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September 27th, 2013

Berdych, Raonic Advance In Bangkok; Ferrer Upset In Kuala Lumpur; Venus Falls

Venus,David Ferrer fall while Raonic meets Gasquet in Asia.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:23 pm in Asia | 7 Comments »

September 27th, 2013

WTA Preview: Serena, 8 of Top 10 at Beijing

Eight of the Top 10 take to the court in Beijing, with play starting on Saturday…Six current or former No. 1s in the field…Tough starts go to (3) Radwanska vs. Keys 2nd rd., (14) Ivanovic vs. Pennetta, (2) Azarenka vs. Petkovic (winner to likely face former world No. 2 Kuznetsova), (5) Errani vs. Flipkens, (13) Lisicki vs. V.Williams likely 2nd rd., and (4) Li vs. Hantuchova…Wildcards went to Francesca Schiavone, Venus Williams, and China’s Zhang Shuai and Zheng Jie…Pulling from the event were Martina Hingis (from doubles citing personal reasons) Marion Bartoli (retirement), Jamie Hampton (left ankle), Ekaterina Makarova, Romina Oprandi, Nadia Petrova (left hip), and Maria Sharapova (right shoulder)…The Williams sisters took a doubles wildcard…Former champs in the field are Azarenka (2012), Radwanska (2011), Wozniacki (2010), Kuznetsova (2009,’06), Jankovic (2008), Maria Kirilenko (2005), and Serena Williams (2004)…No player has ever won back-to-back singles titles in Beijing.

Posted by Staff @ 10:50 am in beijing, Tennis | 1 Comment »

September 27th, 2013

Novak Djokovic Went For One Last Bike Ride Before Leaving For China

Novak Djokovic took one final spin on the bike before heading to Asia yesterday.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:55 am in Asia | 9 Comments »

September 27th, 2013

Pete Sampras On GOAT Debate: Federer’s The Greatest, But Nadal’s Now In The Conversation

Pete Sampras weighs in on the GOAT debate.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:42 am in ATP, GOAT | 268 Comments »

September 27th, 2013

Serena Williams Clinches Year-End WTA No. 1 Ranking

Serena Williams has clinched the year-end No. 1 ranking.

Posted by Staff @ 9:28 am in WTA, Year-End No. 1 | 2 Comments »