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May 4th, 2015

Serena Returns Normalcy at Madrid; Gulbis Nightmare Continues

Williams increased her winning streak to 25 matches amidst the windy conditions in Madrid, stretching her winning ways to last year’s WTA year-end championships.

Posted by Staff @ 6:07 pm in Madrid | 7 Comments »

April 9th, 2015

Upsets Hit Charleston: Bouchard, Stephens, Stosur Lose; Makarova Withdraws

A bunch of favorites fell Wednesday in Charleston.

Posted by Staff @ 9:12 am in Charleston | 6 Comments »

March 30th, 2015

Isner Leads Upset Train at Miami Open; Djokovic on Tues.

Serena will next meet the winner of the Tuesday match between No. 11 Sara Errani and No. 27 Sabine Lisicki.

Posted by Staff @ 11:48 pm in Miami | 120 Comments »

March 27th, 2015

Azarenka Romps, Bellis Gets Revenge, Haleps Wins In 3; Venus, Serena Tomorrow

Serena Williams’s match against Monica Niculescu was cancelled Friday night.

Posted by Staff @ 9:51 pm in Miami | Comments Off

March 26th, 2015

Sharapova Stunned By Gavrilova In Miami, Venus Wins; Serena, Sloane v Keys Friday

Maria Sharapova still has never won the Miami Open.

Posted by Staff @ 10:56 pm in Miami | 2 Comments »

March 26th, 2015

Azarenka, Stephens, Querrey Advance In Miami; Sharapova, Del Potro Thursday

Juan Martin del Potro returns Thursday afternoon in Miami.

Posted by Staff @ 12:30 am in Miami | 9 Comments »

March 17th, 2015

Former No. 1s Fall Monday; Serena vs. Sloane on Tuesday at Indian Wells

“I actually didn’t feel like I played my best tennis,” said Sharapova, who will next face the defending champion Flavia Pennetta. “But I was competitive. I was there. I feel like I did everything I had to do in order to win the match, which is sometimes the most important thing.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:30 am in Indian Wells | 19 Comments »

March 16th, 2015

Nadal, Federer Dominate In Indian Wells Debuts; Dimitrov Slips Past Kyrgios, Sharapova-Azarenka Monday

With six former champions in action it truly is a big Monday at Indian Wells.

Posted by Staff @ 12:00 am in Indian Wells | 36 Comments »

March 12th, 2015

Fish Returns Thursday At Indian Wells; Sloane Leads American Advance

Mardy Fish makes his return to singles play today at Indian Wells.

Posted by Staff @ 2:27 pm in Indian Wells | 5 Comments »

January 12th, 2015

Watch Sloane Stephens Risk Life And Limb – She Got Knives Thrown At Her! [Video]

Sloane Stephens let a guy throw knives at her.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:18 am in Videos | 1 Comment »

December 9th, 2014

Sloane Stephens, Madison Keys Have New Coaches

Two young American women have hired new coaches.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:13 am in Coaching | 4 Comments »

July 27th, 2014

Serena Leads Stanford, Men and Women in Washington; ATP/WTA Previews

Notes: Solid field with four Top 10ers and two unseeded Slam champs…The Top 4 seeds receive opening round byes, with tough starts for (5) Ivanovic vs. Lisicki, (4) Azarenka after a bye likely vs. (WC) Venus, (3) Kerber likely vs. Vandeweghe, (7) Suarez Navarro vs. Puig, and (2) Radwanska likely vs. Garcia…Wildcards went to Americans Kristie Ahn and Venus, and Azarenka…Pulling from the tournament were Sara Errani and Petra Kvitova…Cibulkova beat Radwanska in last year’s final…Venus is 2-4 in Stanford finals…Martina Navratilova (5-4) has reached the most Stanford finals in the tournament’s history…Returning champs in the field are Cibulkova (2013), Serena Williams (2012-11), Azarenka (2010), and Venus Williams (2002,’00).

Posted by Staff @ 11:11 am in Tennis | Comments Off

July 24th, 2014

Sloane Stephens Splits With Coach Paul Annacone

Sloane Stephens will no longer be coached by Paul Annacone.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:19 am in Coaching | 1 Comment »

June 23rd, 2014

Djokovic, Murray Cruise; Stosur, Stephens Out Day 1 at Wimbledon

The top-seeded Djokovic lost only five games in downing Kazakhstan’s Andrey Golubev 6-0, 6-1, 6-4, and Murray defeated Belgian David Goffin 6-1, 6-4, 7-5.

Posted by Staff @ 11:23 pm in Wimbledon | 102 Comments »

May 19th, 2014

Isner, Kerber, Stephens Lead ATP/WTA Events

Potential tough starts for (1) Isner after a bye vs. compatriot (Q) Sock, and (2) Gulbis after a bye vs. the giant-killer Klizan…Isner has a 1-2 career record in Nice…This is the 30th anniversary of the Nice tournament…

Posted by Staff @ 1:31 am in Tennis | 1 Comment »