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May 2nd, 2016

Serena Dodging Azarenka? Muguruza Upset Monday in Madrid; Tues. Preview

Azarenka, who appeared to be wrestling with some niggling injuries on Monday, will next face American teenage qualifier Louisa Chirico, who shocked former No. 1 Ana Ivanovic 5-7, 6-1, 6-3.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 6:35 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

April 29th, 2016

Serena Williams Withdraws From Madrid, Her Third Pull-Out In 2016

Agnieszka Radwanska will now be the top seed in Madrid.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:13 am in Madrid | 5 Comments »

April 19th, 2016

Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams Win Laureus Awards Monday [Video]

World No. 1s Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams took home top honors Monday night at the Laureus Awards.

Posted by Staff @ 11:45 pm in 2016 Season | 14 Comments »

April 6th, 2016

Serena Williams Gives Lesson On How To Twerk [Video]

Want to learn how to twerk? Let Serena Williams be your teacher.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:01 am in Videos | 16 Comments »

April 2nd, 2016

Azarenka Wins Miami, Clinches Elusive Indian Wells-Miami Double

“I’m very happy that all the work I’ve been putting in has been paying off,” Azarenka told ESPN afterwards. “[Today] was pretty tough conditions with it being so hot…This just give me even more inspiration and motivation to work even harder.”

Posted by Staff @ 2:51 pm in Miami, Tennis | 7 Comments »

March 29th, 2016

World No. 1 Serena Williams Put Down by Bud Kuznetsova at Miami Open

“I don’t think it’s appropriate to criticize my movement right now,” Williams said cryptically after the match, clocking in a second consecutive very short post-match press conference in Miami. “I did the best that I could. My fans, you know, I did the best I could do. I can’t win every match.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:58 am in Tennis | 4 Comments »

March 28th, 2016

Azarenka Advances In Miami, Full Women’s 4th RD Monday Including Serena

It’s a big Monday for the women in Miami with all 8 fourth round matches on the schedule.

Posted by Staff @ 12:53 am in Miami | 6 Comments »

March 27th, 2016

World No. 1 Serena Wins, Advances to Play Former No. 2 Kuznetsova at Miami Open

“She started with a new strategy, but I eventually figured it out,” Williams said. “She played well. I saw she’s ranked 97 in the world and I thought, ‘She’s doing great.’ She has such a bright future.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:21 am in Tennis | 2 Comments »

March 26th, 2016

Venus Sent Off By Vesnina, Azarenka Rolls; Serena Returns Saturday In Miami

Will Venus Williams play in Miami again?

Posted by Staff @ 12:14 am in Miami | 4 Comments »

March 24th, 2016

Sluggish Serena Wins In 3, Stephens Crushed; Kerber Tries To Win A Set Friday In Miami

Eight-time champion Serena Williams had to go three to get past Christina Mchale in her Miami opener.

Posted by Staff @ 11:54 pm in Miami | 14 Comments »

March 24th, 2016

Juan Martin Del Potro Wins, Will Face Roger Federer Friday; Serena Williams, Simona Halep Thursday In Miami

Juan Martin del Potro set up a Friday afternoon showdown with Roger Federer.

Posted by Staff @ 12:27 am in Miami | 22 Comments »

March 22nd, 2016

Serena Williams: If Djokovic Had A Daughter, Would He Tell Her His Son Deserves More Money Because He’s A Boy?

Serena Williams shoots down fellow No. 1 Novak Djokovic’s stance on equal prize money.

Posted by Staff @ 10:23 pm in 2016 Season | 45 Comments »

March 21st, 2016

Miami Open Tennis Women’s Preview: One Mind-blowing Quarter

As Ray Moore might say, ‘There are a lot of attractive ladies out there — umm, competitively attractive…oh crap, I’ve done it again.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 10:30 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

March 20th, 2016

Novak Djokovic Wins Indian Wells, But You Ain’t Heard Nothin’ Yet!

After maybe a few too many Bloody Marys, and someone possibly grabbing him and shaking him, Moore then ran for cover.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:45 pm in Indian Wells | 39 Comments »

March 20th, 2016

Serena Williams Stopped by Victoria Azarenka in Indian Wells Finale

But from 1-5 down Williams looked like she might even the match, winning four straight games before Azarenka closed it out.

Posted by Staff @ 4:59 pm in Indian Wells | 4 Comments »