Tennis-X: News, Notes, Quotes and Barbs

Posted on August 18, 2004

Lindsay Davenport is on a 14-match winning streak, including titles at Stanford, Los Angeles and San Diego...The WTA Tour put out a somewhat-embarrassing media release Tuesday, announcing they had finally made head-to-heads and player activity histories available on their website. Someone remind us, what era is this? Has anyone invented the computer yet? The inter-what? What they didn't announce was that their player database was such a mess they couldn't do it themselves, and had to enlist the help of the ATP. Welcome to the internet era...Andre Agassi is appearing at the ATP stop in Washington for the 15th consecutive year...The US Open will enshrine John McEnroe and Steffi Graf in its Court of Champions this year, joining last year's inaugural inductees Jimmy Connors, Chris Evert, Billie Jean King and Rod "Rocket" Laver...The world No. 1 American doubles tandem of Bob and Mike Bryan are working to pull doubles back in the limelight, and are starting to see a swing despite the ATP's reduction of draw sizes and prize money over the last few years: "They might be coming back a little bit right now. We're playing bigger matches," Bob told the Palm Beach Post. "They threw us on the front cover of Tennis magazine. They haven't featured a doubles team in a long time. They're dedicating a day to doubles in Davis Cup. Lately, especially in the U.S., they're starting to put us on the stadium court. Our matches are starting to be featured a lot more. In Australia, I think we played every round on the stadium court."

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