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Serena Williams sets dates for team tennis appearances this summer

  Serena Williams will return to the Washington Kastles in the 40th season of World Team Tennis. WTT announced Monday that Williams will play for the defending champion Kastles for the first time since 2011. The coed summer league co-founded by Billie Jean King starts July 12, with the Kastles and Williams traveling to Boston. The top-ranked Williams will compete on the road July...
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Serena Williams to play in 40th season of World Team Tennis

NEW YORK (AP) Serena Williams will return to the Washington Kastles in the 40th season of World Team Tennis. WTT announced Monday that Williams will play for the defending champion Kastles for the first time since 2011. The coed summer league co-founded by Billie Jean King starts July 12, with the Kastles and Williams traveling to Boston. The top-ranked Williams will compete on...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Venus Williams defeats Wozniacki to reach Miami Open quarters

A resurgent Venus Williams defeated Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 7-6 (1) Monday to reach the Miami Open quarterfinals. Seeded 16th, Williams is a three-time Key Biscayne champion, but her most recent title came in 2001. She's into the Key Biscayne quarterfinals for the first time since 2012. Williams swung with her typical aggressiveness from the baseline, hitting 40 winners to nine for...
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Venus Williams beats Wozniacki to reach Miami Open quarters

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) A resurgent Venus Williams defeated Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 7-6 (1) Monday to reach the Miami Open quarterfinals. Seeded 16th, Williams is a three-time Key Biscayne champion, but her most recent title came in 2001. She's into the Key Biscayne quarterfinals for the first time since 2012. Williams swung with her typical aggressiveness from the baseline, hitting...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fernando Verdasco sends Rafael Nadal packing at Miami Open

  Rafael Nadal was eliminated Sunday in the third round of the Miami Open by fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco, 6-4, 2-6, 6-3. Nadal, who was seeded second, has never won the tournament in 11 appearances. It's the only event he hasn't won in so many attempts. Verdasco, seeded 29th, lost the first 13 times he played Nadal but has now beaten him twice in a row. The other victory came...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Instagram Birthday Greetings

As we all know, social media has really made an impact in pro tennis (among other places) and it's apparently become a great way to keep track of your favorite players' birthdays. Within 24 hours these two posts popped up Instagram. I don't know about you but I didn't remember it was Stan's birthday - and his 30th to boot. Thankfully the fine ATP World Tour folks were keeping track...
Via Onthegotennis
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams beats CiCi Bellis in 41 minutes at Miami Open

  Seven-time champion Serena Williams needed only 41 minutes to beat 15-year-old American CiCi Bellis 6-1, 6-1 on Sunday in the third round of the Miami Open. Bellis made headlines by winning a match at last year's U.S. Open, but she couldn't stay with the world's No. 1 player. Williams won 51 of the 65 points and lost only two points in seven service games. "It wasn't like, `Oh...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Murray reaches 4th round at Miami Open by beating Giraldo

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) Andy Murray advanced Sunday to the fourth round at the Miami Open by beating Santiago Giraldo 6-3, 6-4. The No. 3-seeded Murray, who won the tournament in 2009 and 2013, improved his career record to 499-155. He's seeking his first title this year. Murray lost only four points on his first serve and was broken just once - the first time he served for the...
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Serena and Venus Williams to play Fed Cup against Italy

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) Serena and Venus Williams say they plan to play for the U.S. Fed Cup team next month against Italy. The best-of-five match in Brindisi, Italy will be April 18-19. The United States and Italy are vying to return to the tournament's top tier. ''We deserve to be back in,'' Serena Williams said Saturday at the Miami Open. ''We have some of the best players in...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Fast Five With Karolina Pliskova

We caught up with Karolina in the BNP Paribas Player's Lounge last week and ended up asking her a few more than 5 questions but she kindly obliged. What’s your favorite cell phone app right now? WhatsApp. All the time online. (Laughing) Have you ever heard the term binge watch? No. I’m not watching any shows. How do you keep yourself entertained on the tour? I still have to...
Via Onthegotennis
3 days ago  |  Discuss

15-year-old American CiCi Bellis advances at Miami Open with Serena in her sights

  Precocious amateur CiCi Bellis says she's ready to take on the best of the pros - Serena Williams. Bellis, a 15-year-old American who made a big splash at last year's U.S. Open, advanced Friday to a potential third-round match against Williams by beating Zarina Diyas 6-2, 6-1. Williams was scheduled to play a second-round match Friday night against Monica Niculescu. Bellis was...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

15-year-old American CiCi Bellis advances at Miami Open

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) Precocious amateur CiCi Bellis says she's ready to take on the best of the pros - Serena Williams. Bellis, a 15-year-old American who made a big splash at last year's U.S. Open, advanced Friday to a potential third-round match against Williams by beating Zarina Diyas 6-2, 6-1. Williams was scheduled to play a second-round match Friday night against Monica...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Fast Five With Gilles Simon

We caught up with Gilles right after his win over Michael Berrer in Indian Wells.  He had just finished a series of interviews in French and greeted us with an “I’m so happy to answer questions in English!” What is your favorite cell phone application?  It’s not easy but I would say because of my son, Candy Crush. I tried to erase it from my phone but he said “Daddy...
Via Onthegotennis
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Maria Sharapova loses opener at Miami Open to Daria Gavrilova

  Maria Sharapova is 0-5 in Key Biscayne finals. This year her loss came at the start. Seeded No. 2, Sharapova was upset in her opening match Thursday night by wild-card Daria Gavrilova, 7-6 (4), 6-3. The 21-year-old Gavrilova, who was born in Moscow and is based in Australia, earned her first victory over a top-10 player with a poised, aggressive effort before a near-capacity stadium...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Former champion Radwanska wins opening match at Miami Open

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) Former champion Agnieszka Radwanska won her opening match at the Miami Open on Thursday, beating Anna Schmiedlova 6-4, 7-5. Radwanska, the 2012 champion, has advanced to at least the quarterfinals each of the past five years. She's seeded seventh, and all seeded players had first-round byes. No. 9 Andrea Petkovic beat American Christina McHale 6-2, 6-2. No...
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4 days ago  |  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...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Open: Defending champ Serena Williams hopes to play despite injury

  Less than one week after Serena Williams withdrew from her Indian Wells semifinal with a knee injury, the two-time Miami Open defending champion said on Wednesday she's hoping to be fit to play on Friday night. One reason Williams is so intent on playing at Miami is she considers it her home tournament - she lives a little over an hour away in Palm Beach County. The other reason...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Milos Raonic Has Game

Not to be out done by the ladies in Vogue, Milos Raonic graces the cover of Harry Magazine’s Spring /Summer edition.  Harry Magazine is published by Harry Rosen, a Canadian high-end men’s clothing specialty retailer.  In the article entitled Game, Suit, Match (catchy, eh?), Milos says that he prefers his suits to be “elegant rather than corporate” and that he prefers the...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams hoping to play at Miami Open

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) Less than one week after Serena Williams withdrew from her Indian Wells semifinal with a knee injury, the two-time Miami Open defending champion said on Wednesday she's hoping to be fit to play on Friday night. One reason Williams is so intent on playing at Miami is she considers it her home tournament - she lives a little over an hour away in Palm Beach...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams Makes Her Own Tribute To Beyonce’s “7/11″ And It’s Perfect

As flawless as Beyonce’s “7/11″ music video was, Serena Williams somehow managed to make her own version that is just as great as the original. Employing the same editing and directorial style that Beyonce brought to her ode to Smacking It in the Air, Serena teamed up with Vogue to gift the world this masterpiece Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Open: Bellis, Brengle, Niculescu advance with wins

  CiCi Bellis defeated Indy De Vroome of the Netherlands 6-2, 6-2 for her second career WTA main draw match win on Tuesday at the Miami Open. The 15-year-old Bellis defeated the 227th-ranked De Vroome in one of 12 women's main draw matches played on the opening day. The 211th-ranked Bellis made news at the 2014 U.S. Open when she upset 12th-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Indian Wells ATP Review: Mastery Remains Reserved For A Few

Everyone has his or her own dividing line for when to start — or stop — measuring anything under the sun. In terms of measuring the extent to which the Big Four have dominated the ATP Masters 1000 tournaments, two dividing lines come to mind after Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer — again — in the Indian Wells final, collecting his 21st Masters title and his 50th career...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Indian Wells ATP Review: Mastery Remains Reserved For A Few

Everyone has his or her own dividing line for when to start — or stop — measuring anything under the sun. In terms of measuring the extent to which the Big Four have dominated the ATP Masters 1000 tournaments, two dividing lines come to mind after Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer — again — in the Indian Wells final, collecting his 21st Masters title and his 50th career...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Andre Agassi’s Son Gives Up Solo Bomb, Throws Big Breaking Ball In All-Star Game

  It’s not clear when this 2020 All-Star Classic was played, but it was uploaded today to MLB.com and gives us a look at Andre Agassi’s son, Jaden, on the mound for a couple innings in this game featuring the best 13 and 14 year olds from around the United States. Jaden gave up a couple runs, including a solo shot in his work on the mound. Agassi gives up solo shot  ...
Via Busted Coverage
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Novak Djokovic catches Roger Federer return with his racket (VIDEO)

Vine Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer in straight sets in the BNP Paribas Open Sunday, but that wasn’t his most impressive feat of the day. Check out how he caught Roger Federer’s return of a faulty serve…using only his racket. It’s science. Djokovic now knows how it feels to be Rob Gronkowski catching a football. Props to the The Cauldron for the Vine. [Vine]
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7 days ago  |  Discuss
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