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February 18th, 2018

Gassed Kvitova Still Extends Streak, beats Muguruza for WTA Doha Trophy

Kvitova looked spent from the beginning of the match, going down 0-5 before getting a game on the board.

Posted by Staff @ 2:44 pm in Tennis | 10 Comments »

February 11th, 2018

Wozniacki v Sharapova Early at WTA Qatar Total Open; Preview

Wozniacki looking at Sharapova in her second match…

Posted by Staff @ 3:04 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

January 13th, 2018

Resurgent Kerber Reinforces Australian Open Favorite Status After Winning WTA Sydney

“I am playing amazing tennis again and feeling just great,” Kerber said following the final. “It feels very good to win my first title in my first tournament this year. I have had a great week and the final was not easy against Ash but I was able to play my game in important moments. I feel like I am getting closer to my 2016 level.”

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

September 24th, 2017

Muguruza, 8 of Top 10 at WTA Premier 5 Wuhan Open, Preview

Potential tough starts for the floundering (9) Radwanska vs. Rybarikova (winner to face the Gavrilova-Goerges victor), (7) Cibulkova vs. Stosur, (12) Kerber vs. Garcia, (15) Sevastova vs. Makarova, and (2) Halep vs. the Riske-Kasatkina winner…

Posted by Staff @ 11:39 am in Tennis | 6 Comments »

September 19th, 2017

Ostapenko Beats Larsson Who Tells Swedish Media She is Gay at WTA Seoul

“I kept my first relationship secret from everyone for two years before the situation got untenable. It was horrible to lie,” she told Sweden’s SVT TV.

Posted by Staff @ 11:19 am in Tennis | 6 Comments »

September 16th, 2017

Ostapenko the Favorite at WTA Seoul Korea Open; Preview

Arruabarrena (2016) and Begu (2015) are former champions in the field.

Posted by Staff @ 2:25 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

September 16th, 2017

Muguruza, 5 of Top 10 Make WTA Toray Tokyo a Tough Test

Potential tough starts for (5) Cibulkova vs. Suarez Navarro, (7) Kerber vs. Osaka, and (2) Pliskova vs. Gavrilova…

Posted by Staff @ 1:56 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

July 27th, 2017

WTA to Squeeze More Money from Tennis Fans via WTA TV

The best screens available lately are ESPN3, streaming live, free coverage of the ATP Atlanta event this week, and Tennis Channel shows lots of men’s tennis but very little women’s due to the terrible beIN deal.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 3:09 pm in Tennis | 11 Comments »

April 30th, 2017

WTF is the WTA Doing? Website, Handling Maria, On-Court Coaching Mess

On-court coaching, where a (always) male coach runs on the court between changeover to save the (seemingly) helpless female player with some strategy in still in effect. It’s a total embarrassment to women’s sport.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 1:41 pm in Tennis | 25 Comments »

April 24th, 2017

Sharapova Set for Possibly-Unwelcoming 2017 Debut at Stuttgart; WTA Preview

Sharapova will enter the Stuttgart battlefield when she takes on Italy’s Roberta Vinci in her opener on the red clay.

Posted by Staff @ 10:52 am in Tennis | 13 Comments »

April 16th, 2017

WTA Teen Qualifier Marketa Vondrousova Breaks Out at Biel for 1st Title

Vondrousova is projected to rise into striking distance of the Top 100.

Posted by Staff @ 9:20 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

July 24th, 2016

Unstoppable Laura Siegemund Wins 1st Career WTA Title, Prepares for Rio Olympics

Siegemund will make her Olympic debut in Rio, and is projected to rise to a career-high ranking of No. 32 and a possible seeding at the US Open.

Posted by Staff @ 1:45 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

April 11th, 2016

WTA Preview: Who Wants to go to Bogota?

Who wants to go to Colombia? No one in the Top 15, and only two players in the Top 50…Wildcards were awarded to Colombia’s Emiliana Arango and Yuliana Lizarazo, and Venezuela’s Nadia Echeverria Alam…

Posted by Staff @ 12:23 am in Tennis | Comments Off

February 10th, 2016

ITF, Tennis Integrity Unit Ruining Public Perception of Tennis

The problem is, these aren’t “tour” umpires. They’re nobody Futures-level or ITF-circuit or Crap-stanistak Challenger umpires.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 10:10 am in Tennis | 126 Comments »

January 20th, 2016

Opinion: Taking a Dump on Match Fixing, On-Court Coaching; Plus Tennis-X Notes

It’s tennis, not a goddam golf match where you need a caddy telling you the distance to the hole.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 9:34 pm in Tennis | 58 Comments »