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October 9th, 2017

After Finally Reaching No. 1, Simona Halep Admits She Couldn’t Sleep Ahead Of Her Beijing Final

Can you blame Simona Halep for not being able to sleep after reaching No. 1?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:06 pm in beijing | 2 Comments »

October 8th, 2017

Garcia Completes Asian Double Beating Halep To Win Beijing

Caroline Garcia became the first player to win the Wuhan-Beijing double.

Posted by Staff @ 6:55 pm in beijing | 1 Comment »

October 7th, 2017

Halep Avenges French Loss To Ostapenko To Reach No. 1 And Face Garcia In Beijing Final

New No. 1 will try to deny Carolina Garcia’s bid to become the first player to win the Wuhan-Beijing double.

Posted by Staff @ 11:05 pm in beijing | 1 Comment »

October 7th, 2017

Simona Halep Ascends To WTA No. 1 Ranking In Beijing

Simona Halep finally reaches No. 1.

Posted by Staff @ 10:53 pm in Rankings, WTA | No Comments »

October 6th, 2017

Halep v Ostapenko In French Open Rematch Saturday At Beijing

Caroline Garcia will try for her second straight Asian title this weekend.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:25 pm in beijing | No Comments »

October 4th, 2017

Halep Finally Beats Sharapova To Reach Beijing QFs; Wozniacki-Kvitova Thurs.

After seven straight failed bids, Simona Halep finally got her first career win over Maria Sharapova and she did it in fine style with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over the Russian. “It was a great match, I think I played my best tennis against her,” Halep said after the 72-minute win. “I served pretty well, [...]

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:05 pm in beijing | No Comments »

October 3rd, 2017

Sharapova To Face Halep Wednesday In Beijing

The rematch is on, but Simona Halep is 0-7 lifetime against Maria Sharapova.

Posted by Staff @ 10:34 pm in beijing | 6 Comments »

September 24th, 2017

Muguruza, 8 of Top 10 at WTA Premier 5 Wuhan Open, Preview

Potential tough starts for the floundering (9) Radwanska vs. Rybarikova (winner to face the Gavrilova-Goerges victor), (7) Cibulkova vs. Stosur, (12) Kerber vs. Garcia, (15) Sevastova vs. Makarova, and (2) Halep vs. the Riske-Kasatkina winner…

Posted by Staff @ 11:39 am in Tennis | 6 Comments »

August 29th, 2017

Sharapova Shines, 2 Top 10 Seeds Exit on Opening Day at US Open

“First round’s always, you know, tricky,” Wozniacki said after beating the qualifier Buzarnescu. “You just want to get through them, get them done, and move on, especially in Grand Slams. I was happy to finish off in two sets.”

Posted by Staff @ 1:27 am in Tennis, US Open | 18 Comments »

August 27th, 2017

Sharapova v Halep, Zverev, Cilic And Venus Monday On Day 1 At US Open

Opening day at the US Open is upon us.

Posted by Staff @ 11:53 pm in US Open | 72 Comments »

August 25th, 2017

Sharapova v Halep 1st Rd. Headlines Wild Women’s US Open; Preview

Let’s see, not too exciting, hmmmm…did we mention MARIA SHARAPOVA FACES (2) SIMONA HALEP FIRST ROUND? Halep is 0-6 career against Masha…

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 6:36 pm in Tennis, US Open | 9 Comments »

August 20th, 2017

Muguruza Wins Title, Halep Falls Flat, Wins 1 Game in WTA Cincinnati Final

“I think today was my best performance of the tournament, because I felt like I played 20 hours in that court,” Muguruza said. “I think I did few little mistakes and my shots were very [well] placed and I think I was doing almost everything right there.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:09 pm in Tennis | 4 Comments »

August 19th, 2017

Halep, Muguruza Line-Up Cincinnati Final with No. 1 on the Line

“I just want to go tomorrow and play my game,” Halep said, repeating perhaps the most overused statement in women’s tennis. “If it’s going to happen, great, but if not I will have more opportunities. Hopefully I can do it. I have the desire.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 7:15 pm in Tennis | 10 Comments »

August 19th, 2017

Pliskova, Halep, Muguruza, Stephens Into WTA Cincy Semis

“I think it was probably one of the best matches of the year,” Muguruza said. “Because I felt like we both played very well. Especially in that third set, we were winning points and our serve was there.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:51 am in Tennis | 3 Comments »

August 17th, 2017

Halep, Muruguza Advance at Rain-Hit WTA Cincinnati Thursday

“The match felt quite tough — it was not easy at all,” Halep said. “I can say that I’m not playing my best tennis in this moment, but winning, even if I play less good, I think it’s a big plus for me.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:13 pm in Tennis | No Comments »