Suarez Navarro beats defending champion Kerber in a battle of tired players

Carla Suarez Navarro is through to the semifinals of the Aegon Classic Birmingham, having won three three-setters so far at the tournament, two of which took place today! The Spaniard's quarterfinal opponent was defending champion...

Birmingham PHOTOS: Muguruza, Kvitova, Svitolina successfully start grasscourt season

Our Jimmie48's Tuesday at the Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham started with the joint practice session of Petra Kvitova and Elina Svitolina, while later on he photographed their first-round matches -- defending champion and fourth...

Madison Keys crowns Top 10 debut with Birmingham title

After earning a place in the Top 10 for the first time with a hard-fought 3-6 6-3 7-6(3) victory over Carla Suarez Navarro in the Aegon Classic Birmingham semifinals, American Madison Keys didn't want to stop...

Jankovic, Sharapova, Safina to skip Wimbledon warmup event

Defending champion Jelena Jankovic, last year's finalist Maria Sharapova, and the 2008 French Open finalist Dinara Safina have all decided to skip the DFS Classic in Birmingham, a Wimbledon warmup event which starts June...

Birmingham PHOTOS: Rybarikova, Jakupovic, Svitolina, Buzarnescu reach quarterfinals

We had four second-round matches on Wednesday at the Nature Valley Classic and our photographer Jimmie48 made it to all four. Magdalena Rybarikova overcame Kristina Mladenovic 3-6 6-2 6-1 to reach the quarterfinals where her...

Birmingham PHOTOS: Strycova, Tsurenko, Goerges, Kvitova complete quarterfinal field

Second-round action completed on Thursday at the Nature Valley Classic and while defending champion Petra Kvitova progressed past Daria Gavrilova 6-2 6-2, top seed Garbine Muguruza was upset by Barbora Strycova 6-2 6-4. Fifth...

Kateryna Bondarenko wins DFS Classic, her first WTA title

World No.45 Kateryna Bondarenko of Ukraine squeezed past Belgian teenager Yanina Wickmayer in the final of the DFS Classic in Birmingham to win her first WTA Tour title. Twelfth-seeded Bondarenko needed two tie-breaks to...

Birmingham PHOTOS: Kvitova, Buzarnescu, Strycova, Rybarikova reach semifinals

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova continues to shine during her Birmingham title defense -- the fourth-seeded Czech beat fifth seed Julia Goerges 6-1 6-4, continuing to advance without dropping a set this week and improving to...

Maria Sharapova starts grass comeback with a win

Maria Sharapova was today playing her first match on grass since last year's Wimbledon, where she lost in the second round. Sharapova is back on her beloved grass, although the claycourt season was everything but...

Kimiko Date Krumm, 43, makes first Premier quarterfinal since 1996

In today's women's tennis we have a wide age range of players making their mark, from young guns shaking up the draws, to women in their thirties dominating tournaments, but 43-year-old Kimiko Date Krumm is...
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