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WTA - TENNIS

Nov 2020

 

SABALENKA VS MERTENS - LINZ FINALS

WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER

Aryna Sabalenka beats Elise Mertens in the final match in straight sets 7-5 6-2 to win the Linz Open. It was her second straight title as she won the last tournament played Ostrava

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THINGS WERE LOOKING UP FOR MERTENS

It was an accomplishment for 20th ranked Mertens to make it to the finals but she was no match for Sabalenka. Mertens was able to win only 2 games in a row and lost the tiebreaker in the first set

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TWO IN ROW FOR SABALENKA

Aryna Sabalenka pulls off an incredible milestone by winning back to back tournaments on the WTA tour. After her accomplishment she was the two finger Queen of tennis

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VICTORY HUGS FOR THE WINNER

Once it was over Sabalenka and Mertens celebrated there accomplishments with hugs and praise for each other as it was a joyful occasion

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THE JUMP OF VICTORY

Sabalenka and Mertens celebrate with trophies and a victory jump

 

NOW THAT SHE WON TWO TOURNAMENTS IN A ROW THERE'S NO LOOKING BACK FOR SABALENKA

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SABALENKA VS KREJCIKOVA

Semi Final Round

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RETURN THIS

She out duels Krejcikova 7-5 4-6 6-3 Her 2nd Return Points Won was an incredible (19/39) 49% You can't get one pass this 22 year old Belarus hottie

BARBARA KREJCIKOVA SERVE

Krejcikova's serve kept her in the match by winning the second set  6-4 She had a First Serve Point Won ratio of 64% in the that set

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SABALENKA GIVES BAABS A GOOD BACK HAND

Sabalenka's back hand kept Baabs on the run for the entire third set 6-3 which was the difference in the match

 

SABALENKA CELEBRATES WITH A SELFIE

She loves posing for the camera

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ARYNA SABALENKA VS OCEANE DODIN

Round of 8

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SABALENKA ON THE PRAWL

Sabalenka who just won the last WTA tournament is looking to go back to back tournaments with victories

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DODIN'S SERVE WAS A MESS

Dodin's serve cost her dearly in the first set  3-6 Then retires half way through the second set due to an ankle injury

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DODIN HAS HER HAIR IN A DIZZY

The long haired burnette had her hair tied into a knot to try and withstand Sabalenka

 

SABALENKA PUTS DODIN ON ICE

Sabalenka comes to the rescue with a bag of ice for Dodin after she twisted her ankle

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SABALENKA LOVES SHOWING OFF HER TATTOO

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SABALENKA WILL HAVE TO PUT HER BOAT CRUISE ON HOLD AS SHE ADVANCES TO THE SEMI FINALS

 

ARANTXA RUS VS VERONIKA KUDERMETOVA

Round of 16

VERONIKA KUDERMETOVA

She knew she was going to have to play good tennis to overcome Rus. It took three sets to finally beat the Nederland's star who was sharp  6-4 1-6 6-3

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ARANTXA RUS WINDS UP HER SERVE

Rus's serve was wicked she won 11 of 13 games when serving

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RUS SHOWS HER FOREHAND STRENGTH

Arantxa Rus ranked #72 in the world put up a good fight by taking the second set 6-1 She was looking to upset Kudermetova but the Russian sharp shooter was to much for her in the 3rd set

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KUDERMETOVA POISED AND READY

The Russian sharp shooter was focused and ready for Rus by winning all of her serve games and breaking serve once in the final set 6-3

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ARANTXA RUS RETURNS TO THE SUN

Now that she's out of the LInz Open she can once again bathe in the sun

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KUDER SWEEPS BAABS UNDER THE RUG

Barbara Haas has a bad day at the office

In the round of 32 Veronika Kudermetova did the unthinkable by sweeping Barbara Hass under the rug by not allowing her to win a game in the match 6-0 6-0 It took Kudermetova just 54 minutes to complete the sweep as she advances to the round of 16

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KUDERMETOVA'S SERVE WAS UNSTOPPABLE

Haas was never able to break serve

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THINK AGAIN

Barbara Haas was left scratching her head in disbelief

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KUDERMETOVA'S FIST OF FURY

The number 46th ranked in the world moves on

 

SABALENKA VS PAOLINI - ROUND OF 32

SWINGING WITH AVENGES

Aryna Sabalenka won the last tournament in Ostrava. Now she's trying to continue her roll be taking down the young Italian Paolini who is on the rise

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PAOLINI STRKES BACK

Jasmine Paolini shows her strength after winning a point. Her Italian blood gives her fight as she tries to move up through the ranks in the WTA

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SABA'S HIGH KICK

Sabalenka is known for her back leg high kick when she's off the court. This time she was caught on camera in warm ups showing off her signature move

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THE VICTORY MOMENT

Sabalenka puts away Paolini 6-4 6-4 in just 90 minutes for the win. She made quick work of 94th ranked Paolini who was no match

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SABALENKA SHOWS US HER VICTORY SMILE

Celebrates with a cool dip in the pool

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GIORGI VS SORRIBES TORMO

The battle of the fitness at Linz

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THEY GO HEAD TO HEAD AT LINZ

Giorgi outlast Sorribes Tormo in three sets

These two fitness stars do battle for over two and half hours before Giorgi comes up big with a the win 6-3 5-7 6-4

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GIORGI WORLD

She remains defiant

She never lost faith in the marathon match even after losing a tiebreaking second set. Then her perseverance pays off in the third set for the victory

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THEY DON'T CALL HER STRETCH FOR NOTHING

Shows off incredible wing span

Giorgi tall thin frame gives her enormous mobility and incredible wing span. It not easy to get one pass her as you can see

 

READY FOR PRIME TIME

Camila Giorgi is ready to roll

Camila Giorgi has no problem showing off her appeal. Now that she's in the round of 16 she's getting ready for Prime Time

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LINZ ROUND 1

 

WTA LINZ FIRST ROUND

Beauty and the Beast

It's the last women's tournament on the WTA schedule of the year. Join us as we look at some exciting tennis from some exciting women. In Day 1 the heavy favorite Dayana Yastremska had her hands full with Greet Minnen

GREET MINNEN WAS A BEAST

Minnen surprises Yastremska in straight sets in an opening round shocker  6-4 6-3

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CAN I HAVE A MINUTE PLEASE

Yastremska needed a minute to compose herself against Minnen. She should have took two minutes because Minnen made quick work of her

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IT WAS ONLY A KISS

Greet Minnen celebrates the victory with a kiss. Her coach/girlfriend Alison Van Uytvanck is on hand to celebrate the victory

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OSTRAVA FINALS

all-Belarusian WTA Finals

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SABALENKA KISSES THE TROPHY

Ostrava Winner

Aryna Sabalenka wins her 7th tournament title by defeating the previous number one Victoria Azarenka. Then she celebrates with the Victory Kiss

THE FIRST ALL BELARUSIAN FINALS

Azarenka vs Sabalenka

These two Belarusians had to do battle against each other for they're to be only one winner but that didn't stop them for showing there love for each other and their country

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SABALENKA CLOSES HER EYES IN DISBELIEF

Defeats fellow country women Azarenka

It was all Sabalenka as she upset the favorite Azarenka in straight sets 6-2 6-2

 

OSTRAVA SEMI FINALS

The top 4 ladies facing off

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AZARENKA VS SAKKARI

Semi Finals

Victoria Azarenka goes head to head with the almighty Martha Sakkari. Azarenka used her brut force as Sakkari had to many unforced errors. Azarenka wins in straight sets 6-1 6-3

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JENNIFER BRADY VS ARYNA SABALENKA

Semi Finals

After Brady beat Kudermatova in the Quarterfinals she was expected to reach the finals but the Belarusian was to much for Brady the American 6-4 6-4

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THE BATTLE OF THE BELARUSIAN

Finals preview

The women of Belarus seem to have been whispering secrets to each other as they new they would end up in the finals. Now they have to face each other for the trophy at Ostrava

 

OSTRAVA SEMI FINALS

And then there was four

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JENNIFER BRADY KEEPS HER EYE ON THE BALL

USA vs Russia

Jennifer Brady comes back after losing the first set to Kudermetova and takes the Russian super star the distance and wins 6-7 6-3 6-1 It was a case of the good old USA beating Russia

VICTORIA AZARENKA COME UP BIG

Takes down the favorite Elise Mertens

Elise Mertens was the favorite to win this tournament going down the stretch but Victoria Azarenka had a big swing and shook up Mertens in straight sets 6-4 6-1

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SAKKARI MUSCLES HER WAY FORWARD

Maria Sakkari means business

Maria Sakkari one of the strongest girls (and the prettiest) in tennis flexes her muscles after defeating  Ons Jabeur. Sakkari out muscled Jabeur by coming back after losing the first set to win

 

WOMEN'S FRENCH OPEN FINALS

Finals Preview and Review

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SWIATEK VS KENIN

Oct 10 2020

The stage is set for two of the youngest tennis players on the circuit playing for the coveted French Open Trophy. Iga Swiatek is only 19 years old and came into the tournament unranked. Now she goes up against number 4 in the world. Sophia Kenin who's only 21 years old. This is a serious case of youth and more youth

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SOPHIA'S MEAN GAME FACE

Oct 10 2020

Sophia has her game face with a mighty return. She puts all her force into her returns which are clocked at aprx 100 mph. The question is can she keep her unforced errors down

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THE SOUND OF VICTORY

Oct 10 2020

Iga Swiatek comes up big and takes down Sophia Kenin in straight sets 6-4 6-1 to win her first major title. Then she listens to the sweet sound of Victory

 

MEN'S FRENCH OPEN FINALS

Rafal Nadal goes after his 13 French Open and tries to tie Roger Federer with 20 Major Grand Slam Titles goes up against number one seed Djokovic. Can the Joker stop Rafa from making history? It will be hard for Djokovic as Nadal is the King of Clay and hasn't lost in the semi finals or finals and Rolland Garros yet

ONCE AGAIN THEY SQUARE

Oct 11 2020

Nadal and Djokovic are the worlds two best tennis players and they put it all on the line in the finals at the French Open. Who will come out on top

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THE JOKERS WILD

Loses in straight sets

The Joker was wild today but unfortunately his shot was to wild and Nadal capitalized enormously. It was clear that the Joker couldn't keep up with Rafa in this match. From the get go it was all Nadal

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NADAL HOIST THE TROPHY AND MAKES HISTORY

Oct 11 2020

Rafael Nadal makes history and then grabs the Trophy for the 13th time. He is the King of Clay

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MEN'S SEMI FINALS - FRENCH OPEN

The French Open has reached the semi final round and four of the world's top tennis players are headed for a showdown to see who is the survival of the fittest

MASKED UP

Oct 09 2020

The Joker and Tsitsipas square off in the Semi Final Round at the French Open. Both came to the show Masked and Ready to Rumble. This one was incredible. The Joker wins the first two sets but then Tsitsipas comes back and wins the next two forcing a final set that goes to the Joker as it looks like Stefanos runs out of gas in the final set 6-1

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RAFAEL NADAL WINS AGAIN

Oct 02 2020

Rafael gets his rematch with Diego Schwartzman who took him down in the Italian Open. This time Rafa is determined to win and capitalize on the rematch. Sure enough he does and takes down Diego in straight sets. Now Rafa is back in the finals

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FRENCH OPEN FINALS PREVIEW

Oct 11 2020

The French Open finals will feature the two best tennis players in the world. Number One seed Djokovic goes up against number two seed Nadal. Keep in mind they play on Clay and Rafa is the King of Clay. Can the Joker knock him off his throne

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MEN'S ACTION AT THE FRENCH OPEN 2020

Semi Final round

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DIEGO STRIKES BACK

Oct 6 2020

Diego Schwartzmen strikes back and takes down the favorite Dominic Thiem. Diego now goes to the semi final round where he'll go up against the King of Clay. Rafael Nadal. Diego surprised Rafa at the Italian with a win can he do it again

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RAFA GOES AQUA BLUE

French Open

Rafael Nadal the King of Clay and the king of wardrobes sports a blue aqua outfit for the French Open. Rafa is the King of the French Open will his new look help him reclaim the Crown and once again be called the King of French

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STEFANOS TSITSIPAS

French Open

The biggest surprise at the French Open has been Stefanos Tsitsipas his sharp play has advanced him into the semi final round. His tall cool look with long hair all dressed in black has taken the French by storm......and fashion

 

WOMENS FRENCH OPEN 2020

Highlights

Follow the tennis stars on this page as we're currently winding down at the French Open.

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KENIN VS KIVITOVA

Oct 8 2020

This semi final match in the French Open featured youth vs experience. The 21 year old Sophia Kenin outlasted Petra Kivitova who looking to return to the French Finals. Youth was the difference in this one

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WHAT HAPPENED

Oct 4 2020

The heavy favored Simona Halep loses to Iga Swiatek in the round of 16 at the French Open. It was a dismal performance by Halep that left her walking around say "a what happened"

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SERENA THE ZEBRA

French Open