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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 »

September 10th, 2015

Serena Continues Road To History Tonight In US Open SFs, Can The Italians Play Spoil A 1-2 Party?

Serena will be the big favorite tonight in the women’s semifinals.

Posted by Staff @ 9:32 am in US Open | 41 Comments »

September 8th, 2015

Federer Masters Isner; Serena v Venus Tonight at US Open

Federer navigated the first-set tiebreak easily, and ended the second-set dogfight tiebreak with a ridiculous screaming backhand down the line from outside the court. Isner challenged the call but to no avail. The Swiss broke Isner at 6-5 in the final set, the first time Isner has been broken at the US Open in 100+ service games stretching back to last year.

Posted by Staff @ 12:13 am in US Open | 422 Comments »

September 1st, 2015

Federer, Murray Roll; Women’s Upsets Continue Tuesday at US Open

Safarova made for almost half of the Top 10 seeds going out the first two days.

Posted by Staff @ 11:31 pm in Tennis, US Open | 162 Comments »

August 29th, 2015

Preview: Odds Against Serena Williams at US Open

Contrary to what commentator Chris Evert says, Serena Williams is the GOAT. She, the Martinas, everyone else is out. But having said that, the odds are against Serena that she is going to win the US Open and complete the calendar year Grand Slam. The pressure build up is too great.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 1:07 pm in Tennis, US Open | 42 Comments »