May 20th, 2018
(2) Gavrilov starts against American Jennifer Brady and is then looking at the veteran Stosur in the second round, which would be a rematch of last year’s final…
May 5th, 2018
Interesting starts were dealt to Ostapenko vs. Irina-Camelia Begu (winner to face Maria Sharapova), Wozniacki vs. Daria Gavrilova, and Vandeweghe vs. Kristina Mladenovic.
April 8th, 2018
Bertens against Goerges had only nine unforced errors to 31 for the German.
April 1st, 2018
Former champions in the field are Kasatkina (2017), Stephens (2016), Andrea Petkovic (2014), and Stosur (2010).
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February 11th, 2018
Wozniacki looking at Sharapova in her second match…
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January 29th, 2018
Three Top 10ers in the field, including the new world No. 1 and Australian Open champion Wozniacki…The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes…Interesting starts for (8) Kasatkina 2nd rd. vs. the Barthel-Cornet winner, (4) Mladenovic vs. the Sorana Cirstea-Cibulkova winner, (6) Pavlyuchenkova vs. Makarova, (3) Garcia vs. Bacsinszky making her 2018 debut, (7) Vesnina vs. (WC) Kvitova (winner to meet Begu), and (2) Ostapenko vs. the former world No. 2 (WC) Zvonareva vs. Bertens winner…
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January 15th, 2018
Vandeweghe received two code violations during her loss, the first when she refused to restart play at the end of the first set until she was brought bananas.
January 12th, 2018
(5) Venus vs. Bencic the must-watch 1st rd. match in Melbourne…Other tough starts for (31) Makarova vs. Begu, and the injury-hampered (13) Stephens vs. Zhang, who she has previously lost to…
January 7th, 2018
Goerges’ brutal groundstrokes were on point throughout the two sets, cracking 41 winners to 23 unforced errors.
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January 7th, 2018
Four of the Top 10 seeds and a field LOADED with floaters…The Top 2 seeds receive opening-round byes…Interesting openers for (1) Muguruza vs. the veteran Bertens, (7) Goerges vs. Stosur (winner to meet Gavrilova), (3) Ostapenko vs. Makarova, (6) Stephens vs. (Q) Giorgi (winner to meet Kvitova), (4) Konta vs. Radwanska, (8) Sevastova vs. Cibulkova, and (2) Williams vs. the Safarova/Kerber winner…
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January 5th, 2018
Simona Halep and Elina Svitolina bid for the first WTA titles of the season on Saturday.
December 31st, 2017
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…
November 5th, 2017
“I have had a lot of tough losses in Grand Slams this year where I had to get over it, but I still continued to work hard and still continued to believe in my team and my work,” said the 29 year old.
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October 22nd, 2017
“It’s been six years now, and I’ve been working hard for this moment here, and I’m just so happy and so emotional now,” Goerges said on court afterwards. “And at the same time, it means a lot that I can share this moment with Dasha.”
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August 6th, 2017
“Every time when I was coming back, I was really enjoying, and dreaming to win this tournament, and here it is. I’m so happy about that,” Makarova said.
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