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January 25th, 2016

Victoria Azarenka Is A Peyton Manning And A Cam Newton Fan

With her two favorite teams in the Super Bowl, Victoria Azarenka can’t make a pick.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 7:23 am in Australian Open | 1 Comment »

January 23rd, 2016

Muguruza Muggled; Serena, Maria Featured Sunday at Australian Open

Muguruza pitched in with 32 unforced errors to Strycova’s 16. The Czech will next face the streaking No. 14 seed Victoria Azarenka, who put down a challenge from Japan’s Naomi Osaka 6-1, 6-1.

Posted by Staff @ 8:20 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 1 Comment »

January 22nd, 2016

Azarenka Meets Happy Osaka Saturday At Australian Open; Murray, Wawrinka Continue On Semifinal Path

Former champions Victoria Azarenka and Stan Wawrinka headline action Saturday at the Australian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 8:05 am in Australian Open | 17 Comments »

January 22nd, 2016

Serena Rolling Russians, Sharapova Scare Friday at Australian Open

One match away from a blockbuster quarterfinal meeting with yet another Russian, Maria Sharapova, the No. 5-seeded Sharapova overcame a challenge from Lauren Davis, in the end crushing the American 6-1, 6-7(5), 6-0 in a first-time meeting.

Posted by Staff @ 7:52 am in Australian Open | Comments Off

January 21st, 2016

Azarenka Putting Players on Notice, But Tricky Opponent Next at Australian Open

“Just heard she has some big — a big serve and big shots, yeah,” said Azarenka, who admitted she knew little about her opponent.

Posted by Staff @ 7:07 am in Australian Open, Tennis | Comments Off

January 19th, 2016

Halep, Venus Added to Rash of Seeded Exits at Australian Open

“She had confidence,” said Halep, who was not brimming with such. “She had three matches here already in the quallies. Yeah, she didn’t have fear…But I think I let her play her best tennis. I didn’t hit very strong and I didn’t hit with good strength…I had many problems in this period before coming here, so I can say that I am a little bit down mentally because I was very sick home. Then I came here with Achilles again. So it’s tough to be positive, 100%, and try everything.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:06 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 12 Comments »

January 9th, 2016

Azarenka, Radwanska, Stephens Claim WTA Titles in Saturday Finals

For her week’s effort the Pole will move up to No. 4 on the rankings, passing Maria Sharapova for what will be the seedings at the Australian Open. She improved to 18-7 in career finals, winning her fourth title since last year’s US Open. Riske fell to 1-1 in career WTA finals.

Posted by Staff @ 11:37 am in Brisbane | 3 Comments »

September 30th, 2015

Victoria Azarenka Says She Needs To Get Fitter And Faster

Victoria Azarenka says she still needs to get better to get back to the top!

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:58 am in 2015 Season | 10 Comments »

September 4th, 2015

2-Time Finalist Wozniacki Czeched Out Of US Open; Venus v Bencic Friday, Serena Resumes March

Serena and Venus return to play Friday at the US Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:54 am in US Open | 34 Comments »

August 29th, 2015

Preview: Odds Against Serena Williams at US Open

Contrary to what commentator Chris Evert says, Serena Williams is the GOAT. She, the Martinas, everyone else is out. But having said that, the odds are against Serena that she is going to win the US Open and complete the calendar year Grand Slam. The pressure build up is too great.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 1:07 pm in Tennis, US Open | 42 Comments »

August 21st, 2015

Serena Crushes Knapp In Cincinnati, Faces Ivanovic In Rematch Of 2014 Final; Azarenka, Bencic Retire With Injuries

Serena Williams meets Ana Ivanovic in a rematch of their 2014 Cincinnati final.

Posted by Staff @ 12:28 am in Cincinnati | Comments Off

August 20th, 2015

Serena Into Cincinnati Sweet 16, Azarenka Beats Wozniacki, Bencic Win Streak At 8

Serena Williams continued her title defense in Cincinnati.

Posted by Staff @ 2:35 am in Cincinnati | 2 Comments »

August 19th, 2015

Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova Pull Out Of Cincinnati; Defending Champion Serena Today

Defending champion Serena Williams is in action today in Cincinnati.

Posted by Staff @ 9:08 am in Cincinnati | Comments Off

August 18th, 2015

6- Time Champion Roger Federer In Action Tonight In Cincinnati; Venus, Isner, Berdych Also Today

Roger Federer opens his 2015 summer hardcourt campaign in Cincinnati where he is a 6-time champion.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:53 am in Cincinnati | 65 Comments »

August 16th, 2015

Cincinnati Previews: Federer, Serena Must Step to Challenges

All the big dogs take to the court on both the men’s and women’s sides in Cincinnati, which sees defending champ Roger Federer return to the court after skipping Montreal last week.

Posted by Special @ 1:10 pm in Cincinnati, Tennis | 17 Comments »