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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 »

August 12th, 2015

8 Top 10 Players Exit Wednesday at ATP Montreal, WTA Toronto

No. 3 Stan Wawrinka, No. 5 Tomas Berdych, No. 6 Marin Cilic, No. 9 Gilles Simon, No. 14 Grigor Dimitrov and No. 15 Gael Monfils were all shown the exit, with unseeded Americans and Aussies doing the majority of the upset damage.

Posted by Staff @ 11:29 pm in Tennis | 31 Comments »

August 12th, 2015

Serena Rallies To Beat Pennetta In Toronto; Bouchard Bounced By Bencic

Serena Williams rallied once again to win a match while Eugenie Bouchard resumed her slump.

Posted by Staff @ 9:43 am in Canadian Open | 9 Comments »

August 8th, 2015

Serena Williams and 16 of Top 17 at WTA Toronto; Tennis-X Notes

Sixteen of the Top 17 turn out this coming week for the Rogers Cup in Toronto, where world No. 1 Serena Williams will test the right elbow injury that has forced her to withdraw from her last two tournaments.

Posted by Staff @ 6:12 pm in Canadian Open, Tennis, Toronto | Comments Off

July 31st, 2015

Victoria Azarenka Withdraws From Washington

Victoria Azarenka won’t be in Washington.

Posted by Staff @ 2:26 pm in Washington | Comments Off

July 6th, 2015

Serena, Keys, Vandeweghe Among American Onslaught Into Quarters at Wimbledon

Her 25-match winning streak at the Slams will next be tested by No. 25 seed and former world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka, who had little trouble with No. 30 seed Belinda Bencic 6-2, 6-3. Williams leads Azarenka 16-3 in their head-to-head.

Posted by Staff @ 6:10 pm in Wimbledon | 6 Comments »

July 5th, 2015

Wimbledon Women’s R16 Monday Picks and Pans

This could go any of 10 ways between on one end a knock-down big-hitter between the two powerhouses, or on the other end a chokefest between Venus who doesn’t want to ruin sister Serena’s shot at a Grand Slam, to Serena choking it while Venus is trying to hand it to her.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:11 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 1 Comment »

June 17th, 2015

Lisicki Cracks A Record 27 Aces In Birmingham; Ivanovic, Bouchard Upset, Azarenka Withdraws

Sabine Lisicki has another serving record.

Posted by Staff @ 7:16 pm in Grass season | 7 Comments »

June 14th, 2015

ATP/WTA Previews: Federer, Murray, Nadal on Grass This Week

Four Top 10 players on the WTA tour take to the grass in Birmingham, while Roger Federer leads in Halle, and Andy Murray, French Open champ Stan Wawrinka and Rafael Nadal at the Queen’s Club during week #2 of the 2015 grasscourt season.

Posted by Staff @ 2:23 pm in Grass season, Halle, Queens, Tennis | 24 Comments »

May 29th, 2015

Sharapova Stomps On Stosur; Serena v Azarenka Saturday At French Open

It’s Serena and Vika Saturday at the French Open.

Posted by Staff @ 4:05 pm in French Open | 15 Comments »

May 28th, 2015

Serena Survives Scare, Woznacki Upset; Sharapova v Stosur Friday At French Open

Serena Williams escaped the clutches of a German while her good friend Caroline Wozniacki did not.

Posted by Staff @ 6:04 pm in French Open | 5 Comments »

May 13th, 2015

Azarenka Eliminates Wozniacki From Rome; Bouchard Gets A Rare Win; Venus v Halep Thursday

Serena and Venus are in action Thursday in Rome.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:19 pm in Rome | Comments Off

May 10th, 2015

Blockbuster WTA Rome Field to Answer Pre-French Questions?

Serena’s draw to the semifinals could go through Stosur, last year’s finalist Errani then the former French champ Ivanovic to meet either Sharapova or Wozniacki in the semis…

Posted by Staff @ 11:50 am in Clay Season, Italian Open, Rome, Tennis | 19 Comments »

May 6th, 2015

Kyrgios KO’s Federer; Woz v Sharapova Thurs. in Madrid

“My problem was I couldn’t return his first serve,” the Swiss said. “Was just a horrible performance on the return. As the match went on it got so bad that I just couldn’t get into decent positions on the return, so it made it very difficult to get any sort of rhythm after that. But credit to him for serving well and keep doing what he was doing. But I’m very disappointed by that. That’s what cost me the match, in my opinion.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:18 pm in Madrid | 19 Comments »