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July 7th, 2017

Venus Wins, to Face Upset-Maker Konjuh; Kerber On Court Saturday at Wimbledon

On facing Halep, who she is 2-1 career against, Azarenka said, “It doesn’t really matter to me who is on the other side. I always treat my matches, you know, and every opponent I respect the same way, but it is good for me to play against her.”

Posted by Staff @ 4:10 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 1 Comment »

July 5th, 2017

Kvitova Ousted, Ants Invade Wimbledon; Seeds to be Tested Thursday

“I definitely have taken home a few both in my belly and in my bags,” said Konta of the ant invasion Wednesday. “I’m pretty sure I [swallowed a few].”

Posted by Staff @ 10:13 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 6 Comments »

July 3rd, 2017

Some Tears, Lower-Seeded Upsets Monday in Wimbledon Women’s Play

On the upset tip were German Carina Witthoeft outlasting No. 26 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 6-3, 5-7, 8-6, and Czech Kristyna Pliskova, twin sister of the current world No. 2, defeating No. 31 Roberta Vinci 7-6(6), 6-2.

Posted by Staff @ 5:06 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | Comments Off

July 2nd, 2017

Former Champions Venus, Kvitova And French Open Winner Ostapenko Monday At Wimbledon

Amid controversy, 5-time champion Venus Williams opens her Wimbledon campaign Monday.

Posted by Staff @ 6:43 pm in Wimbledon | 3 Comments »

June 28th, 2017

2017 Wimbledon Women’s Seedings: Kvitova, Venus Only Former Champions In Field

ESPN’s Brad Gilbert says that as many as 40 different women could win Wimbledon.

Posted by Staff @ 3:24 pm in Wimbledon | 4 Comments »

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…

Posted by Staff @ 10:02 am in Tennis | Comments Off

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.”

Posted by Staff @ 4:40 pm in French Open, Tennis | Comments Off

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 »