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March 17th, 2014

Preview: Serena Williams Ready to Sizzle in Miami?

It was rumored that Serena (and Venus) were going to embrace the “Forgive and forget” message, inspired by the late Nelson Mandela and her Serena’s Jehovah’s Witness religion, but in the end — didn’t happen.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 6:54 pm in Miami, Sony Open, Tennis | 7 Comments »

March 17th, 2014

7 Things I Think I Thought About Djokovic And What Happened At Indian Wells

Some closing thoughts on what we saw at Indian Wells.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:18 pm in Indian Wells | 27 Comments »

February 22nd, 2014

Venus Williams Gets Family Revenge Winning WTA Dubai Title

Cornet entering the event had an 0-28 streak against Top 10 players before toppling Top 10er Simona Halep in the first round. She then snapped her 0-17 streak against Top 4 players with a defeat of Serena Williams in the semifinals.

Posted by Staff @ 7:15 pm in Dubai, Tennis | 3 Comments »

February 21st, 2014

Nadal Steamrolls Ahead In Rio; Serena Stunned In Dubai, Leaves Venus As The Favorite

Rafael Nadal steamrolled on in Rio while fellow World No. 1 Serena Williams said goodbye to Dubai.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:29 pm in Dubai, Rio | 48 Comments »

February 20th, 2014

Serena Williams: I’m A Complete Perfectionist

Serena and Venus Williams could meet Saturday in an all-Williams Dubai final.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:48 am in Dubai | 7 Comments »

February 16th, 2014

Previews: Serena Williams, Nadal Lead WTA/ATP Events This Week

Notes: One of the toughest 28-draw fields of the year with seven Top 10 players among the seeds, and more dangerous floaters than seeds…Challenging starts for (1) Serena after a bye vs. the Kleybanova-Makarova winner, (5) Jankovic after a bye vs. the Stephens-Safarova winner…

Posted by Staff @ 4:18 pm in Dubai, Tennis | 3 Comments »

February 3rd, 2014

Fed Cup Previews: U.S., Italian, Russian Teams Say ‘No Thanks’

Russian tennis was crumbling even before legendary captain Shamil Tarpischev bailed out last year in favor of new Russian captain Anastasia Myskina. The iron-handed Tarpischev always seemed to pull together the top Russians, as evident by Fed Cup titles in four of five years from 2004-08. But over the last few years, due to payout squabbles and changes in the Russian sports hierarchy, Russian Fed Cup has become a joke. All the top Russian players have again blown off this tie for Mother Russia, and the rookie captain Myskina now has at her disposal Victoria Kan (ranked No. 160), Irina Khromacheva (240), Valeria Solovyeva (247), and Veronika Kudermetova (689) in her first tie as captain. Good luck with that. Australia will post with their top player and former Slam winner Sam Stosur, in addition to Casey Dellacqua and Ashleigh Barty, and will ease into the semifinals. This is an “F” on the watchability report card.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 7:14 pm in Fed Cup, Tennis | 4 Comments »

January 29th, 2014

8 Things I Think I Thought About Wawrinka, Nadal, The GOAT Debate And The Australian Open

Some closing thoughts on the Australian Open, Stan Wawrinka and the GOAT debate.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:33 pm in Australian Open | 95 Comments »

January 19th, 2014

Serena Slumps to Ivanovic; Monday Australian Open Preview

“I made a tremendous amount of errors, shots I missed I normally don’t miss,” she said. “I haven’t missed since the ’80s. I’m just not used to missing those shots. She made some good shots, and I just made way, way, a lot of unforced errors…Maybe I wasn’t the best physically, but that had nothing to do with it. I think Ana just played a really good match. She did what it takes to win.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:04 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 88 Comments »

January 19th, 2014

Serena Williams: I Almost Pulled Out Because Of My Back But I’m Such A Competitor

5-time champion Serena Williams was stunned today at the Australian Open by Ana Ivanovic. Afterward she revealed a back injury.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:30 am in Australian Open | 8 Comments »

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3 Stanislas Wawrinka3 Agnieszka Radwanska
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5 Tomas Berdych5 Simona Halep
6 David Ferrer6 Petra Kvitova
7 Juan Martin Del Potro7 Angelique Kerber
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