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August 16th, 2019

Osaka Retires, Keys Downs Venus In Cincinnati QFs, Barty A Win From No. 1

Who’ll win their first Cincinnati women’s title on Sunday?

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August 15th, 2019

Keys Edges Halep In Cincinnati Thriller; Barty, Osaka, Pliskova Battle For No. 1

Three women in Cincinnati are bidding for the No. 1 seed at the US Open.

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July 28th, 2019

Svitolina Seeks First Title Of Year In San Jose; Venus, Anisimona In Field; Vandeweghe Makes Return

Mihaela Buzarnescu and Victoria Azarenka are the lone former champions in San Jose.

Posted by Staff @ 11:32 pm in San Jose | Comments Off on Svitolina Seeks First Title Of Year In San Jose; Venus, Anisimona In Field; Vandeweghe Makes Return

May 18th, 2019

Konta Keeps Winning, Beats Bertens To Reach Rome Final, Pliskova Awaits

A new Rome women’s champion will be crowned on Sunday.

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May 17th, 2019

Pliskova Powers Pasts Azarenka In Rome, Leads Unlikely Group Of Semifinalists

Two unseeded players including a qualifier made the last four in Rome.

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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.

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January 14th, 2019

Sharapova, Kerber, Wozniacki Winners At Australian Open; Williams On Tap Tuesday

The three former champions in the women’s draw all cruised in their Rod Laver openers on Monday in Melbourne.

Posted by Staff @ 8:13 am in Australian Open | 1 Comment »

August 5th, 2018

Buzarnescu Wallops Sakkari for 1st Career Title at WTA San Jose

“I was able to take all the emotions away and keep focused, and try to take it as a normal match, not as a final,” said Buzarnescu who improved to 1-2 in finals this year. “Even after the first set, I thought she could come back, so it was really not easy. After leading 3-0, I thought I could really win the match.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:46 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

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 »

August 4th, 2018

Venus Falls To Sakkari In San Jose, Azarenka Retires; Washington Is Wet

Former No. 1s Venus Williams and Victoria Azarenka both were eliminated Friday in San Jose.

Posted by Staff @ 11:04 am in San Jose, Washington | Comments Off on Venus Falls To Sakkari In San Jose, Azarenka Retires; Washington Is Wet

December 31st, 2017

Unseeded Sharapova Joins Halep, Ostapenko in Shenzhen Title Chase; Preview

Halep is trying to stay atop the WTA rankings this week, and Ostapenko is coming off an exhibition win over Serena Williams…Interesting starts include (5) Wang vs. the upset specialist Riske (winner to meet Sharapova), and (2) Ostapenko vs. the lesser Pliskova, winner to meet the scrappy Giorgi…

Posted by Staff @ 12:52 pm in Tennis | 14 Comments »