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August 4th, 2018

Venus Falls To Sakkari In San Jose, Azarenka Retires; Washington Is Wet

Former No. 1s Venus Williams and Victoria Azarenka both were eliminated Friday in San Jose.

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August 3rd, 2018

Venus Wins In San Jose, Joins Konta, Azarenka In QF Play Today

38-year-old Venus Williams leads the way in San Jose.

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July 27th, 2018

Both Williams Sisters, Muguruza v Azarenka 1st Rd. at WTA San Jose

Interesting starts for (1) Muguruza vs. the former No. 1 Azarenka, (8) Babos vs. Mladenovic, and (6) S.Williams vs. Konta…

Posted by Staff @ 11:09 pm in Tennis | 8 Comments »

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 »

June 23rd, 2018

Wozniacki, Murray Fan Favorites at ATP/WTA Eastbourne

Murray and Wawrinka square off first round, winner to meet (2) Edmund…Other openers of interest are (8) Fuchsovics vs. the grass-ready Brit (WC) Norrie, the rookie (4) Ceccinato vs. the veteran Seppi, (5) Mayer vs. Simon (winner to meet Muller), and (7) Johnson vs. Medvedev (winner to face M.Zverev)…

Posted by Staff @ 10:17 pm in Tennis | 47 Comments »

June 17th, 2018

Former Wimbledon champions Muguruza, Kvitova Headline WTA Birmingham on Grass

Four of the WTA Top 10 along with Vandeweghe and last week’s grasscourt title winner Barty make Birmingham a tough title to raise…

Posted by Staff @ 5:11 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on Former Wimbledon champions Muguruza, Kvitova Headline WTA Birmingham on Grass

June 11th, 2018

Vandeweghe, Mannarino Lead Fields at Co-ed Libema Open on Grass; Previews

(8) Sabalenka starts against last year’s teenage Wimbledon quarterfinalist Vondrousova, and (3) Bertens against last year’s runner-up Vikhlyantseva…

Posted by Staff @ 12:37 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

May 6th, 2018

Mertens Continues Climb, Breakout Year Claiming 3rd 2018 Title at WTA Rabat

“You get confidence from winning this many matches, but you have to take things match by match,” said Mertens after winning her 12th match in a row.

Posted by Staff @ 11:53 am in Tennis | 1 Comment »

April 28th, 2018

Mertens, Cibulkova Headline WTA Rabat; Preview

Tough starts for (1) Mertens vs. Siegemund 2nd rd., (6) Diyas vs. the French Open finalist Errani, and (3) Martic vs. the crafty Flipkens…

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April 15th, 2018

Ironwoman Mertens Wins 5 Matches in 2 Days for WTA Lugano Crowns

The 22-year-old Belgian won back-to-back three-set singles matches and a doubles on Saturday due to a rainy week backing up matches.

Posted by Staff @ 4:52 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on Ironwoman Mertens Wins 5 Matches in 2 Days for WTA Lugano Crowns

April 8th, 2018

WTA Previews: Mladenovic Heads Lugano, Maria in Bogota

Tough starts for the struggling (1) Mladenovic vs. last year’s breakout player Siegemund, (9) Van Uytvanck vs. Dodin who she has lost to (winner to face Giorgi), and struggling comeback player (5) Kuznetsova vs. the powerful Barthel…

Posted by Staff @ 1:26 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

February 18th, 2018

Svitolina, 6 of Top 10, Loaded Floaters Field at WTA Dubai

The field loaded with floaters includes tough starts for (8) Mladenovic vs. (WC) Osaka, then the winner of Kvitova-Kontaveit; (7) Konta vs. the veteran Pavlyuchenkova then the winner of Radwanska-Kasatkina; (5) Garcia vs. Safarova; and (2) Muguruza vs. the Mertens-(WC) Bellis winner…

Posted by Staff @ 12:03 am in Tennis | Comments Off on Svitolina, 6 of Top 10, Loaded Floaters Field at WTA Dubai

February 11th, 2018

Wozniacki v Sharapova Early at WTA Qatar Total Open; Preview

Wozniacki looking at Sharapova in her second match…

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January 25th, 2018

Halep, Wozniacki for 1st Grand Slam Title at Australian Open and No. 1 Ranking

“I’m sorry,” Wozniacki said. “When I started on tour my dad had dark hair, now it’s all grey.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:50 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 20 Comments »

January 24th, 2018

Kerber v Halep, Woznaicki v Mertens On SF Thursday At Austalian Open; Cilic-Edmund At Night

The semifinals get underway Thursday at the Australian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 11:32 am in Australian Open | 52 Comments »