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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 »

March 26th, 2016

Venus Sent Off By Vesnina, Azarenka Rolls; Serena Returns Saturday In Miami

Will Venus Williams play in Miami again?

Posted by Staff @ 12:14 am in Miami | 4 Comments »

March 21st, 2016

Miami Open Tennis Women’s Preview: One Mind-blowing Quarter

As Ray Moore might say, ‘There are a lot of attractive ladies out there — umm, competitively attractive…oh crap, I’ve done it again.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 10:30 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

March 20th, 2016

Serena Williams Stopped by Victoria Azarenka in Indian Wells Finale

But from 1-5 down Williams looked like she might even the match, winning four straight games before Azarenka closed it out.

Posted by Staff @ 4:59 pm in Indian Wells | 4 Comments »

March 19th, 2016

Serena Williams And Victoria Azarenka Will Resume Rivalry For Indian Wells Title Sunday

Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka meet for the 2016 Indian Wells title.

Posted by Staff @ 12:05 pm in Indian Wells | 31 Comments »

March 17th, 2016

Azarenka Bakes Bagels, Meets Pliskova In Friday Indian Wells SFs; Serena v Radwanska Rematch

Will it be a Serena Williams v Victoria Azarenka final in Indian Wells?

Posted by Staff @ 10:40 pm in Indian Wells | 2 Comments »