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September 2nd, 2020

Serena Wins, Venus Falls At US Open; Clijsters Comeback Cut Short

It was a mixed day for the legends at the US Open on Tuesday.

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August 6th, 2020

Former Champions Murray, Clijsters Awarded US Open Wildcards

Andy Murray and Kim Clijsters were the only non-Americans to get US Open wildcards.

Posted by Staff @ 8:17 pm in US Open | 1 Comment »

March 1st, 2020

Clijsters Continues Return In Monterrey; Azarenka Makes 2020 Debut

It’s a new week for the Monterrey event.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:55 pm in Monterrey | 7 Comments »

February 27th, 2020

Kim Clijsters Takes Wildcard Into Indian Wells

Two-time champion Kim Clijsters returns to Indian Wells for the first time since 2011.

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February 17th, 2020

Muguruza Stops Clijsters’ Comeback In Dubai

Kim Clijsters looked good in her first pro match in over seven years.

Posted by Staff @ 10:52 pm in Dubai | 5 Comments »

February 15th, 2020

Kim Clijsters Makes Return To Tennis In Dubai; 6 Of Top 10 Entered

This upcoming week, Kim Clijsters will play her first pro match since the 2012 US Open.

Posted by Staff @ 11:20 am in Dubai | Comments Off on Kim Clijsters Makes Return To Tennis In Dubai; 6 Of Top 10 Entered

October 27th, 2012

Roger Federer Is The Most Liked Athlete In Australia; Serena Fifth Most Disliked

Roger Federer ranks No. 1 among all athletes in Australia.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:06 am in 2012 Season | 25 Comments »

September 2nd, 2012

Djokovic Tries To Keep Pace With Federer At US Open; Roddick Resumes Final Event

Novak Djokovic tries to keep pace with Roger Federer Sunday at the US Open.

Posted by Staff @ 10:03 am in US Open | 185 Comments »

August 30th, 2012

Players Give Thoughts On Kim Clijsters’ Retirement From Tennis

Her fellow players wished Kim Clijsters well as the Belgian player her final singles match today at the US Open.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:13 am in US Open | 30 Comments »

August 27th, 2012

Federer Forever (Beating) Young; Williams Sisters Tues. at US Open

Sharapova is coming off a few weeks missing play due to a stomach virus, with the pain leading her to take a pregnancy test, which came out negative. Azarenka in a late match rolled over Russian Alexandra Panova 6-1, 6-0.

Posted by Staff @ 11:50 pm in US Open | 119 Comments »

August 11th, 2012

Thanks To Tsonga Fire Hydrants Are Now Injuring Tennis Players! Plus Other Bizarre Tennis Injuries

Some of the weirder injuries suffered by tennis players.

Posted by Staff @ 12:14 pm in Injuries | 11 Comments »

July 2nd, 2012

Federer Hurt? Sharapova, Clijsters Out, Wimbledon Craziness Continues

“That’s my game, to serve well and be aggressive,” said Lisicki, who closed out match point on a second-serve ace. “That’s what I did. I think it worked well. As soon as I got the break in the second set, I knew, ‘I’m going to take it home.'”

Posted by Staff @ 10:52 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 277 Comments »

June 30th, 2012

Serena Scare, Golden Set on Saturday at Wimbledon

“I definitely had to dig pretty deep,” Williams said. “She was playing really well, and I had to go out there and do what I could. I hit so many errors off the returns. I was just off. Usually I’m returning really, really well. And I think she played an unbelievable match today. But I think I can play better.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:48 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 5 Comments »

June 29th, 2012

Sharapova Wins, Lines Up Lisicki; Clijsters Strong at Wimbledon

“I faced her many times in the juniors,” said Sharapova, who was broken twice in the second set. “She used to be a nightmare for me because she used to slice and drop shot on clay. We used to have real battles, and we haven’t played since then. I knew her game really well and she didn’t have time to do all of that today on grass. If I’m hitting a hard-paced shot I don’t think she has time to create, which is something she likes to do. That’s her game, lots of slices and drop shots, get people kind of crazy.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:10 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 12 Comments »

June 25th, 2012

Wimbledon Upset Redux: Isner, Jankovic Toppled on Day 1; Tuesday Preview

In other upsets on the women’s side, American Jamie Hampton powered past No. 27 Daniela Hantuchova 6-4, 7-6(1), and France’s Stephanie Foretz Gacon outlasted No. 29 Monica Niculescu 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.

Posted by Staff @ 9:46 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 41 Comments »