Serena

WTA Miami, 3rd Round Previews for Sunday: S.Williams v Bellis, Ivanovic v Lisicki

Saturday has been all about the bagels.  Carla Suarez Navarro, Ekaterina Makarova, Tatjana Maria, Andrea Petkovic and Daria Gavrilova all won 6-0 first sets and prevailed in straight sets.  The big upset in there was Maria’s 6-0 7-6(4) victory over Eugenie Bouchard.  After a solid showing in Melbourne, Bouchard has suffered two disappointing losses in…

Eastbourne

All you need to know about the 2015 grass court season: Player announcements so far…

The last week or two has seen player announcements for the 2015 grass court tennis tournaments.  As a Brit, I always follow updates with  excitement and this year is particularly interesting with an extra week added to the grass court season.  For the WTA, Birmingham has sealed the lucrative middle week, while Eastbourne remains the…

Carla Suarez Navarro

WTA Miami, 3rd Round Previews for Saturday: Cornet v Suarez Navarro, V.Williams v Stosur

In Friday’s first batch of WTA matches, Victoria Azarenka and Sloane Stephens both won through in straight sets.  Azarenka comprehensively outplayed Jelena Jankovic to win, 6-1 6-1.  Jelena put up some resistance at the end in a marathon final game.  Azarenka needed multiple match points and Jankovic was 0/13 on break points throughout the whole…

Zvonareva

WTA Miami, 1st Round Previews: Zvonareva v Pavluychenkova, Hantuchova v Bencic and more

1. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova v Vera Zvonareva (Miami, R1) The last time that Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Vera Zvonareva played each other on the WTA tour was in the last 16 of Roland Garros in 2011 where Pavlyuchenkova prevailed in a tight three setter to reach her first Grand Slam quarter-final.  Since then, both players have had…