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May 14th, 2018

Osaka Crushes Azarenka, Vince Retires; Sharapova On Court Tues. In Rome

Naomi Osaka was a force on the red clay.

Posted by Staff @ 11:01 pm in Rome | 1 Comment »

May 12th, 2018

Top Seeds Halep, Wozniacki in Deep at Italian Open; Preview

Tough starts went to (1) Halep vs. the Azarenka-Osaka winner, (13) Keys vs. Pavlyuchenkova, (9) Stephens vs. the crafty Strycova, (3) Muguruza vs. the Gavrilova-Bellis winner, (16) Barty vs. Sharapova…

Posted by Staff @ 4:52 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

May 7th, 2018

Pliskova Edges Azarenka In Madrid Thriller; Wozniacki, Stephens, Sharapova Win

A host of former No. 1s were in action Monday in Madrid.

Posted by Staff @ 9:03 pm in Madrid | 1 Comment »

March 28th, 2018

Azarenka, Stephens Into Miami Semis; Venus vs. Collins Wednesday

“When you play a player like Angie…you have to execute your game well,” said Stephens, who hit 11 winners in the 23-minute first set, and on Monday will debut in the Top 10 for the first time on the WTA rankings. “And then you have to make sure that when you are executing your game you stick with it. Like a lot of times you can venture off and start, you know, doing other things.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:56 am in Miami, Tennis | 3 Comments »

March 28th, 2018

Stephens, Azarenka Set Up Rematch In Miami SF; Venus Back On Wed

One women’s semifinal is set in Miami, who’ll be in the second one?

Posted by Staff @ 1:32 am in Miami | No Comments »

March 27th, 2018

Venus Kicks Konta Out Of Miami, Top 20; Stephens v Kerber Tues.

The women’s quarterfinals begin Tuesday in Miami.

Posted by Staff @ 12:32 am in Miami | 3 Comments »

March 25th, 2018

Venus Saves Match Points In Miami, Faces 2017 Champ Konta; Radwanska-Azarenka Mon.

It’s a full day of women’s fourth round play Monday in Miami.

Posted by Staff @ 11:25 pm in Miami | 2 Comments »

March 22nd, 2018

Serena Slammed By Osaka In Miami, Fritz Falls; Azarenka v Keys Thursday

Noami Osaka beat up on 8-time Miami winner Serena Williams.

Posted by Staff @ 10:09 am in Miami | 17 Comments »

March 12th, 2018

Anisimova Leads Stunning Upsets Sunday at Indian Wells; Serena v Venus Monday

“For me the most important is to have a clear head, which obviously right now is not,” said Azarenka, appearing in her first tournament since Wimbledon last year after a child custody dispute. “Once I figure all my stuff outside the court, I’ll be able to focus and be 100 percent when I’m on the court.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:24 am in Indian Wells | 6 Comments »

March 11th, 2018

Serena, Venus Set Up Monday Showdown At Indian Wells; Keys Can’t Solve Collins

The sister showdown is set for Monday.

Posted by Staff @ 10:43 am in Indian Wells | Comments Off

March 10th, 2018

Muguruza Out At Indian Wells As Americans Score Upsets; Williams, Azarenka-Stephens Saturday

The Williams sisters play back-to-back this afternoon at Indian Wells.

Posted by Staff @ 10:10 am in Indian Wells | Comments Off

March 9th, 2018

Moms Serena, Azarenka Win In Comebacks At Indian Wells; Muguruza, Halep Friday

A pair of mothers made winning returns Thursday night at Indian Wells.

Posted by Staff @ 8:15 am in Indian Wells | 32 Comments »

March 7th, 2018

Serena, Maria, Victoria Unseeded? Bring on Indian Wells! — Preview

The former No. 1 Azarenka returns to the tour after family issues, starting against Brit Heather Watson, with (13) Stephens waiting next round in a very winnable match…(10) Kerber looking at a tough start against the powerful Makarova…

Posted by Staff @ 5:54 pm in Indian Wells, Tennis | 2 Comments »

January 8th, 2018

Victoria Azarenka Officially Pulls Out Of The Australian Open

No Australian Open for 2-time champion Victoria Azarenka.

Posted by Staff @ 9:58 am in Australian Open | 8 Comments »

August 17th, 2017

Victoria Azarenka Details Custody Battle Over Baby That May Keep Her Out Of US Open

Victoria Azarenka may have to choose: US Open or be with her baby.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:49 pm in US Open | 7 Comments »