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  • Wimbledon 2015: Grass Clippings Day 4

    Wimbledon 2015: Grass Clippings Day 4

    Upset Alert Ekaterina Makarova, whoe came into the tournament seeded eighth, lost in straight sets to Magdalena Rybarikova, while twenty-fifth seeded Alize Cornet was beaten in three sets by Olga Govortsova and seventeenth seeded Elina

  • Wimbledon 2015 Day 3

    Wimbledon 2015: Grass Clippings Day 3

    Upset Alert Play on Day Three stayed mostly to form with only a few relatively minor upsets.  Eleventh seeded Karolina Pliskova was bounced by American Coco Vandeweghe while seventh seeded Ana Ivanovic was ousted by

  • Wimbledon 2015 Day 2

    Wimbledon 2015: Grass Clippings Day 2

    Upset Alert Eugenie Bouchard and Simona Halep both continued to product disappointing results in 2015 as both lost in the first round yesterday to opponents ranked outside of the top 100.  Bouchard fell in straight

  • Wimbledon 2015 Day 1

    Wimbledon 2015 Day 1: Grass Clippings

    Upset Alert Flavia Pennetta had the dubious honor of being the first seed to go down as she lost in three sets to Zarina Diyas while Barbora Strycova failed to back up last year’s quarterfinal

  • Wimbledon 2015

    Pre-Wimbledon Women’s Quick Hits

    It’s time for some lawn tennis! Which female superstar will take home the trophy? Players to Watch – The Top Dogs Serena Williams –Serena looks farther ahead of the pack than perhaps at any other

National Running Day

Celebrate National Running Day

It’s National Running Day! Today is the day to declare your love for running. The site RunningDay.org says, “Since 2009, the country’s foremost running organizations have worked together to celebrate our sport with thousands of participants on the first Wednesday of June. We encourage runners to join in by planning a run, spreading the running [...]

June 3, 2015 Holabird Sports Running 0
Roland Garros 2015 Day 10

French Open Highlights Du Jour Day 10

Welcome Back, Ana After her sole Grand Slam title in 2008, Ana Ivanovic seemed to lose her way a little bit.  She endured several years of mediocre Grand Slam results and her ranking yo-yoed in and out of the top 20.  Now she’s back in her first Grand Slam semifinal since 2008 when she won [...]

June 3, 2015 Ryan Woodring Tennis 0
Roland Garros 2015 Day 9

French Open Highlights Du Jour Day 9

Bracket Busters The surprises keep coming in the women’s draw as defending champion Maria Sharapova fell in straight sets to Lucie Safarova.  Safarova is a quality player, but she was surely helped out by Sharapova’s struggle with a cold throughout the tournament.  Also going down was the women’s fourth seed, Petra Kvitova, who was beaten [...]

June 2, 2015 Ryan Woodring Tennis 0
Roland Garros 2015 Days 7 & 8

French Open Highlights Du Jour Days 7 & 8

Bracket Busters Once the seeds start playing each other, it’s hard to characterize too many matches as “upsets,” but there were still a few surprising results from the weekend that may throw the brackets askew.  On Saturday, 20th seeded Richard Gasquet pulled a minor upset over 15th seeded Kevin Anderson, while unseeded Jeremy Chardy upended [...]

June 1, 2015 Ryan Woodring Tennis 0
Roland Garros 2015 Day 6

French Open Highlights Du Jour Day 6

Bracket Busters Carla Suarez Navarro came into Roland Garros with a career-high ranking of eight and a seeding to match, but twenty-eighth seeded Flavia Pennetta wasn’t deterred.  The Italian veteran put the hammer down with a straight sets win, sending Suarez Navarro to an early exit.  Eleventh seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany was also shown [...]

May 30, 2015 Ryan Woodring Tennis 0
Roland Garros 2015 Day 5

French Open Highlights Du Jour Day 5

Bracket Busters Fifth seeded Caroline Wozniacki is the latest top-ten seed to fall, joining Halep and Bouchard on the sidelines. Wozniacki was beaten in straight sets by Julia Goerges. Twelfth seeded Karolina Pliskova also exited with a three set loss to Romania’s Andreea Mitu. In another minor upset, 2009 French Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova, seeded [...]

May 29, 2015 Ryan Woodring Tennis 0
Roland Garros 2015 Day 4

French Open 2015 Highlights du Jour Day 4

Bracket Busters In a shock upset, Simona Halep—one of the tournament favorites—was handily beaten by Croatian veteran Mirjana Lucic-Baroni. Lucic-Baroni—who had her first top 100 finish in 15 years after taking time away from the game—also beat Halep in last year’s US Open and now leads their head-to-head 2-0. In a minor upset, 32nd seeded [...]

May 28, 2015 Ryan Woodring Tennis 0
Roland Garros 2015 Day 3

French Open 2015 Highlights du Jour Day 3

Bracket Busters Three-time semifinalist Jelena Jankovic was sent packing by Sesil Karatantcheva. Jankovic’s first round loss is her earliest exit at Roland Garros since 2005. Eugenie Bouchard’s slump continued as she failed to defend last year’s semifinal appearance and was beaten by Kristina Mladenovic with a routine score of 6-4, 6-4. Bouchard, the highest seed [...]

May 27, 2015 Ryan Woodring Tennis 0
Roland Garros 2015 Days 1 & 2

French Open 2015 Highlights du Jour – Days 1 & 2

Bracket Busters On the women’s side, seeded players Venus Williams, Aga Radwanska, Caroline Garcia, and Barbora Strycova all fell victim to first round upsets. Shuai Peng is also out of the tournament, having retired while trailing 0-6, 0-2. On the men’s side, Feliciano Lopez, Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Ivo Karlovic, and Adrian Mannarino were sent packing. The [...]

May 26, 2015 Ryan Woodring Tennis 0
French Open 2015 Men's

French Open 2015: Men’s Quick Hits

With the French Open draws released to the public, tennis fans are eagerly looking on as the game’s top players descend on Paris to contest the season’s second Grand Slam. While I could spend hours writing and reading everything Roland Garros, I decided that I’d roll out some bite-sized “Quick Hits,” to help my fellow [...]

May 23, 2015 Ryan Woodring Tennis 0