Serena Williams Defends Stanford Title

Eight days after winning her fifth Wimbledon title, Serena Williams came back from a set point down in the opening set to topple lucky loser Coco Vandeweghe 7-5, 6-3 on Sunday to claim a second consecutive Bank of the West title at … [Read more...]

Cirstea upsets Cibulkova at Bank of the West Classic

  By David Sweet STANFORD, California- Sorana Cirstea won the final 10 games, including a third-set bagel, to beat Dominika Cibulkova in their quarterfinal match at the Bank of the West Classic. Cirstea avenged her 6-1 6-1 trouncing by … [Read more...]

Watson defeats Stephens on First Day of Bank of the West Classic

  By David Sweet STANFORD, California - It was a beautiful day for a tennis tournament.   The Bank of the West Classic opened on Monday with weather in the mid 70s and sunny. None of the top seeds were in action on Monday, but a few were … [Read more...]

Big Hype, No Drama – Serena Destroys Sharapova at Stanford

The billing didn’t live up to the build-up in Stanford on Friday night. Serena Williams demolished Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-3 to advance to the semifinals of the Bank of the West Classic. Williams currently the 169th ranked player in the world due … [Read more...]