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October 3rd, 2020

Former Champs Muguruza, Ostapenko Fall At French Open; 4R Begins Sunday

There will be a new French Open finalist in the women’s draw.

Posted by Staff @ 9:13 pm in French Open | No Comments »

October 1st, 2020

Ostapenko Ousts Pliskova At French Open; Halep v Anismova Fri.

Pliskovas went 0-2 against former French Open champions on Thursday in Paris.

Posted by Staff @ 6:09 pm in French Open | No Comments »

September 30th, 2020

Halep, Svitolina Wednesday Winners At French Open; Serena, Azarenka Out

Three big names – Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka and Coco Gauff – all exited the French Open singles on Wednesday.

Posted by Staff @ 9:25 pm in French Open | No Comments »

September 29th, 2020

Pliskova, Kenin Claim 3-Set Wins At French Open; Serena, Halep in 2R Play Wed.

Second round begins Wednesday at the French Open with Serena Williams, Simona Halep, Victoria Azarenka and Elina Svitolina.

Posted by Staff @ 8:29 pm in French Open | No Comments »

February 26th, 2020

Pliskova Upset, Kvitova Wins In Doha; Muguruza v Barty Thurs.

Just three of the Top 8 seeds made the Doha quarterfinals.

Posted by Staff @ 5:56 pm in Dubai | Comments Off on Pliskova Upset, Kvitova Wins In Doha; Muguruza v Barty Thurs.

February 23rd, 2020

No. 1 Barty, Four Former Champions Featured In Doha; Halep Withdraws

Six of the Top 10 are in Doha.

Posted by Staff @ 5:15 pm in Doha | Comments Off on No. 1 Barty, Four Former Champions Featured In Doha; Halep Withdraws

February 9th, 2020

USA Survives Latvian Upset Bid In Fed Cup, Serena Loses

Team USA avoided a massive upset in Fed Cup Saturday.

Posted by Staff @ 7:49 pm in Fed Cup | Comments Off on USA Survives Latvian Upset Bid In Fed Cup, Serena Loses

October 20th, 2019

Ostapenko Tops Goerges For Luxembourg Win

Jelena Ostapenko is now 9-1 under new coach Marion Bartoli.

Posted by Special @ 8:28 pm in Fall Season | Comments Off on Ostapenko Tops Goerges For Luxembourg Win

October 13th, 2019

Gauff Wins First WTA Title Over Ostapenko

For the trivia books, Coco Gauff’s first career title came at Linz at age 15.

Posted by Staff @ 8:27 pm in Fall Season | 2 Comments »

September 29th, 2019

Andreescu Returns In Loaded Beijing Field

This week in Beijing, Bianca Andreescu will make her first appearance on a tennis court since her incredible US Open title. “Well, I’m feeling pretty confident,” Andreescu said. “I’ve been having some really good practices lately. I had a good training week in Toronto and in Montreal. Now here. “I got here four days ago, […]

Posted by Staff @ 8:34 pm in beijing | Comments Off on Andreescu Returns In Loaded Beijing Field

May 28th, 2019

Nervous Osaka Survives Schmiedlova Upset Bid At French, Halep Successfully Opens Title Defense

The top seeds again struggled on Tuesday as the French Open first round closed up.

Posted by Staff @ 3:37 pm in French Open | 1 Comment »

January 14th, 2019

Sharapova, Kerber, Wozniacki Winners At Australian Open; Williams On Tap Tuesday

The three former champions in the women’s draw all cruised in their Rod Laver openers on Monday in Melbourne.

Posted by Staff @ 8:13 am in Australian Open | 1 Comment »

January 12th, 2019

Preview: Serena Is Back, But So Is Everyone Else At The Australian Open

Last year a mere six players had a crack at leaving Australia with the No. 1 ranking. The 2019 Australian just told 2018 to hold its beer.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 8:39 pm in Australian Open | Comments Off on Preview: Serena Is Back, But So Is Everyone Else At The Australian Open

September 29th, 2018

Halep Leads All-In China Open Women’s Field, Del Potro Heads Men; Preview

Interesting starts for (17) Keys vs. American countrywoman (LL) Pera, the struggling (9) Stephens vs. Pavlyuchenkova, (3) Kerber vs. the unpredictable Mladenovic, (10) Goerges vs. Konta, (7) Pliskova vs. (WC) Stosur, (12) Ostapenko vs. Rybarikova, (14) Muguruza vs. Makarova, and (2) Wozniacki vs. Bencic…

Posted by Staff @ 7:12 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on Halep Leads All-In China Open Women’s Field, Del Potro Heads Men; Preview

August 29th, 2018

Wozniacki Wins in Extreme Heat at US Open; Serena, Venus Up Wednesday

For the first time in US Open history an Extreme Heat Policy was implemented for men’s matches in addition to the women as temperatures neared 100 degrees at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

Posted by Staff @ 8:55 am in Tennis, US Open | 1 Comment »