July 19th, 2015
Tough starts for (1) Venus in the 2nd rd. vs. the Bastad runner-up Barthel, (4) Cornet vs. Wickmayer, (5) Giorgi vs. Cibulkova, and (2) Svitolina vs. Rybarikova…Veterans Daniela Hantuchova and Francesca Schiavone also floating around…Wildcards went to Turkey’s Cagla Buyukakcay and Ipek Soylu, and the No. 4 seed Cornet…Pulling from the event were Belinda Bencic, Alexandra Dulgheru, Kristina Mladenovic, Monica Niculescu and Flavia Pennetta…Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki beat No. 2 Roberta Vinci in last year’s final…Pavlyuchenkova (2010) is the lone returning former champ in the field.
July 6th, 2015
Her 25-match winning streak at the Slams will next be tested by No. 25 seed and former world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka, who had little trouble with No. 30 seed Belinda Bencic 6-2, 6-3. Williams leads Azarenka 16-3 in their head-to-head.
July 5th, 2015
This could go any of 10 ways between on one end a knock-down big-hitter between the two powerhouses, or on the other end a chokefest between Venus who doesn’t want to ruin sister Serena’s shot at a Grand Slam, to Serena choking it while Venus is trying to hand it to her.
July 5th, 2015
Will Ivo Karlovic spoil Andy Murray’s Wimbledon bid? Fourth round picks and pans!
July 3rd, 2015
“But I don’t think I’ve ever played the crowd here like that. They were really vocal — in between points, during points…I’ve never heard boos here, that was new for me. They were rooting for their champion. You can’t blame them — I would be too.”
July 1st, 2015
“I think it will be a huge advantage for [Watson],” said Serena of the Brit’s home court advantage. “It’s going to be a great big match for us both…I feel like she does really well on grass — like she played well in Eastbourne a couple of times. And she had a really good win today [beating Daniela Hantuchova].”
June 30th, 2015
“I think emotion. I wasn’t there,” Halep said. “I couldn’t handle it very well. She came back in a good way with her game. She was pushing me a lot. She was aggressive. But I can say that I let her come in and play aggressive…Inside and emotionally I have to work more to take the stress out. I want to go on court and say, ‘I don’t care what I’m doing, just to go play tennis.’ It will come soon. I believe and I have this confidence.”
June 29th, 2015
If Ostapenko’s name sounds vaguely familiar, it’s because the Suarez Navarro-killer lifted the Wimbledon girls’ junior trophy roughly this time last year.
June 26th, 2015
Bouchard will drop an ****-load of points after this event. Serena is going for a third Slam in pursuit of all four this year.
May 25th, 2015
Sloane Stephens continued her big match Grand Slam prowess knocking Venus Wlliams out of the French Open.
May 24th, 2015
Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka were first round winners today, but they’re weren’t much happy.
May 22nd, 2015
Possible (5) Woz vs. (25) Jelena Jankovic in the 3rd rd., with Serena looming two rounds later. All in all a potential tough road for the world No. 1 through possibly three former No. 1s in her quarter.
May 13th, 2015
Serena and Venus are in action Thursday in Rome.
May 11th, 2015
A big day of tennis is on tap in Rome Tuesday.
May 10th, 2015
Serena’s draw to the semifinals could go through Stosur, last year’s finalist Errani then the former French champ Ivanovic to meet either Sharapova or Wozniacki in the semis…