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What To Take From Serena Williams’ Stanford Victory

Serena Williams announced her comeback yesterday by clinching the first title of her comeback and first summer US hardcourt title in ten years, defeating Marion Bartoli 7-5 6-1 in the final. 1) She’s back, baby Starting with the painfully obvious - yes, she is back. It’s pretty amazing actually. After a 49 week layoff with [...]

Well, That’s One Way To Make A Statement…

Under the lights and in front of a sell-out stanford crowd, Serena Williams ensured that the most anticipated match of the year was a blowout, extending her head to head to a 7-2 lead over Maria Sharapova, crushing her 6-1 6-3 in just over an hour to advance to her first semifinal since the comeback. [...]

Serena Williams vs Maria Sharapova, Yes? Yes. YES!!!

You have to hand it to both Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams - they sure know how to build their own publicity. It all started two weeks ago when they were pictured posing and chatting together at the ESPY awards. Ever since then, discussions about the pair are yet to die down. It was obviously [...]

Stanford: #121 BEATS #4

Vika Azarenka was ousted from the Stanford draw in her very first match as lowly qulifier Marina Erakovic fought back from a set down to take out the defending champion 4-6 7-5 6-2. It’s an unbelievably ridiculous loss, but the fact that Erakovic played a great match will and has already been lost in hype [...]

Quotable Quotes: You THINK, Kiri?

Before her loss to Serena in the second round of Stanford, Maria Kirilenko was on song in the press room discussing a variety of different topics, including how Dushevina ruined Dementieva’s attempt at throwing the bouquet of flowers to her. But my favourite quote? “The first time I played her I was 16 and it [...]

Serena’s Back

Last night’s match against Anastasia Rodionova was Serena Williams’ first professional match on US soil since that fateful US Open semifinal, so what did she do? She double bageled her poor opponent (Rodionova deserves no sympathy) before, once again, sticking one and then two fingers in the air, sending another warning to the current top [...]

Daniela Hantuchova Looks To Get the Ultimate Revenge on Maria Sharapova

2011 has really turned out to be the year of cold blooded revenge for Daniela Hantuchova. First she got back at Karolina at Roland Garros for, well, being Karolina… then got her own back on Ivanovic in Birmingham for their infamous squeakgate 2008 Australian Open semifinal, and she immediately followed that up by picking off [...]

Another Day, Another Loss for Ana Ivanovic

This time she made her swift exit to Ayumi Morita, losing 6-4 7-5. Both the ball toss and her abysmal mental strength have been discussed to death, but what most caught my attention today was how the rest of her game has followed suit. Last week I stumbled upon a video of her from 2006, [...]

“The Greatest Roadtrip In Sports” moves to Stanford

After last week’s Atlanta, the US Open Series really kicks off now with WTA Stanford and the likes of Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams headlining things. I tried and tried to avoid writing about this tournament until it would have been shameful to do so, and it appears we have reached that point. So here [...]


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