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French Open Women’s Draw: Previews and Predictions

The draw ceremony for the 2015 French Open took place today in Paris as the top 32 seeds were divided among the 128 player draw. There are no easy draws at a major tournament, and as a result there can be some mouthwatering early round matches to look forward to. So let’s break down the French Open women’s draw, and see who will lift the trophy in two weeks time. First Quarter...
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14 hours ago  |  Discuss

French Open Women's preview: Who will make the quarters?

The road to the Roland Garros on the women’s side proved to be as sporadic as ever. Serena Williams lost her first match of the season at Madrid to Petra Kvitova (who she had previously never lost to). After a stellar season that included three titles thus far, Simona Halep was turned back in the first round of Madrid. And after a mini-skid of back-to-back first round losses...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

French Open at a glance

PARIS (AP) A glance at the French Open, the year's second Grand Slam tennis tournament: Site: Roland Garros. Surface: Red clay. Schedule: Play begins Sunday on all courts at 11 a.m. local time (0900 GMT, 5 a.m. EDT). The 15-day tournament closes with the women's singles final June 7, and men's singles final June 8. Top Players On Court Sunday: No. 2 Roger Federer vs. Alejandro Falla...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

French Open Schedule 2015: TV Listings, Live Stream Info For Each Round

The second grand slam tournament of the 2015 tennis season begins Sunday with the French Open. The famous red clay at Roland Garros often makes for exciting, unpredictable action. One player who has mastered the clay surface is Rafael Nadal. The 28-year-old Spanish star has won five straight French Open men’s singles titles. The last time he failed to reach the final was 2009...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

French Open: Post-Draw Women’s Preview

The women’s singles draw for the 2015 French Open has been announced. What stands out about a bracket that features so many delicious (or perilous, depending on your viewpoint) uncertainties? You can debate which item is the second most important one on your list, but there should be no discussion about the top story to emerge from the women’s draw in Paris: Serena Williams received...
Via Bloguin Best
2 days ago  |  Discuss

French Open: Post-Draw Women’s Preview

The women’s singles draw for the 2015 French Open has been announced. What stands out about a bracket that features so many delicious (or perilous, depending on your viewpoint) uncertainties? You can debate which item is the second most important one on your list, but there should be no discussion about the top story to emerge from the women’s draw in Paris: Serena Williams received...
Via Attacking The Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 FRENCH OPEN: Tournament at a glance

A glance at the French Open, the year's second Grand Slam tennis tournament: Site: Roland Garros in Paris. Surface: Red clay. Schedule: Play begins Sunday on all courts at 11 a.m. local time (5 a.m. EDT). The 15-day tournament closes with the women's singles final June 6, and the men's singles final June 7. 2014 Men's Singles Champion: Rafael Nadal of Spain. 2014 Women's Singles...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

French Open Women’s Preview, Part I: Before The Draw

It is a basic reality of any bracketed tournament: It’s generally best to wait until the draw comes out to make more finite assessments of what’s at stake, who has a profound opportunity to create a lifelong memory, and which performers are uniquely vulnerable. With this in mind, we don’t yet need to delve into the more granular dimensions of Roland Garros 2015. That will come...
Via Bloguin Best
3 days ago  |  Discuss

French Open Women’s Preview, Part I: Before The Draw

It is a basic reality of any bracketed tournament: It’s generally best to wait until the draw comes out to make more finite assessments of what’s at stake, who has a profound opportunity to create a lifelong memory, and which performers are uniquely vulnerable. With this in mind, we don’t yet need to delve into the more granular dimensions of Roland Garros 2015. That will come...
Via Attacking The Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Ball boy takes a nasty fall behind Maria Sharapova

The other day, I posted a video of 84-year-old Frank Lowry taking a hard fall during a trophy presentation. Today, I have another, but this time it was on the tennis court. Maria Sharapova defeated Carla Suarez Navarro to win her third Italian open. But Sharapova’s win wasn’t the only highlight of the day. During a break between sets, a ball boy took a nasty fall behind Sharapova’s...
Via No Guts, No Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Excited to get behind Maria Sharapova, ballboy faceplants...hard

Meanwhile, at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia women's final, a ball boy was so excited to get behind Maria Sharapova...he delivered his face to the Fed Ex display.[h/t Kyle Newport]Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ball boy takes nasty spill behind Maria Sharapova

Embarrassing yourself on television is, well, embarrassing, but it can be pretty darn hilarious for everyone else. Cameras were on tennis star Maria Sharapova during the women’s final of the Italian Open on Sunday when an unsuspecting ball boy came in hot behind her in an attempt to fetch an umbrella. Instead, he tripped over something and hit the ground face-first. Luckily...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rome WTA Review: Cloudy With A Chance Of Everything

In 2012, Maria Sharapova conquered Rome and then Paris. Being able to win the last prominent lead-up tournament to the French Open, and to then claim Roland Garros itself, represented one of the more substantial clay-court achievements in recent women’s tennis history. Sharapova has once again lifted a trophy in Italy’s ancient city, but as the French Open approaches, the same...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rome WTA Review: Cloudy With A Chance Of Everything

In 2012, Maria Sharapova conquered Rome and then Paris. Being able to win the last prominent lead-up tournament to the French Open, and to then claim Roland Garros itself, represented one of the more substantial clay-court achievements in recent women’s tennis history. Sharapova has once again lifted a trophy in Italy’s ancient city, but as the French Open approaches, the same...
Via Bloguin Best
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharapova rallies to beat Suarez Navarro for Rome title

ROME (AP) Maria Sharapova rallied to beat 10th-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 Sunday and win her third Italian Open title. The victory gives Sharapova confidence on clay as she prepares to defend her title at Roland Garros, which starts next weekend. With the temperature soaring above 30 Celsius (about 90 Fahrenheit) at the Foro Italico, Sharapova struggled for long stretches...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Navarro tops No. 2-ranked Halep to reach Italian Open final

ROME -- Tenth-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain fought through her nerves and rallied past No. 2 Simona Halep 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 Saturday to reach the Italian Open final. Aiming for her second career title, Suarez Navarro will face either two-time Rome champion Maria Sharapova or qualifier Daria Gavrilova, who were playing later. Suarez Navarro improved to 4-0 for her career against...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Suarez Navarro beats Halep to reach Italian Open final

ROME (AP) Tenth-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain fought through her nerves and rallied past No. 2 Simona Halep 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 Saturday to reach the Italian Open final. Aiming for her second career title, Suarez Navarro will face either two-time Rome champion Maria Sharapova or qualifier Daria Gavrilova, who were playing later. Suarez Navarro improved to 4-0 for her career against...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Maria Sharapova & Caroline Wozniacki took part in the Emoji challenge ... & it is hypnotic

Caroline Wozniacki took part in the Emoji challenge. (Tip: Scroll this post up and down for movement.) Serena Williams, Simona Halep, Maria Sharapova, Caroline Wozniacki, Ana Ivanovic and Eugenie Bouchard got involved too.[The Terez Owens]Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharapova rolls at Italian Open; Cilic falls in straight sets

ROME -- Maria Sharapova opened her bid for a third Italian Open title with a win over 52nd-ranked Jarmila Gajdosova on Tuesday. The third-seeded Sharapova was leading 6-2, 3-1 when her Australian opponent retired with an apparent injury. Sharapova won back-to-back titles at the Foro Italico in 2011 and 2012. She is coming off a loss to Svetlana Kuznetsova in the Madrid Open semifinals...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharapova advances at Italian Open; Cilic loses

ROME (AP) Maria Sharapova opened her bid for a third Italian Open title with a win over 52nd-ranked Jarmila Gajdosova on Tuesday. The third-seeded Sharapova was leading 6-2, 3-1 when her Australian opponent retired with an apparent injury. Sharapova won back-to-back titles at the Foro Italico in 2011 and 2012. She is coming off a loss to Svetlana Kuznetsova in the Madrid Open semifinals...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharapova knocked out of Madrid Open semis by Kuznetsova

Svetlana Kuznetsova reached the Madrid Open final when she ousted defending champion Maria Sharapova 6-2, 6-4 on Friday. Kuznetsova beat her fellow Russian for the first time in seven years by breaking Sharapova three times, and saving the one break point she faced. Kuznetsova, into her first final in nine months, will meet either Serena Williams or Petra Kvitova in the final. She...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Star-studded women’s semifinal at Madrid Open

I am pretty pleased to announce that half of my quarterfinal picks for the Mutua Madrid Open’s women’s draw were accurate. This is quite the accomplishment, considering the current inconsistent state of the WTA. What’s even more amazing is that three out of four of the top seeds are in the semifinals. Since becoming a Premier Mandatory tournament in 2009, this tournament has...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharapova tops Wozniacki in 3 sets to reach Madrid Open semis

MADRID -- Maria Sharapova reached the Madrid Open semifinals by defeating Caroline Wozniacki 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 on Thursday. The Russian continued the defense of her title by breaking the fifth-seeded Wozniacki's serve five times, completing the win in almost exactly 2 hours. The third-seeded Sharapova is chasing an 11th WTA title on clay, although the surface remains unpopular with the...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharapova beats Wozniacki to reach Madrid Open semis

MADRID (AP) Maria Sharapova reached the Madrid Open semifinals by defeating Caroline Wozniacki 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 on Thursday. The Russian continued the defense of her title by breaking the fifth-seeded Wozniacki's serve five times, completing the win in almost exactly 2 hours. The third-seeded Sharapova is chasing an 11th WTA title on clay, although the surface remains unpopular with...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharapova needs three sets to reach quarterfinals of Madrid Open

MADRID -- Maria Sharapova advanced to the quarterfinals of the Madrid Open by beating Caroline Garcia of France 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 Wednesday. The third-seeded Russian, the defending champion who is making her sixth appearance at the Madrid tournament, broke her opponent's serve five times but was broken three times. Also, fourth-seeded Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic defeated Anastasia...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss
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