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February 27th, 2015

Roger Federer v Novak Djokovic In The 2015 Dubai Final, Who’s The Pick? Azarenka Beats Venus In Doha

Who’ll win the 37th meeting between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic tomorrow in Dubai?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:48 pm in Doha, Dubai | 153 Comments »

February 26th, 2015

Murray Stunned By Coric In Dubai, Djokovic, Federer Dominate; Venus Takes Out Radwanska In Doha

Andy Murray has slumped since the Australian Open. We thought he was back?

Posted by Staff @ 6:16 pm in Doha, Dubai | 147 Comments »

February 24th, 2015

Djokovic, Murray Cruise In Dubai; Federer v Verdasco Wednesday; Nadal Opens Buenos Aires Bid

The top five men in the world will be in action on Wednesday.

Posted by Staff @ 11:57 pm in Doha, Dubai | 22 Comments »

February 24th, 2015

Venus Williams Won’t Be Back At Indian Wells This Year

Venus is still boycotting Indian Wells.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:08 am in Indian Wells | 1 Comment »

February 21st, 2015

Brutal Field at WTA Doha; ATP Previews

Nadal a question mark after a cramp-ridden semifinal loss on Saturday at the Rio Open…Not a lot of early challenges besides (7) Andujar opening against Almagro…Wildcards went to Argentines Guido Andreozzi, Renzo Olivo and Horacio Zeballos…David Ferrer beat Fognini in last year’s final…Nadal is making his first appearance in Buenos Aires in 10 years…Ferrer passes on the opportunity to win a fourth consecutive Buenos Aires title in a row…Returning former champs in the field are Almagro (2011), Robredo (2009), and Juan Monaco (2007).

Posted by Staff @ 11:28 pm in Tennis | 19 Comments »

February 14th, 2015

WTA Previews: Serena, Genie Pull from Still-strong Dubai

…Venus Williams beat Cornet in last year’s final…Returning former champs in the field are Venus Williams (2014,’10-09), Kvitova (2013), Radwanska (2012), and Wozniacki (2011).

Posted by Staff @ 10:33 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

January 28th, 2015

Keys Stuns Venus, Will Face Serena In Australian Open SFs; Sharapova v Makarova

The women’s semifinals are set for Thursday, we’ll see a Russian in the final against an American, that’s for sure.

Posted by Staff @ 7:43 am in Australian Open | 14 Comments »

January 26th, 2015

Illin’ Serena, Venus, Djokovic Through on Monday at Australian Open

“If I can play like this I can stay top in the Top 10,” said Nishikori, a 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 winner. “I’m always ready to play five sets (against Ferrer) so am surprised to win in three.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:14 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 4 Comments »

January 24th, 2015

Keys to the Match Puts American in 4th Rd. at Aussie Open; Djokovic Dominant

Now with the confidence of former No. 1 Lindsay Davenport by her side as a coach, the unseeded Keys on Saturday downed No. 4 seed and two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova 6-4 7-5 in the third round at the Australian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 9:29 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 53 Comments »

January 23rd, 2015

Federer Has Really ‘Bad Day;” Williams Sisters on Saturday at Aussie Open

Seppi’s further reward is a draw that opens up in the fourth round against unseeded Aussie Nick Kyrgios, who on Friday advanced after defeating Tunisia’s Malek Jaziri 6-3, 7-6(6), 6-1.

Posted by Staff @ 8:35 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 91 Comments »

January 22nd, 2015

Serena, Venus Fight Into 3rd Rd. Thursday; Woz Upset in Oz; X-Notes

“Honestly, I think I understand the game a lot more,” said the 34 year old, who seems to have a handle on her energy-sapping Sjogren’s syndrome, last year losing in the first round in Melbourne. “Even when I’m not playing as well, I think I’m able tactically to be more strategic than even, let’s say, Venus of 2000. So that’s one of the beauties of continuing to play as you get a lot of the years under your belt.”

Posted by Staff @ 6:59 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 4 Comments »

January 22nd, 2015

Serena Williams On Sister Venus: She’s Always Been Very Mature And Very Regal

Serena Williams praises her sister Venus.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:40 am in Australian Open | Comments Off

January 21st, 2015

Sharapova Slaps Away 2 Match Points at Australian Open; Serena on Thursday

Un-touted German 19-year-old Carina Witthoeft rolled past an ailing American Christina Mchale 6-3, 6-0 into the third round, and American grinder Bethanie Mattek-Sands was a winner and will meet No. 3 Simona Halep if the Romanian comes through her second round against Aussie Jarmila Gajdosova (which started at 7:40 a.m. EST Wednesday).

Posted by Staff @ 7:45 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 1 Comment »

January 20th, 2015

Djokovic Fit on Day 2 of Australian Open; Woz, Williams Sisters Advance

“As always, I had the jitters going out in the first match of a Grand Slam,” Serena said. “It’s never super easy to be the one that everyone wants to beat. So I always have to be a little bit above. But yeah, I felt okay. I definitely think I can improve a tremendous amount though.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:54 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 95 Comments »

January 20th, 2015

Venus Williams Says Starting A Family Is The Biggest Job In The World

Venus Williams is looking forward to a family.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 7:07 am in Australian Open | 1 Comment »

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