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WATCH: Rogers Cup sit down with John Isner

Arash Madani sits down with John Isner ahead of the Rogers Cup to talk about being in the Top 20 for seven straight years and much more.
Via SportsNetCanada
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rogers Cup sit down with Milos Raonic

Canadian tennis player Milos Raonic sits down with Arash Madani ahead of the Rogers Cup in Montreal to talk about growing up in Canada and more.
Via SportsNetCanada
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rogers Cup sit down with David Ferrer

Tennis's David Ferrer sits down with Arash Madani ahead of the Rogers Cup in Montreal to talk about emotional wins and much more.
Via SportsNetCanada
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rogers Cup sit down with Roger Federer

Tennis superstar Roger Federer sits down with Arash Madani ahead of his match at the Rogers Cup in Montreal to talk about his rivalry with Rafael Nadal and more.
Via SportsNetCanada
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rogers Cup sit down with Richard Gasquet

Tennis star Richard Gasquet sits down with Arash Madani ahead of the Rogers Cup in Montreal to talk about a rash of hellish injuries and much more.
Via SportsNetCanada
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rogers Cup sit down with Jo Wilfried Tsonga

Tennis star Jo Wilfried Tsonga sits down with Arash Madani ahead of the Rogers Cup in Montreal to talk about fatherhood and much more.
Via SportsNetCanada
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Maria Sharapova to play in China Open through wildcard entry

Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova has accepted an invitation to make her seventh appearance at the China Open in Beijing. After a thigh injury kept her away from Wimbledon and the entire grass court season, an arm injury forced her to withdraw last week from her comeback tournament at the Stanford Classic. Since her return in April from a 15-month doping ban, Sharapova...
Via Excelle Sports
9 days ago

WATCH: Rogers Cup sit down with Gael Monfils

Arash Madani sat down to talk with Gael Monfils while in Montreal at the Rogers Cup.
Via SportsNetCanada
9 days ago  |  Discuss

CoCo Vandeweghe and Madison Keys move into top 20 of WTA rankings

On Sunday, in Stanford, Calif. doubles partners CoCo Vandeweghe and Madison Keys found themselves on the opposite sides of the net. Third-seeded Keys defeated No. 6 Vandeweghe 7-6 (4), 6-4 to win the Bank of the West Classic. However, both players came home with a win after moving up in the rankings. After a quiet 14 months, Keys’ won her first title while Vandeweghe continues...
Via Excelle Sports
9 days ago

Madison Keys wins Bank of the West Classic

American Madison Keys defeated fellow American CoCo Vandeweghe 7-6, 6-4 in Stanford, California to win the Bank of the West Classic Sunday. It was the first time the two met head-to-head, but they had been teammates on the U.S. Fed Cup team last year in Australia. “It feels amazing to have a title at home and on hardcourt,” Keys said in an AP report. “It means a lot. It...
Via Excelle Sports
10 days ago

Rogers Cup preview and predictions

This week the Rogers Cup kicks off in Montreal, marking the real start of the race to the U.S. Open. The big storylines people are talking about is the potential for Rafael Nadal to rise back up to world No. 1 in the rankings, and the battle for year end world No. 1 that is likely to occur between Nadal and Roger Federer. They’ve been the clear top two players this year, and that...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Former French Open finalist Errani gets 2-month doping ban

LONDON (AP) — Former French Open finalist Sara Errani must serve a two-month doping ban after testing positive for the banned substance letrozole in a test taken in February, the International Tennis Federation said Monday. Errani’s defense blamed contamination from her mother’s cancer medication. An adjudication panel ruled that Errani’s fault was “at the lower end of...
Via MyNorthwest.com
10 days ago

Novak Djokovic takes time off

Novak Djokovic announced in July that he would be taking the rest of the season off to recover from his elbow injury. That makes him the last of the Big Four to miss time due to injury. The other three had previous injuries that they all took time off for, and each returned with different results. What can we expect from Djokovic later on then? Based off his three biggest competitors...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Madison Keys outslugs CoCo Vandeweghe to win at Stanford

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Third-seeded Madison Keys outslugged No. 6 CoCo Vandeweghe 7-6 (4), 6-4 on Sunday to win the Bank of the West Classic in a thrilling display of power and serving by the two young American stars in their first career matchup. Keys won her third career singles title and first on hardcourt playing under cloudless skies at Stanford. She finally got her chance...
Via MyNorthwest.com
10 days ago

Orange County beats San Diego in World TeamTennis finals

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — The Orange County Breakers beat the defending champion San Diego Aviators 22-18 on Saturday night to win their second World TeamTennis championship. The Breakers opened the match with Yanina Wickmayer’s 5-2 victory over Naomi Broady in women’s singles and never relinquished the lead, despite the Aviators winning women’s doubles and mixed doubles. In...
Via MyNorthwest.com
11 days ago

Keys, Vandeweghe advance to finals at Stanford Classic

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Madison Keys and Coco Vandeweghe each won in straight sets on Saturday to advance to the finals of the Stanford Bank of the West Classic. Sunday’s championship match will be the first meeting between Keys and Vandeweghe, the runner-up to Serena Williams at the 2012 Stanford Classic. Vandeweghe beat CiCi Bellis 6-3, 6-1 in the first semifinal and Keys,...
Via MyNorthwest.com
11 days ago

Kohlschreiber beats Sousa for Generali Open title

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Philipp Kohlschreiber won his eighth career ATP tour title by defeating Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-3, 6-4 in the final of the Generali Open on Saturday. The 47th-ranked German rallied from a break down in both sets and won five of the last six games to close out the win at the final clay-court event of the season. Kohlschreiber’s win came one week after...
Via MyNorthwest.com
12 days ago

Andrea Petkovic is having fun playing tennis again

It’s hard to imagine Andrea Petkovic not having fun. This is the player who once had a video blog, “Petkorazzi,” that gave fans a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the lighter side of life as a pro tennis player and who introduced the “Petko-Dance” after victories in 2010. Petkovic, a former world No. 9, began her news conference Thursday afternoon after her three-sets win...
Via Excelle Sports
12 days ago

Should tennis players convicted of doping receive wildcard entries?

Several months ago, Maria Sharapova returned from a 15-month suspension from professional tennis with a ranking of 262. Obviously, the five-time Grand Slam champion is not actually the 262nd-best player in the world, but such a fall from grace corresponds to the ranking system used by the WTA. Only tournaments played in the past 12 months can be credited toward a player’s status...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat forces Halep to withdraw from Citi Open in quarters

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top women’s seed Simona Halep retired from her quarterfinal match at the Citi Open on Friday because of the heat, allowing Russia’s Ekaterina Makarova to advance to the semifinals. Halep, ranked second on the WTA Tour, retired trailing 1-0 in the third set after she and the seventh-seeded Makarova split the first two. Fourth-seeded German Julia Goerges beat...
Via MyNorthwest.com
12 days ago

Gigi Fernandez improves New York Empire in coaching debut

NEW YORK (AP) — Gigi Fernandez’s prediction of taking the New York Empire to the World TeamTennis finals in her coaching debut nearly came true. The Empire lost a supertiebreaker in their last match of the season, just missing a spot in the WTT finals. The Orange County Breakers will face the defending champion San Diego Aviators for the King Cup on Saturday night in Carlsbad...
Via MyNorthwest.com
12 days ago

Trophies stolen from home of former US Open runner-up Vinci

ROME (AP) — Former U.S. Open runner-up Roberta Vinci says her tennis trophies have been stolen. Vinci writes on Instagram, “Unfortunately, a few days ago a group of thieves entered my house in Taranto and stole valuable objects. … including some objects for which the economic value is not even comparable to their emotional value to me: the trophies that I won over my career...
Via MyNorthwest.com
13 days ago

Kohlschreiber beats Fognini to reach Generali Open final

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Philipp Kohlschreiber reached his second ATP tour final of the season by beating second-seeded Fabio Fognini 7-5, 6-3 at the Generali Open on Friday. Eyeing his eighth career title, the German will play either Austrian wild card Sebastian Ofner or Paolo Sousa of Portugal. Kohlschreiber lost his previous final this year, against Borna Coric in Marrakech...
Via MyNorthwest.com
13 days ago

Australian Open: Djokovic defeats Federer

Melbourne, Australia • Like a defending champion before him, Novak Djokovic moved into the Australian Open final with a relatively untroubled 6-1, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 victory over four-time winner Roger Federer. The signs were ominous from the beginning for 17-time Grand Slam champion and No. 3-ranked Federer. Djokovic, now into his sixth Australian final — he's won all five previous...
Via Jazz Notes
13 days ago

Kvitova dominates in her Bank of the West Classic debut

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova eased into the quarterfinals with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Kateryna Bondarenko in her Bank of the West Classic debut on Thursday. Kvitova, a No. 2 seed, will take on eighth-seeded American CiCi Bellis, a 7-6 (3), 6-2 winner over Veronica Cepede Royg. “I served very well, and I was just trying to play my game ...
Via MyNorthwest.com
13 days ago
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