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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 Zeenews.com. “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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