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September 2nd, 2019

Osaka Ousted By Bencic At US Open; Serena Closing In On 24

Naomi Osaka’s streak at hardcourt Slams is over.

Posted by Staff @ 11:38 pm in US Open | 10 Comments »

August 6th, 2019

Barty, Venus Fall In Toronto, Andreescu Overcomes Bouchard; Halep To Open Title Defense

Venus Williams, Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys have all lost their last 3 matches.

Posted by Staff @ 11:48 pm in Canadian Open, Toronto | No Comments »

June 16th, 2019

Garcia Tops Vekic For Nottingham Crown

Caroline Garcia improves to 7-3 in WTA finals after winning her second career grass title.

Posted by Staff @ 8:05 pm in Grass season | 2 Comments »

June 16th, 2019

WTA Top 3 — Osaka, Barty, Pliskova — Lead Way At Birmingham

The No. 1 ranking and Wimbledon top seed could change hands this week in Birmingham.

Posted by Staff @ 11:49 am in Birmingham | Comments Off on WTA Top 3 — Osaka, Barty, Pliskova — Lead Way At Birmingham

May 31st, 2019

Pliskova Upset By Martic At French Open; Serena, Halep, Osaka Saturday

A fourth member of the WTA’s Top 6 is out of the French Open.

Posted by Staff @ 5:04 pm in French Open | Comments Off on Pliskova Upset By Martic At French Open; Serena, Halep, Osaka Saturday

May 7th, 2019

Osaka, Halep Advance In Madrid, Pliskovas Out

Two more Top 5 women’s seeds are out of the Madrid Open.

Posted by Staff @ 5:31 pm in Madrid | Comments Off on Osaka, Halep Advance In Madrid, Pliskovas Out

February 4th, 2019

Bertens Beats Vekic For St. Petersburg Title

Kiki Bertens won her 8th career title.

Posted by Staff @ 2:22 pm in WTA | Comments Off on Bertens Beats Vekic For St. Petersburg Title

August 5th, 2018

Fit Kuznetsova Wins 1st Title in 2 Years at WTA Washington

“I just have next week off, I’m really happy about it, I’d like to take a couple days off,” Kuznetsova said. “Then I got a wildcard to Cincinnati, so I’m really happy and thankful for that. I’m just looking forward to playing there.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:20 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on Fit Kuznetsova Wins 1st Title in 2 Years at WTA Washington

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

December 31st, 2017

Wozniacki Eyes No. 1 Ranking This Week at WTA Auckland; Preview

No byes in the draw and some tough starts for the seeds, including (2) Goerges vs. the Olympics winner Puig, (7) Barthel vs. Lepchenko who has won 3 of their 5 career encounters, (3) Strycova vs. the former French Open runner-up Errani, and (8) Vekic vs. the crafty Belgian veteran Flipkens…

Posted by Staff @ 12:25 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

August 9th, 2017

Wozniacki, Sivtolina Tuesday Winners In Toronto; Bouchard Bounced By Vekic

The Top 4 women in the world headline play Wednesday in Toronto.

Posted by Staff @ 12:31 am in Canadian Open | 1 Comment »

June 18th, 2017

Konta Not Klutch, Can’t End Brit Grass Drought as Vekic Wins Nottingham

It was the first WTA title in three years for the unseeded Croat Konta, who four years ago won her first title in Kuala Lumpur as a 16 year old.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 2:20 pm in Tennis | 4 Comments »

August 16th, 2016

Qualifier Vekic Upsets Ivanovic; Muguruza v Vandeweghe Tuesday In Cincinnati

Jelena Ostapenko won a wild one Monday in Cincinnati.

Posted by Staff @ 12:07 am in Cincinnati | Comments Off on Qualifier Vekic Upsets Ivanovic; Muguruza v Vandeweghe Tuesday In Cincinnati

July 31st, 2016

WTA Events During Olympics in Brazil, China Defy Description…But Here They Are

No. 94 Pereira gets seeded, and it must be strange for the Brazilian to be playing a WTA event in Brazil as her country at the same time hosts the Olympic tennis…

Posted by Staff @ 12:23 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on WTA Events During Olympics in Brazil, China Defy Description…But Here They Are

August 19th, 2015

Stan Wawrinka: No Nick Kyrgios Didn’t Apologize, I Prefer Not To Talk About Him [Video]

Stan Wawrinka sounds like someone who wants to beat the heck out of Nick Kyrgios.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 4:52 pm in Cincinnati, Videos | 12 Comments »