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August 19th, 2016

Kerber Closing In On No. 1 Ranking, Streaking Halep Meets Radwanksa In Cincinnati

Angelique Kerber is now just three wins from the No. 1 ranking.

Posted by Staff @ 12:45 am in Cincinnati | 1 Comment »

August 8th, 2016

Serena Saves Set Points at Rio Olympics; Tues. Packed Line-Up

“It was really big for me just to win that first set,” said Serena after saving two set points. “We’ve had so many tough matches in the past, so I couldn’t let the elements get into my head. I hadn’t played great against Alize in the past…so I thought how I at least wanted to get a win.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:44 pm in Rio, Tennis | 3 Comments »

July 23rd, 2016

Serena the Favorite, Bouchard Under Fire Entering WTA Canadian Open

Nine of the Top 10 are in Montreal next week for the Canadian Open, where world No. 1 Serena Williams will make her first appearance since Wimbledon.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 5:33 pm in Canadian Open, Tennis | 5 Comments »

July 4th, 2016

Both Williams Sisters Serena, Venus Into Quarters, Agnieszka Radwanska Toppled at Wimbledon

“‘I thought to myself, ‘Serena, you’ve done this 70 times, you can do this.’”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 3:08 pm in Wimbledon | 27 Comments »

July 3rd, 2016

Serena Williams Wins, Lines Up Kuznetsova Monday; CoCo Hot at Wimbledon

“Coco is a great player, especially on this surface,” Vinci said. “She is so strong on the serve. She was hitting 114, 115 [miles an hour].

Posted by Staff @ 6:02 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 7 Comments »

June 28th, 2016

Wozniacki 0-3 at Slams; Serena Struggles Through at Wimbledon; Wed. Preview

“It just sucks right now to be out of the tournament — there’s not much else to say,” said a frustrated Wozniacki. “It’s been a tough year, but you have to keep on fighting.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:54 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 2 Comments »

June 24th, 2016

Serena Williams, Garbine Muguruza Headline Wimbledon Women’s Preview

Muguruza’s road out of this quarter would likely go through Giorgi, a qualifier, Mattek-Sands, (14) Stosur and (8) Venus Williams.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:25 am in Tennis, Wimbledon | 16 Comments »

June 18th, 2016

Grass Tennis Preview: Radwanska, WTA Stars in Eastbourne, Not So Much in ATP Nottingham

Four Top 10 seeds and a former Wimbledon champ round out the stout draw…The 16 seeds all receive opening-round byes…Floaters galore, with tough opening matches for…

Posted by Staff @ 4:49 pm in Tennis | 13 Comments »

May 22nd, 2016

Nishikori, Raonic, Kyrgios And Kvitova Headline Opening Day At The French Open

The French Open begins on Sunday.

Posted by Staff @ 5:45 am in French Open | 2 Comments »

May 13th, 2016

Serena Gets Revenge On Kuznetsova, Reaches Rome Semis; Muguruza, Keys Collide

Will we see a Wimbledon rematch between Serena Williams and Garbine Muguruza on Sunday?

Posted by Staff @ 4:02 pm in Rome | 6 Comments »

May 12th, 2016

Serena Wins and Says She’s No. 1 Always; Friday Rome Preview

“In my mind I’m always No. 1, and I think I have always thought that since I have turned pro,” she said. “And in everyone else’s mind, even when I was injured they are like, ‘You’re No. 1.’ I’m like, ‘Yeah, sure.’ So everyone else thinks it.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:47 pm in Madrid | 8 Comments »

April 23rd, 2016

Stosur, Kuzy, Multiple Slam Winners at Prague; Rabat; WTA Previews

Guess the tournament couldn’t meet Petra Kvitova’s price point?…No Top 10 players in the field, but multiple Grand Slam title winners and finalists among the seeds…Tough start for (8) Wickmayer vs. Giorgi…

Posted by Staff @ 4:46 pm in Prague, Rabat, Tennis | 7 Comments »

April 2nd, 2016

Azarenka Wins Miami, Clinches Elusive Indian Wells-Miami Double

“I’m very happy that all the work I’ve been putting in has been paying off,” Azarenka told ESPN afterwards. “[Today] was pretty tough conditions with it being so hot…This just give me even more inspiration and motivation to work even harder.”

Posted by Staff @ 2:51 pm in Miami, Tennis | 7 Comments »

April 1st, 2016

Azarenka Gets Revenge On Kerber, Will Meet Kuznetsova For 2016 Miami Title Saturday

Former champions Victoria Azarenka and Svetlana Kuznetsova will meet Saturday for the Miami Open title.

Posted by Staff @ 11:32 am in Miami | 2 Comments »

March 30th, 2016

Miami Open Women’s Semis to Feature Former No. 1 Azarenka and 2 No. 2s

Keys, who had recently parted with coach Mats Wilander after only eight days, sprayed 39 unforced errors, or more than two a game.

Posted by Staff @ 11:11 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »