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February 2nd, 2021

Kvitova Downs Venus In YVC Thriller; Serena v Pironkova Wed.

Petra Kvitova and Venus Williams played their first straight set head-to-head match.

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September 30th, 2020

Halep, Svitolina Wednesday Winners At French Open; Serena, Azarenka Out

Three big names – Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka and Coco Gauff – all exited the French Open singles on Wednesday.

Posted by Staff @ 9:25 pm in French Open | Comments Off on Halep, Svitolina Wednesday Winners At French Open; Serena, Azarenka Out

September 29th, 2020

Pliskova, Kenin Claim 3-Set Wins At French Open; Serena, Halep in 2R Play Wed.

Second round begins Wednesday at the French Open with Serena Williams, Simona Halep, Victoria Azarenka and Elina Svitolina.

Posted by Staff @ 8:29 pm in French Open | Comments Off on Pliskova, Kenin Claim 3-Set Wins At French Open; Serena, Halep in 2R Play Wed.

September 10th, 2020

Serena Goes 3 Again, Reaches 11th Straight US Open SF, Hot Azarenka Next; Osaka v Brady SF

The women’s semifinals features two moms and three former No. 1s.

Posted by Staff @ 12:30 am in US Open | 3 Comments »

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

Serena Survives Sakkari Challenge, Wins 100th Match On Ashe; US Open QFs Begin

Serena Williams gained revenge on Maria Sakkari.

Posted by Staff @ 11:12 pm in US Open | 1 Comment »

September 5th, 2020

Serena Rallies To Best Sloane At US Open; Kerber Bids To Stop Brady

Serena Williams slapped around Sloane Stephens today at the US Open.

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September 3rd, 2020

Serena, Kenin, Stephens Race Into US Open 3R; Osaka, Kvitova Friday

Serena stays alive at the US Open, but Sloane Stephens is next.

Posted by Staff @ 11:29 pm in US Open | Comments Off on Serena, Kenin, Stephens Race Into US Open 3R; Osaka, Kvitova Friday

May 31st, 2016

Angry Radwanska, Halep Lose, No Men’s Matches Finish at Rain-Shortened French Open

“I’m just so surprised and angry, that we have to play in the rain,” Radwanska said. “It’s not a $10,000 tournament. It’s a Grand Slam. How can you allow players to play in the rain? I cannot play in that conditions.”

Posted by Staff @ 5:42 pm in French Open | 15 Comments »

May 31st, 2016

Tuesday Losers Agnieszka Radwanska, Simona Halep Pissed At French Open For Making Them Play In Rain

Two players were not happy about having to play in the rain. And guess what? They were the ones who lost!

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 5:26 pm in French Open | 1 Comment »

July 19th, 2015

Venus Williams in Turkey; WTA/ATP Previews This Week

Tough starts for (1) Venus in the 2nd rd. vs. the Bastad runner-up Barthel, (4) Cornet vs. Wickmayer, (5) Giorgi vs. Cibulkova, and (2) Svitolina vs. Rybarikova…Veterans Daniela Hantuchova and Francesca Schiavone also floating around…Wildcards went to Turkey’s Cagla Buyukakcay and Ipek Soylu, and the No. 4 seed Cornet…Pulling from the event were Belinda Bencic, Alexandra Dulgheru, Kristina Mladenovic, Monica Niculescu and Flavia Pennetta…Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki beat No. 2 Roberta Vinci in last year’s final…Pavlyuchenkova (2010) is the lone returning former champ in the field.

Posted by Staff @ 10:21 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on Venus Williams in Turkey; WTA/ATP Previews This Week

April 7th, 2014

Isner Headlines Houston; ATP/WTA Previews

Notes: (7) Hewitt likely to meet Querrey 2nd rd., and (8) Karlovic opens against Sock…Wildcards went to Marcos Baghdatis and Americans Steve Johnson and Rhyne Williams…Pulling from the event were Pablo Cuevas, Alejandro Falla, Bradley Klahn, and Janko Tipsarevic…Isner beat Almagro in last year’s final…The Bryan brothers are the top seeds in doubles…Returning champs in the field are Isner (2013), Monaco (2012), Hewitt (2009) and Karlovic (2007).

Posted by Staff @ 1:20 am in Tennis | 1 Comment »

January 11th, 2014

Del Potro, Isner, WTA Qualifiers Collect Titles Entering Oz Open

“I think Bernard was a little frustrated after seeing me very focused on the match and hitting the ball so well,” Del Potro said. “He is still young in some moments of the match…”

Posted by Staff @ 6:54 pm in Tennis | 8 Comments »

June 13th, 2011

Murray Wins Queen’s, Is Wimbledon Next? Venus Wins in Eastbourne

Andy Murray says he’s ready to win Wimbledon; Williams sisters are back.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:49 pm in Queens, Wimbledon | 22 Comments »

August 1st, 2010

Roddick, Jankovic, Wozniacki Star at Washinton, San Diego, Copenhagen

Loaded non-seeded field with former No. 1s Ivanovic and Safina, and former No. 2 Kuznetsova unseeded; first-round match-ups of interest are (6) Bartoli vs. Hantuchova, (7) Peer vs. (WC) Ivanovic, (8) Wickmayer vs. Kuznetsova, and potential second-round match-ups after seeded byes (1) Jankovic vs. Rezai and Stosur vs. Azarenka or Oudin

Posted by Staff @ 3:32 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »