to get some momentum. That’s all I could do today.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:12 am in Tennis, US Open | 1 Comment »

August 21st, 2016

What Does Kerber’s Loss in WTA Cincinnati Final Mean for Serena and No. 1 Ranking?

The tired Kerber sprayed 32 unforced errors to just 16 winners.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:25 pm in Cincinnati | 6 Comments »

August 20th, 2016

Kerber’s Handles Halep In Cincinnati, Faces Pliskova In Cincy Final With No. 1 Ranking At Stake

It’s up to Karolina Pliskova to stop Angelique Kerber from the No. 1 ranking.

Posted by Staff @ 11:36 pm in Cincinnati | No Comments »

August 15th, 2016

Serena Williams Withdraws From Cincinnati, Angelique Kerber Will Be No. 1 By Winning Title

Serena Williams might lose to No. 1 ranking this week.

Posted by Staff @ 10:22 pm in Cincinnati | No Comments »

August 12th, 2016

In Fight For No. 1, Serena Williams Will Test Shoulder And Play Cincinnati

Serena Williams is apparently ok or Cincinnati.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:43 am in Cincinnati | No Comments »

August 9th, 2016

Serena Williams Sent Out Of Rio Olympics By Elina Svitolina; Kerber, Keys, Kvitova Gold Favorites

Serena Williams’s Olympic career may have ended Tuesday night in Rio.

Posted by Staff @ 10:48 pm in Olympics | 1 Comment »

August 8th, 2016

Serena Saves Set Points at Rio Olympics; Tues. Packed Line-Up

“It was really big for me just to win that first set,” said Serena after saving two set points. “We’ve had so many tough matches in the past, so I couldn’t let the elements get into my head. I hadn’t played great against Alize in the past…so I thought how I at least wanted to get a win.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:44 pm in Rio, Tennis | 3 Comments »

August 8th, 2016

Serena Wins In Singles, Suffers First Loss In Doubles At Rio Olympics; Kerber-Bouchard Monday

The Williams sisters suffered their first defeat in the Olympics today.

Posted by Staff @ 12:23 am in Olympics | 1 Comment »

August 7th, 2016

Venus Flipped Out Of Rio Olympics; Serena, Kerber And Muguruza Sunday

Venus Williams went out of the singles on Day 1 at the Olympics.

Posted by Staff @ 12:02 am in Olympics | 1 Comment »

August 5th, 2016

Serena Williams Tough Road But Still Favorite at Rio Olympics; Preview

The world No. 1 starts against Aussie Daria Gavrilova, then is looking at the upset queen Cornet in the second round…Serena pulled out of the Canadian Open prior to the Olympics, how has that healed-up?…Kvitova vs. Wozniacki looming second round…Kvitova or Woz should roll through to face Serena in the quarterfinals…Woz played World TeamTennis this week before jetting to Rio, nice effort.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 2:12 pm in Tennis | 6 Comments »

July 23rd, 2016

Serena the Favorite, Bouchard Under Fire Entering WTA Canadian Open

Nine of the Top 10 are in Montreal next week for the Canadian Open, where world No. 1 Serena Williams will make her first appearance since Wimbledon.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 5:33 pm in Canadian Open, Tennis | 5 Comments »

July 9th, 2016

Serena Williams Wins Wimbledon, Ties Graf, Targets Court’s Pseudo-Record

Were Williams to win a 23rd Grand Slam title it would be an Open Era record (since 1968), as Court’s Slam titles occurred in 1960-1973, eight years of winning Slam titles when only a select group of players were allowed to contest Slams.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:16 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 46 Comments »

July 9th, 2016

2016 Wimbledon Women’s Final Open Thread: Serena Williams v Angelique Kerber

Angelique Kerber will try to beat Serena Williams against in a Grand Slam final this year.

Posted by Staff @ 8:26 am in Wimbledon | 26 Comments »

July 7th, 2016

Venus Sets, Serena Rises to Face Angelique Kerber in Wimbledon Final

“Obviously, I’m 0 for 2, so determined to get at least one this year,” Williams said.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:02 am in Tennis, Wimbledon | 3 Comments »