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April 7th, 2019

Muguruza Defends Monterrey Title Over Injured Azarenka

In her first final as a mom, Victoria Azarenka’s body couldn’t hold up.

Posted by Staff @ 8:58 pm in Monterrey | Comments Off on Muguruza Defends Monterrey Title Over Injured Azarenka

March 22nd, 2019

Venus, Kvitova, Andreescu Among Thursday Miami Winners; Osaka, Serena Friday

Bianca Andreescu kept winning and some American teens picked up their first main draw wins.

Posted by Staff @ 11:31 am in Miami | Comments Off on Venus, Kvitova, Andreescu Among Thursday Miami Winners; Osaka, Serena Friday

March 21st, 2019

Azarenka Outlasts Cibulkova In Miami Hard Rock Opener; Venus, Ferrer In Action Thurs.

Rain played havoc again on Day 2 at Miami.

Posted by Staff @ 10:46 am in Miami | Comments Off on Azarenka Outlasts Cibulkova In Miami Hard Rock Opener; Venus, Ferrer In Action Thurs.

March 18th, 2019

Stars Serena, Stephens, Osaka Assemble At The New Miami Open

All Top 25 players are in the Miami field which begins on Tuesday.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 10:38 pm in Miami | 1 Comment »

March 9th, 2019

Serena Toughs Out Azarenka, Stephens Out; Venus v Kvitova Sat At Indian Wells

Serena Williams beat Victoria Azarenka in one of the best matches thus far of 2019.

Posted by Staff @ 10:01 am in Indian Wells | Comments Off on Serena Toughs Out Azarenka, Stephens Out; Venus v Kvitova Sat At Indian Wells

March 8th, 2019

Venus Wins, Serena v Azarenka Friday At Indian Wells

Serena Williams, Simona Halep, Sloane Stephens and Elina Svitolina are all on court today.

Posted by Staff @ 10:22 am in Indian Wells | Comments Off on Venus Wins, Serena v Azarenka Friday At Indian Wells

March 5th, 2019

Defending Champion Osaka, Serena Lead Loaded Indian Wells Field

Noami Osaka has a tough draw in her first WTA title defense.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:32 am in Indian Wells | Comments Off on Defending Champion Osaka, Serena Lead Loaded Indian Wells Field

January 15th, 2019

Serena Sublime In Comeback At Australian Open; Venus, Halep Escape

The Williams sisters moved on at the Australian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 7:28 am in Australian Open | Comments Off on Serena Sublime In Comeback At Australian Open; Venus, Halep Escape

January 12th, 2019

Preview: Serena Is Back, But So Is Everyone Else At The Australian Open

Last year a mere six players had a crack at leaving Australia with the No. 1 ranking. The 2019 Australian just told 2018 to hold its beer.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 8:39 pm in Australian Open | Comments Off on Preview: Serena Is Back, But So Is Everyone Else At The Australian Open

August 9th, 2018

Cornet Crushes Kerber, Huge Match-Ups Thursday at WTA Rogers Cup Montreal

“It is always not so easy to change also the surface,” Kerber said of moving from grass to hard court, arguably one of the easiest transitions on tour. “I think I need a little bit more time to get used to hardcourt again, to have a lot of matches, a lot of practice sessions on hard.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:55 am in Tennis | 2 Comments »

August 4th, 2018

Venus Falls To Sakkari In San Jose, Azarenka Retires; Washington Is Wet

Former No. 1s Venus Williams and Victoria Azarenka both were eliminated Friday in San Jose.

Posted by Staff @ 11:04 am in San Jose, Washington | Comments Off on Venus Falls To Sakkari In San Jose, Azarenka Retires; Washington Is Wet

August 2nd, 2018

Muguruza Withdraws From San Jose; Stephens Washes Out In Washington

San Jose and Washington both lost their top ranked player on Wednesday.

Posted by Staff @ 10:01 am in San Jose, Washington | Comments Off on Muguruza Withdraws From San Jose; Stephens Washes Out In Washington

July 31st, 2018

Former Champions Serena, Konta Collide Tonight In San Jose; Stephens, Wozniacki In D.C.

Serena Williams makes her summer hard court debut tonight in San Jose.

Posted by Staff @ 10:17 am in San Jose | 1 Comment »

June 30th, 2018

Wimbledon Preview: Serena in Group of Death, Stephens Can Become No. 1

The Group of Death contains two former No. 1s, a No. 2, and last year’s US Open semifinalist and quarterfinalist among other floaters…Tough starts for (5) Svitolina vs. the grasscourt title-winner Maria, (21) Sevastova vs. Giorgi, (32) Radwanska vs. Safarova 2nd rd., and (2) Wozniacki vs. Makarova 2nd rd…(25) Serena’s early path is former world No. 1 junior Arantxa Rus, a qualifier/wildcard, then (5) Svitolina, then (10) Keys.

Posted by Staff @ 10:57 am in Tennis, Wimbledon | 1 Comment »

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 »