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February 21st, 2015

Brutal Field at WTA Doha; ATP Previews

Nadal a question mark after a cramp-ridden semifinal loss on Saturday at the Rio Open…Not a lot of early challenges besides (7) Andujar opening against Almagro…Wildcards went to Argentines Guido Andreozzi, Renzo Olivo and Horacio Zeballos…David Ferrer beat Fognini in last year’s final…Nadal is making his first appearance in Buenos Aires in 10 years…Ferrer passes on the opportunity to win a fourth consecutive Buenos Aires title in a row…Returning former champs in the field are Almagro (2011), Robredo (2009), and Juan Monaco (2007).

Posted by Staff @ 11:28 pm in Tennis | 19 Comments »

February 21st, 2015

Halep Wins Biggest Career Title at WTA Dubai

“I played with big players like Makarova, Pliskova, Wozniacki — she was No. 1 two years. So it’s honestly just an amazing victory for me.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:06 pm in Dubai, Tennis | 2 Comments »

February 21st, 2015

Nadal Survives 3:18am Finish To Reach Rio SFs; Halep On Brink Of Biggest Career Title

Rafael Nadal didn’t finish until 3:18am local time in Rio, but he won.

Posted by Staff @ 12:39 am in Dubai, Marseille, Rio | 26 Comments »

February 20th, 2015

Nadal Into Rio QFs; Bolelli Beats Raonic For First Top 10 Win In Marseille, Def Champ Gulbis Winless in 2015

So far so good for the King of Clay Rafael Nadal in Rio.

Posted by Staff @ 12:03 am in Dubai, Marseille, Rio | 15 Comments »

February 14th, 2015

WTA Previews: Serena, Genie Pull from Still-strong Dubai

…Venus Williams beat Cornet in last year’s final…Returning former champs in the field are Venus Williams (2014,’10-09), Kvitova (2013), Radwanska (2012), and Wozniacki (2011).

Posted by Staff @ 10:33 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

January 27th, 2015

Murray Schools Kyrgios; Nadal, Halep Upset at Australian Open

For Halep there were many secrets, secrets that could not be deciphered during the quarterfinal beatdown which ended in a second-set bagel.

Posted by Staff @ 8:33 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 52 Comments »

January 25th, 2015

Murray, Kyrgios Win Emotional Matches to Set Up Australian Open Quarters Date

Murray in the quarters will meet unseeded Aussie Nick Kyrgios, who achieved something Roger Federer could not at the 2015 Australian Open — beating in-form Italian Andreas Seppi, trailing 0-2 sets down before pulling out a 5-7, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(5), 8-6 win.

Posted by Staff @ 8:41 am in Australian Open | 90 Comments »

January 23rd, 2015

Federer Has Really ‘Bad Day;” Williams Sisters on Saturday at Aussie Open

Seppi’s further reward is a draw that opens up in the fourth round against unseeded Aussie Nick Kyrgios, who on Friday advanced after defeating Tunisia’s Malek Jaziri 6-3, 7-6(6), 6-1.

Posted by Staff @ 8:35 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 91 Comments »

January 22nd, 2015

Serena, Venus Fight Into 3rd Rd. Thursday; Woz Upset in Oz; X-Notes

“Honestly, I think I understand the game a lot more,” said the 34 year old, who seems to have a handle on her energy-sapping Sjogren’s syndrome, last year losing in the first round in Melbourne. “Even when I’m not playing as well, I think I’m able tactically to be more strategic than even, let’s say, Venus of 2000. So that’s one of the beauties of continuing to play as you get a lot of the years under your belt.”

Posted by Staff @ 6:59 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 4 Comments »

January 10th, 2015

WTA Wrap: Sharapova Closes on Serena; Venus, Halep Title

It was the first career set Williams had lost to Wozniacki, going on to win her 46th career WTA title, but not so easily. Williams found herself down a set and a break early in the second.

Posted by Staff @ 2:46 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

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2 Roger Federer2 Maria Sharapova
3 Andy Murray3 Simona Halep
4 Tomas Berdych4 Petra Kvitova
5 Kei Nishikori5 Caroline Wozniacki
6 Milos Raonic6 Eugenie Bouchard
7 Rafael Nadal7 Ana Ivanovic
8 David Ferrer8
9 Stan Wawrinka9 Ekaterina Makarova
10 Marin Cilic10 Andrea Petkovic
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