Tagged with Safarova

Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina Win Women’s Double Gold At 2016 Rio Olympics; Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Jack Sock Bring Mixed Doubles Gold Home To America

Just a quick dropshot post giving congratulations to the ladies taking doubles and mixed doubles Gold Medals home from the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. Elena Vesnina continued a resurgent year by pairing with longtime doubles partner Ekaterina Makarova to bring Golden glory to Russia in women’s doubles. Elena won mixed doubles with Bruno Soares at … Continue reading

Lucie Safarova Wins 2016 Prague Open

This one made me smile. Lucie Safarova is one of my top favorites, a sweetheart of a person with a wicked good game. She was having a career year in 2015, winning in Qatar and reaching the Roland Garros final in singles while winning four titles, including two Majors (Australian Open, Roland Garros) in doubles, … Continue reading

Czech Republic Wins 2015 Fed Cup

Russia had the Czech Republic right where they wanted them. But they couldn’t close out the defending champions. Maria Sharapova did what she was brought in to do, getting two wins and taking out the Czech Republic’s top gun, Petra Kvitova, in rubber #3 to put Russia up 2-1 in the 2015 Fed Cup final. … Continue reading

Top Stars Ready For 2015 WTA Finals

The top stars of the WTA have had their say. Now it’s time to see who will emerge as the singles champion at the 2015 WTA Finals in Singapore. I’m not generally in the business of making predictions. It’s tennis. It’s sports. Anything can happen. Who would have guessed Roberta Vinci would upset Serena Williams … Continue reading

Maria Sharapova, Garbine Muguruza, Simona Halep, Petra Kvitova, Agnieszka Radwanska, Flavia Pennetta, Angelique Kerber and Lucie Safarova Set For 2015 WTA Finals

So here’s what happens when Serena Williams takes the rest of the season off after the 2015 US Open. You get an intriguing WTA Finals among the singles participants. I honestly can’t pick a favorite, in terms of predicting a likely winner. I can make a legitimate case for every player going all the way … Continue reading