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January 10th, 2007

Serena Loses, Venus Pulls from Oz, Davydenko Sydney Slight

Serena Loses, Didn’t Play Well, Yada Yada When a Williams sister loses a match, generally they will say they played poorly or their opponent played far above their level. But apparently both were in effect Wednesday in Hobart, Australia, the site of Serena Williams’ return to tennis where the American, appearing heavier than her Grand [...]

Posted by Richard Vach @ 10:54 pm in ATP, Etienne de Villiers, Injuries, Larry Scott | 4 Comments »

January 9th, 2007

Injuries Top-Seeded Again on ATP, WTA Tours

Nadal, Srichaphan, Petrova Injured On Tuesday pro tennis was reminded that injury will again play a prominent role in 2007 when three marquee players retired from matches with various work stoppages, putting their Australian Open campaigns in jeopardy. World No. 2 Rafael Nadal, thwarted in his attempt to gain his first title of the year [...]

Posted by Richard Vach @ 11:16 pm in Etienne de Villiers | 2 Comments »

January 2nd, 2007

All Americans Out in 1st Round at Gold Coast

It could be years before you see an American player crack the Top 10 after the retirement of Lindsay Davenport and the endless injuries that constantly seem to sideline the Williams sisters. The struggling state of American women’s tennis was illustrated Monday in the Australian Open warm-up event at Gold Coast where both Americans in [...]

Posted by Richard Vach @ 9:47 am in American tennis, Etienne de Villiers, Lindsay Davenport | Comments Off

December 21st, 2006

Williams Trial Concludes; ATP, WTA Under Fire

Williams Lie-A-Thon Approaches Finish Line As you attend Christmas parties and do your last-minute shopping, the Williams Family Unhappy Christmas Special continues to be played out in a West Palm Beach, Florida court, with this week’s 11th-hour witness adding to the drama. Lots of lying has gone on in the trial to determine whether poppa [...]

Posted by Richard Vach @ 11:12 pm in ATP, Etienne de Villiers, Larry Scott, WTA Tour | 16 Comments »

November 28th, 2006

Higdon Departure Sees Another Key ATP Role Leave U.S.

While a industry source earlier this week said ATP Senior Vice President-Communications David Higdon was leaving the ATP of his own free will, the Tennis Week website today reported Higdon is officially out as a victim of “restructuring” at the tour. “Following a restructuring of the ATP communications and marketing departments, David Higdon has left [...]

Posted by Richard Vach @ 10:36 am in ATP, Etienne de Villiers | 2 Comments »

November 15th, 2006

Chinese Scandal Possibly Threatens ATP Masters Cup

An ever-widening sports scandal in China that has already claimed Shanghai’s top Communist party official Chen Liangyu could threaten the ATP’s Tennis Masters Cup, according to Indian news site “It doesn’t affect our tournament. I feel it’s in good shape we’ve got a partner and promoter who work very closely in Shanghai, they’ve been [...]

Posted by Richard Vach @ 11:17 pm in Etienne de Villiers, Masters Cup | 14 Comments »

November 2nd, 2006

Fix ATP Player Absences with Cash, Not More New Balls

   New ATP President Etienne de Villiers took a wrong turn this week at the Masters Series-Paris.But that’s OK.    de Villiers has made a number of positive, bold moves since taking over the reins of the ATP, and he’s been on a steep learning     curve, immersing himself over the last couple years in [...]

Posted by Richard Vach @ 5:46 pm in Etienne de Villiers, Injuries | 34 Comments »

October 6th, 2006

Half of Top 15 WTA Players Injured — Problem? Nah!

In each of the last two years, WTA Tour CEO Larry Scott has described the rash of injuries as a “fluke.” Time to make it three, or at least comment on the women’s state of the game, maybe hold a Women’s State of the Union address. ADHEREL On Thursday, world No. 1 Amelie Mauresmo pulled [...]

Posted by Richard Vach @ 6:11 pm in Etienne de Villiers, Injuries, Larry Scott, Lindsay Davenport, WTA Tour | 10 Comments »

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