WTA Indian Wells, 3rd Round Previews for Monday: Ivanovic v Pliskova, Vinci v Svitolina

This post covers two all-seeded third round matches at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells for Monday; Ana Ivanovic against Karolina Pliskova and Roberta Vinci playing Elina Svitolina. For a round-up of all the action from the women’s bottom half on Saturday, click HERE. 1. Ana Ivanovic v Karolina Pliskova (IW, R3) Ana Ivanovic will…

Ramblings from St. Petersburg: An intriguing slate of quarter-finals await…

The St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy has produced a solid slate of quarter-finals which will all take place on Friday. First up will be the number two seed, Roberta Vinci against one of four unseeded players in the last eight, Timea Babos. This will be Babos’s first Premier quarter-final and she’s enjoying a decent year so far.…

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 Preview for Saturday: Ana Ivanovic v Madison Keys

In one of just two all-seeded third round encounters, Ana Ivanovic and Madison Keys get centre stage on Saturday at the Australian Open on Saturday. Considering both players came into Melbourne without a match win, it’s somewhat surprising that both have progressed through unscathed. Ivanovic had a turbulent start to the year, suffering straight set losses…

WTA Beijing ramblings: Ivanovic-Bacsinszky and Radwanska-Muguruza set for the semis

I’m behind on the tennis tonight so i’ve been frantically trying to catch up with all the quarter-finals. Therefore, just a quick post tonight. There have been plenty of retirements and withdrawals this week but the semi-final line-up for Beijing is goood. The first of the semi-fnals will feature Ana Ivanovic and Timea Bacsinszky. It’s…