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Kvitova, V. Williams rematch set at China Open

BEIJING (AP) Petra Kvitova and Venus Williams will meet in the third round of the China Open in a reprise of their dramatic, three-set encounter at Wimbledon. Kvitova was two points from defeat in that match, but came back to beat Williams 5-7, 7-6 (2), 7-5 and ride that momentum all the way to her second Wimbledon title. The third-seeded Czech player set up another clash with a...
Via AP on Fox
53 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams, Jack Sock to represent U.S. at Hopman Cup

  Top-ranked Serena Williams will combine with Wimbledon doubles champion Jack Sock in the United States team which will compete in a star-studded Hopman Cup tournament in January. Williams won the Cup with James Blake in 2003 and Mardy Fish in 2008 and will again use the tournament as preparation for the first Grand Slam tournament of the season, the Australian Open. Defending...
Via AP on Fox
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

China Open: Djokovic and Nadal back on court

Day two of the China Open was a star-studded affair; both Nadal and Djokovic won their first match back on the tour after vacations. Djokovic defeated Garcia-Lopez 6-2 6-1 and Nadal defeated Gasquet 6-4 6-0. Novak Djokovic will be advancing to the next round of the China Open following the victory of his first match back on tour after the US Open. This was Djokovic’s first match...
Via isportsweb.com
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Caroline Wozniacki 'forgot' her $1.45 million check at the US Open

Caroline Wozniacki forgot her $1.45 million check at the U.S. Open, according to Monica Langley at the WSJ:But in a series of interviews in New York at the U.S. Open and in the days afterward, and in conversations with her friends, family and business advisers, one element of Wozniacki's character stood out. If Wozniacki wants to follow the path of other top tennis players who...
Via Bob's Blitz
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brengle Dominates Larcher De Brito To Capture Red Rock Pro Open Singles Title

Madison-Brengle photo by Tracey Lee / Red Rock Pro Open By Steve Pratt SUMMERLIN (Sept. 28, 2014) – Breaking into the top 100 is the goal of any professional tennis player, and it’s a place Madison Brengle is likely headed to for the first time on Monday once the WTA ranking are released.   Missing among all the great headlines at the Red Rock Pro Open in Las Vegas this week...
Via Tennis Panorama
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Malaysian Open: Nishikori downs Benneteau to win title

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Top-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan beat fourth-seeded Julien Benneteau of France 7-6 (4), 6-4 Sunday to win the Malaysian Open. Playing in his first tournament since reaching the final of the U.S. Open, Nishikori won 72 percent of his service points in the final to wrap up victory in 1 hour, 47 minutes. Benneteau, who now has a 0-10 record in ATP World Tour...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gael Monfils: Plagued by injury

Gael Monfils announced his withdraw from two upcoming tournaments due to a knee injury. Another tennis player has fallen victim to the injury plague. Gael Monfils of France has pulled out of two upcoming tournaments with a knee injury. He has announced that he will not participate in events in Tokyo or Shanghai during the coming weeks. Monfils suffered the injury during last week’s...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Maria Sharapova snaps newspaper selfie on airplane (PHOTO)

Next time you're reading a newspaper article about Maria Sharapova, don't be surprised if the No. 4-ranked female tennis player in the world is reading over your shoulder — even if you're flying in coach.The  27-year-old beauty recently lost in the third round at the inaugural Wuhan Open and was (presumably) flying to Beijing where she'll take part in the China...
Via The Other Paper
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild Cards Keep Winning At Red Rock Pro Open

Bondarenko photo by Tracey Lee / Red Rock Pro Open   By Steve Pratt SUMMERLIN (Sept. 25, 2014) – UCLA sophomore Jennifer Brady upset defending champion and No. 6-seeded Melanie Oudin on Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals at the Red Rock Pro Open taking place at the Red Rock Country Club.   The 19-year-old wild-card Brady is taking the fall off of school, and so far it...
Via Tennis Panorama
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Roger Federer is going to be VERY busy in India

Roger Federer needed some help. So he did what any self-respecting, social-media savvy tennis baller does these days who's in a dilemma (let me throw a little alliteration at you). He went straight to his fans. And he has many. Like, more than 2.2 million and growing.What's the dilemma? As you may have heard, Fed is stepping in for Rafael Nadal in the inaugural International...
Via Down the Line!
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal: "I feel much better...I'm in good shape."

Rafael Nadal returned to action today after almost three months away in an exhibition match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Astana, Khazakhstan. He defeated the Frenchie 6-7(2), 6-3, 6-4.After injuring his right wrist in practice, he skipped the entire North American hard-court season, including the US Open, to rehabilitate it. He hasn't played a competitive match since falling...
Via Down the Line!
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharapova snaps photo of man reading Sharapova article

Maria Sharapova was surprisingly knocked out in the third round of the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open on Wednesday, losing in straight sets to Swiss qualifier Timea Bacsinszky, 7-6, 7-5. The No. 4-ranked Russian star spared no time getting the heck of out Dodge — in this case, China — making haste and booking a flight […] The post Oblivious guy reads Maria Sharapova article with...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Caroline Wozniacki Forgot To Pick Up Her $1.45M U.S. Open Winnings Check

Caroline Wozniacki left the U.S. Open without one little thing — her $1.45 million winner’s check. We’ve all been there, am I right? According to Monica Langley of the Wall Street Journal, after Wozniacki lost to Serena Williams in the final, she fulfilled her duties as a runner-up and accepted her trophy, spoke with the media and then took off for her Manhattan apartment...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal, still on the sidelines

Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), which was to be played from November 28 to December 3. A right wrist injury was cited as the cause of this action. Following Nadal’s withdraw from the IPTL, Federer agreed to fill his spot on team India This first year event is unlike the typical ATP tournament. In the IPTL, old and new players join...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Venus Williams reportedly bothered by Serena’s partying

Venus Williams reportedly is bothered by all the partying of her sister Serena and that has supposedly created a rift between them. The New York Post’s Page Six quotes an “insider” as a source for their report, which was published Wednesday evening. “They’re not in a good place right now. Venus is angry with Serena,” […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Meet Marin Cilic’s girlfriend Kristina Milkovic

Marin Cilic became a major winner for the first time in his career when he defeated Kei Nishikori in straight sets at the US Open Monday 6-3, 6-3, 6-3. He also is a winner when it comes to the WAG department. If you saw Cilic’s match against Nishikori on CBS, you may have seen the […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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