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August 27th, 2019

Serena Slaps Sharapova Around At US Open; Osaka Begins Title Defense Tuesday

Serena Williams has now won 19 straight over Maria Sharapova.

Posted by Staff @ 12:00 am in US Open | No Comments »

July 4th, 2019

Serena Survives Tussle With Teen at Wimbledon, Kerber Upset; Gauff Gets Center Friday

Defending champion Angelique Kerber collapsed from a set up today at Wimbledon.

Posted by Staff @ 2:17 pm in Wimbledon | Comments Off on Serena Survives Tussle With Teen at Wimbledon, Kerber Upset; Gauff Gets Center Friday

May 16th, 2019

Osaka Wins 2 In Rome, Secures French Top Seed; Konta Upsets Stephens, Venus; Halep, Kvitova Ailing

Players were pushed to the limit Thursday in Rome.

Posted by Staff @ 10:17 pm in Rome | Comments Off on Osaka Wins 2 In Rome, Secures French Top Seed; Konta Upsets Stephens, Venus; Halep, Kvitova Ailing

April 21st, 2019

Kuznetsova The Biggest Star In WTA Istanbul Field

Two-time Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova continues her comeback this week in Istanbul.

Posted by Staff @ 3:41 pm in Istanbul | Comments Off on Kuznetsova The Biggest Star In WTA Istanbul Field

March 10th, 2019

Venus Overcomes Kvitova At Indian Wells; Serena v Muguruza Sunday

The Williams sisters continue to be the story at Indian Wells.

Posted by Staff @ 10:58 am in Indian Wells | Comments Off on Venus Overcomes Kvitova At Indian Wells; Serena v Muguruza Sunday

March 9th, 2019

Serena Toughs Out Azarenka, Stephens Out; Venus v Kvitova Sat At Indian Wells

Serena Williams beat Victoria Azarenka in one of the best matches thus far of 2019.

Posted by Staff @ 10:01 am in Indian Wells | Comments Off on Serena Toughs Out Azarenka, Stephens Out; Venus v Kvitova Sat At Indian Wells

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 5th, 2018

Preview: Serena Drops Out, Insane Men’s Openers at Rogers Cup Tennis

The outrageous number of opening-round seeds vs. floaters match-ups includes (16) Kyrgios vs. (WC) Wawrinka, (11) Schwartzman vs. Edmund, (6) Cilic vs. Coric, (3) Del Potro vs. Nishikori, (14) Fognini vs. Johnson (winner to meet Shapovalov), (5) Dimitrov vs. Verdasco, (10) Goffin vs. Raonic, (4) Anderson vs. Rublev, (7) Thiem vs. the fast-rising Tsitsipas, (9) Djokovic vs. Chung, and (2) Zverev vs. Ferrer…

Posted by Staff @ 11:31 am in Canadian Open, Montreal, Tennis, Toronto | 1 Comment »

May 12th, 2018

Top Seeds Halep, Wozniacki in Deep at Italian Open; Preview

Tough starts went to (1) Halep vs. the Azarenka-Osaka winner, (13) Keys vs. Pavlyuchenkova, (9) Stephens vs. the crafty Strycova, (3) Muguruza vs. the Gavrilova-Bellis winner, (16) Barty vs. Sharapova…

Posted by Staff @ 4:52 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on Top Seeds Halep, Wozniacki in Deep at Italian Open; Preview

May 8th, 2018

Halep, Muguruza Advance While Konta, Svitolina Fall In Madrid; Sharapova, Mladenovic To Rumble

Maria Sharapova gets a shot at revenge on Kiki Mladenovic Wednesday in Madrid.

Posted by Staff @ 9:14 pm in Madrid | Comments Off on Halep, Muguruza Advance While Konta, Svitolina Fall In Madrid; Sharapova, Mladenovic To Rumble

April 22nd, 2018

Defending Champion Americans, Juggernaut Czechs Line Up Fed Cup Final

The Czechs are into their sixth Fed Cup final in the last eight years, winning in 2011-12 and 2014-16.

Posted by Staff @ 12:58 pm in Fed Cup, Tennis | 1 Comment »

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 24th, 2018

Nadal, Stephens Headline Fields at Joint Acapulco; Previews

Potential tough starts for (1) Nadal vs. his free-swinging Spanish countryman F-Lo (winner to possibly meet (WC) Thanasi Kokkinakis), (4) Sock 2nd rd. vs. the Aussie Open semifinalist Chung, (6) Del Potro vs. the elder net-rushing Zverev, (3) Thiem 2nd rd. vs. the Nishikori-Shapovalov winner, and (8) Isner vs. his countryman Harrison…

Posted by Staff @ 10:29 pm in Tennis | 15 Comments »

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 12th, 2018

Mladenovic Heroics Save France; Fed Cup Results

In a tie filled with heroics, Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic came out on top, winning both her singles then the deciding doubles with countrywoman Amandine Hess to see France through to the semifinals.

Posted by Staff @ 10:36 am in Fed Cup, Tennis | 13 Comments »