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May 16th, 2018

Nadal, Djokovic, Delpo Advance In Rome, Dimitrov, Thiem Ousted; Rafa Out For Revenge Thurs.

Rafael Nadal will meet Denis Shapovalov Thursday in Rome. Can the Canadian beat Rafa again?

Posted by Staff @ 10:36 pm in Rome | 25 Comments »

May 12th, 2018

Top Seeds Halep, Wozniacki in Deep at Italian Open; Preview

Tough starts went to (1) Halep vs. the Azarenka-Osaka winner, (13) Keys vs. Pavlyuchenkova, (9) Stephens vs. the crafty Strycova, (3) Muguruza vs. the Gavrilova-Bellis winner, (16) Barty vs. Sharapova…

Posted by Staff @ 4:52 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

May 10th, 2018

Sharapova Succumbs To Bertens In Madrid, Pliskova Upends Halep To Win 9th Straight

The semifinals are set in Madrid.

Posted by Staff @ 11:22 pm in Madrid | 1 Comment »

May 9th, 2018

Sharapova Gets Revenge On Mladenovic In Madrid; Wozniacki, Muguruza Out

Two of the Top 3 seeds fell Wednesday in Madrid.

Posted by Staff @ 10:49 pm in Madrid | 8 Comments »

May 8th, 2018

Halep, Muguruza Advance While Konta, Svitolina Fall In Madrid; Sharapova, Mladenovic To Rumble

Maria Sharapova gets a shot at revenge on Kiki Mladenovic Wednesday in Madrid.

Posted by Staff @ 9:14 pm in Madrid | Comments Off

May 5th, 2018

Halep Goes for Madrid Triple; WTA Preview

Interesting starts were dealt to Ostapenko vs. Irina-Camelia Begu (winner to face Maria Sharapova), Wozniacki vs. Daria Gavrilova, and Vandeweghe vs. Kristina Mladenovic.

Posted by Staff @ 3:50 pm in Tennis | 8 Comments »

April 27th, 2018

Coco Crushes Halep As 3 Of Top 4 Seeds Fall In Stuttgart Quarters

3 of the Top 4 seeds fells Friday in Stuttgart.

Posted by Staff @ 11:07 pm in Stuttgart | 4 Comments »

April 25th, 2018

Kerber Tops Kvitova In Stuttgart; Halep Wins, Stephens Falls Winning One Game

Two-time Stuttgart champion Angelique Kerber thrilled her home fans beating Petra Kvitova.

Posted by Staff @ 9:25 pm in Stuttgart | 3 Comments »

April 21st, 2018

Sharapova Joins 8 of Top 10 at WTA Stuttgart; Preview

An impressive eight of the Top 10 in Stuttgart, where the Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes…Five women who have sat at No. 1 in the field…

Posted by Staff @ 1:52 pm in Tennis | 29 Comments »

March 25th, 2018

What Next for Struggling World No. 1 Simona Halep?

Halep this year has fluctuated between giving up during matches or winning in three sets and afterwards pronouncing her ability to fight. Some of her televised on-court coaching visits with coach Darren Cahiil have left commentators almost speechless after Halep refuses to look at or acknowledge him.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 4:12 pm in Miami, Tennis | 1 Comment »

March 19th, 2018

Serena v Osaka Starts Fun Times at the 2018 Miami Open; Preview

Wow, the former No. 1 and younger Williams to start against the Indian Wells winner Osaka, winner to play (4) Svitolina…

Posted by Staff @ 8:41 pm in Miami, Tennis | 2 Comments »

March 17th, 2018

Kasatkina v Osaka the Next Gen Final at WTA Indian Wells

“I was a little bit surprised, especially the start of the second set, because I feel like she gave me…free points, but I didn’t try to think too much about it,” Osaka said.

Posted by Staff @ 9:23 am in Indian Wells, Tennis | 2 Comments »

March 14th, 2018

Wozniacki Upset as Venus, Halep, Kerber Advance Into Quarters at WTA Indian Wells

“She has everything in her game,” Venus said of Sevastova. “And it was a quick comeback from yesterday, where you have the emotions of, ‘Hey, this feels like a final [against Serena]!’ But guess what, you’re only in the fourth round.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:42 am in Indian Wells, Tennis | 3 Comments »

March 7th, 2018

Serena, Maria, Victoria Unseeded? Bring on Indian Wells! — Preview

The former No. 1 Azarenka returns to the tour after family issues, starting against Brit Heather Watson, with (13) Stephens waiting next round in a very winnable match…(10) Kerber looking at a tough start against the powerful Makarova…

Posted by Staff @ 5:54 pm in Indian Wells, Tennis | 2 Comments »

February 15th, 2018

Pliskova Bounced By Bellis; Kerber v Wozniacki Fri In Doha

The defending champion is out of Doha.

Posted by Staff @ 5:26 pm in Doha | Comments Off