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September 23rd, 2016

No Serena, But No. 1 Kerber and 8 of Top 10 at Loaded WTA Wuhan

The Top 8 seeds receive opening-round byes in Wuhan, so Kerber will start against either American CoCo Vandeweghe or France’s Kristina Mladenovic. From there her difficult path will likely see No. 14 and Slam winner Petra Kvitova, then No. 7 Carla Suarez Navarro or No. 11 Johanna Konta, then likely No. 4 Simona Halep or No. 8 Madison Keys in the semifinals.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 9:37 pm in Tennis, Wuhan | 10 Comments »

September 7th, 2016

Serena Outlasts Halep; Blockbuster Women’s Semis Thursday at US Open

Serena in her on-court interview played off the pressure of Pliskova standing between her and a blockbuster final against Kerber.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:42 pm in Tennis, US Open | 14 Comments »

September 3rd, 2016

Serena Williams Ties Federer Record with US Open Win; Sunday Woz vs. Keys

“To be up there with both men and women is something that’s super rare, and it actually feels good,” Serena said. “Something I didn’t even know about until Wimbledon. I was like, ‘Oh, I have a new goal.’ That was pretty cool for me. Obviously I want to keep that number going higher and see what can happen.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:08 pm in Tennis, US Open | 2 Comments »

September 1st, 2016

Sloppy Serena, Strong Venus Win Thurs. at US Open; Kerber, Keys in Friday Features

“So far, so good,” Serena said regarding the shoulder injury that had her exit early from the Rio Olympics.

Posted by Staff @ 11:22 pm in Tennis, US Open | 1 Comment »

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 30th, 2016

Kerber, Muguruza Opening Day Winners At US Open; Serena, Venus, Halep Tuesday

Serena and Venus return to the US Open Tuesday.

Posted by Staff @ 1:04 am in US Open | 5 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 19th, 2016

Kerber Survives, Halep Next in Way for Her Run to No. 1 this Weekend in Cincy

Kerber with the title in Cincinnati this weekend would supplant Serena Williams at No. 1 on the WTA rankings.

Posted by Staff @ 10:30 pm in Cincinnati | 1 Comment »

August 19th, 2016

Kerber Closing In On No. 1 Ranking, Streaking Halep Meets Radwanksa In Cincinnati

Angelique Kerber is now just three wins from the No. 1 ranking.

Posted by Staff @ 12:45 am in Cincinnati | 1 Comment »

August 17th, 2016

Rain Ravages Cincinnati, First Round Matches Still To Be Completed; Murray, Nadal Wednesday

Ran soaked the Cincinnati event creating a backlog of matches for Wednesday.

Posted by Staff @ 12:09 am in Cincinnati | 14 Comments »

July 31st, 2016

Halep Makes Sure Keys Don’t Work in WTA Rogers Cup Final

“I’m tired,” a smiling Halep told the media after capturing her third title of the year, and now on a 10-match winning streak.

Posted by Staff @ 4:46 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

July 30th, 2016

Simona Halep Battles Madison Keys For the Montreal Canadian Open Title

Who’s the pick in the Madison Keys v Simona Halep final Sunday in Montreal?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:59 pm in Canadian Open | 8 Comments »

July 29th, 2016

Kerber, Halep, Keys, Kucova in Rogers Cup Montreal Semifinals

Halep called coach Darren Cahill onto the court during the match to feed her some game plan in the blustery conditions.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:13 pm in Canadian Open | 2 Comments »

July 26th, 2016

Eugenie Bouchard Survives Upset Bid In Montreal; Simona Halep Advances, Garbine Muguruza Withdraws

Venus Williams, Angelique Kerber begins play Wednesday at the Canadian Open in Wednesday.

Posted by Staff @ 11:25 pm in Canadian Open | 5 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 »