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September 1st, 2018

Serena Powers Past Venus at US Open; Sharapova, Kerber Up on Saturday

“I think it’s the best match she ever played against me,” Venus said. “I don’t think I did a lot wrong. But she just did everything right. Obviously that level is definitely where she’s going to want to stay during this whole tournament.”

Posted by Staff @ 7:18 am in Tennis, US Open | 4 Comments »

August 31st, 2018

Wozniacki Ousting Sets US Open Record, Serena v Venus Friday

It is the first time in the Open Era that the two top seeds have gone out before the quarterfinals at the US Open, and Wozniacki was the third Slam champion this week to lose on the new Louis Armstrong Stadium Court which is quickly becoming known as the “graveyard court.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 8:59 am in Tennis, US Open | 3 Comments »

August 29th, 2018

Wozniacki Wins in Extreme Heat at US Open; Serena, Venus Up Wednesday

For the first time in US Open history an Extreme Heat Policy was implemented for men’s matches in addition to the women as temperatures neared 100 degrees at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

Posted by Staff @ 8:55 am in Tennis, US Open | 1 Comment »

August 28th, 2018

World No. 1 Halep Shocked on Day 1 at US Open; Draw Opens for Serena, Venus Williams

It was Kanepi’s second career win over a world No. 1, while it was Halep’s 12th first-round loss at a Slam.

Posted by Staff @ 8:58 am in Tennis, US Open | 19 Comments »

August 25th, 2018

Serena Will Need ‘Fire in the Belly’ in Tough 2018 US Open Draw; Preview

“If anything, I have more fire in my belly,” Serena said. “It’s very hard to describe. It’s very difficult to describe. I thought after having a child I would be more relaxed. I think I’ve said this before, but I’m not. I work just as hard if not harder actually. I just feel like I take it just as serious if not more. That’s been really surprising for me.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:48 pm in Tennis, US Open | 5 Comments »

August 24th, 2018

Monday US Open Schedule: Nadal, Serena, Venus, Wawrinka v Dimitrov Headline

A whole bunch of former champions will be in action on day one at the US Open.

Posted by Staff @ 9:21 pm in US Open | 45 Comments »

August 9th, 2018

Cornet Crushes Kerber, Huge Match-Ups Thursday at WTA Rogers Cup Montreal

“It is always not so easy to change also the surface,” Kerber said of moving from grass to hard court, arguably one of the easiest transitions on tour. “I think I need a little bit more time to get used to hardcourt again, to have a lot of matches, a lot of practice sessions on hard.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:55 am in Tennis | 2 Comments »

August 5th, 2018

Preview: Serena Drops Out, Insane Men’s Openers at Rogers Cup Tennis

The outrageous number of opening-round seeds vs. floaters match-ups includes (16) Kyrgios vs. (WC) Wawrinka, (11) Schwartzman vs. Edmund, (6) Cilic vs. Coric, (3) Del Potro vs. Nishikori, (14) Fognini vs. Johnson (winner to meet Shapovalov), (5) Dimitrov vs. Verdasco, (10) Goffin vs. Raonic, (4) Anderson vs. Rublev, (7) Thiem vs. the fast-rising Tsitsipas, (9) Djokovic vs. Chung, and (2) Zverev vs. Ferrer…

Posted by Staff @ 11:31 am in Canadian Open, Montreal, Tennis, Toronto | 1 Comment »

August 4th, 2018

Venus Falls To Sakkari In San Jose, Azarenka Retires; Washington Is Wet

Former No. 1s Venus Williams and Victoria Azarenka both were eliminated Friday in San Jose.

Posted by Staff @ 11:04 am in San Jose, Washington | Comments Off

August 3rd, 2018

Venus Wins In San Jose, Joins Konta, Azarenka In QF Play Today

38-year-old Venus Williams leads the way in San Jose.

Posted by Staff @ 11:02 am in San Jose | Comments Off

August 2nd, 2018

Muguruza Withdraws From San Jose; Stephens Washes Out In Washington

San Jose and Washington both lost their top ranked player on Wednesday.

Posted by Staff @ 10:01 am in San Jose, Washington | Comments Off

July 27th, 2018

Both Williams Sisters, Muguruza v Azarenka 1st Rd. at WTA San Jose

Interesting starts for (1) Muguruza vs. the former No. 1 Azarenka, (8) Babos vs. Mladenovic, and (6) S.Williams vs. Konta…

Posted by Staff @ 11:09 pm in Tennis | 8 Comments »

July 4th, 2018

Wozniacki Eats Bugs, Joins Seeded Exodus at Wimbledon

Compounding Wozniacki’s frustration was an invasion of flying ants during the match that saw insects flying in her ears and mouth during the competition.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 5:53 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 32 Comments »

July 4th, 2018

Former Champions Kvitova, Sharapova Crash Out Of Wimbledon; Williams Sisters Return Tues.

Upsets continued to be the story of the women’s draw.

Posted by Staff @ 8:37 am in Wimbledon | 6 Comments »

July 2nd, 2018

Federer, Serena, Venus Open Play Monday At Wimbledon

It’s opening day at Wimbledon.

Posted by Staff @ 7:49 am in Wimbledon | 46 Comments »