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July 27th, 2014

Serena Leads Stanford, Men and Women in Washington; ATP/WTA Previews

Notes: Solid field with four Top 10ers and two unseeded Slam champs…The Top 4 seeds receive opening round byes, with tough starts for (5) Ivanovic vs. Lisicki, (4) Azarenka after a bye likely vs. (WC) Venus, (3) Kerber likely vs. Vandeweghe, (7) Suarez Navarro vs. Puig, and (2) Radwanska likely vs. Garcia…Wildcards went to Americans Kristie Ahn and Venus, and Azarenka…Pulling from the tournament were Sara Errani and Petra Kvitova…Cibulkova beat Radwanska in last year’s final…Venus is 2-4 in Stanford finals…Martina Navratilova (5-4) has reached the most Stanford finals in the tournament’s history…Returning champs in the field are Cibulkova (2013), Serena Williams (2012-11), Azarenka (2010), and Venus Williams (2002,’00).

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June 27th, 2014

Li Lacking, Rookies Impressing at Wimbledon

“I think I [made the] wrong decision,” said Na of skipping the two weeks of WTA grasscourt tournaments leading to the All England Club. “I need to play some matches before [Wimbledon].”

Posted by Staff @ 6:07 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

June 27th, 2014

Nadal Squeaks By; Venus v Kvitova Friday at Wimbedon

“I feel like her game matches up with grass extremely well,” the Russian said. “She stays down really low, hits really flat from both sides, has had steady results on the surface. It’s going to be a challenge.”

Posted by Staff @ 1:42 am in Tennis | 33 Comments »

June 25th, 2014

Azarenka Ousted, Venus Sets Up Kvitova at Wimbledon

No. 2 seed and part-time head case Li Na of China led the top seeds with a routine 6-2, 6-2 win over Yvonne Meusburger of Austria 6-2, 6-2.

Posted by Staff @ 6:28 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

June 23rd, 2014

Venus Williams And Tomas Berdych Take If Off For ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue

See a new side to Venus Williams and Tomas Berdych.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 6:00 pm in 2014 Season | 4 Comments »

May 29th, 2014

Nadal, Murray Roll At French Open, Federer Djokovic Return Friday In Third Round

The French Open finally went to form today.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:33 pm in French Open | 99 Comments »

May 28th, 2014

Tennis-X Wrap: Williams Sister Double Shocker at French Open

“I have a couple of words to describe [the year], but I think that would be really appropriate, so I’m going to leave it at that,” Serena said. “I love it here, but there’s always next year. At least I won’t have any points to defend.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:51 pm in French Open, Tennis | 121 Comments »

May 28th, 2014

Serena, Venus Slammed At The French Open On Same Day, All-Williams Third Rounder Foiled

Sister Serena and Venus Williams both lost a round before they were anticipated to meet in the third round.

Posted by Staff @ 1:26 pm in French Open | 6 Comments »

May 27th, 2014

Tennis-X Wrap: Li, Dimitrov Crash Out of French Open on Day 3

“The problem is myself. I don’t think I’m doing well on the court,” the Chinese world No. 2 said. “And also, even during the match, I don’t think totally what I should do, like especially I didn’t follow the game plan…In my mind, I didn’t have any idea how to play the match…I gave it away.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:43 pm in French Open, Tennis | 53 Comments »

May 24th, 2014

Former Champions Federer, Serena In Action Sunday As French Open Begins; Is Djokovic Still My Winner?

Roger Federer and Serena Williams open things up at the French Open Sunday.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 3:29 pm in French Open | 51 Comments »

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ATP - Jul 28 WTA - Jul 28
1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Rafael Nadal2 Na Li
3 Roger Federer3 Simona Halep
4 Stan Wawrinka4 Petra Kvitova
5 Tomas Berdych5 Agnieszka Radwanska
6 David Ferrer6 Maria Sharapova
7 Milos Raonic7 Eugenie Bouchard
8 Juan Martin Del Potro8 Angelique Kerber
9 Grigor Dimitrov9 Jelena Jankovic
10 Andy Murray10 Victoria Azarenka
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