Tennis-X Notes: WTA Gambling Solution, Hawkeye at Olympics


Posted on March 2, 2008

US-based Sunitha Rao, speaking to the Indian Times on being overlooked for a wildcard into the main draw of the Bangalore Open 2008: "I was extremely hurt when I was told I wasn't given a wildcard. It would've been great if I did. I've been playing some good tennis and my ranking has been improving steadily. It's so frustrating that I've been overlooked."...

In a case of gambling paranoia gone wild, a spectator at the WTA Dubai event last week was warned by tournament staff for giving running commentary on a mobile phone during Justine Henin's match...

The Beijing Games later this year will also be the first Olympics equipped with Hawk-Eye, the electronic reviewing system...

Kim Clijsters, the 24-year-old former No. 1 who retired from the WTA Tour last year, gave birth to her first child, a daughter named Jada, on Wednesday...

Federico Luzzi of Italy has been suspended for 200 days and fined $50,000 after found found wagering 273 times on 836 tennis matches between May 2004 and April 2007, and betting on himself to win a match...
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ATP - Aug 25 WTA - Aug 25
1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Rafael Nadal2 Simona Halep
3 Roger Federer3 Na Li
4 Stan Wawrinka4 Petra Kvitova
5 David Ferrer5 Agnieszka Radwanska
6 Milos Raonic6 Maria Sharapova
7 Tomas Berdych7 Angelique Kerber
8 Grigor Dimitrov8 Eugenie Bouchard
9 Andy Murray9 Ana Ivanovic
10 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga10 Jelena Jankovic
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