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July 15th, 2016

Victoria Azarenka Announces She’s Pregnant, So Who’s The Boyfriend?

Victoria Azarenka won’t be back on the tennis circuit this season.

Posted by Staff @ 2:00 pm in Romance | 19 Comments »

May 24th, 2016

Victoria Azarenka Retires From French Open With Right Knee Injury

A right knee injury ended Victoria Azarenka’s French Open, further clearing the path for Serena Williams/

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 5:59 pm in French Open | 3 Comments »

May 24th, 2016

Serena Williams Wins, Watches Path Get Easier at French Open; Angelique Kerber Out

“But I started to feel a sharp pain in my right knee. I’ve had an injury there before, a while ago, but it hasn’t been a problem until today. At first it was on and off and I was able to win the tiebreak, but then it got worse as the match went on, and unfortunately there was nothing I could do.”

Posted by Staff @ 5:54 pm in French Open | Comments Off

May 21st, 2016

Victoria Azarenka Is Pain-Free, But Is She Ready To Beat Serena And Win The French Open?

Victoria Azarenka could face rival Serena Williams in the quarterfinals.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 3:49 pm in French Open | 4 Comments »

May 20th, 2016

Serena Williams in Trouble if Early Seedings Hold; French Open Preview

Translation: “The other non-divas on tour would love to have my year. Because they’re weak tea. But as Ricky Bobby said, ‘If you ain’t first, you’re last.’”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:04 pm in French Open, Roland Garros, Tennis | 11 Comments »

May 8th, 2016

Serena Back but WTA Tour a Mess in Rome

The WTA tour is an absolute car crash right now in terms of illnesses, injuries, tournament pull-outs, and no one being anywhere near No. 1 Serena Williams in the rankings, despite the American winning no titles thus far in 2016.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 1:08 pm in Tennis | 11 Comments »

May 4th, 2016

Simona Halep Lone Top 16 Seed And Top 20 Player To Reach Madrid QFs; Surprise Finalist On Top Half

Just one Top 20 player reached the Madrid quarterfinals.

Posted by Staff @ 7:20 pm in Madrid | 4 Comments »

May 4th, 2016

Victoria Azarenka Withdraws With Bad Back; Just 3 Seeds Remain In Madrid

The seeds continue to fall at the WTA Madrid event after Wednesday exits from Petra Kvitova and Victoria Azarenka.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:37 am in Madrid | 3 Comments »

May 2nd, 2016

Serena Dodging Azarenka? Muguruza Upset Monday in Madrid; Tues. Preview

Azarenka, who appeared to be wrestling with some niggling injuries on Monday, will next face American teenage qualifier Louisa Chirico, who shocked former No. 1 Ana Ivanovic 5-7, 6-1, 6-3.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 6:35 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

April 2nd, 2016

Azarenka Wins Miami, Clinches Elusive Indian Wells-Miami Double

“I’m very happy that all the work I’ve been putting in has been paying off,” Azarenka told ESPN afterwards. “[Today] was pretty tough conditions with it being so hot…This just give me even more inspiration and motivation to work even harder.”

Posted by Staff @ 2:51 pm in Miami, Tennis | 7 Comments »

April 1st, 2016

Azarenka Gets Revenge On Kerber, Will Meet Kuznetsova For 2016 Miami Title Saturday

Former champions Victoria Azarenka and Svetlana Kuznetsova will meet Saturday for the Miami Open title.

Posted by Staff @ 11:32 am in Miami | 2 Comments »

March 30th, 2016

Miami Open Women’s Semis to Feature Former No. 1 Azarenka and 2 No. 2s

Keys, who had recently parted with coach Mats Wilander after only eight days, sprayed 39 unforced errors, or more than two a game.

Posted by Staff @ 11:11 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

March 30th, 2016

Halep Ousted By Bacsinszky In Miami QFs, 2-Time Winner Azarenka Faces Konta

The first women’s semifinal will pit former champion Svetlana Kuznetsova against Timea Bacsinszky.

Posted by Staff @ 1:00 am in Miami | 11 Comments »

March 29th, 2016

World No. 1 Serena Williams Put Down by Bud Kuznetsova at Miami Open

“I don’t think it’s appropriate to criticize my movement right now,” Williams said cryptically after the match, clocking in a second consecutive very short post-match press conference in Miami. “I did the best that I could. My fans, you know, I did the best I could do. I can’t win every match.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:58 am in Tennis | 4 Comments »

March 28th, 2016

Azarenka Advances In Miami, Full Women’s 4th RD Monday Including Serena

It’s a big Monday for the women in Miami with all 8 fourth round matches on the schedule.

Posted by Staff @ 12:53 am in Miami | 6 Comments »