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Fairways and Forehands 2016 WTA and LPGA Top 12 Year In Review: #5 Karolina Pliskova and Shanshan Feng

For the fourth annual edition of my WTA and LPGA money list countdown I will focus on the dynamic dozen from each tour, the top 12 on the money lists. For the WTA, singles, doubles and mixed are combined for total earnings. Here are the #5 players for 2016: Karolina Pliskova (WTA) and Shanshan Feng … Continue reading

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Karolina Pliskova Wins 2016 Western & Southern Open

Denied! Angelique Kerber’s chance to supplant Serena Williams as the #1 ranked women’s tennis singles player in the world was emphatically turned away by an inspired effort from Karolina Pliskova. The 24-year old Czech blew away the reigning Australian Open champion and Olympic Silver Medalist, 6-3 6-1. Honestly, it didn’t even feel that close. The … Continue reading

Ana Ivanovic Takes Three Set Thriller Over Maria Sharapova In Western & Southern Open Semifinals, To Face Serena Williams In Final

There was drama on the scoreboard and eventually between the combatants during the second women’s semifinal at the 2014 Western & Southern Open. Ana Ivanovic came into Cincinnati having her best season since 2008 (yet she still switched coaches recently, despite her success). She’s won 3 tournaments, finished runner-up in another and leads the tour … Continue reading