WTA Doha, 2nd Round Previews: Kerber v Zheng, Petkovic v Gasparyan

This post covers previews for two second round matches on Tuesday at the Qatar Total Open in Doha¬†featuring the two highest ranked German players; Angelique Kerber who plays Saisai Zheng and Andrea Petkovic up against Margarita Gasparyan. 1. Angelique Kerber v Saisai Zheng¬†(Doha, R2) In her first WTA tour match since winning the Australian Open,…

Ramblings from St. Petersburg: Gasparyan v Ivanovic lights up Wednesday’s schedule

Main draw action finally got underway on Tuesday at the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Margarita Gasparyan both progressing into the second round with victories in the evening session. These were the first matches that I watched from St. Petersburg; I really like the main stadium and the court seems fast, which…

Women’s Australian Open, R3 Previews for Friday: Gasparyan v Putintseva, Mladenovic v Gavrilova

Third round action kicks off on Friday at the 2016 Australian Open with the top half of the women’s draw. Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Agnieszka Radwanska and Belinda Bencic are all on the schedule; a preview of Serena’s match against Daria Kasatkina can be read HERE. This post covers two fascinating matches featuring four players…

WTA Linz: Preview of Monday’s matches

Monday’s schedule has a mixture of qualifying and first round matches as the 2015 Generali Ladies Linz kicks into full swing. The first two matches on the Centre Court are both qualifying matches; Johanna Konta goes up against Klara Koukalova, while Kaia Kanepi plays Aleksandra Krunic. Linz had a really impressive qualifying draw and i’ll…