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July 5th, 2018

Muguruza Mauling Leaves Wimbledon Without 6 of Top 8 Seeds Thru 2 Rounds

“It is a huge win,” said fellow Belgian and BBC analyst Kim Clijsters. “Van Uytvanck is a super-nice girl. She had to deal with injuries in 2016 and worked hard to come back. For her to have this result is amazing. I am really happy for her.”

Posted by Staff @ 5:18 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 8 Comments »

July 4th, 2018

Wozniacki Eats Bugs, Joins Seeded Exodus at Wimbledon

Compounding Wozniacki’s frustration was an invasion of flying ants during the match that saw insects flying in her ears and mouth during the competition.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 5:53 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 32 Comments »

July 4th, 2018

Former Champions Kvitova, Sharapova Crash Out Of Wimbledon; Williams Sisters Return Tues.

Upsets continued to be the story of the women’s draw.

Posted by Staff @ 8:37 am in Wimbledon | 6 Comments »

June 30th, 2018

Wimbledon Preview: Serena in Group of Death, Stephens Can Become No. 1

The Group of Death contains two former No. 1s, a No. 2, and last year’s US Open semifinalist and quarterfinalist among other floaters…Tough starts for (5) Svitolina vs. the grasscourt title-winner Maria, (21) Sevastova vs. Giorgi, (32) Radwanska vs. Safarova 2nd rd., and (2) Wozniacki vs. Makarova 2nd rd…(25) Serena’s early path is former world No. 1 junior Arantxa Rus, a qualifier/wildcard, then (5) Svitolina, then (10) Keys.

Posted by Staff @ 10:57 am in Tennis, Wimbledon | 1 Comment »

June 9th, 2018

Halep Break Slam Duck, Beats Stephens for 1st Title at French Open

It is 10 years after Halep won the girls’ title at the French Open and 40 years since a Romanian won in Paris, following Virginia Ruzici in 1978.

Posted by Staff @ 11:24 pm in French Open | 12 Comments »

June 7th, 2018

War of Mystifying Words as Halep, Stephens Face Off in French Open Final

So to summarize: Stephens is strong, she hits the ball, and it’s a match on clay.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 9:58 pm in French Open, Tennis | 73 Comments »

June 6th, 2018

Muguruza Socks Sharapova, Lines Up Halep for Thursday Semis at French Open

“It wasn’t coming natural to me,” said Sharapova, who hasn’t seen much come back since serving a doping offense for a medication given to Russian soldiers before they took to the battlefield.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 6:58 pm in French Open, Tennis | 14 Comments »

June 4th, 2018

Opinion: Serena Williams and Team Blew It at French Open

“It didn’t start before I got here,” she said. “The first time I felt it was against [Julia] Goerges in my last match. That’s when I started to feel it.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:56 pm in French Open, Tennis | 2 Comments »

May 31st, 2018

Serena, Pliskova Struggle Through at French Open; Friday Matches to See

“I have definitely always had that will to win,” the 36-year-old Serena said about coming back from a set down. “It was something I was born with, thank goodness. You know, this is a Grand Slam. This is my first one back. I want to do the best that I can. I want to be able to just do my best and one day tell my daughter that I tried my best. When I was out there, that’s all I was just trying to do, is just do that.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 5:35 pm in French Open, Tennis | 3 Comments »

May 31st, 2018

Halep Escapes 1st Round Upset; Serena, Maria Up Thursday at French Open

“I had a slow start because it’s always tough to start this tournament,” Halep said.

Posted by Staff @ 8:37 am in French Open, Tennis | 20 Comments »

May 30th, 2018

Serena Rules in Catsuit at Roland Garros Debut; Wednesday Featured Matches

“I’m always living in a fantasy world,” she told reporters after the match. “I always wanted to be a superhero and it’s kind of my way of being a superhero…It feels like this suit represents all the women that have been through a lot mentally, physically, with their body to come back and have confidence and to believe in themselves,” she said. “I definitely feel like it is an opportunity for me to inspire a whole different group of amazing women and kids.”

Posted by Staff @ 7:35 am in French Open, Tennis | 6 Comments »

May 20th, 2018

Svitolina Scorches No. 1 Halep in WTA Rome Final

“I think I dominated all the match,” Svitolina said afterwards. “I was trying to put lots of pressure on Simona with my game, tried to really take the ball early and to open the court. It worked really good today.”

Posted by Staff @ 3:52 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

May 19th, 2018

Nadal Downs Djokovic, Faces Zverev For Rome Title, Who’s The Pick?

The two best in the world on clay meet for the Rome title.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:19 pm in Rome | 77 Comments »

May 18th, 2018

Sharapova Wins Epic Over Ostapenko, Will Meet No. 1 Halep In Rome SFs

Maria Sharapova is making progress.

Posted by Staff @ 10:46 pm in Rome | 1 Comment »

May 17th, 2018

Venus Out, Sharapova Moves On In Rome To Ostapenko QF Showdown; Halep Stays No. 1

Four former No. 1s are in the Rome quarterfinals.

Posted by Staff @ 9:05 pm in Rome | Comments Off