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March 12th, 2022

Gauff, Raducanu Indian Wells Winners While Pliskova, Muguruza, Svitolina Upset

Iga Swiatek and Emma Raducanu are the two highest seeds left in the top half.

Posted by Staff @ 10:55 am in Indian Wells | No Comments »

January 20th, 2022

Upsets Hit Women’s Draw At Australian Open As Muguruza, Kontaveit, Raducanu Lose

Seeds were dropped Thursday in Melbourne.

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April 29th, 2021

Svitolina Sacked By Teichmann In Madrid Masters Opener; Pliskova v Gauff Fri.

After one day, the Madrid Open has already lost a Top 5 seed and a home favorite.

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April 10th, 2021

Barty, Gauff, Stephens All Lose In Charleston QFs

None of the 10 Top 25 players made the Charleston semifinals.

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February 9th, 2021

Barty Bakes Bagels At Australian Open; Serena, Halep, Osaka Wednesday

Ash Barty’s bagel bakery is already open.

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September 27th, 2020

Gauff Sends Konta Home, Halep, Azarenka Advance; Serena Headlines French Open Monday

Simona Halep made her 29th birthday a special one at the French Open.

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September 18th, 2016

Muguruza, 5 of Top 10 at Loaded Tokyo; WTA Previews

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…

Posted by Staff @ 6:40 pm in Tennis | 7 Comments »

July 10th, 2016

Halep Headlines Bucharest; Schnyder Returns at Gstaad!

Halep the lone Top 10 or Top 20 participant…(2) Errani looking at a 2nd rd. meeting with the former French Open champ Schiavone…

Posted by Staff @ 6:38 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »

April 25th, 2016

WTA First as Unheralded Buyukakcay Wins Istanbul Title

“This is a tournament I’ve been playing since 2005, when I was 15, and I saw the best players at this tournament when I was young,” she said. “So I dreamed of winning the title since then — it’s very special for me.”

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April 17th, 2016

Radwanska Leads 6 of Top 10 Women at Stuttgart; Istanbul; WTA Previews

Lots of floaters in the draw and tough opening-round match-ups including (1) Radwanska vs. Petkovic, (8) Safarova vs. Pliskova in an all-Czech, (6) Vinci vs. Makarova, (3) Muguruza vs. Lisicki, and (2) Kerber vs. the riser Beck in an all-German…

Posted by Staff @ 11:57 am in Istanbul, Stuttgart, Tennis | Comments Off on Radwanska Leads 6 of Top 10 Women at Stuttgart; Istanbul; WTA Previews

February 27th, 2016

Italians Vinci, Errani Head WTA Events in Malaysia, Mexico This Week

(1) Errani looking at the hot-handed Cibulkova 2nd rd., and Wozniacki can seemingly lose to anyone at any time, with a ranking that has plunged to No. 22…Wildcards went to Mexico’s Victoria Rodriguez and Marcela Zacarias, and former French Open champ Francesca Schiavone…

Posted by Staff @ 11:45 pm in Kuala Lumpur, Monterrey, Tennis | 2 Comments »

February 14th, 2016

Rafa Goes to Rio; Women’s Field Horrendous: Previews

Men’s Notes: Three Top 10 players in the field…What are Americans Isner and Sock doing here?…Not a lot of floating talent in the field…(1) Nadal looking at a second round meeting with Almagro, and (8) Bellucci starts against former finalist The Dog…

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