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July 1st, 2019

Gauff Stuns Venus At Wimbledon; Osaka Out, Halep Survives Fall; Serena Tues.

Another American star was born Monday at Wimbledon.

Posted by Staff @ 5:37 pm in Wimbledon | 4 Comments »

June 16th, 2019

WTA Top 3 — Osaka, Barty, Pliskova — Lead Way At Birmingham

The No. 1 ranking and Wimbledon top seed could change hands this week in Birmingham.

Posted by Staff @ 11:49 am in Birmingham | Comments Off on WTA Top 3 — Osaka, Barty, Pliskova — Lead Way At Birmingham

June 1st, 2019

Serena, Osaka Slammed Out Of French Open; Stephens v Muguruza Ahead

Two more top seeds tumbled out of the women’s tournament at the French Open.

Posted by Staff @ 4:32 pm in French Open | 5 Comments »

May 30th, 2019

Osaka Wins Thriller Over Azarenka, Serena In Charge At French; Muguruza v Svitolina in 3R

Naomi Osaka hung on again to a big win at the French Open.

Posted by Staff @ 4:15 pm in French Open | Comments Off on Osaka Wins Thriller Over Azarenka, Serena In Charge At French; Muguruza v Svitolina in 3R

May 28th, 2019

Nervous Osaka Survives Schmiedlova Upset Bid At French, Halep Successfully Opens Title Defense

The top seeds again struggled on Tuesday as the French Open first round closed up.

Posted by Staff @ 3:37 pm in French Open | 1 Comment »

May 27th, 2019

Serena Overcomes Slow Start; Wozniacki, Kvitova Out; Halep Opens Title Defense Tues.

The Williams still have never both lost in the first round of a Grand Slam!

Posted by Staff @ 5:14 pm in French Open | 1 Comment »

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.

Posted by Staff @ 9:37 pm in Rome | Comments Off on Pliskova Powers Pasts Azarenka In Rome, Leads Unlikely Group Of Semifinalists

May 17th, 2019

Right Hand Injury Forces No. 1 Naomi Osaka Out Of Rome

Did she sleep on her thumb?

Posted by Staff @ 10:18 am in Rome | Comments Off on Right Hand Injury Forces No. 1 Naomi Osaka Out Of Rome

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

May 9th, 2019

Halep Returns To Madrid SFs; Bertens Gets Revenge On Kvitova

Simona Halep is the favorite for a third Madrid title and a return to No. 1 this weekend.

Posted by Staff @ 11:05 pm in Madrid | 10 Comments »

May 7th, 2019

Osaka, Halep Advance In Madrid, Pliskovas Out

Two more Top 5 women’s seeds are out of the Madrid Open.

Posted by Staff @ 5:31 pm in Madrid | Comments Off on Osaka, Halep Advance In Madrid, Pliskovas Out

May 6th, 2019

Stephens Knocks Azarenka Out Of Madrid; Kvitova, Bertens Advances

After a tough weekend, seeds were a perfect 5-0 Monday in Madrid.

Posted by Staff @ 10:43 pm in Madrid | Comments Off on Stephens Knocks Azarenka Out Of Madrid; Kvitova, Bertens Advances

May 5th, 2019

Osaka, Halep, Stephens Win Madrid Openers; Muguruza, Svitolina Fall

It was a mixed day for seeds Sunday in Madrid.

Posted by Staff @ 4:29 pm in Madrid | Comments Off on Osaka, Halep, Stephens Win Madrid Openers; Muguruza, Svitolina Fall

April 27th, 2019

Kvitova, Kontaveit To Collide In Stuttgart Final; Osaka Withdraws

An ab injury forced Naomi Osaka out of the Stuttgart semifinals.

Posted by Staff @ 6:23 pm in Stuttgart | Comments Off on Kvitova, Kontaveit To Collide In Stuttgart Final; Osaka Withdraws

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