July 4th, 2018
Upsets continued to be the story of the women’s draw.
June 30th, 2018
The Group of Death contains two former No. 1s, a No. 2, and last year’s US Open semifinalist and quarterfinalist among other floaters…Tough starts for (5) Svitolina vs. the grasscourt title-winner Maria, (21) Sevastova vs. Giorgi, (32) Radwanska vs. Safarova 2nd rd., and (2) Wozniacki vs. Makarova 2nd rd…(25) Serena’s early path is former world No. 1 junior Arantxa Rus, a qualifier/wildcard, then (5) Svitolina, then (10) Keys.
June 9th, 2018
It is 10 years after Halep won the girls’ title at the French Open and 40 years since a Romanian won in Paris, following Virginia Ruzici in 1978.
June 7th, 2018
So to summarize: Stephens is strong, she hits the ball, and it’s a match on clay.
June 6th, 2018
“It wasn’t coming natural to me,” said Sharapova, who hasn’t seen much come back since serving a doping offense for a medication given to Russian soldiers before they took to the battlefield.
June 4th, 2018
“It didn’t start before I got here,” she said. “The first time I felt it was against [Julia] Goerges in my last match. That’s when I started to feel it.”
May 31st, 2018
“I have definitely always had that will to win,” the 36-year-old Serena said about coming back from a set down. “It was something I was born with, thank goodness. You know, this is a Grand Slam. This is my first one back. I want to do the best that I can. I want to be able to just do my best and one day tell my daughter that I tried my best. When I was out there, that’s all I was just trying to do, is just do that.”
May 31st, 2018
“I had a slow start because it’s always tough to start this tournament,” Halep said.
May 30th, 2018
“I’m always living in a fantasy world,” she told reporters after the match. “I always wanted to be a superhero and it’s kind of my way of being a superhero…It feels like this suit represents all the women that have been through a lot mentally, physically, with their body to come back and have confidence and to believe in themselves,” she said. “I definitely feel like it is an opportunity for me to inspire a whole different group of amazing women and kids.”
May 20th, 2018
“I think I dominated all the match,” Svitolina said afterwards. “I was trying to put lots of pressure on Simona with my game, tried to really take the ball early and to open the court. It worked really good today.”
May 19th, 2018
The two best in the world on clay meet for the Rome title.
May 18th, 2018
Maria Sharapova is making progress.
May 17th, 2018
Four former No. 1s are in the Rome quarterfinals.
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May 16th, 2018
Rafael Nadal will meet Denis Shapovalov Thursday in Rome. Can the Canadian beat Rafa again?
May 12th, 2018
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…
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