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October 3rd, 2019

Andreescu Takes 17-Match Win Streak Into Match Against Osaka In Beijing

The last two US Open champions meet Friday in Beijing.

Posted by Staff @ 6:53 pm in beijing | No Comments »

September 29th, 2019

Sabalenka Wins Second Straight Wuhan Title, Beats Riske

Aryna Sabalenka has won three of her four career titles in China.

Posted by Staff @ 7:10 pm in Wuhan | No Comments »

August 28th, 2019

Osaka Successfully Begins US Open Title Defense, Coco Mania Continues; Williams Sisters Return

Naomi Osaka got back on track Tuesday at the US Open. Or did she?

Posted by Staff @ 12:24 am in US Open | Comments Off on Osaka Successfully Begins US Open Title Defense, Coco Mania Continues; Williams Sisters Return

August 13th, 2019

Venus, Sharapova Advance; Serena To Test Back In Cincinnati

Serena, Venus will be on center court Tuesday in Cincinnati.

Posted by Staff @ 12:33 am in Cincinnati | Comments Off on Venus, Sharapova Advance; Serena To Test Back In Cincinnati

July 9th, 2019

Serena, Halep Move Into Wimbledon SFs; Konta Crumbles

Serena Williams is four sets from history.

Posted by Staff @ 6:11 pm in Wimbledon | 3 Comments »

July 8th, 2019

Halep Stops Gauff At Wimbledon, Barty Bounced, Serena Sails; Women’s QFs Tues.

The quarterfinals at Wimbledon are set with Serena the favorite to win again.

Posted by Staff @ 4:13 pm in Wimbledon | Comments Off on Halep Stops Gauff At Wimbledon, Barty Bounced, Serena Sails; Women’s QFs Tues.

July 6th, 2019

Serena Slams Goerges at Wimbledon, Barty Streaks To 15

The final 16 is set at Wimbledon.

Posted by Staff @ 2:53 pm in Wimbledon | Comments Off on Serena Slams Goerges at Wimbledon, Barty Streaks To 15

January 5th, 2019

Sabalenka Resumes Rise, Rallies Past Riske For Shenzhen Title

Aryna Sabalenka won her third title in the last months.

Posted by Staff @ 5:30 pm in Asia | Comments Off on Sabalenka Resumes Rise, Rallies Past Riske For Shenzhen Title

November 9th, 2018

Incredible Turn of Events in U.S. vs. Czech Fed Cup Final Beginning Saturday

“It’s unusual — that never happened before,” captain Petr Pala said on losing his best two players. “But still I think we’re the favorites. I’m still very confident about my team.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 5:17 pm in Fed Cup, Tennis | Comments Off on Incredible Turn of Events in U.S. vs. Czech Fed Cup Final Beginning Saturday

June 30th, 2018

Wimbledon Preview: Serena in Group of Death, Stephens Can Become No. 1

The Group of Death contains two former No. 1s, a No. 2, and last year’s US Open semifinalist and quarterfinalist among other floaters…Tough starts for (5) Svitolina vs. the grasscourt title-winner Maria, (21) Sevastova vs. Giorgi, (32) Radwanska vs. Safarova 2nd rd., and (2) Wozniacki vs. Makarova 2nd rd…(25) Serena’s early path is former world No. 1 junior Arantxa Rus, a qualifier/wildcard, then (5) Svitolina, then (10) Keys.

Posted by Staff @ 10:57 am in Tennis, Wimbledon | 1 Comment »

April 8th, 2018

WTA Previews: Mladenovic Heads Lugano, Maria in Bogota

Tough starts for the struggling (1) Mladenovic vs. last year’s breakout player Siegemund, (9) Van Uytvanck vs. Dodin who she has lost to (winner to face Giorgi), and struggling comeback player (5) Kuznetsova vs. the powerful Barthel…

Posted by Staff @ 1:26 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

January 7th, 2018

Bouchard, Osaka Add Spice to WTA Hobart; Preview

Floaters are almost the favorites between Bouchard, Osaka…Tough starts for (1) Zhang 2nd rd. vs. Bouchard, (8) Siniakova vs. Riske, and (7) Maria vs. Vekic…

Posted by Staff @ 1:47 am in Tennis | Comments Off on Bouchard, Osaka Add Spice to WTA Hobart; Preview

September 11th, 2017

Safarova, Mladenovic Head Post-US Open WTA Fields in Tokyo, Quebec City

No Top 10ers in the post-US Open field…Tough start for (7) Riske vs. American countrywoman Brengle…Wildcards were awarded to Japanese legend Kimiko Date, and seeds Mladenovic and Pliskova…

Posted by Staff @ 9:31 pm in Tennis | 9 Comments »

June 25th, 2017

Preview: Kerber, 8 of Top 10; Djokovic at Combined ATP/WTA Eastbourne

Potential tough starts for (1) Kerber vs. homegirl (WC) Broady, (10) Ostapenko vs. Makarova, (3) Pliskova vs. the Riske/Cornet winner, (8) Radwanska vs. the Goerges/Bellis winner, (11) Muguruza vs. Bouchard, and (6) Wozniacki vs. the Japanese riser Osaka…

Posted by Staff @ 10:02 am in Tennis | Comments Off on Preview: Kerber, 8 of Top 10; Djokovic at Combined ATP/WTA Eastbourne

June 11th, 2017

Cibulkova, Konta Lead WTA Grasscourt Debut Week; Previews

Konta the lone Top 10 representative…Interesting starts for (4) Riske vs. (WC) Watson, and (6) Rogers vs. Vekic (winner to possibly meet (WC) Robson)…

Posted by Staff @ 7:47 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »