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August 3rd, 2015

Something Smells Bad, and It’s the WTA 125K Series

After raising the WTA/ITF/Whatever trophy, Jankovic said, “I would really like to come back next year,” which is player code for, ‘I’d like you to again give me a truckload of under-the-table appearance money to come here again next year.’

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 6:17 pm in Tennis, WTA, WTA Tour | 15 Comments »

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 »

April 5th, 2015

WTA Previews: No Williamses in Charleston; Aggie in Poland

Not a lot of floating talent in the field, with a potential tough start for (16) Watson vs. the riser Vekic; (1) Bouchard could face Stephens in the 3rd rd…Wildcards went to Bouchard and Americans Varvara Lepchenko, Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Sachia Vickery…

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 2:30 pm in ATP, Charleston, Clay Season, Katowice, Tennis, WTA | 3 Comments »

March 10th, 2015

Indian Wells Women’s Preview: Serena Williams Returns to Cushy Draw

All the hubbub surrounds Serena, but Venus is not ending her boycott since last playing in 2001. “I made my schedule up,” Venus said about missing IW again. “I’m entered in Miami, and that’s pretty much what it is. I haven’t really given a lot of thought to it. I have just been focusing on this year…I just respect every decision [Serena] makes, pretty much. It’s nothing complicated about it.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:36 am in Indian Wells | 7 Comments »

March 1st, 2015

Ferrer, Bacsinszky Collect Acapulco Titles

In both sets Ferrer broke early and Nishikori broke back, at the end of the second set trading breaks again until the Spaniard benefited from more of the total 40 unforced errors from Nishikori.

Posted by Staff @ 1:01 pm in Tennis | 4 Comments »

January 31st, 2015

Nobody Beats Sharapova 16 Times in a Row; Except Serena for 19th Slam Title

Sharapova fought off match points early in the tournament while Serena survived multiple three-setters, a sickness bug, and in the semifinals was tested in a first-time meeting with the bruising game of American teenager Madison Keys.

Posted by Staff @ 8:35 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 19 Comments »

January 16th, 2015

Kvitova Enters Oz with WTA Sydney Title Under Belt

No. 2 seed Petra Kvitova enters the Australian Open on a hot streak, on Friday capturing the title at the APIA International Sydney WTA event with a 7-6(5), 7-6(6) win over unseeded fellow Czech Karolina Pliskova.

Posted by Staff @ 2:01 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

January 10th, 2015

Tennis-X Previews: Sydney, Hoe-bart, More; X-Notes!

We thought Serena was all warm and fuzzy these days, hanging with bestie Caroline Wozniacki at the end of 2014, complimenting others, having charity events, showing her warm side, giving lollipops to children, but Evil Serena reared her head yesterday at the Hopman Cup when she choked the mixed doubles and called the chair umpire a liar! YOU’RE A LIAR! Here’s to an eventful 2015!

Posted by Staff @ 11:15 pm in Tennis | 9 Comments »

January 9th, 2015

Venus, Woz Final in Auckland a Gut Check for Both

The week has been a great effort for Venus, but the American hasn’t been tested — at all. She has averaged losing fewer than four games per match this week, strolling into the final.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 6:29 pm in Auckland, Tennis | 6 Comments »

May 24th, 2014

Pre-French Wrap: Bouchard, Puig, Gulbis, Kohlschreiber Win Titles

“I still want to achieve more — more titles, bigger titles — so this is a step in the right direction,” said the ambitious Bouchard, the No. 2 seed at the event. She is only the second Canadian in the last 28 years to win a WTA title.

Posted by Staff @ 4:38 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

April 13th, 2014

WTA Moves to Punish Fed Cup Tennis; Kuala Lumpur Preview

That’s less a WTA event and more like a thrown-together f-you to the ITF.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 3:42 pm in Fed Cup, ITF, Tennis, WTA, WTA Tour | 1 Comment »

August 23rd, 2012

ATP Player Council’s Stakhovsky, Simon Ready to Take Down WTA Women’s Tennis

He went on to elaborate, “When it comes to equality, it’s not equality, it’s business. Pure revenue and business, it’s nothing personal…I mean, why are male models underpaid compared to women?…So, [in tennis] are we supposed to pay women more just for looks?…Joint events are in the past. We will split all the events we can. The ATP is done with [joint] events on the tour with the WTA, so it will be only Grand Slams and that’s it.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:49 am in Tennis | 58 Comments »

August 28th, 2011

Isner, Wozniacki, Lisicki Claim Saturday ATP/WTA Titles

“It was a tough one,” Lisicki said. “I really had to hang in there in the beginning. Aravane’s a tough player. You can’t have any letdowns or else she’ll play very well — she can really go for her shots. I had to make sure I went for mine today.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:21 am in Tennis | 27 Comments »

August 7th, 2011

Unseeded Serena Williams, Clijsters to Meet Early at Rogers Cup

Brutal draw for the world No. 1 Wozniacki, after a bye likely starting against Wickmayer, then the unseeded Venus Williams (who must first get by fellow former No. 1 Ivanovic and (16) Cibulkova)…

Posted by Staff @ 4:57 pm in Tennis | 10 Comments »

July 17th, 2011

Hamburg, Atlanta Previews; Soderling, Ferrero Title Winners; X-Notes

Notes: Interesting openers include (1) Fish vs. the Mahut-Richard Bernakis winner after a bye, (8) Devvarman vs. Ryan Sweeting, Blake vs. Gulbis in a battle of strugglers, (7) Bogomolov vs. Muller, (WC) Haas vs. (WC) Robby Ginepri, and (WC) Donald Young vs. “Iron” Mike Russell (winner to face (2) Anderson); Fish beat Isner in last year’s final.

Posted by Staff @ 9:55 pm in Tennis | 29 Comments »

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