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August 18th, 2021

Halep, Bencic, Azarenka Winners At Rainy Cincinnati; Osaka v Gauff Wed.

Naomi Osaka and Coco Gauff meet for a third time today in Cincinnati.

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August 15th, 2021

Giorgi Caps Stunning Week In Montreal With Canadian Title Over Pliskova

Camila Giorgi had the best week of her life.

Posted by Staff @ 10:57 pm in Canadian Open | Comments Off on Giorgi Caps Stunning Week In Montreal With Canadian Title Over Pliskova

August 15th, 2021

Pliskova Beats Sabalenka Again, Faces Surprising Giorgi In Canadian Masters Final

Can Karolina Pliskova keep the revival going?

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August 14th, 2021

Sabalenka Slams Azarenka, Will Meet Pliskova In Canadian Masters SF; Gauff Gone

The Wimbledon semifinal rematch is set in Canada.

Posted by Staff @ 8:36 am in Canadian Open | 2 Comments »

August 13th, 2021

Jabeur Ousts Defending Champ Andreescu In Montreal, Pegula Stops Collins; Coco QF Fresh

Coco Gauff has played five games in her last two rounds at the Canadian Open.

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July 27th, 2021

Osaka Ousted From Olympics By Vondrousova; Tokyo Women’s Field Wide Open

The upsets continued at the Tokyo Olympics.

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November 8th, 2020

Mertens, Sabalenka Headlines Final WTA Event Of 2020 In Linz

Linz marks just the fifth women’s tour event since the US Open finished.

Posted by Staff @ 11:45 pm in Fall Season | Comments Off on Mertens, Sabalenka Headlines Final WTA Event Of 2020 In Linz

September 2nd, 2020

Osaka Strong, Pliskova Out at US Open; Serena Returns

Naomi Osaka looks like the woman to beat at the US Open.

Posted by Staff @ 11:31 pm in US Open | Comments Off on Osaka Strong, Pliskova Out at US Open; Serena Returns

August 4th, 2019

Pegula Wins First WTA Title In Washington Over Giorgi

Jessica Pegula is now a WTA champion.

Posted by Staff @ 9:44 pm in Washington | 1 Comment »

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 »

May 16th, 2016

Preview: ATP, WTA Players Look for Mojo Heading Into French Open

Tough starts for (9) Stephens vs. Vekic and (9) Cornet vs. Kudryavtseva…The storm of players pulling from the field included Daria Gavrilova, Camila Giorgi, Yanina Wickmayer and Caroline Wozniacki…

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April 11th, 2016

Stephens Stops Vesnina Run at WTA Charleston; Cibulkova Wins in Poland

“I love red clay, so starting in Madrid, I think I’ll have a lot of fun and just look forward to the French Open,” she says. “Obviously coming into [Charleston], I have a lot of anxiety coming into this tournament because I’ve never done well here. I just thought, you know, I’m just going to go have fun.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:30 am in Tennis | 1 Comment »

April 3rd, 2016

Kerber, Bencic, Venus Lead Charleston; WTA Previews This Week

Two Top 10ers in the field, in addition to two former No. 1s…The Top 8 seeds receive opening-round byes…Potential tough starts for (9) Jankovic vs. Garcia and (3) Venus Williams vs. Riske…Wildcards were awarded to Americans Frances Altick, Louisa Chirico and Shelby Rogers…

Posted by Staff @ 4:12 pm in Tennis | 7 Comments »

January 9th, 2016

Ferrer Leads 2 Top 10ers in Auckland; Top Seed Stephens Pulls from Ugly Hobart

Top-seeded Sloane Stephens withdrew from the event after the draw was made…Now no Top 30 players in the field…Possible tough starts for (4) Niculescu vs. McHale, and (2) Giorgi vs. Diyas, who found herself seeded as numerous events last year…Bouchard in the lower half ready to meet the No. 8 and 2 seeds early…

Posted by Staff @ 6:03 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

October 11th, 2015

Venus Williams, Woz, Pennetta Headline WTA Events This Week in Austria, Hong Kong, China

Top-seeded Garbine Muguruza pulled from the event after winning Beijing, forcing a shuffle of the draw…(2) Kerber will start against the former Slam winner Schiavone…Seeds Kerber, Jankovic and Stosur received wildcards…Also pulling from the event were Victoria Azarenka, Eugenie Bouchard, Zarina Diyas, Sabine Lisicki, Ajla Tomljanovic, and Coco Vandeweghe…No former champs are in the field…In last year’s final Lisicki topped Karolina Pliskova.

Posted by Staff @ 11:56 am in Tennis | 2 Comments »