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August 5th, 2016

Serena Williams Tough Road But Still Favorite at Rio Olympics; Preview

The world No. 1 starts against Aussie Daria Gavrilova, then is looking at the upset queen Cornet in the second round…Serena pulled out of the Canadian Open prior to the Olympics, how has that healed-up?…Kvitova vs. Wozniacki looming second round…Kvitova or Woz should roll through to face Serena in the quarterfinals…Woz played World TeamTennis this week before jetting to Rio, nice effort.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 2:12 pm in Tennis | 6 Comments »

July 29th, 2016

Venus Williams, Eugenie Bouchard KO’d Out Of Montreal; Russians Rise Up As A New Champion Will Be Crowned

A new champion will be crowned Sunday at the Canadian Open women’s event after both former winners were knocked out on Thursday.

Posted by Staff @ 1:26 am in Canadian Open | No Comments »

July 27th, 2016

Inspired Eugenie Bouchard Advances with Upset, Venus Lines Up Madison Keys at Rogers Cup

“It feels special playing in Montreal,” said Bouchard, who will next face Kucova. “I don’t get to do it often, so it just makes me extra motivated…I felt very solid and very focused; it’s important for me to keep my focus and keep my energy up.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:14 pm in Canadian Open | 2 Comments »

July 26th, 2016

Eugenie Bouchard Survives Upset Bid In Montreal; Simona Halep Advances, Garbine Muguruza Withdraws

Venus Williams, Angelique Kerber begins play Wednesday at the Canadian Open in Wednesday.

Posted by Staff @ 11:25 pm in Canadian Open | 5 Comments »

July 24th, 2016

Johanna Konta Stuns Venus Williams To Capture First Career WTA Title In Stanford

Johanna Konta joins Andy Murray as British winners this summer.

Posted by Staff @ 11:49 pm in Stanford | 3 Comments »

July 23rd, 2016

Serena the Favorite, Bouchard Under Fire Entering WTA Canadian Open

Nine of the Top 10 are in Montreal next week for the Canadian Open, where world No. 1 Serena Williams will make her first appearance since Wimbledon.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 5:33 pm in Canadian Open, Tennis | 5 Comments »

July 22nd, 2016

Venus Williams Meets CiCi Bellis Tonight In Stanford; Top Seed Sam Stosur In Action In D.C.

CiCi Bellis wasn’t even born when Venus Williams first played in Stanford. They meet tonight.

Posted by Staff @ 9:45 am in Stanford, Washington | Comments Off

July 21st, 2016

Caroline Wozniacki, Angelique Kerber Pull Out Of Events; Venus Williams Wins In Stanford Opener

A pair of high-profile WTA stars suffered injuries.

Posted by Staff @ 9:56 am in Stanford, Washington | Comments Off

July 20th, 2016

Dimitrov, Bouchard, Defending Champ Stephens Fall In D.C.; Fritz v Zverev Today; Venus In Stanford

Teens Alexander Zverev and Taylor Fritz collide this afternoon in steamy Washington D.C.

Posted by Staff @ 9:32 am in Stanford, Washington | 4 Comments »

July 18th, 2016

WTA Previews: Venus Williams Goes for 3rd Stanford Title; Bastad

Venus the lone Top 10 player ahead of the No. 12 Cibulkova…(8) Lepchenko a tough start against Riske…Wildcards went to Americans Catherine Bellis, Julia Boserup, Maria Mateas, and Canada’s Carol Zhao…

Posted by Staff @ 1:34 am in Tennis | Comments Off

July 7th, 2016

Venus Sets, Serena Rises to Face Angelique Kerber in Wimbledon Final

“Obviously, I’m 0 for 2, so determined to get at least one this year,” Williams said.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:02 am in Tennis, Wimbledon | 3 Comments »

July 7th, 2016

Serena, Venus One Win From Another Wimbledon Final; Angelique Kerber, Elena Vesnina Try To Spoil It

The women’s semifinals are on deck Thursday.

Posted by Staff @ 7:43 am in Wimbledon | 26 Comments »

July 5th, 2016

Surprise Elena Vesnina Joins Angelique Kerber, Williams Sisters in Wimbledon Semis

“I knew she was in great form, but me too. I feel that I’m playing better and better every match…I was really saying to myself that I have to enjoy it because, no matter what, I’m playing Wimbledon.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:05 pm in Wimbledon | 10 Comments »

July 4th, 2016

Both Williams Sisters Serena, Venus Into Quarters, Agnieszka Radwanska Toppled at Wimbledon

“‘I thought to myself, ‘Serena, you’ve done this 70 times, you can do this.’”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 3:08 pm in Wimbledon | 27 Comments »

July 1st, 2016

Serena And Venus Survive Scares At Wimbledon; Former Finalists Radwanska, Bouchard Saturday

Serena and Venus were both down breaks in the third set today at Wimbledon. But both champions came back to win.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:15 pm in Wimbledon | 2 Comments »