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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 | 5 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 »

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 »