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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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5 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...
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6 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 Bloguin Best
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Madrid WTA Review: Opposite Days, Exceptionalism, and Azarenka

The 2015 Mutua Madrid Open — like the ones before it — is a point of intrigue and fascination, because this tournament has an inconsistent relationship with Roland Garros, the crown jewel of the clay-court season each year. On one hand, Madrid’s higher elevation lends itself to a more aggressive style, one in which quality ballstrikers can do some damage. With the sole exception...
Via Attacking The Net
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Madrid WTA Review: Opposite Days, Exceptionalism, and Azarenka

The 2015 Mutua Madrid Open — like the ones before it — is a point of intrigue and fascination, because this tournament has an inconsistent relationship with Roland Garros, the crown jewel of the clay-court season each year. On one hand, Madrid’s higher elevation lends itself to a more aggressive style, one in which quality ballstrikers can do some damage. With the sole exception...
Via Bloguin Best
18 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...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena beats Azarenka to reach Madrid quarters, Nadal wins

MADRID (AP) Victoria Azarenka squandered triple match point, double-faulting on the last one, and Serena Williams rallied to reach the Madrid Open quarterfinals with a 7-6 (5), 3-6, 7-6 (1) win on Wednesday. Trying to serve out the match at 6-5 in the deciding set, Azarenka double-faulted on the final three points to gift Williams the game. Williams then dominated the tiebreaker...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview of tough Madrid Open women’s draw

Serena Williams hasn’t lost a match this season. Five of the top 10 players – Maria Sharapova, Petra Kvitova, Eugenie Bouchard, Ana Ivanovic and Angie Radwanska – suffered first round losses in their last tournament. No. 12 Angelique Kerber beat three top 10 players (including former No. 1 Sharapova) en route to her second back-to-back title of 2015. Victoria Azarenka, former...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Belarus defeats Japan 3-2 to advance at Fed Cup

TOKYO (AP) Victoria Azarenka and Olga Govortsova won their doubles match on Sunday as Belarus defeated Japan 3-2 in the Fed Cup World Group II playoff. Azarenka and Govortsova beat Shuko Aoyama and Ayumi Morita 6-3, 6-4 in the decisive fifth tie at Ariake Coliseum. Azarenka defeated Kurumi Nara 6-3, 6-3 in the first reverse singles to give Belarus a 2-1 lead but Japan pulled even...
Via AP on Fox
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Victoria Azarenka advances to second round of Miami Open

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) Two-time Miami Open champion Victoria Azarenka easily advanced to the second round Wednesday, beating Silvia Soler-Espinosa of Spain 6-1, 6-3. The 36th-ranked Azarenka, the 2009 and 2011 winner from Belarus, is playing in Miami for the first time since 2012. She missed the 2013 tournament with a right ankle injury and sat out last year with a left foot injury...
Via AP on Fox
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Maria Sharapova advances on 6th match point vs. Victoria Azarenka

  Maria Sharapova defeated Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 6-3 on her sixth match point in a third-round pairing of former No. 1-ranked players at the BNP Paribas Open on Monday. Sharapova hit 23 winners, one more than Azarenka, and had 10 fewer unforced errors than Azarenka's 37 to even their all-time series at seven wins apiece. Azarenka fought off four match points on her serve in the...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Safarova beats Azarenka in Qatar, wins first tourney since 2013

DOHA, Qatar -- Lucie Safarova beat Victoria Azarenka in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3 to clinch the Qatar Open on Saturday. It was her sixth career title and first since Qubec City in 2013. ''It's an amazing feeling. I'm so happy to win the title. It's been a long time. I'm happy at the way season has progressed,'' said Safarova. The Czech snapped wild card Azarenka's 14-match winning...
Via AP on Fox
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Safarova beats Azarenka to win the Qatar Open

DOHA, Qatar (AP) Lucie Safarova beat Victoria Azarenka in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3 to clinch the Qatar Open on Saturday. It was her sixth career title and first since Qubec City in 2013. ''It's an amazing feeling. I'm so happy to win the title. It's been a long time. I'm happy at the way season has progressed,'' said Safarova. The Czech snapped wild card Azarenka's 14-match winning...
Via AP on Fox
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Qatar Open: Azarenka beats Venus to face Safarova in final

DOHA, Qatar -- Victoria Azarenka reached the final of the Qatar Open on Friday after recovering from one set down to beat Venus Williams. The two-time champion Azarenka, beat Williams 2-6, 6-2, 6-4. "Venus was kicking my butt left and right and I didn't know what to do. In the second set I took control," said Azarenka, , who fired 36 winners in the two hour, eighteen minute battle...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Azarenka to face Safarova in Qatar Open final

DOHA, Qatar (AP) Victoria Azarenka reached the final of the Qatar Open on Friday after recovering from one set down to beat Venus Williams. The two-time champion Azarenka, beat Williams 2-6, 6-2, 6-4. ''Venus was kicking my butt left and right and I didn't know what to do. In the second set I took control,'' said Azarenka. She will face Lucie Safarova in Saturday's final, after...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Venus, Azarenka set up Qatar Open semifinal

DOHA, Qatar (AP) Venus Williams beat Agnieszka Radwanska for the second time this year to line up two-time champion Victoria Azarenka in the Qatar Open semifinals on Thursday. Williams, who beat Radwanska to reach the Australian Open quarterfinals last month, won 6-4, 1-6, 6-3, the third time in four days she's gone the distance. Azarenka, the 2012 and 2013 champ who received a...
Via AP on Fox
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Qatar Total Open: Venus Williams uses comeback win to move on

DOHA -- Two-time champion Victoria Azarenka beat Angelique Kerber 6-0, 6-3 in the first round of the Qatar Total Open on Monday. The Belarusian, who won in 2012 and 2013, was forced to withdraw last year due to a foot inflammation. Returning to Doha as a wild card entrant, Azarenka needed just 66 minutes to beat the eighth-seeded Kerber. "I'm pretty happy with it. You know, there...
Via AP on Fox
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Two-time champ Azarenka wins and Venus Williams advances

DOHA (AP) Two-time champion Victoria Azarenka beat Angelique Kerber 6-0, 6-3 in the first round of the Qatar Total Open on Monday. The Belarusian, who won in 2012 and 2013, was forced to withdraw last year due to a foot inflammation. Returning to Doha as a wild card entrant, Azarenka needed just 66 minutes to beat the eighth-seeded Kerber. ''I'm pretty happy with it. You know,...
Via AP on Fox
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Dominika Cibulkova ends run of Victoria Azarenka at Australian Open

  Dominika Cibulkova reproduced the kind of tennis that helped her reach the final last year as she beat two-time champion Victoria Azarenka 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 in the fourth round of the Australian Open. Under the closed roof at Rod Laver Arena, Cibulkova pounded 44 winners, including a dozen on her backhand side, and broke former No. 1-ranked Azarenka's serve seven times Monday to reach...
Via AP on Fox
January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Authoritative And Emphatic: Azarenka Makes A Statement Against Wozniacki

The Australian Open isn’t just the first major tournament (the first important event) of the tennis calendar. It is the one major tournament which exists far removed from the other three. The Australian Open really does exist on an island, an appropriate reality for a country which is in fact geographically isolated from other continents. Plunked in late January, the so-called...
Via Bloguin Best
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Authoritative And Emphatic: Azarenka Makes A Statement Against Wozniacki

The Australian Open isn’t just the first major tournament (the first important event) of the tennis calendar. It is the one major tournament which exists far removed from the other three. The Australian Open really does exist on an island, an appropriate reality for a country which is in fact geographically isolated from other continents. Plunked in late January, the so-called...
Via Attacking The Net
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Aiming to emulate Serena, Azarenka advances at Aussie Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Just like Serena Williams eight years ago, Victoria Azarenka entered the Australian Open as an unseeded player after an injury-plagued season. Williams had won the Australian title twice before then - Azarenka can match that, too, after back-to-back triumphs here in 2012 and 2013. All the dance moves and fashion distractions can't disguise the fact Azarenka...
Via AP on Fox
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Kei Nishikori wins at Aussie Open; Victoria Azarenka also advances

  Kei Nishikori returned to Grand Slam action for the first time since his run to the U.S. Open final, beating Nicolas Almagro 6-4, 7-6 (1), 6-2 Tuesday in the first round of the Australian Open. The fifth-seeded Nishikori dropped his opening service game but recovered the break quickly and weathered a difficult opening match against Almagro, who reached the quarterfinals in his...
Via AP on Fox
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Australian Open Women’s Draw Analysis

The draws are out for the 2015 Australian Open. In both the women’s and men’s events, the first few days of the tournament offer the promise of a few main-event matches, which is not always something you get at a major. It can take time to stumble upon the kind of centerpiece which pushes other matches to the side at a major. That kind of event might not emerge until the second...
Via Attacking The Net
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Australian Open Women’s Draw Analysis

The draws are out for the 2015 Australian Open. In both the women’s and men’s events, the first few days of the tournament offer the promise of a few main-event matches, which is not always something you get at a major. It can take time to stumble upon the kind of centerpiece which pushes other matches to the side at a major. That kind of event might not emerge until the second...
Via Bloguin Best
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss
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