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September 8th, 2020

Osaka, Brady Advance To US Open SFs; Serena Leads Moms Wed.

One women’s semifinal is set.

Posted by Staff @ 11:52 pm in US Open | 3 Comments »

September 7th, 2020

Americans Brady, Rogers Oust Lefty Champions; Serena Seeks Revenge On Sakkari

Two American women marched into the US Open quarterfinals.

Posted by Staff @ 12:29 am in US Open | 4 Comments »

September 4th, 2020

Osaka Escapes At US Open; Serena v Sloane Ahead

Serena Willams and Sloane Stephens meet for the first time in over five years Saturday at the US Open.

Posted by Staff @ 11:48 pm in US Open | Comments Off on Osaka Escapes At US Open; Serena v Sloane Ahead

September 2nd, 2020

Osaka Strong, Pliskova Out at US Open; Serena Returns

Naomi Osaka looks like the woman to beat at the US Open.

Posted by Staff @ 11:31 pm in US Open | Comments Off on Osaka Strong, Pliskova Out at US Open; Serena Returns

August 15th, 2020

Brady Stops Coco In Lexington, Will Battle Teichmann For Title

American Jen Brady will try to win her first career WTA title in Lexington.

Posted by Staff @ 8:57 pm in Summer Swing | 1 Comment »

August 14th, 2020

Serena Ousted By Rogers In Lexington; Gauff Survives

Serena Williams couldn’t pull out a third straight 3-set win.

Posted by Staff @ 10:34 pm in WTA | Comments Off on Serena Ousted By Rogers In Lexington; Gauff Survives

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 »

January 30th, 2017

Halep, 3 Top 10ers, Venus Williams in St. Pete; WTA Previews

Three Top 10ers in the field, in addition to Australian Open runner-up and former No. 1 Venus Williams

Posted by Staff @ 12:35 am in Tennis | Comments Off on Halep, 3 Top 10ers, Venus Williams in St. Pete; WTA Previews

January 16th, 2017

Halep Halted, Women’s Upsets Abound on Day 1 at Australian Open

“I think she played a very high standard,” Halep said after the loss. “I had pain at my knee. For me, in the second set, it was difficult to move anymore, but she deserved to win. She was aggressive, and she hit very strong, the balls.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:07 am in Australian Open | 6 Comments »

May 30th, 2016

Crying Shelby Rogers Can’t Be Stopped at French Open; Serena, Venus Monday

“I’m definitely outside of my comfort zone already, and I keep telling myself, you belong here,” Rogers said.

Posted by Staff @ 12:10 am in French Open, Tennis | 4 Comments »

May 27th, 2016

Kvitova, Stephens Make Ugly Exits at French Open; Williams Sisters Saturday

Also with upsets were Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova beating a lack-luster No. 19 Sloane Stephens 6-2, 6-1, and in a battle of former finalists No. 21 Sam Stosur ousting No. 11 Lucie Safarova in a marathon 6-3, 6-7(0), 7-5.

Posted by Staff @ 4:30 pm in French Open, Tennis | 16 Comments »

April 11th, 2015

Preview: Schiavone, 2-time Champ D-Lino at WTA Bogota

Not a lot of stars with Stuttgart looming next week…Tough starts for (8) Falconi vs. Cirstea, and (6) Rogers vs. the Spanish veteran Dominguez Lino…Wildcards went to Maria Paulina Perez Garcia, Maria Herazo Gonzalez, and Yuliana Lizarazo…Caroline Garcia beat Jelena Jankovic in last year’s final…Returning former champs in the field are Dominguez Lino (2011,’06) and Duque Marino (2010).

Posted by Staff @ 11:40 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

August 6th, 2014

Federer Dominates While Bouchard Chokes On Bagel Sandwich; Serena, Djokovic Wednesday

Roger Federer routed young Canadian Peter Polansky.

Posted by Staff @ 12:04 am in Canadian Open | 38 Comments »