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September 24th, 2017

Muguruza, 8 of Top 10 at WTA Premier 5 Wuhan Open, Preview

Potential tough starts for the floundering (9) Radwanska vs. Rybarikova (winner to face the Gavrilova-Goerges victor), (7) Cibulkova vs. Stosur, (12) Kerber vs. Garcia, (15) Sevastova vs. Makarova, and (2) Halep vs. the Riske-Kasatkina winner…

Posted by Staff @ 11:39 am in Tennis | 6 Comments »

August 31st, 2017

Wozniacki Ousted as No. 1 Pretenders Continue to Fall at US Open

“To save three match points, I think it was crazy,” Kuznetsova said. “It was a tough one. I’m happy I survive. But I’m definitely not happy with my performance today.”

Posted by Staff @ 1:01 am in Tennis, US Open | 7 Comments »

August 17th, 2017

Halep, Muruguza Advance at Rain-Hit WTA Cincinnati Thursday

“The match felt quite tough — it was not easy at all,” Halep said. “I can say that I’m not playing my best tennis in this moment, but winning, even if I play less good, I think it’s a big plus for me.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:13 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

August 12th, 2017

Pliskova Defends, But No. 1 Ranking Contenders Trail at Cincinnati; Preview

Tough starts for (9) Williams vs. her American countrywoman Riske, (16) Keys vs. Vandeweghe in a rematch of the Stanford final a week ago, (10) Radwanska vs. the resurgent Goerges, (14) Kvitova vs. the breakout player Kontaveit, and the struggling (3) Kerber vs. Makarova…

Posted by Staff @ 10:28 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

July 11th, 2017

Halep Ousted as Wimbledon Semis Set; Pliskova the New Default No. 1

“I’m really pleased with my performance,” Halep said afterwards. “Of course, one of my goals is to get to No. 1. But I had another chance here. I was close, I could say.”

Posted by Staff @ 6:13 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 8 Comments »

July 9th, 2017

Federer v Dimitrov, Raonic v Zverev; Azarenka v Halep; Wimbledon Monday Picks And Pans

The so-called “Best Day in Tennis” takes place Monday at Wimbledon. While the schedule is loaded with all 32 players left in the men’s and women’s draws, it can be the most “Annoying Day in Tennis” because you can’t possibly watch everything! And there’s a lot to see. And instead of just men, I’ll just [...]

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:08 pm in Wimbledon | 209 Comments »

July 8th, 2017

Struggling Kerber Keeps on Winning at Wimbledon; Monday’s Round of 16 Set

“She was hitting the balls very hard,” Kerber said of the American.

Posted by Staff @ 4:09 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 2 Comments »

July 4th, 2017

Kerber, Pliskova Hold Up in Race for No. 1; Vandeweghe Looks for Fireworks at Wimbledon

“Playing first rounds in grand slams are always tough, especially with my first-round match that I lost in Paris,” said Kerber, who had more unforced errors than winners. “I was actually just thinking about point-by-point, trying to finding my rhythm during the whole match.”

Posted by Staff @ 6:56 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 7 Comments »

June 30th, 2017

Preview: Serena You are Missed at Wimbledon; 5 Players Vie for No. 1

(2) Halep could be up against it with an early road of qualifier and two-time grasscourt doubles winner Marina Erakovic, then Brit Laura Robson, then Bouchard

Posted by Staff @ 11:33 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 2 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 4th, 2017

Upset Central as Muguruza, 5 Seeds Exit at French Open

No. 4 seed and defending champion Garbine Muguruza, No. 8 and former champ Svetlana Kuznetsova, No. 10 Venus Williams, No. 17 Anastasija Sevastova, and No. 23 Sam Stosur were all upended by lower ranked opponents, completely opening up the draw on the women’s side.

Posted by Staff @ 10:11 pm in French Open, Tennis | 4 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

May 31st, 2017

Mattek-Sands Stops Kvitova Among 3 Big Upsets Wed. at French Open

“It’s hard for me to believe I’m in the third round,” said the 18-year-old Bellis.

Posted by Staff @ 5:59 pm in French Open, Tennis | 6 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 »