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November 7th, 2010

Too Much Too Soon for Rookie as U.S. Loses Fed Cup Final to Italy

Fernandez took a chance on Vandeweghe after a reportedly bad practice week from Melanie Oudin. Oudin has had a down year since her quarterfinal breakthrough at the US Open last year. Fernandez benched Oudin on Saturday, then on Sunday Oudin showed her veteran composure by not only upsetting Top 10er Francesca Schiavone but blowing out the Italian, allowing her only four games.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 8:43 pm in Fed Cup, Tennis | 13 Comments »

November 6th, 2010

U.S. Down 0-2 After Mattek-Sands Loss in Fed Cup Final

U.S. Fed Cup Captain Mary Joe Fernandez will have to choose between the overwhelmed Coco Vanderweghe and Melanie Oudin, who was benched from the first day for a poor practice week, in the first match on Sunday.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:22 pm in Fed Cup, Tennis | 1 Comment »

November 6th, 2010

Vandeweghe Loses to Schiavone in Fed Cup Final Opener; Mattek-Sands Next

Vandeweghe is much like Oudin when she first appeared on tour — not in the best of shape, with a bit of a “gut” visible, and a poor mover. That changed for Oudin when she worked with her trainers to erase the extra body fat and gain speed. Hopefully that is ahead for Vandeweghe, and not just a reliance on a thumping serve and forehand.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 5:38 pm in Fed Cup, Tennis | 2 Comments »

November 5th, 2010

U.S. Chances Van-de-way Off in Fed Cup Final?

Oudin must have put in some horrifying practice sessions this week for U.S. Fed Cup Captain Mary Joe Fernandez to make that decision.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 5:47 pm in Fed Cup, Tennis | Comments Off

November 8th, 2009

Italy Pummels U.S. in Fed Cup Final; Tennis-X Notes

“It’s a very nice feeling. We worked hard to get to this point, finally we made it,” Pennetta said. “In the beginning of the week everyone expected so many things…now we are 3-0 and we can enjoy it.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:28 pm in Fed Cup, Tennis | 4 Comments »

October 31st, 2009

Serena, Venus to Meet in Doha WTA Finals

Serena and Venus Williams will meet for the 23rd time Sunday in the Doha WTA finals.

Posted by Staff @ 5:50 pm in Doha, Fed Cup, WTA | 21 Comments »

April 26th, 2009

Italy Stuns Russia, Czechs Choke to US in Fed Cup Semis

Two stunning results this weekend transformed a bland-looking Fed Cup weekend into a shocker.

Posted by Staff @ 11:13 pm in Fed Cup | 3 Comments »

April 23rd, 2009

Yawn, it’s the Fed Cup Semifinals!

Nine of the current Top 10 on the WTA rankings are American, Russian or Serb players.

Posted by Staff @ 3:00 pm in Fed Cup, Tennis | 1 Comment »

January 14th, 2009

Tennis Notes: Garrison Suing USTA, Paying to Watch on Internet

Here’s a potential bell-ringer for your next executive meeting — tennis fans are changing the way they view the sport (on the internet) because YOU GUYS AREN’T SUCCESSFULLY GETTING TENNIS ON TV. We have a Tennis Channel, but it is mostly reruns and canned shows.

Posted by Richard Vach @ 11:53 am in 2009 Season, American tennis, ATP, ESPN, Fed Cup, Hamburg, Indian Wells, Schedule, Tennis, Tennis Notes, Tennis on TV, TV, WTA, WTA Tour | 34 Comments »

June 19th, 2008

5 Things Tennis Could Do to Promote Itself

I allow myself to briefly occupy the mythical Commissioner of Tennis Chair that John McEnroe publicly campaigns for now and again. Johnny Mac campaigned long and hard to be the U.S. Davis Cup captain only to quit after one year, but when should reality ever hurt speculation and offering advice? Here are my 5 (best?) [...]

Posted by Dan Martin @ 11:21 pm in ATP, Clay Season, Fed Cup, French Open, ITF, Tennis, Tennis on TV, TV, WTA Tour | 10 Comments »

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