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July 10th, 2016

Halep Headlines Bucharest; Schnyder Returns at Gstaad!

Halep the lone Top 10 or Top 20 participant…(2) Errani looking at a 2nd rd. meeting with the former French Open champ Schiavone…

Posted by Staff @ 6:38 pm in Tennis | 5 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 »

June 2nd, 2016

Serena Skates By; Faces Bertens in French Open Semis Friday

The 34-year-old at one point in the second set was a handful of points away from exiting.

Posted by Staff @ 4:43 pm in French Open, Tennis | 10 Comments »

June 1st, 2016

Muguruza Into 1st French Open Semi Wednesday; Americans Fail as Serena Last Standing

“I have been waiting for like two or three days for my fourth-round match,” she said. “Of course it was getting nervous and all this stuff because of the weather. I had to change my hotel, as well, because my reservation finished. But I’m happy that in the end the wait was worth it.”

Posted by Staff @ 2:36 pm in French Open, Tennis | 3 Comments »

May 28th, 2016

Tight Serena Leads U.S. Women’s Surge at French Open; Muguruza vs. Kuzy on Sunday

“I feel like I made a tremendous amount of errors,” said Williams, who converted only one of 12 break point opportunities. “I was playing really defensive. It’s not me. Those break points, most of them I should have won and I didn’t.”

Posted by Staff @ 5:43 pm in French Open, Tennis | 9 Comments »

May 26th, 2016

Serena, Top Women Again Ease Through at French Open; Venus Beats Down Teen

“She expected me to put a lot of variation in my game, so I had to find another game plan in order to get the upper hand,” Bacsinszky said of Bouchard.

Posted by Staff @ 7:39 pm in French Open, Tennis | 14 Comments »

May 4th, 2016

WTA Seeds Right Ship in Madrid; Halep vs. Bacsinszky on Wed.

“Bacsinszky is revenge!” Halep said. “It’s going to be hard, it’s going to be difficult, a tough match for sure. I just want to go on court relaxed and play my game…I am in a good place mentally and physically.”

Posted by Staff @ 1:22 am in Madrid | 19 Comments »

May 1st, 2016

Timea Bacsinszky Beats Marina Erakovic For Fourth Career WTA Title In Rabat

Timea Bacsinszky collected her first title of 2016 and first ever on clay.

Posted by Staff @ 11:14 am in Clay Season | 2 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 »

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 »

March 30th, 2016

Halep Ousted By Bacsinszky In Miami QFs, 2-Time Winner Azarenka Faces Konta

The first women’s semifinal will pit former champion Svetlana Kuznetsova against Timea Bacsinszky.

Posted by Staff @ 1:00 am in Miami | 11 Comments »

March 21st, 2016

Miami Open Tennis Women’s Preview: One Mind-blowing Quarter

As Ray Moore might say, ‘There are a lot of attractive ladies out there — umm, competitively attractive…oh crap, I’ve done it again.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 10:30 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

March 15th, 2016

Bencic Bumped, Bacsinszky Bruised but Braises Bouchard at Indian Wells

“I think Genie played really well, especially in the second,” the Swiss said. “She pushed me a lot to make errors.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:53 am in Indian Wells | 22 Comments »

March 8th, 2016

Serena Leads, Sharapova Drugged Out of Indian Wells; Preview

What, too early for Maria jokes?

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:25 pm in Tennis | 30 Comments »

February 20th, 2016

Djokovic Heads Dubai, Loaded Field at WTA Doha: ATP/WTA Previews

Pulling from the tournament were Roger Federer (knee surgery) and Janko Tipsarevic…The absent Federer is the two-time defending champ, beating Djokovic in last year’s final…Federer and Djokovic have won the last seven titles between them…Djokovic (2013,’11-09) is the lone former champ in the field.

Posted by Staff @ 4:48 pm in Tennis | 8 Comments »