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August 12th, 2017

Pliskova Defends, But No. 1 Ranking Contenders Trail at Cincinnati; Preview

Tough starts for (9) Williams vs. her American countrywoman Riske, (16) Keys vs. Vandeweghe in a rematch of the Stanford final a week ago, (10) Radwanska vs. the resurgent Goerges, (14) Kvitova vs. the breakout player Kontaveit, and the struggling (3) Kerber vs. Makarova…

Posted by Staff @ 10:28 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

August 11th, 2017

Defending Champ Halep Rolls In Toronto QFs; Pliskova v Wozniacki Friday

Simona Halep is looking good in her Canadian Open title defense.

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August 9th, 2017

Wozniacki, Sivtolina Tuesday Winners In Toronto; Bouchard Bounced By Vekic

The Top 4 women in the world headline play Wednesday in Toronto.

Posted by Staff @ 12:31 am in Canadian Open | 1 Comment »

July 15th, 2017

Muguruza Tops Venus Williams For First Wimbledon Title, Second Grand Slam

Garbine Muguruza is the new queen of grass.

Posted by Staff @ 1:36 pm in Wimbledon | 5 Comments »

July 13th, 2017

Venus Williams Tries to Rewrite Record Books in Wimbledon Final

“I’ve played a lot of finals here, it’s been a blessing,” Williams said. “I can’t ask for more, but I want a little more.”

Posted by Staff @ 1:49 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 34 Comments »

July 11th, 2017

Halep Ousted as Wimbledon Semis Set; Pliskova the New Default No. 1

“I’m really pleased with my performance,” Halep said afterwards. “Of course, one of my goals is to get to No. 1. But I had another chance here. I was close, I could say.”

Posted by Staff @ 6:13 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 8 Comments »

July 9th, 2017

Federer v Dimitrov, Raonic v Zverev; Azarenka v Halep; Wimbledon Monday Picks And Pans

The so-called “Best Day in Tennis” takes place Monday at Wimbledon. While the schedule is loaded with all 32 players left in the men’s and women’s draws, it can be the most “Annoying Day in Tennis” because you can’t possibly watch everything! And there’s a lot to see. And instead of just men, I’ll just [...]

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:08 pm in Wimbledon | 209 Comments »

July 7th, 2017

Venus Wins, to Face Upset-Maker Konjuh; Kerber On Court Saturday at Wimbledon

On facing Halep, who she is 2-1 career against, Azarenka said, “It doesn’t really matter to me who is on the other side. I always treat my matches, you know, and every opponent I respect the same way, but it is good for me to play against her.”

Posted by Staff @ 4:10 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 1 Comment »

July 6th, 2017

Pliskova Upset, Kerber Does Not Inspire; Venus, Azarenka Up Friday at Wimbledon

“It wasn’t an easy match and for sure it wasn’t the best tennis I’ve ever played,” Kerber said.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 7:49 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 11 Comments »

July 5th, 2017

Kvitova Ousted, Ants Invade Wimbledon; Seeds to be Tested Thursday

“I definitely have taken home a few both in my belly and in my bags,” said Konta of the ant invasion Wednesday. “I’m pretty sure I [swallowed a few].”

Posted by Staff @ 10:13 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 6 Comments »

July 3rd, 2017

Venus Williams Breaks Down Over Car Accident During Wimbledon Presser [Video]

Venus Williams was left in tears during her presser Monday at Wimbledon.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 6:19 pm in Wimbledon | No Comments »

July 3rd, 2017

Some Tears, Lower-Seeded Upsets Monday in Wimbledon Women’s Play

On the upset tip were German Carina Witthoeft outlasting No. 26 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 6-3, 5-7, 8-6, and Czech Kristyna Pliskova, twin sister of the current world No. 2, defeating No. 31 Roberta Vinci 7-6(6), 6-2.

Posted by Staff @ 5:06 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | No Comments »

July 2nd, 2017

Former Champions Venus, Kvitova And French Open Winner Ostapenko Monday At Wimbledon

Amid controversy, 5-time champion Venus Williams opens her Wimbledon campaign Monday.

Posted by Staff @ 6:43 pm in Wimbledon | 3 Comments »

June 30th, 2017

Preview: Serena You are Missed at Wimbledon; 5 Players Vie for No. 1

(2) Halep could be up against it with an early road of qualifier and two-time grasscourt doubles winner Marina Erakovic, then Brit Laura Robson, then Bouchard

Posted by Staff @ 11:33 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 2 Comments »

June 2nd, 2017

Muguruza, Venus Win; Bellis Rained-Out in Upset Attempt at French Open

“Twenty years ago? Wow,” Venus said. “I’ll be honest there won’t be 20 more. I will be watching in 20 years with all of you guys.”

Posted by Staff @ 4:40 pm in French Open, Tennis | No Comments »