May 25th, 2016
“It was not an easy match, especially playing a French player at home,” said Muguruza after beating Georges, who is ranked outside the Top 200.
May 23rd, 2016
“It was cold and windy,” said Radwanska, who will next meet France’s Caroline Garcia. “That’s why it was a little bit slow and the ball is not going anywhere. I think we [are] all kind of used to that after couple of days here. The conditions are same for both of us.”
May 20th, 2016
Translation: “The other non-divas on tour would love to have my year. Because they’re weak tea. But as Ricky Bobby said, ‘If you ain’t first, you’re last.’”
May 10th, 2016
Petra Kvitova, Simona Halep, Venus Williams and Roberta Vinci are in action Wednesday in Rome.
May 8th, 2016
The WTA tour is an absolute car crash right now in terms of illnesses, injuries, tournament pull-outs, and no one being anywhere near No. 1 Serena Williams in the rankings, despite the American winning no titles thus far in 2016.
May 8th, 2016
“I expected a tough match today,” said Halep, who was 1-3 career against Cibulkova entering the final. “I thought that I would struggle a little bit with her shots, but I was very strong on my legs and could block. I could make my game, I can say.”
May 6th, 2016
“I expect a tough one as well because is the final, and always the last match of the tournament is difficult,” Halep said. “But I have experience. I feel ready to play. She plays fast. She hits the balls. I know her pretty well. I beat her; she beat me. It’s an open match. Everyone can win. But I will do everything to win it. I really want it. It’s my dream to win here. We will see tomorrow.”
May 5th, 2016
There will be a new women’s champion this year in Madrid.
May 4th, 2016
Just one Top 20 player reached the Madrid quarterfinals.
May 4th, 2016
“Bacsinszky is revenge!” Halep said. “It’s going to be hard, it’s going to be difficult, a tough match for sure. I just want to go on court relaxed and play my game…I am in a good place mentally and physically.”
April 21st, 2016
Simona Halep has now lost three of her last four matches.
April 17th, 2016
Lots of floaters in the draw and tough opening-round match-ups including (1) Radwanska vs. Petkovic, (8) Safarova vs. Pliskova in an all-Czech, (6) Vinci vs. Makarova, (3) Muguruza vs. Lisicki, and (2) Kerber vs. the riser Beck in an all-German…
March 30th, 2016
The first women’s semifinal will pit former champion Svetlana Kuznetsova against Timea Bacsinszky.
March 27th, 2016
“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.”
March 24th, 2016
Eight-time champion Serena Williams had to go three to get past Christina Mchale in her Miami opener.