WTA Dubai, 2nd Round Preview for Tuesday: Radwanska v Garcia, Wozniacki v Stosur

1. Agnieszka Radwanska v Caroline Garcia (Dubai, R2) Agnieszka Radwanska will be looking for revenge when she goes up against Caroline Garcia in the first match of the day in Dubai on Tuesday.  The pair played in Wuhan at the back end of 2014 where Garcia prevailed in a fabulous encounter, 3-6 7-6(4) 7-6(7).  Their…

WTA Antwerp, Quarter-Finals Preview: Petkovic v Cibulkova, Safarova v Ka.Pliskova

It’s quarter-finals day in Antwerp, but the next set of tournaments is already on the horizon.  The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships will be the main focus of next week and the qualifying tournament begins tomorrow with the likes of Julia Goerges, Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, Ana Konjuh, Tereza Smitkova, Jarmila Gajdosova and Elena Vesnina all in…

WTA Antwerp, 2nd Round Preview: Bouchard v Barthel, Kerber v Schiavone

Thursday’s schedule in Antwerp is excellent with seven of the eight second round matches still to be played.  On Wednesday, Dominika Cibulkova opened her tournament campaign with a very convincing victory over Kateryna Bondarenko, 6-1 6-2.  It’s always nice when your predicted champion isn’t ousted in the first round!  Antwerp seems to be delivering both…

WTA Antwerp 2015: Preview and Predictions

The women are heading to Antwerp next week for the BNP Paribas Fortis Diamond Games in Belgium.  The tournament originally ran between 2002 and 2009, but this feels like a new tournament to me as I wasn’t following tennis closely then.  Kim Clijsters is the tournament director and the venue looks awesome.  The line-up is…