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January 18th, 2019

Sharapova Sends Off Wozniacki, Anisimova Impress Again; Venus v Halep Sat.

Amanda Anisimova in the youngest American woman to reach a Slam fourth round since Serena Williams at the 1998 French Open.

Posted by Staff @ 7:19 am in Australian Open | Comments Off on Sharapova Sends Off Wozniacki, Anisimova Impress Again; Venus v Halep Sat.

January 17th, 2019

Serena Slams Bouchard, Halep Survives At Australian Open; Wozniacki v Sharapova On Tap

Simona Halep was six points from losing to 20-year-old American Sofia Kenin Thursday at the Australian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 8:04 am in Australian Open | Comments Off on Serena Slams Bouchard, Halep Survives At Australian Open; Wozniacki v Sharapova On Tap

January 15th, 2019

Serena Sublime In Comeback At Australian Open; Venus, Halep Escape

The Williams sisters moved on at the Australian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 7:28 am in Australian Open | Comments Off on Serena Sublime In Comeback At Australian Open; Venus, Halep Escape

January 14th, 2019

Sharapova, Kerber, Wozniacki Winners At Australian Open; Williams On Tap Tuesday

The three former champions in the women’s draw all cruised in their Rod Laver openers on Monday in Melbourne.

Posted by Staff @ 8:13 am in Australian Open | 1 Comment »

January 12th, 2019

Preview: Serena Is Back, But So Is Everyone Else At The Australian Open

Last year a mere six players had a crack at leaving Australia with the No. 1 ranking. The 2019 Australian just told 2018 to hold its beer.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 8:39 pm in Australian Open | Comments Off on Preview: Serena Is Back, But So Is Everyone Else At The Australian Open

January 9th, 2019

Australian Open Seeds Announced: Djokovic, Halep Lead Way

Novak Djokovic is the top seed for a fifth time at the Australian Open.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:31 pm in Australian Open | 1 Comment »

November 10th, 2018

Simona Halep And Coach Darren Cahill Have Split

The WTA No. 1 is now on the hunt for a new coach.

Posted by Staff @ 10:30 pm in Coaching | 5 Comments »

October 18th, 2018

World No. 1 Simona Halep Has Withdrawn From The Singapore Finals

Simona Halep will miss the WTA Finals for the first time.

Posted by Staff @ 9:41 am in 2018 Season, WTA Championships | 7 Comments »

October 16th, 2018

Simona Halep Secures Year-End No. 1 Ranking For Second Straight Year

French Open champion Simona Halep will finish 2018 as the best player in the world on the WTA.

Posted by Staff @ 11:07 am in 2018 Season, Year-End No. 1 | 1 Comment »

September 29th, 2018

Halep Leads All-In China Open Women’s Field, Del Potro Heads Men; Preview

Interesting starts for (17) Keys vs. American countrywoman (LL) Pera, the struggling (9) Stephens vs. Pavlyuchenkova, (3) Kerber vs. the unpredictable Mladenovic, (10) Goerges vs. Konta, (7) Pliskova vs. (WC) Stosur, (12) Ostapenko vs. Rybarikova, (14) Muguruza vs. Makarova, and (2) Wozniacki vs. Bencic…

Posted by Staff @ 7:12 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on Halep Leads All-In China Open Women’s Field, Del Potro Heads Men; Preview

September 24th, 2018

Halep, Wozniacki Lead Loaded Wuhan Field; Kerber v Keys, Svitolina v Sabalenka Tues.

9 of the Top 10 on the WTA began the week in Wuhan.

Posted by Staff @ 11:00 am in Wuhan | 3 Comments »

August 25th, 2018

Serena Will Need ‘Fire in the Belly’ in Tough 2018 US Open Draw; Preview

“If anything, I have more fire in my belly,” Serena said. “It’s very hard to describe. It’s very difficult to describe. I thought after having a child I would be more relaxed. I think I’ve said this before, but I’m not. I work just as hard if not harder actually. I just feel like I take it just as serious if not more. That’s been really surprising for me.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:48 pm in Tennis, US Open | 5 Comments »

August 21st, 2018

2018 US Open Seeds: French Champs Halep, Nadal No. 1s; Serena Gets Bump

Serena Williams was the only player to get a seedings bump from the US Open.

Posted by Staff @ 12:16 pm in US Open | 20 Comments »

August 19th, 2018

Halep Finally Runs Out of Gas as Bertens Claims WTA Cincinnati Title

“It was [a] very physical match, that’s why the end I couldn’t make it anymore,” said Halep. “But she played really well, and she really deserves to win this title, because her level was very high.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:41 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

August 17th, 2018

3 Top-10 Seeds Lose, Rains Force Halep to Double-Up Friday at WTA Cincinnati

“I don’t know how [I saved match point] because she did a really great serve and I just played the [return], I don’t know, like a baby.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:14 am in Tennis | Comments Off on 3 Top-10 Seeds Lose, Rains Force Halep to Double-Up Friday at WTA Cincinnati