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February 3rd, 2013

Barthel, Kirilenko Win WTA Titles

In the second round she upended No. 5 seed Roberta Vinci, and in the quarterfinals No. 3 seed Marion Bartoli. Barthel broke early in both sets, and in both sets held back Errani comebacks.

Posted by Staff @ 10:58 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

February 3rd, 2013

ATP Previews: Nadal in Chile; Zagreb, Monpellier

Shite field, but you’ve got Rafa!…Rafa after a bye faces the winner of a qualifier and Argentina’s Guido (no joke) Pella…No. 8 seed Berlocq ranked No. 70…Nadal only seed making tournament debut, and has not played since Wimbledon of last year with a knee injury…Returning champs in the field are Monaco (2012) who beat Berlocq in the final, and Robredo (2011).

Posted by Staff @ 10:11 pm in Tennis | 11 Comments »

February 3rd, 2013

Davis Cup Wrap: U.S. Sputtering, Swiss Fail, Kazakh Win$

Former world No. 1 Roger Federer does his annual skip-and-defend (skip the first round, hope your team wins), and now will have to play to keep Switzerland from falling out of the World Group later this year. Swiss Stan Wawrinka won the opening singles against Lukas Rosol, but it was all Czech from then on as Tomas Berdych took control of the tie, winning his first singles over Swiss Henri Laaksonen (?!?), the doubles with Rosol over Wawrinka-Marcos Chiudinelli 24-22 in the fifth set, then his second singles over Wawrinka in four sets. Thanks Rog, from the Swiss team, and the Czech team. The Czechs will next travel to Kazakhstan in the quarterfinals.

Posted by Staff @ 5:16 pm in Davis Cup, Tennis | 148 Comments »