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April 26th, 2019

Osaka Overcomes Vekic In Stuttgart; Kvitova Advances, Azarenka Injury

Like the men in Barcelona, the women’s semifinal in Stuttgart will also be all-Top 15.

Posted by Staff @ 10:21 pm in Stuttgart | Comments Off on Osaka Overcomes Vekic In Stuttgart; Kvitova Advances, Azarenka Injury

April 25th, 2019

Azarenka Topples Defending Champion Pliskova In Stuttgart

Victoria Azarenka is finding her form.

Posted by Staff @ 11:19 pm in Stuttgart | Comments Off on Azarenka Topples Defending Champion Pliskova In Stuttgart

March 22nd, 2019

Venus, Kvitova, Andreescu Among Thursday Miami Winners; Osaka, Serena Friday

Bianca Andreescu kept winning and some American teens picked up their first main draw wins.

Posted by Staff @ 11:31 am in Miami | Comments Off on Venus, Kvitova, Andreescu Among Thursday Miami Winners; Osaka, Serena Friday

March 5th, 2019

Defending Champion Osaka, Serena Lead Loaded Indian Wells Field

Noami Osaka has a tough draw in her first WTA title defense.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:32 am in Indian Wells | Comments Off on Defending Champion Osaka, Serena Lead Loaded Indian Wells Field

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

October 27th, 2018

Stephens To Face Svitolina For WTA Singapore Finals Title

A new WTA Finals champion will be crowned on Sunday in Singapore.

Posted by Staff @ 6:25 pm in WTA Championships | Comments Off on Stephens To Face Svitolina For WTA Singapore Finals Title

October 26th, 2018

Stephens, Bertens Round Out WTA Singapore SFs

The final four at the WTA Finals are set, and none of the Top 4 seeds made it.

Posted by Staff @ 7:59 pm in WTA Championships | Comments Off on Stephens, Bertens Round Out WTA Singapore SFs

October 25th, 2018

Svitolina Wins White Group At WTA Finals, Pliskova Makes SFs; Stephens-Kerber Fri.

Caroline Wozniacki revealed at the WTA Finals in Singapore yesterday that she has been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis.

Posted by Staff @ 8:40 pm in WTA Championships | 1 Comment »

October 23rd, 2018

Svitolina, Wozniacki 3-Set Tuesday Winners At Singapore WTA Finals

Elina Svitolina moved to 2-0 at the WTA Finals in Singapore. The last 3 US Open champions take the court Wednesday.

Posted by Staff @ 10:41 pm in WTA Championships | Comments Off on Svitolina, Wozniacki 3-Set Tuesday Winners At Singapore WTA Finals

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 19th, 2018

Halep Finally Runs Out of Gas as Bertens Claims WTA Cincinnati Title

“It was [a] very physical match, that’s why the end I couldn’t make it anymore,” said Halep. “But she played really well, and she really deserves to win this title, because her level was very high.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:41 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

August 12th, 2018

No Warm Welcome for Serena Williams in WTA Cincinnati Draw: Preview

Tough starts for (4) Kerber vs. Pavlyuchenkova who she is 6-6 career against, the wrist-addled (13) Keys vs. (WC) Mattek-Sands in an all-American, (9) Pliskova vs. Radwanska (winner to meet Konta), (6) Garcia vs. (WC) Azarenka, (8) Kvitova vs. the Serena-Gavrilova winner, (15) Mertens vs. Rybarikova who she has a losing record against, (5) Svitolina vs. (WC) Kuznetsova, and (2) Wozniacki vs. the Bertens-Vandeweghe winner…

Posted by Staff @ 9:28 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on No Warm Welcome for Serena Williams in WTA Cincinnati Draw: Preview

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 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 20th, 2018

Stephens, Barty Headline Pre-French Events at Nurnberg, Strasbourg; WTA Previews

(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…

Posted by Staff @ 4:27 pm in Tennis | 10 Comments »