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June 25th, 2017

Preview: Kerber, 8 of Top 10; Djokovic at Combined ATP/WTA Eastbourne

Potential tough starts for (1) Kerber vs. homegirl (WC) Broady, (10) Ostapenko vs. Makarova, (3) Pliskova vs. the Riske/Cornet winner, (8) Radwanska vs. the Goerges/Bellis winner, (11) Muguruza vs. Bouchard, and (6) Wozniacki vs. the Japanese riser Osaka…

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June 10th, 2017

Ostapenko Stuns Halep for 1st WTA Title at French Open

“Congrats to Simona you had a great week and it was really tough for me,” Ostapenko told the crowd and Halep after the final. “I hope you have a great rest of the season.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:48 am in French Open, Tennis | 9 Comments »

June 8th, 2017

Halep, Teenager Ostapenko Advance to French Final, No. 1 on the Line

“I feel like I have more experience,” Halep said afterwards.

Posted by Staff @ 10:34 pm in French Open, Tennis | 10 Comments »

June 7th, 2017

French Open Women’s Semis Set: Pliskova vs. Halep to Determine No. 1

“I said that the match is lost…That’s it. It’s over,” Halep said afterwards. “And then I started to feel more relaxed, maybe because I thought it’s finished.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:28 pm in French Open, Tennis | 21 Comments »

June 6th, 2017

Halep, Svitolina Line Up Popcorn Match; Mladenovic on Court Tuesday at Roland Garros

The No. 3-seeded Halep routed No. 21 Carla Suarez Navarro 6-1, 6-1, and the No. 5 Svitolina came from a set down to beat unseeded Petra Martic 4-6, 6-3, 7-5.

Posted by Staff @ 12:04 am in French Open, Tennis | 18 Comments »

June 3rd, 2017

Halep Happy; Kuzy vs. Woz Sunday at French Open

“It was a very high standard of tennis,” Halep said. “Even if I won the first set 6-0, I knew the second one was going to be tougher. She’s always a very tough opponent. I’m really happy with the way I played today.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:16 pm in French Open, Tennis | 1 Comment »

June 2nd, 2017

Muguruza, Venus Win; Bellis Rained-Out in Upset Attempt at French Open

“Twenty years ago? Wow,” Venus said. “I’ll be honest there won’t be 20 more. I will be watching in 20 years with all of you guys.”

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June 1st, 2017

Upsets, 3-Setters for Top Seeds Mark Thursday at French Open; Woz v Bellis Friday

Other Top 10 seeds in action had a more difficult time as No. 2 Karolina Pliskova outlasted Ekaterina Alexandrova 6-2, 4-6, 6-3; No. 5 Elina Svitolina came from a set down to defeat Tsvetana Pironkova 3-6, 6-3, 6-2; and No. 9 Agnieszka Radwanska likewise needed a comeback to defeat Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck 6-7(3), 6-2, 6-3.

Posted by Staff @ 5:39 pm in French Open, Tennis | 2 Comments »

May 30th, 2017

Konta Crashes Out; Kvitova, Mladenovic Up Against It Wednesday at French Open

Johanna Konta does not like to play on clay.

Posted by Staff @ 10:38 pm in French Open, Tennis | 7 Comments »

May 28th, 2017

Get Ready for Musical No. 1s After Kerber Upset at French Open

“I think she played a good match. It was a tough first round,” Kerber said. “I had a few chance in the first set and also in the second set, and I didn’t make it. I think that was the key for the match. I believed in the second set, as well, that I can turn around the match and I was still believing until the last point, but she played well.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 7:40 pm in French Open, Tennis | 5 Comments »

May 27th, 2017

Muguruza v Schiavone 1st Rd., Kvitova Returns; French Open Preview

Upset alert for (2) Pliskov vs. Zheng, who upset Svitolina in Madrid…Other tough starts for (20) Barbora Strycova vs. Riske (winner to meet the French upset specialist Cornet), and (19) Vandeweghe vs. Rybarikova who the American lost her last meeting against…

Posted by Staff @ 11:16 am in French Open, Tennis | 6 Comments »

May 21st, 2017

Halep Hobbled Mid-Match, Svitolina Steals WTA Rome Title

“I never like to give up during the match,” Halep said afterwards. “I don’t want to stop the matches. So I just wanted to try to win the second set…At 5-3 in the second set, I turned to hit an inside-out forehand, I felt it again. That’s why I called [the trainer] to tape it, because I was scared not to do something worse.”

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May 19th, 2017

Muguruza, Halep Remain on Collision Course for Rome Final After Friday Wins

Bertens beat Halep in their only meeting on clay in 2012.

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May 18th, 2017

Venus Upsetting Top Players, Faces French Open Champ Muguruza Friday at WTA Rome

“I feel like right now every girl, every woman, is playing very good,” Muguruza said after the win. “You never know, when they go to the court, who is going to win.”

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May 17th, 2017

Kerber Slide Continues; Konta v Venus on Thursday in Rome

“It’s my first time beating the No. 1 in the world, so, you know, I’m super excited,” said the player ranked outside the Top 50.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 9:20 pm in Tennis | 6 Comments »