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July 13th, 2013

Federer, Serena Take Juicy Hamburg, Bastad Guarantees: Previews

Notes: Serena gets that fat slice of guarantee money cake, or apparently all the slices, with the No. 2 seed 30 places behind her in the rankings…Serena opens against Sesil Karatantcheva, the former French Open quarterfinalist who served a two-year ban for doping…Wildcards went to Swiss Belinda Bencic, this year’s French and Wimbledon juniors winner, and Swedes Ellen Allgurin and Rebecca Peterson…Tough draws for (5) Dominguez Lino against fellow Spaniard Medina Garriguez, (7) Soler-Espinosa vs. the veteran Razzano, and (2) Halep second round against Pennetta…Pulling from the event were Alexa Glatch, Kaia Kanepi, Magdalena Rybarikova, Yaroslava Shvedova and Venus Williams…Not participating in the event is Polona Hercog, who last year in the final defeated Mathilde Johansson for her second consecutive title…There are no former champs in the field.

Posted by Staff @ 10:54 pm in Tennis | 10 Comments »

July 13th, 2013

Maria Sharapova Has Hired A New Coach, And It’s Jimmy Connors! [Poll]

Maria Sharapova has hired Jimmy Connors as her new coach.

Posted by Staff @ 10:08 am in Coaching, Polls | 25 Comments »