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September 29th, 2015

Venus Williams Wins 700th Career Match [Chart]

Venus Williams made history in Wuhan today.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:47 am in 2015 Season | 15 Comments »

September 9th, 2015

Serena Overpowers Venus To Reach 10th US Open SF; Azarenka v Halep Wednesday

Serena still has the upper hand on Venus.

Posted by Staff @ 12:35 am in US Open | 2 Comments »

September 8th, 2015

Federer Masters Isner; Serena v Venus Tonight at US Open

Federer navigated the first-set tiebreak easily, and ended the second-set dogfight tiebreak with a ridiculous screaming backhand down the line from outside the court. Isner challenged the call but to no avail. The Swiss broke Isner at 6-5 in the final set, the first time Isner has been broken at the US Open in 100+ service games stretching back to last year.

Posted by Staff @ 12:13 am in US Open | 422 Comments »

September 7th, 2015

Williams Sisters Book QF Meeting at US Open; Federer v Isner Monday

World No. 1 Serena Williams and No. 23 seed Venus Williams won in straight sets on Sunday to book a blockbuster quarterfinal meeting on Tuesday.

Posted by Staff @ 12:21 am in Tennis | 237 Comments »

September 4th, 2015

2-Time Finalist Wozniacki Czeched Out Of US Open; Venus v Bencic Friday, Serena Resumes March

Serena and Venus return to play Friday at the US Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:54 am in US Open | 34 Comments »

September 2nd, 2015

Djokovic, Serena Right Ships Wed. at US Open; Tennis-X Notes

ESPN commentator John McEnroe derided Nadal for being “pushed around” in the match, but Nadal says he is happy with his progress from a summer season where he failed to win a U.S. summer hardcourt match for the second year in a row.

Posted by Staff @ 11:48 pm in Tennis, US Open | 141 Comments »

September 1st, 2015

Federer, Murray Roll; Women’s Upsets Continue Tuesday at US Open

Safarova made for almost half of the Top 10 seeds going out the first two days.

Posted by Staff @ 11:31 pm in Tennis, US Open | 162 Comments »

August 31st, 2015

Defending R-up Nishikori, Lots o’ Women Seeds Out Day 1 at US Open

Kei Nishikori, who has struggled with hip problems this summer, made a quick exit from the US Open on Monday. The defending runner-up and No. 4 seed fell to France’s Benoit Paire 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 7-6(6), 6-4.

Posted by Staff @ 11:42 pm in Tennis | 120 Comments »

August 31st, 2015

World No. 1s Djokovic, Serena Open Play At US Open; Cilic Begins Title Defense; Nadal v Coric

It’s a big Day One at the US Open.

Posted by Staff @ 10:20 am in US Open | 140 Comments »

August 29th, 2015

2015 US Open Schedule – Monday, Aug 31: World No. 1s Serena, Djokovic Plus Nadal v Coric

The US Open Monday schedule

Posted by Staff @ 11:45 pm in US Open | 3 Comments »

August 29th, 2015

Preview: Odds Against Serena Williams at US Open

Contrary to what commentator Chris Evert says, Serena Williams is the GOAT. She, the Martinas, everyone else is out. But having said that, the odds are against Serena that she is going to win the US Open and complete the calendar year Grand Slam. The pressure build up is too great.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 1:07 pm in Tennis, US Open | 42 Comments »

August 19th, 2015

Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova Pull Out Of Cincinnati; Defending Champion Serena Today

Defending champion Serena Williams is in action today in Cincinnati.

Posted by Staff @ 9:08 am in Cincinnati | Comments Off

August 18th, 2015

6- Time Champion Roger Federer In Action Tonight In Cincinnati; Venus, Isner, Berdych Also Today

Roger Federer opens his 2015 summer hardcourt campaign in Cincinnati where he is a 6-time champion.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:53 am in Cincinnati | 65 Comments »

August 16th, 2015

Cincinnati Previews: Federer, Serena Must Step to Challenges

All the big dogs take to the court on both the men’s and women’s sides in Cincinnati, which sees defending champ Roger Federer return to the court after skipping Montreal last week.

Posted by Special @ 1:10 pm in Cincinnati, Tennis | 17 Comments »

August 11th, 2015

Venus Falls In Rainy Toronto; Serena, Bouchard Open Summer Hardcourt Campaigns Today

2014 finalist Venus Williams was routed last night in Toronto. Sister Serena is on court today.

Posted by Staff @ 9:05 am in Canadian Open | Comments Off