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5 Takeaways: The WTA At Wimbledon

The latest edition of Wimbledon provided plenty of off-court controversies and sideshows, but Attacking The Net wants to keep the focus on the court. What were the most important developments of the past fortnight in suburban London for the members of the WTA Tour? Let’s take a look: * 5 – THE ART OF THE ESCAPE This Wimbledon tournament — both genders — featured a very striking...
Via Bloguin Best
22 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Takeaways: The WTA At Wimbledon

The latest edition of Wimbledon provided plenty of off-court controversies and sideshows, but Attacking The Net wants to keep the focus on the court. What were the most important developments of the past fortnight in suburban London for the members of the WTA Tour? Let’s take a look: * 5 – THE ART OF THE ESCAPE This Wimbledon tournament — both genders — featured a very striking...
Via Attacking The Net
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Kvitova Loses: Affirmations And Transformations Coexist At Wimbledon

Twice in a span of 24 hours at Wimbledon, the same basic drama unfolded… and cut in different directions. On Friday, Serena Williams — one of the two players expected to make the women’s final — found herself at 4-4 in the third set on Centre Court. She lost serve at 4-4 and watched Heather Watson serve for the match, but Serena was able to rescue herself and win, 7-5. She...
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July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Kvitova Loses: Affirmations And Transformations Coexist At Wimbledon

Twice in a span of 24 hours at Wimbledon, the same basic drama unfolded… and cut in different directions. On Friday, Serena Williams — one of the two players expected to make the women’s final — found herself at 4-4 in the third set on Centre Court. She lost serve at 4-4 and watched Heather Watson serve for the match, but Serena was able to rescue herself and win, 7-5. She...
Via Bloguin Best
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Serena rallies from 3-0 third-set hole to survive Wimbledon upset bid

The world's best player met nearly her match at Wimbledon, in the form of the United Kingdom's best player. Serena Williams held on by the tightest of margins Friday in the third round against 59th-ranked Heather Watson, winning a three-set thriller 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 and keeping alive her bid for a fourth straight Grand Slam title. It started as most Serena matches do, with the 20-time...
Via Fox Sports
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Wimbledon Lookahead: 1 win apiece sets up all-Williams match

LONDON (AP) In 2009, Serena and Venus Williams played against each other for the fourth time in a span of eight Wimbledon finals. They haven't met in an all-Williams match at the All England Club since. With one victory apiece Friday, they will set up the latest installment of their historic sibling rivalry at the grass-court tournament, only this time it would be in the fourth...
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

FRENCH OPEN LOOKAHEAD: Nadal wants more consistent forehand

PARIS (AP) Rafael Nadal's uppercut of a lefty forehand, thick with topspin, has flummoxed many opponents through the years and carried him to nine French Open titles in 10 previous appearances. Now he thinks it could be better. ''With my forehand, I'm not as steady and consistent as in the past,'' Nadal said. ''Of course I can still put spin on it, but I'm not smooth enough.'' He...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Begu upset by Siniakova in 1st round of Prague Open

PRAGUE (AP) Unseeded Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic upset sixth-seeded Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania 6-3, 6-3 Monday to advance to the second round of the Prague Open. The 18-year-old Czech will play Polona Herzog of Slovenia, who overcame Heather Watson of Britain 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (5) in a match that took more than three hours. Also fifth-seeded Alize Cornet of France made...
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Family Circle Cup: Vekic upsets Watson in Charleston opening round

  Donna Vekic of Croatia upset Britain's Heather Watson 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 in the opening round of the Family Circle Cup on Monday. The 18-year-old Vekic raced out to a 6-3, 4-2 lead before Watson, the 16th seed, took seven of the next eight games to capture the second set and take a 3-1 lead in the second. Vekic responded by leveling the score at 5-all before breaking Watson at love...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Vekic upsets Watson in Charleston opening round

CHARLESTON, South Carolina (AP) Donna Vekic of Croatia upset Britain's Heather Watson 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 in the opening round of the Family Circle Cup on Monday. The 18-year-old Vekic raced out to a 6-3, 4-2 lead before Watson, the 16th seed, took seven of the next eight games to capture the second set and take a 3-1 lead in the second. Vekic responded by leveling the score at 5-all...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Indian Wells: American wild card Falconi advances to second round

  American wild-card Irina Falconi advanced to the second round of the BNP Paribas Open on Wednesday, beating Croatia's Ajla Tomljanovic 7-6 (6), 6-4. The 24-year-old Falconi, born in Ecuador, was one of seven Americans in action on an overcast opening day in the two-week event at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Louisa Chirico, another wild card ranked 148th in the world, lost to...
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Irina Falconi advances to second round at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) American wild-card Irina Falconi advanced to the second round of the BNP Paribas Open on Wednesday, beating Croatia's Ajla Tomljanovic 7-6 (6), 6-4. The 24-year-old Falconi, born in Ecuador, was one of seven Americans in action on an overcast opening day in the two-week event at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Louisa Chirico, another wild card ranked 148th...
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Hobart International: Watson tops Bengle to win title

  Britain's Heather Watson defeated American Madison Brengle 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday to win the Hobart International title without dropping a set. The players traded service breaks early in the first set with wind gusts impacting the strength of serves. But Watson's powerful baseline play saw her prevail, giving her a second WTA tournament title along with her Japan Open win at Osaka...
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January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Britain's Heather Watson wins Hobart International

HOBART, Australia (AP) Britain's Heather Watson defeated American Madison Brengle 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday to win the Hobart International title without dropping a set. The players traded service breaks early in the first set with wind gusts impacting the strength of serves. But Watson's powerful baseline play saw her prevail, giving her a second WTA tournament title along with her...
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January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Madison Keys reaches quarterfinals in Osaka

OSAKA, Japan (AP) American teenager Madison Keys reached the quarterfinals of the Japan Women's Open with a 6-0, 6-4 victory over Misaki Doi on Wednesday. The second-seeded Keys was broken twice in the second set but still managed to win. The 19-year-old American will next face Luksika Kumkhum of Thailand. Kumkhum beat Eri Hozumi 2-6, 6-4, 6-4. Heather Watson of Britain, the champion...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Madison Keys beats Vickery in Japan Women's Open

OSAKA, Japan (AP) Second-seeded Madison Keys of the United States advanced to the second round of the Japan Women's Open by beating Sachia Vickery 6-3, 6-3 Monday. Keys converted five of nine break points in the first meeting of the two players. Also, third-seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine beat Shelby Rogers of the United States 7-6 (2), 4-6, 6-1 and will next face Japanese wild...
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October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Errani wins opener at inaugural Wuhan Open

WUHAN, China (AP) Italy's Sara Errani reeled off the last six games of the match against Heather Watson of Britain to advance to the second round of the inaugural Wuhan Open with a 7-5, 6-4 victory Monday. After dropping the opening set, Watson came back to take 19 of the first 22 points of the second set to race out to a 4-0 lead. But the 11th-seeded Errani broke Watson's serve...
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Roland Garros sees normalcy after upsets

Today’s action at Roland Garros served as a nice counterpoint to the tumult of the first few days. There were no major upsets, and indeed, most of the top players had already played their second-round matches, leaving today as a day to look at the challengers that they might face in the later rounds. On the women’s side, fourth seed Simona Halep looked strong again in dispatching...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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