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November 5th, 2007

Weekly Pro Tennis Top 5: Nalbandian Repeats, Catching Betting Cheats

The Top 5 happenings in pro tennis heading into the week of Nov. 5, 2007.

Posted by Richard Vach @ 12:45 am in ATP, Gambling, Lindsay Davenport, Tennis Masters Cup, WTA Tour, Year End | 13 Comments »

September 17th, 2007

Bali-hoo for WTA Tour Season-ending Championships: The Biggest Losers

There’s a method to the seeming madness in the WTA Tour announcing a second season-ending tournament to start in 2009 in Bali, Indonesia.

Posted by Richard Vach @ 10:06 pm in ATP, Etienne de Villiers, Larry Scott, Schedule, Tennis on TV, WTA, WTA Tour, Year End | 5 Comments »

January 8th, 2007

Serena Wins; Hingis, Safina Upset in Monday Play

Serena Wins; Hingis, Safina Upset in Monday Play Nothing says respect like talking about how you didn’t play your best after baking an opponent a bagel — but with the Williams sisters, who never “play their best,” it is commonplace, as it was Monday in Hobart, Australia, where Serena Williams opened with a 6-4, 6-0 [...]

Posted by Richard Vach @ 5:29 pm in ATP, Davis Cup, Larry Scott, WTA Tour | 9 Comments »

January 4th, 2007

Hewitt Out of Adelaide; Henman, Henin Drop From Aussie Open

Lleyton Hewitt’s experience as the first marquee player to take part in the ATP’s round robin experiment took a turn for the worse Thursday in Adelaide when the Australian was eliminated in the round robin portion of the tournament, failing to reach Friday’s knock-out quarterfinal round. Hewitt couldn’t capitalize on a set and 3-0 lead [...]

Posted by Richard Vach @ 10:48 am in Injuries, WTA Tour | 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 »

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 »