New addition

[CR10] Victoria Azarenka (BLR) has battled injuries this entire season.  She just recently recovered from a left foot injury and is out again with a right knee injury, sustained while playing at Wimbledon.  She hopes to rest and recover in time for the 2014 US Open.

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Lucie Safarova did the unthinkable

Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati [CR17] Lucie Safarova (CZE) won her first match against [CR20] Venus Williams (USA), 6-7(2), 6-3, 6-4. Venus struggled the entire match and although she had opportunities to win the match in the second set, she just could not capitalize on them.  The improved resilience and play of Safarova prevented Venus from taking a 5th straight win…

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Alexander Sascha Zverev

Alexander Zverev (CR 157) is a 17 year old German player. He is also known as Sascha Zverev. He is 6’6’’ and is listed at 189lbs. He plays right-handed and is coached by his father. I watched him playing last month and was captivated by his youthful enthusiasm.  Although he got routed in the semi-finals by…

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Taylor Townsend gets revenge

Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati Less than two months ago, [CR36] Klara Koukalova (CZE) defeated Townsend in the 1st round at Wimbledon. Fast forward to 8.11.2014 and Townsend gets her revenge, 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 in the 1st round of the Western & Southern Open. She may get another opportunity to also exact revenge in the…

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First title in 2014 for Agnieszka Radwanska

Rogers Cup, Montreal Women’s Final: [CR5] Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) vs. [CR26] Venus Williams (USA) A. Radwanska easily dispatched of Venus 6-4, 6-2 in today’s Final. Based on their recent history, it was probably expected.  Although you hoped that Venus could change the outcome, it was not to be. Venus was running on empty after battling…

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