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August 24th, 2019

Serena Draws Sharapova At US Open; Barty Back To No. 1?

It’s a crazy women’s draw at the US Open.

Posted by Staff @ 9:40 pm in US Open | 6 Comments »

August 18th, 2019

Keys Comes Back On Kuznetsova To Win Cincinnati

Madison Keys won her first hard court title in over two years.

Posted by Staff @ 10:35 pm in Cincinnati | 3 Comments »

August 17th, 2019

Kuznetsova Ends Barty’s No. 1 Hopes In Cincinnati, Faces Keys In Final

Svetlana Kuznetsova will seek her 19th career title Sunday in Cincinnati against Madison Keys.

Posted by Staff @ 11:51 pm in Cincinnati | No Comments »

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?

Posted by Staff @ 9:47 pm in Cincinnati | No Comments »

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.

Posted by Staff @ 11:19 pm in Cincinnati | Comments Off on Keys Edges Halep In Cincinnati Thriller; Barty, Osaka, Pliskova Battle For No. 1

August 8th, 2019

Serena, Osaka Advance To Friday Showdown In Toronto; Andreescu To Face Pliskova

Serena and Osaka meet again Friday night in Toronto.

Posted by Staff @ 11:51 pm in Canadian Open, Toronto | 3 Comments »

August 6th, 2019

Kontaveit Outslugs Sharapova; Wozniacki, Bencic Early Toronto Winners; Andreescu-Bouchard On Deck

Former champion Caroline Wozniacki cruised Monday at the Toronto Masters dismissing the dangerous Yulia Putintseva 6-4, 6-2. Wozniacki, who won in Montreal back in 2010, was down 4-2 early before rolling of 10 of the last 12 games. “I think I just started getting a hold of her serves better,” Wozniacki said. “And then I […]

Posted by Staff @ 1:20 am in Canadian Open, Toronto | Comments Off on Kontaveit Outslugs Sharapova; Wozniacki, Bencic Early Toronto Winners; Andreescu-Bouchard On Deck

May 26th, 2019

Kerber, Venus Ousted On Opening Day At French Open; Serena Set To Return

The men’s tour isn’t the only one with breakout young stars.

Posted by Staff @ 5:05 pm in French Open | 1 Comment »

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 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

August 5th, 2018

Fit Kuznetsova Wins 1st Title in 2 Years at WTA Washington

“I just have next week off, I’m really happy about it, I’d like to take a couple days off,” Kuznetsova said. “Then I got a wildcard to Cincinnati, so I’m really happy and thankful for that. I’m just looking forward to playing there.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:20 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on Fit Kuznetsova Wins 1st Title in 2 Years at WTA Washington

June 30th, 2018

Wimbledon Preview: Serena in Group of Death, Stephens Can Become No. 1

The Group of Death contains two former No. 1s, a No. 2, and last year’s US Open semifinalist and quarterfinalist among other floaters…Tough starts for (5) Svitolina vs. the grasscourt title-winner Maria, (21) Sevastova vs. Giorgi, (32) Radwanska vs. Safarova 2nd rd., and (2) Wozniacki vs. Makarova 2nd rd…(25) Serena’s early path is former world No. 1 junior Arantxa Rus, a qualifier/wildcard, then (5) Svitolina, then (10) Keys.

Posted by Staff @ 10:57 am in Tennis, Wimbledon | 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

April 21st, 2018

Wozniacki, Kuzy, Aggie Lead Favorites at WTA Istanbul; Preview

Interesting starts for (1) Woz 2nd rd. vs. the Errani/Flipkens winner, the struggling (3) Radwanska vs. the riser Vekic, and the back-from-injury (2) Kuznetsova vs. Wang who she has struggled against in past encounters…

Posted by Staff @ 1:48 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »