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January 15th, 2010

Serena Loses Sydney Final to Dementieva, Spins Loss

“It’s just a little pain and the strapping usually helps the pain go away sometimes,” Serena said.

Posted by Staff @ 10:56 am in Sydney | 7 Comments »

January 7th, 2010

2010 WTA Preview: Will Justine Henin Resume Her Domination?

Sean Randall takes a look at what’s to come on the WTA tour in 2010.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 3:41 pm in 2010 Season, WTA, Year-End No. 1 | 27 Comments »

January 4th, 2010

Roddick, Cilic Start Strong at Australian Open Tune-ups; New Rules

Boy did Brisbane hit the jackpot in players.

Posted by Ben Pronin @ 2:48 pm in 2010 Season, Brisbane, Doha, ITF, Tennis | 20 Comments »

December 30th, 2009

Tennis-X Best of 2009 Funk/Trunk

That’s like the USTA calling up the ITF and telling them that Andy Roddick accepted appearance money and should be suspended. Dumb-ass Belgians!

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

September 29th, 2009

Safina, Venus Lose Opening Round in Tokyo; WTA Circus Continues

One day the WTA appears to have no depth, the next, more than enough depth.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:14 pm in 2009 Season, WTA | 10 Comments »

September 3rd, 2009

U.S. Teen Oudin Pops Dementieva in Giant US Open Upset

“During the match, I had confidence, and, I mean, I was right there with her the entire time,” said the 17-year-old Oudin, who repeatedly received treatment for a wrapped leg injury. “She wasn’t blowing me off the court. She wasn’t hitting winners left and right on me.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:51 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

September 2nd, 2009

Shaky Safina, Sharapova Win at US Open

Lower seed Maria Sharapova was also a winner, featured in the night match due to her new Nike dress and Rafael Nadal headband, beating Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova 6-3, 6-0.

Posted by Staff @ 1:40 am in Tennis | 8 Comments »

August 23rd, 2009

Dementieva Beats Sharapova for WTA Toronto Title

“Elena is a grinder and gets a lot of balls back, so the most important thing against her is execution. I just wasn’t able to do that,” said Sharapova, who had 48 unforced errors. “I wasn’t as fresh as I was in the first round, but it was the final, and you can’t really think about it. It was a really great week for me, though. Playing six matches was great leading up to the US Open. This was really good preparation.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:50 pm in Tennis | 10 Comments »

August 10th, 2009

Serena, Venus Lead Cincinnati Field

The first year of Cincinnati’s new Premier 5 WTA event gets underway today.

Posted by Staff @ 9:07 am in Cincinnati | 6 Comments »

July 2nd, 2009

Wimbledon Notes: NBC Tape-fest, Safina Defends No. 1 Rank

Venus has won five of the last eight against Serena…

Posted by Staff @ 4:31 pm in Tennis | 43 Comments »

July 2nd, 2009

Safina Chokes Again as Williams Sisters Advance to Wimbledon Final

Venus steamrolled the No. 1-ranked Safina 6-1, 6-0, with the Russian exhibiting the throat-clutching tennis she usually saves for Grand Slam finals, where she is 0-3 career. It was the first appearance in a Wimbledon semifinal for Safina.

Posted by Staff @ 1:37 pm in Tennis | 30 Comments »

June 30th, 2009

Venus, Serena Williams Into Wimbledon Semifinals

The Williams sisters are attempting to put at least one sister in the final for an amazing nine of the last 10 years.

Posted by Staff @ 12:37 pm in Tennis | 68 Comments »

June 23rd, 2009

Schnyder, Wozniak Seeds Out at Wimbledon; Day 2 Schedule

Japanese veteran Ai Sugiyama topped No. 24 seed Patty Schnyder 6-4, 6-4, and Italian veteran Francesca Schiavone outlasted No. 23 seed Aleksandra Wozniak 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.

Posted by Staff @ 12:06 am in Tennis | 11 Comments »

May 28th, 2009

Serena Sound, Venus Vacillates at French Open

No. 2-seeded Serena Williams pummeled Spaniard Virginia Ruano Pascual 6-2, 6-0, while No. 3-seeded Venus Williams barely escaped a rain-delayed three-set encounter, beating Czech Lucie Safarova 6-7(5), 6-2, 7-5.

Posted by Staff @ 9:11 pm in French Open, Tennis | 12 Comments »

May 23rd, 2009

Nadal Out for Fifth French Open, Can he be Stopped?

Sean Randall breaks down the men’s French Open draw.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:55 pm in 2009 Season, French Open | 64 Comments »