May 22nd, 2017
Last year’s final was all Kiki Berten as the Dutchwoman qualified then won the singles, defeating Colombia’s Mariana Duque-Marino in the final, then won the doubles…
May 15th, 2017
Two former No. 1s Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova were both winners Monday in Rome.
October 10th, 2016
The world No. 1 Kerber is the only Top 10er in the field, but throw in former No. 1s Williams, Wozniacki and Jankovic, and the Slam winner Stosur to give it some meat…
September 18th, 2016
Five of the Top 10, including US Open finalist Karolina Pliskova, and a slew of dangerous floaters make Tokyo the place to watch this week…The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes…Tough starts for Muguruza after a bye, coming out cold possibly against the US Open quarterfinalist Sevastova; (8) Pavlyuchenkova vs. the veteran Petkovic (winner to possibly meet the giant-serving Vandeweghe); (6) Cibulkova vs. Safarova; and (4) Suarez Navarro cold after a bye meeting the winner of Bencic-Wozniacki…
July 18th, 2016
Venus the lone Top 10 player ahead of the No. 12 Cibulkova…(8) Lepchenko a tough start against Riske…Wildcards went to Americans Catherine Bellis, Julia Boserup, Maria Mateas, and Canada’s Carol Zhao…
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July 4th, 2016
“‘I thought to myself, ‘Serena, you’ve done this 70 times, you can do this.’”
April 11th, 2015
Not a lot of stars with Stuttgart looming next week…Tough starts for (8) Falconi vs. Cirstea, and (6) Rogers vs. the Spanish veteran Dominguez Lino…Wildcards went to Maria Paulina Perez Garcia, Maria Herazo Gonzalez, and Yuliana Lizarazo…Caroline Garcia beat Jelena Jankovic in last year’s final…Returning former champs in the field are Dominguez Lino (2011,’06) and Duque Marino (2010).
July 13th, 2014
Notables withdrawing from the event were Americans Serena Williams and Vania King, Flavia Pennetta, and Carla Suarez Navarro…Serena beat Swede Johanna Larsson in last year’s final…Hercog (2012-11) is the lone former champ in the field.
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December 20th, 2012
Novak Djokovic wins Tennis-X.com player of the year honors while Bernard Tomic steals the inaugural hot tub award.
June 30th, 2012
Yaroslava Shvedova made history Saturday at Wimbledon recording the second known Golden Set.
June 4th, 2012
Tremendous headcase and defending French Open champion Li Na exited Roland Garros on Monday in her own inimitable fashion — losing 6-0 to a qualifier.
May 31st, 2010
Henin’s backhand wing collapsed in the third set against Stosur, producing a un-Henin-like flurry of unforced errors.