May 6th, 2017
“It’s a very difficult [opening] match,” Konta said of Siegemund. “I’m playing someone, Laura, who’s coming off a great result in Stuttgart. She beat a lot of great players so I know she’s playing well on this surface. I’m looking forward to the challenge, to play someone who’s playing well on this surface and improve my game as well.”
April 29th, 2017
Pliskova the lone Top 10 player, but the former No. 1 Wozniacki and the former Slam winner Stosur also among the seeds…Interesting starts for (1) Pliskova vs. the tenacious Giorgi, and (3) Strycova vs. the somewhat-resurgent Goerges…
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February 19th, 2017
Interesting starts for the struggling (1) Kerber after a bye vs. the Jankovic-Barthel winner, (3) Cibulkova after a bye vs. Makarova, (10) Woz vs. the Russian riser Kasatkina, and (11) Vandeweghe vs. her U.S. Fed Cup teammate Riske…
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February 11th, 2017
The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes, with challenging starts for (1) Kerber vs. the Begu-Kasatkina winner, (4) Radwanska after a bye vs. the former No. 1 Wozniacki, (8) Strycova vs. the former Slam champ Stosur 2nd rd., (3) Cibulkova after a bye vs. Pavlyuchenkova, and (2) Pliskova after a bye looking at an opener against the French riser Garcia (then the No. 5 seed Muguruza next round)…
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January 23rd, 2017
“She’s hard to read, she’s scrappy, gets a lot of balls back,” Serena said. “She definitely plays a different game than the other three players I played before. It gave me a different look — it was interesting.”
January 21st, 2017
“What can I say?” an exhilarated Gavrilova said in a brief on-court interview after the match. “I’m just exhausted and very happy.”
October 15th, 2016
No Maria Sharapova in Russia as the former No. 1 remains sidelined for doping until April 2017, but Russian fans still get defending champion and former world No. 2 Svetlana Kuznetsova, and on the men’s side Roberto Bautusta-Agut who upset world No. 1 Novak Djokovic today in the semifinals at Shanghai.
August 21st, 2016
This tournament has turned into a complete mess with the seeding in chaos as Svetlana Kuznetova withdrew citing a shoulder injury, Johanna Konta pulled with a back injury, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova withdrew citing a back injury, then today (Sunday) Madison Keys injured her neck practicing and withdrew…
August 8th, 2016
The Williams sisters suffered their first defeat in the Olympics today.
June 19th, 2016
Last year’s Wimbledon quarterfinalist kept the level high throughout the match, knocking 27 winners to only 16 unforced errors, and winning 13 of 18 at the net.
June 17th, 2016
Madison Keys in just one match win from breaking into the Top 10.
May 27th, 2016
Both girls did the split during this point!
April 23rd, 2016
Guess the tournament couldn’t meet Petra Kvitova’s price point?…No Top 10 players in the field, but multiple Grand Slam title winners and finalists among the seeds…Tough start for (8) Wickmayer vs. Giorgi…
February 21st, 2016
It was only the second tournament of 2016 for Kyrgios who has been battling an elbow injury. Cilic fell to 14-10 in career finals.
February 20th, 2016
Rafael Nadal had an easy day in Rome.