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January 20th, 2016

Serena Williams: I Watch My US Open Semifinal Loss Every Night To Get Ready

Serena Williams wouldn’t mind a semifinal rematch with Roberta Vinci.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:32 am in Australian Open | 3 Comments »

January 18th, 2016

World No. 1 Serena Wins, 7 Seeds Don’t; Stephens Rants on Day 1 at Australian Open

“After Auckland everyone was like ‘Oh, we can support Sloane again because she’s playing good and she’s looking good and we need to get back on that bandwagon because we kind of abandoned her,’” said Stephens, who has 36 unforced errors, or two per game, over two sets. “And then you lose and they go back to ‘She doesn’t work hard, she’s not committed, she doesn’t love the game.’

Posted by Staff @ 8:13 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 6 Comments »

January 17th, 2016

Defending Champions Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams Headline Blockbuster Day 1 Australian Open

It’s a loaded opening day at the Australian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 12:27 am in Australian Open | 55 Comments »

January 16th, 2016

Serena Williams: I Don’t Have Anything To Prove, I Have Nothing To Lose, I Can Only Gain

Serena Williams isn’t look back on last year, she’s focused on winning a 7th Australian Open.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:18 am in Australian Open | 1 Comment »

January 15th, 2016

Australian Open Women’s Preview: Buckle Up, Here Come the Injuries

Add to that the world No. 1 did not receive a favorable draw, with former No. 1s Caroline Wozniacki and Maria Sharapova in her path prior to the semifinals, and it doesn’t look good for the defending champ.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 8:06 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

January 12th, 2016

What Knee Injury! Serena Williams Says Her Body Is Feeling Great Ahead Of Her Australian Open Defense

Serena is ready for next week.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:14 pm in Australian Open | 57 Comments »

January 6th, 2016

Garbine Muguruza Retires In Brisbane; Now 5 Of The Top 6 WTA Are Injured!

Garbine Muguruza is also injured!

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:02 am in 2016 Season, Injuries | 2 Comments »

January 5th, 2016

Venus Loses 1st Rd. Auckland, Olympic Chances in Trouble? Plus Tennis-X Notes

Maria Sharapova (left arm) and Simona Halep (Achilles) withdrew from Brisbane on Tuesday before playing a match. Sharapova, who was the Brisbane defending champ, in the off-season played the International Premier Tennis League, and now won’t play until the Australian Open

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 5:01 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

January 5th, 2016

WTA Walking Wounded: Serena, Maria Sharapova, Simona Halep, Petra Kvitova All Sick Or Injured!

Several top WTA stars are already injured, and we are just in the first week of the season.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:44 am in 2016 Season, Injuries | 2 Comments »

January 4th, 2016

Is Serena Williams Already Injured?

Serena is already nursing a knee injury.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:19 am in Injuries | 5 Comments »

December 16th, 2015

Serena Williams Wows’em With Speech At Sport Illustrated Ceremony Tuesday Night [Video]

Watch this speech from Serena Williams.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:16 am in Videos | 5 Comments »

December 14th, 2015

So Who Had The Better Year, Serena Williams Or Novak Djokovic?

Better 2015, Serena or Novak? Sean Randall gives his take.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:22 pm in 2015 Season | 77 Comments »

December 14th, 2015

Serena Williams Beats Novak Djokovic And Others To Win SI’s Sportsperson Of The Year For 2015

Serena Williams win a big American award.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:08 am in 2015 Season | 21 Comments »

December 3rd, 2015

The WTA Now Supports The IPTL, The ATP Still Does Not

Is the WTA OK with exos now?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:32 am in ATP, Exhibitions, WTA | 11 Comments »

November 13th, 2015

Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic Nominated For Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson Of The Year, But A Horse Will Win!

Two tennis players are up for SI’s Sportsperson of the Year Award.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:39 am in 2015 Season | 27 Comments »