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July 18th, 2021

Putintseva Overwhelms Kalinina In Budapest For 2nd WTA Title

Yulia Putintseva got back in the win column just in time for the Olympics.

Posted by Staff @ 9:20 pm in Clay Season | No Comments »

May 10th, 2021

Kvitova, Swiatek Day 1 Winners At WTA Rome; Gauff Needs 3

Coco Gauff held off Yulia Putintseva in a tough opening rounder in Rome.

Posted by Staff @ 6:14 pm in Rome | No 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

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

January 23rd, 2020

Former No. 1s Halep, Kerber, Pliskova Sail Into Australian Open 3R; Osaka v Coco Fri.

Osaka v Coco, round 2 is ahead.

Posted by Staff @ 9:00 am in Australian Open | Comments Off on Former No. 1s Halep, Kerber, Pliskova Sail Into Australian Open 3R; Osaka v Coco Fri.

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 »

January 28th, 2018

Bouchard, Stosur, Shuai Headline WTA Taipei Open

Interesting starts for (1) Shuai vs. the streaking Bogdan (winner to possibly meet Bouchard), and (3) Stosur 2nd rd. vs. Lisicki..

Posted by Staff @ 11:12 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on Bouchard, Stosur, Shuai Headline WTA Taipei Open

December 31st, 2017

Wozniacki Eyes No. 1 Ranking This Week at WTA Auckland; Preview

No byes in the draw and some tough starts for the seeds, including (2) Goerges vs. the Olympics winner Puig, (7) Barthel vs. Lepchenko who has won 3 of their 5 career encounters, (3) Strycova vs. the former French Open runner-up Errani, and (8) Vekic vs. the crafty Belgian veteran Flipkens…

Posted by Staff @ 12:25 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

September 11th, 2017

Safarova, Mladenovic Head Post-US Open WTA Fields in Tokyo, Quebec City

No Top 10ers in the post-US Open field…Tough start for (7) Riske vs. American countrywoman Brengle…Wildcards were awarded to Japanese legend Kimiko Date, and seeds Mladenovic and Pliskova…

Posted by Staff @ 9:31 pm in Tennis | 9 Comments »

May 22nd, 2017

Wozniacki Heads Strasbourg Field; Nurnberg; WTA Previews

Last year’s final was all Kiki Berten as the Dutchwoman qualified then won the singles, defeating Colombia’s Mariana Duque-Marino in the final, then won the doubles…

Posted by Staff @ 9:43 am in Tennis | Comments Off on Wozniacki Heads Strasbourg Field; Nurnberg; WTA Previews

April 29th, 2017

Pliskova Headlines Prague, Bacsinszky Defends at Rabat; WTA Previews

Pliskova the lone Top 10 player, but the former No. 1 Wozniacki and the former Slam winner Stosur also among the seeds…Interesting starts for (1) Pliskova vs. the tenacious Giorgi, and (3) Strycova vs. the somewhat-resurgent Goerges…

Posted by Staff @ 7:08 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on Pliskova Headlines Prague, Bacsinszky Defends at Rabat; WTA Previews

April 2nd, 2017

Keys, Miami Open Champ Konta Headline WTA Charleston

Tough starts for (9) Gavrilova vs. Errani, (6) Sam Stosur vs. Jankovic in a battle of former champs, and (16) Siniakova vs. Puig…

Posted by Staff @ 11:50 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

February 19th, 2017

Struggling Kerber, 5 of Top 10 at WTA Dubai; Budapest; Previews

Interesting starts for the struggling (1) Kerber after a bye vs. the Jankovic-Barthel winner, (3) Cibulkova after a bye vs. Makarova, (10) Woz vs. the Russian riser Kasatkina, and (11) Vandeweghe vs. her U.S. Fed Cup teammate Riske…

Posted by Staff @ 11:45 am in Tennis | Comments Off on Struggling Kerber, 5 of Top 10 at WTA Dubai; Budapest; Previews

February 15th, 2017

Muguruza Loses In Doha; Kerber, Wozniacki-Radwanska Wednesday

Garbine Muguruza won one and lost one Wednesday in Doha.

Posted by Staff @ 6:33 pm in Doha | 1 Comment »