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WTA Wrap-Up 8.23.2014: Petra Kvitova Wins Connecticut Open; Maria Sharapova The Face Of CDFA Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign; WTA Stars Take The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

If the US Open were played in New Haven, Connecticut then Petra Kvitova would be a clear favorite. The reigning Wimbledon champion won the 2014 Connecticut Open at Yale with a 6-4 6-2 victory over good friend Magdalena Rybarikova. It was Petra’s 2nd title in New Haven in 3 years and her 3rd straight final. … Continue reading

WTA Wrap Up 8.3.2014: Serena Williams, Svetlana Kuznetsova Win Titles; Li Na Withdraws From Summer Hard Court Events, Simona Halep To Rise To #2 Ranking

It wasn’t always a smooth ride, but in the end Serena Williams was able to outclass the opposition to win her third Bank of the West title in four years (she didn’t play last year). She was challenged in the first set in each of her matches against Karolina Pliskova, Ana Ivanovic, Andrea Petkovic and … Continue reading

WTA Wrap Up 7.13.2014: Simona Halep Wins BRD Bucharest Open; Andrea Petkovic Wins Gastein Ladies; Lindsay Davenport Inducted Into International Tennis Hall of Fame

Simona Halep captured her 8th WTA singles title, defeating Roberta Vinci 6-1 6-3  in the final of the inaugural BRD Bucharest Open. Playing in front of her home country fans Halep delivered a welcome ending in the Romanian capital. Her only hiccup was briefly falling behind 0-2 in the second set. Otherwise, it was a … Continue reading

Wimbledon 2014 Day 6 Women’s Wrap Up: Alizé Cornet Upsets Serena Williams For The Second Time In 2014; Is Maria Sharapova Now The Wimbledon Favorite…Or Not?

When Frenchwoman Alizé Cornet beat Serena Williams back in February at the Dubai Duty Free Championships, that semifinal result was seen by some as a fluke. That was especially so when sister Venus Williams exacted swift revenge in the final by torching Cornet, 6-3 6-0. Sure, Serena had lost earlier at the Australian Open to … Continue reading