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May 7th, 2024

Badosa, Kerber Rome Masters Day 1 Winners; Osaka Returns Wed With Fognini, Shapovalov In Action

The men start play Wednesday at the Rome Masters.

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August 3rd, 2023

Gauff Wins Washington Opener, Svitolina Advances, Keys Breezes Past Brady

The favorites Coco Gauff, Elina Svitolina and Madison Keys all were winners Wednesday in Washington.

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July 3rd, 2023

Kenin Knocks Out Gauff, Venus Falls, Swiatek Rolls At Wimbledon; Rybakina, Sabalenka Tues.

Iga Swiatek had a great start to her Wimbledon, but the Americans stole the show.

Posted by Staff @ 7:46 pm in Wimbledon | Comments Off on Kenin Knocks Out Gauff, Venus Falls, Swiatek Rolls At Wimbledon; Rybakina, Sabalenka Tues.

May 8th, 2023

Sabalenka, Swiatek Rivalry Continues At WTA Rome Masters

Iga Swiatek looks for a Rome three-peat.

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February 26th, 2023

Americans Collins, Stephens Lead New WTA Stop In Austin; Raducanu Withdraws

The first WTA event in Austin since the 70s will take place this week.

Posted by Staff @ 11:47 am in 2023 Season | Comments Off on Americans Collins, Stephens Lead New WTA Stop In Austin; Raducanu Withdraws

February 21st, 2023

Swiatek Cruises Past Fernandez In Dubai, Sabalenka Wins; Rybakina v Gauff Wed.

New city but Iga Swiatek remains dominant. The top 3 seeds all won Tuesday in Dubai.

Posted by Staff @ 6:51 pm in Dubai | Comments Off on Swiatek Cruises Past Fernandez In Dubai, Sabalenka Wins; Rybakina v Gauff Wed.

February 20th, 2023

Rybakina Ousts Andreescu In Dubai Opener; Sabalenka, Gauff, Swiatek v Fernandez Tues.

It’s a huge day Tuesday in Dubai with Iga Swiatek, Coco Gauff and Australian Open champion Aryna Sabalenka.

Posted by Staff @ 6:16 pm in Dubai | Comments Off on Rybakina Ousts Andreescu In Dubai Opener; Sabalenka, Gauff, Swiatek v Fernandez Tues.

August 29th, 2019

Serena Survives McNally Scare, Svitolina Sees Off Venus At US Open

Following a dominant performance over Maria Sharapova in her opener, Serena Williams was thought to have an easy time Wednesday night against 17-year-old Caty McNally. But that’s not how it went. The young McNally, who is from Ohio, hung tough with Serena early, keeping her off balance, attacking and even mixing in some serve-and-volleying with […]

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:10 am in US Open | 3 Comments »

December 31st, 2017

Wozniacki Eyes No. 1 Ranking This Week at WTA Auckland; Preview

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…

Posted by Staff @ 12:25 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

July 29th, 2017

Thiem, 4 ATP Top 10; Halep at Combined Citi Open; ATP/WTA Previews

The top-seeded Thiem could have an interesting start against Pospisil, and the No. 2 Nishikori starts against the winner of the Tim Smyczek-Donald Young all-American encounter…Other interesting openers include (9) Isner vs. the Dudi Sela-Jared Donaldson winner, (14) Johnson vs. the Medvedev-Opelka winner, and (4) Dimitrov vs. the hot-handed Edmund…

Posted by Staff @ 5:54 pm in Tennis | 11 Comments »

June 11th, 2017

Cibulkova, Konta Lead WTA Grasscourt Debut Week; Previews

Konta the lone Top 10 representative…Interesting starts for (4) Riske vs. (WC) Watson, and (6) Rogers vs. Vekic (winner to possibly meet (WC) Robson)…

Posted by Staff @ 7:47 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

April 29th, 2017

Pliskova Headlines Prague, Bacsinszky Defends at Rabat; WTA Previews

Pliskova the lone Top 10 player, but the former No. 1 Wozniacki and the former Slam winner Stosur also among the seeds…Interesting starts for (1) Pliskova vs. the tenacious Giorgi, and (3) Strycova vs. the somewhat-resurgent Goerges…

Posted by Staff @ 7:08 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on Pliskova Headlines Prague, Bacsinszky Defends at Rabat; WTA Previews

April 2nd, 2017

Keys, Miami Open Champ Konta Headline WTA Charleston

Tough starts for (9) Gavrilova vs. Errani, (6) Sam Stosur vs. Jankovic in a battle of former champs, and (16) Siniakova vs. Puig…

Posted by Staff @ 11:50 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

January 7th, 2017

American Lauren Davis Dismantles Konjuh for 1st Career WTA Title

“I’ve been waiting for this moment for quite a few years,” said Davis, who was 0-2 in WTA finals last year. “It’s definitely surreal. I had two finals last year, and it was definitely discouraging and frustrating. But I guess third time’s the charm.”

Posted by Special @ 10:46 am in Tennis | 2 Comments »

September 18th, 2016

First WTA Titles: Oceane Dodin Wins Quebec City, Christina McHale Victorious In Tokyo

McHale won her career-first title at the Japan Women’s Open, coming from a set down to defeat Katerina Siniakova 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, benefiting from a timely rain delay.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 7:27 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »