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TENNIS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Bertens gives Dutch a surprise win over Russia in Fed Cup

MOSCOW (AP) Last year's finalist Russia suffered a surprise first-round defeat in the Fed Cup on Sunday as the Netherlands built an unassailable 3-0 lead when Kiki Bertens beat Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-1, 6-4 in the first reverse singles match. Russian No. 1 Maria Sharapova had been scheduled to play only the final doubles match because of a shoulder injury. But with tie already lost...
Via Associated Press
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Williams, Stephens give US 2-0 Fed Cup lead over Poland

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) Venus Williams beat Paula Kania 7-5, 6-2, and Sloane Stephens beat Magda Linette, 6-2 6-4 on Saturday to give the U.S. a 2-0 lead over Poland after the opening day of their Fed Cup first round. The Americans are one match away from advancing to the World Group II semifinals in April. Williams overcame a shaky start against Kania, who served for the first...
Via Associated Press
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Halep loses to Pliskova in Fed Cup

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) Karolina Pliskova ended a three-match losing streak against Simona Halep to give the Czech Republic a 1-0 lead on the opening day of its Fed Cup first-round tie against Romania on Saturday. The 23-year-old Pliskova had never beaten Halep before her 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2 win in the Transylvanian city of Cluj. The match lasted more than 2 1 /2 hours. Petra Kvitova...
Via Associated Press
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Roger Federer undergoes knee surgery, will miss two tourneys

Roger Federer announced on his Facebook page that he’s undergone surgery on his knee after tearing his meniscus the day after the semi-finals at the Australian Open. On Facebook, @rogerfederer announced he underwent arthroscopic knee surgery following the Australian Open. pic.twitter.com/Tcrfpr3vfF — ESPNTennis (@ESPNTennis) February 3, 2016 “I want to inform you that...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Novak Djokovic Tops Andy Murray, Wins Sixth Australian Open In Straight Sets

The Australian Open must be Novak Djokovic’s favorite Grand Slam tournament. The No. 1 men’s tennis player beat Andy Murray in straight sets (6-1, 7-5, 7-6 (7-3)) Sunday to earn his sixth title in Melbourne, tying Roy Emerson’s record for most Australian Open wins. The win also represents Djokovic’s 11th Gram Slam victory. The No. 2 Murray probably doesn’t have the same...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Angelique Kerber upsets Serena Williams in Australian Open final

Every so often a sporting event becomes more than just a surprise. Your reaction to the proceedings becomes its own theater, a mixture of genuine shock and total intrigue. Everything else in the world fades to the background. You’re captured by this one event, locked in tunnel vision for the greatness you’re witnessing. Angelique Kerber and Serena Williams delivered such drama...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams: My boobs made it hard to love my body

Serena Williams will be vying for her seventh Australian Open title when she takes on Angelique Kerber in Melbourne on Saturday. The US superstar is hoping for her 22nd major title, which would be incredible, but she acknowledges she’s had some challenges along the way. Williams has openly talked about her body type for the past few years, saying that she’s dealt with a lot...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Most Grand Slam women's singles titles in the Open Era

Can you name the 12 women's tennis players who have won five or more Grand Slam tournaments in the Open Era?
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tennis umpire hit in the groin at Australian Open

Do you know how hard men’s professional tennis players can serve? Hard enough that one umpire couldn’t do enough to get out of the way of one at the Australian Open, and it hit him right where the sun don’t shine. During Roger Federer’s quarterfinal win over Tomas Berdych on Tuesday, an errant serve from Berdych hit an umpire in the groin. There’s no way it felt good:...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

New year, old result: Serena beats Sharapova at Aussie Open

To appreciate Serena Williams’s 18th straight win over Maria Sharapova — achieved on Tuesday in the Australian Open women’s singles quarterfinals — you need to take a journey into the recent past. One year ago, the Australian Open concluded with a magnificent match between two women who — though owning a very different number of major trophies (21 for Serena, 5 for Sharapova...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Mouratoglou explains Serena’s dominance over Sharapova

Serena Williams has been absolutely dominant against Maria Sharapova over the past decade, and Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou has an explanation for why. Mouratoglou was interviewed by ESPN’s Pam Shriver prior to a quarterfinals match between Sharapova and Williams at the Australian Open. His explanation for why Serena is so successful against Maria (and others) has to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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