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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 | No Comments »

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 | No Comments »

August 1st, 2018

Konta Clobbers Serena In San Jose, Handing American Worst Career Loss

Serena Williams managed just one game against Johanna Konta Tuesday night in San Jose.

Posted by Staff @ 10:35 am in San Jose, Washington | 2 Comments »

July 31st, 2018

Former Champions Serena, Konta Collide Tonight In San Jose; Stephens, Wozniacki In D.C.

Serena Williams makes her summer hard court debut tonight in San Jose.

Posted by Staff @ 10:17 am in San Jose | 1 Comment »

July 27th, 2018

Both Williams Sisters, Muguruza v Azarenka 1st Rd. at WTA San Jose

Interesting starts for (1) Muguruza vs. the former No. 1 Azarenka, (8) Babos vs. Mladenovic, and (6) S.Williams vs. Konta…

Posted by Staff @ 11:09 pm in Tennis | 8 Comments »

July 14th, 2018

Kerber Stops Serena Williams for 1st Wimbledon Title

“Playing finals against Serena, you know that she is playing her best tennis,” Kerber said. “That’s the matches that she loves. Especially on the center courts. I was trying to not thinking too much that I playing against Serena. I was trying to staying on my side of the court. Staying little bit cool, being not too much emotion.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:22 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 9 Comments »

July 12th, 2018

Serena Williams, Angie Kerber to Repeat Wimbledon Final of Two Years Ago

“It’s crazy, I don’t even know to feel because I literally didn’t expect to do this well in my fourth tournament back in 16 months,” the 36 year old said afterwards.

Posted by Staff @ 6:11 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 34 Comments »

July 10th, 2018

Serena Williams Comeback Propels Her Into Wimbledon Semis Against Goerges

Williams in the semifinal will line up against unlikely opponent and No. 13 seed Julia Goerges of Germany. The lanky, equally-big ball-striking Goerges has had little historical success at Wimbledon until Tuesday coming from a set down to defeat No. 20 seed Kiki Bertens 3-6, 7-5, 6-1.

Posted by Staff @ 5:08 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 25 Comments »

July 9th, 2018

Serena Wins, Pliskova Upset Makes for Seeded History Monday at Wimbledon

“I’m a perfectionist, I always find something wrong,” Serena said afterwards. “I thought it was a good scoreline, but it was tougher than the scoreline. She can hit the ball well, which is why she made it so far…I knew we were both mums, I’m not sure how often that’s happened, if ever. It shows you can be a mum, you can be in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon. You can do whatever you want.”

Posted by Staff @ 6:20 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 6 Comments »

July 7th, 2018

Halep Joins Wimbledon Upset List as Women Rest for Manic Monday

Taipei’s 32-year-old Su-Wei Hsieh, who has lost more career matches than she has won and never cracked the Top 40, ousted the world No. 1 Simona Halep 3-6, 6-4, 7-5.

Posted by Staff @ 7:22 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 3 Comments »

July 5th, 2018

Muguruza Mauling Leaves Wimbledon Without 6 of Top 8 Seeds Thru 2 Rounds

“It is a huge win,” said fellow Belgian and BBC analyst Kim Clijsters. “Van Uytvanck is a super-nice girl. She had to deal with injuries in 2016 and worked hard to come back. For her to have this result is amazing. I am really happy for her.”

Posted by Staff @ 5:18 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 8 Comments »