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August 28th, 2014

Wawrinka, Sharapova Struggle Through; Thurs. Preview at US Open

Other Top 10-seeded winners were No. 6 Tomas Berdych overpowering former No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt 6-3, 6-4, 6-3; and No. 7 Grigor Dimitrov beating a hobbled Ryan Harrison 6-2, 7-6(4), 6-2.

Posted by Staff @ 12:44 am in Tennis, US Open | 57 Comments »

August 25th, 2014

Upsets Monday at US Open; Serena, Federer Up Tuesday

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The Atlantic magazine wrote a hilarious tennis expose “Explaining the U.S. Tennis Slump” where they reveal some hard-hitting reporting: “American juniors train on hard courts, while Europeans and South Americans learn the sport on clay. Both The Economist and The New Republic have theorized that in recent years, the sport has shifted to favor players raised on clay, a ‘slower’ surface.” — Oh shit, stop the presses!

Posted by Staff @ 11:56 pm in Tennis, US Open | 29 Comments »

August 25th, 2014

Former Champions Djokovic, Murray, Venus And Sharapova In US Open Action Monday

Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray open play Monday at the US Open.

Posted by Staff @ 12:02 am in US Open | 40 Comments »

August 12th, 2014

Shaky Start For Djokovic In Cincinnati, Venus, Tsonga Fall; Federer, Murray, Serena Wednesday

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Venus Williams couldn’t keep the momentum going from Canada.

Posted by Staff @ 11:17 pm in Cincinnati | 32 Comments »

August 11th, 2014

Isner, Seeds Cruise; Venus, Maria in Tues. Cincy Action

“From the very beginning of the match, I was seeing the ball pretty well,” Isner said. “You never really know how you’re going to play until you get out there. From the first warm-up ball, I felt that it was going to be a pretty good night. I think I also benefited from Kevin not playing so well, so a lot of things went right for me tonight.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:51 pm in Tennis | 18 Comments »

August 10th, 2014

Tsonga, Radwanska Flip Upsets for Rogers Cup Titles

“I played well all week,” the Frenchman said. “I beat many good guys. It’s a big achievement because I worked really hard to come back from my knee injury last year.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:43 pm in Tennis | 9 Comments »

August 10th, 2014

Federer Seeks Third Canadian Title vs Tsonga In Toronto, Who’s The Pick? Venus Rules In Montreal

Elder statesmen Roger Federer and Venus Williams seeking Canadian titles Sunday.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:47 am in Canadian Open | 96 Comments »

August 9th, 2014

Serena Williams-Venus Williams Rivalry Facts And Numbers

The Williams sisters renew their rivalry today in Canada.

Posted by Staff @ 9:48 am in Canadian Open | 1 Comment »

August 8th, 2014

Federer, Williams Sisters Into Rogers Cup Semifinals; Tsonga Sacks Murray

“She just does everything well,” Williams said of Wozniacki. “She’s really fast, gets a lot of balls back, she makes you hit that extra shot — and she kept her unforced errors down super low today.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:56 pm in Canadian Open | 61 Comments »

August 8th, 2014

Djokovic Gets Jumped By Tsonga In Toronto, Federer Survives; Sharapova Stumbles in Montreal

Seeds tumbled out of Canada weathering the storm were 17-time Slam winners Roger Federer and Serena Williams.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 1:01 am in Canadian Open | 154 Comments »

August 6th, 2014

Federer Dominates While Bouchard Chokes On Bagel Sandwich; Serena, Djokovic Wednesday

Roger Federer routed young Canadian Peter Polansky.

Posted by Staff @ 12:04 am in Canadian Open | 38 Comments »

August 2nd, 2014

Serena Leads Full Cast at WTA Rogers Cup in Montreal

Notes: Loaded field with a slew of floaters testing seeds early…Li Na out with a knee injury…The Top 8 seeds receive first-round byes…

Posted by Staff @ 5:19 pm in Tennis | 7 Comments »

August 2nd, 2014

Serena Survives Ivanovic Scare In Stanford, Venus Falls; Goffin Takes Kitzbuhel, Win Streak At 20!

Serena Williams stay on track for a third Stanford title while David Goffin has quietly won 20 straight matches!

Posted by Staff @ 10:10 am in Stanford, Washington | Comments Off

August 1st, 2014

Venus Beats Azarenka, Could Face Serena Saturday In Stanford; Berdych Bounced In D.C.

Venus turned back the clock Thursday night in Stanford.

Posted by Staff @ 9:33 am in Stanford, Washington | 2 Comments »

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).

Posted by Staff @ 11:11 am in Tennis | Comments Off

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Rankings
ATP - Aug 03 WTA - Aug 03
1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Roger Federer2 Maria Sharapova
3 Andy Murray3 Simona Halep
4 Stan Wawrinka4 Petra Kvitova
5 Kei Nishikori5 Caroline Wozniacki
6 Tomas Berdych6 Ana Ivanovic
7 David Ferrer7 Agnieszka Radwanska
8 Marin Cilic8 Lucie Safarova
9 Rafael Nadal9
10 Milos Raonic10
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