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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 | No Comments »

June 8th, 2017

Halep, Teenager Ostapenko Advance to French Final, No. 1 on the Line

“I feel like I have more experience,” Halep said afterwards.

Posted by Staff @ 10:34 pm in French Open, Tennis | 10 Comments »

June 6th, 2017

Bacsinszky, Ostapenko Set Up Unlikely Semifinal After Rain; Loaded Backed-up Schedule Wednesday at French Open

“It was really difficult because we had all the seasons rolled into one today,” Bacsinszky said of a day that saw rain and hail. “We had a sand storm, a hurricane and we almost had snow too. It was really tough to keep my concentration all day long…

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May 8th, 2017

Muguruza Out, Sharapova v Bouchard And Many Frenchmen Monday At Madrid Masters

Maria Sharapova continues her comeback Monday in Madrid.

Posted by Staff @ 1:00 am in Madrid | 25 Comments »

April 29th, 2017

Pliskova Headlines Prague, Bacsinszky Defends at Rabat; WTA Previews

Pliskova the lone Top 10 player, but the former No. 1 Wozniacki and the former Slam winner Stosur also among the seeds…Interesting starts for (1) Pliskova vs. the tenacious Giorgi, and (3) Strycova vs. the somewhat-resurgent Goerges…

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February 15th, 2017

Muguruza Loses In Doha; Kerber, Wozniacki-Radwanska Wednesday

Garbine Muguruza won one and lost one Wednesday in Doha.

Posted by Staff @ 6:33 pm in Doha | 1 Comment »

February 11th, 2017

Kerber, Pliskova Lead 5 of Top 10 at WTA Premier Qatar Total Open in Doha

The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes, with challenging starts for (1) Kerber vs. the Begu-Kasatkina winner, (4) Radwanska after a bye vs. the former No. 1 Wozniacki, (8) Strycova vs. the former Slam champ Stosur 2nd rd., (3) Cibulkova after a bye vs. Pavlyuchenkova, and (2) Pliskova after a bye looking at an opener against the French riser Garcia (then the No. 5 seed Muguruza next round)…

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January 1st, 2017

Radwanska Leads 3 Top 10 Players at WTA Shenzhen Open

Radwanska, Halep and Konta make three Top 10 players in the draw…Potential tough starts for (2) Halep vs. the former No. 1 Jankovic, and (4) Bacsinszky vs. Giorgi…

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October 1st, 2016

Kerber, Murray Headline Elite China Open Fields

Nine of the Top 10 players, sans Serena Williams, in the field…Potential tough starts for (3) Radwasnka second round vs. the powerful Makarova, (13) Vinci second round vs. the resurgent Wozniacki, (5) Pliskova vs. Safarova, (15) Pavlyuchenkova vs. (Q) Riske (winner to meet Stosur), (8) Keys second round vs. the winner of Jelena Jankovic and Kristina Mladenovic, and the shaky-of-late (2) Muguruza vs. Begu…

Posted by Staff @ 1:54 pm in China Open, Tennis | 1 Comment »

August 21st, 2016

Everyone Withdraws from WTA Connecticut; Gasquet Leads Winson-Salem

This tournament has turned into a complete mess with the seeding in chaos as Svetlana Kuznetova withdrew citing a shoulder injury, Johanna Konta pulled with a back injury, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova withdrew citing a back injury, then today (Sunday) Madison Keys injured her neck practicing and withdrew…

Posted by Staff @ 3:34 pm in Connecticut Open, Tennis, Winston-Salem | 2 Comments »

August 14th, 2016

Russians Makarova/Vesnina Win Women’s Doubles Gold In Rio, Beat Bacsinszky/Hingis

Russians took the women’s gold in doubles Sunday.

Posted by Staff @ 7:46 pm in Olympics | 1 Comment »

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 »