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January 24th, 2016

Simona Halep To Undergo Nose Surgery, Will Miss Over A Month

Simona Halep won’t be on tour until Indian Wells.

Posted by Staff @ 8:06 am in Australian Open, Injuries | 3 Comments »

January 19th, 2016

Halep, Venus Added to Rash of Seeded Exits at Australian Open

“She had confidence,” said Halep, who was not brimming with such. “She had three matches here already in the quallies. Yeah, she didn’t have fear…But I think I let her play her best tennis. I didn’t hit very strong and I didn’t hit with good strength…I had many problems in this period before coming here, so I can say that I am a little bit down mentally because I was very sick home. Then I came here with Achilles again. So it’s tough to be positive, 100%, and try everything.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:06 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 12 Comments »

January 16th, 2016

Upset Expert Cornet Beats Bouchard for WTA Hobart, Targets Halep

For Bouchard, who had a disastrous 2015 campaign which included suing the US Open after a slip and fall in the locker room, it was her first trip to a final since the 2014 Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 1:42 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

January 9th, 2016

Halep, 4 Top 10 Women in WTA Sydney; Men’s Field Left Wanting

Tough starts for (5) Pliskova vs. Ivanovic, (3) Kvitova vs. Lisicki, and (2) Radwanska after a bye vs. the Stosur-Vinci winner…

Posted by Staff @ 5:31 pm in Tennis | 10 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 1st, 2016

Federer, Sharapova Headline Brisbane International; Preview

Both Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova show up to defend their Brisbane titles, where the men’s and women’s fields are stellar for an opening week to the year where the majority of the stars are usually off playing lucrative exhibitions.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:33 pm in 2016 Season, Brisbane, Tennis | 6 Comments »

November 5th, 2015

Simona Halep Confirms Darren Cahill As Her New Coach For 2016

Simona Halep has hired Darren Cahill as her full-time coach.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:56 am in Coaching | 3 Comments »

October 29th, 2015

Sharapova, Radwanska Advance To Singapore SFs, Halep Gassed, Pennetta Ends Career

Maria Sharapova and Agnieszka Radwanska earned semifinal berths Thursday at the WTA Finals in Singapore.

Posted by Staff @ 11:32 am in WTA Championships | 17 Comments »

October 28th, 2015

Kvitova, Muguruza Winners At WTA Finals Singapore; Sharapova, Halep Seeks SFs Thursday

Only two more days of round robin play remain in Singapore.

Posted by Staff @ 5:44 pm in WTA Championships | 1 Comment »

October 27th, 2015

WTA Finals Singapore: Maria Sharapova Stays Perfect Against Simona Halep

Maria Sharapova ran her record to a perfect 6-0 against Simona Halep today at the Singapore WTA Finals.

Posted by Staff @ 2:47 pm in WTA Championships | Comments Off

October 26th, 2015

Muguruza, Kerber Win Openers At WTA Finals In Singapore; Halep v Sharapova Tuesday

Maria Sharapova will play Simona Halep in a rematch of their 2014 French Open final Tuesday in Singapore.

Posted by Staff @ 10:23 pm in WTA Championships | Comments Off

October 25th, 2015

Sharapova, Halep Roll; Radwanska, Pennetta Rolled on Day 1 at WTA Finals

“Maybe I didn’t have too much energy — I didn’t push a lot like I always do, I was waiting too much,” she said. “But in the second set was much better. I was trying to find something more, trying to be more aggressive. Of course I would love to have played a little bit better, but I still have my chance [to make the semifinals].”

Posted by Staff @ 8:07 pm in Tennis | 4 Comments »

October 23rd, 2015

2015 WTA Finals Singapore Groups Announced: Maria Sharapova Lands With Simona Halep

The groups for the 2015 WTA Finals were announced earlier today in Singapore.

Posted by Staff @ 3:02 pm in WTA Championships | 10 Comments »

October 4th, 2015

US Open Champion Flavia Pennetta Returns In Beijing, Simon Halep Injured, Petra Kvitova Loses

Top seeds have already fallen in Beijing.

Posted by Staff @ 2:01 pm in beijing | 7 Comments »

September 12th, 2015

SHOCK! Serena’s Chase For History Is Over, Vinci Will Play Pennetta In US Open Final

Serena hopes for history are over!

Posted by Staff @ 12:40 am in US Open | 42 Comments »