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October 8th, 2009

Nadal Survives Another Three-Setter in Beijing; Serena Falls But Gets Naked

Rafael Nadal goes three sets in a win over James Blake while Serena gets undressed for the cover of ESPN The Magazine.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:37 am in beijing, ESPN, No. 1 ranking, WTA | 160 Comments »

October 6th, 2009

Penalty-Free Serena Returns to No. 1 Following Beijing Win

Dinara Safina doesn’t have to worry anymore, Serena Williams is returning to the No. 1 ranking!

Posted by Sean Randall @ 9:50 am in No. 1 ranking, WTA | 36 Comments »

October 3rd, 2009

Sharapova Pockets First Title after Jankovic Retirement in Tokyo

Maria Sharapova won her first title in 18 months in Tokyo after Jelena Jankovic retired late in the first set due to a wrist injury.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 9:49 am in Injuries, Player Participation, WTA | 34 Comments »

September 29th, 2009

Safina, Venus Lose Opening Round in Tokyo; WTA Circus Continues

One day the WTA appears to have no depth, the next, more than enough depth.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:14 pm in 2009 Season, WTA | 10 Comments »

September 22nd, 2009

It’s Official, Henin’s Back in Tennis

Former World No. 1 Justine Henin officially announced today that she will return to women’s tennis in 2010.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:18 pm in WTA | 41 Comments »

September 15th, 2009

Juan Martin del Potro — The Future is Now

The script at this point read that Federer breaks serve early in the fourth set and wins the U.S. Open. Del Potro had other ideas and saved break points in his first two service games of the fourth set. Another tiebreak was upon both players and del Potro took advantage of a Federer double fault to win again on a single mini-break. Despite saving a break point when serving at 2-0 in the fifth set, del Potro basically dominated the final frame of play.

Posted by Dan Martin @ 9:19 am in 2009 Season, American Women, ATP, French Open, Grand Slams, US Open, US Open Series, WTA | 204 Comments »

September 8th, 2009

Labor Days: The Most Wonderful Tennis Time of the Year

Andy Murray has the tools to win a Grand Slam event, but he does face a tough question: “Should I stick with a generally effective strategy of counterpunching or change strategies by developing and using bigger shots?” Internal doubts arising from this quandary might be worse than just selecting one option and committing to it.

Posted by Dan Martin @ 9:30 pm in 2009 Season, American tennis, American Women, ATP, Australian Open, Tennis, Tennis on TV, TV, US Open, US Open Series, WTA, WTA Tour | 15 Comments »

August 12th, 2009

USTA, ATP, WTA To Announce Calendar Changes

The USTA, ATP, and WTA are set to hold a press conference tomorrow, August 13th, to announce some changes to the U.S. Open Series line-ups. In 2011, the two separate ATP and WTA events in Cincinnati will become a combined men’s and women’s tournament. This combined event will be held two weeks before the U.S. [...]

Posted by Lynn Berenbaum @ 12:38 pm in ATP, Cincinnati, US Open Series, WTA | 2 Comments »

July 21st, 2009

Can Tennis Go Green?

This is not a column about the color of tennis courts despite clay courts looking like the terrain of Mars and most hard courts at professional tennis events no longer being green. While covering the 2008 Indianapolis Tennis Championships, members of what looked to be a local scouting troop wearing hats saying “Environmental Team” were [...]

Posted by Dan Martin @ 1:51 pm in ATP, Australian Open, Blackrock Tour of Champions, French Open, ITF, senior tour, Tennis, TV, US Open, Wimbledon, WTA, WTA Tour | 31 Comments »

June 7th, 2009

Unseeded Sharapova Favorite on WTA Birmingham Grasscourts

“The one thing I’ve always said about ranking is I think numbers never lie,” Sharapova said following her French Open effort. “They always reflect on your performance and what you’ve achieved. But taking that aside, I think no matter if you’re ranked No. 1 or No. 100, it takes just as much work to get there.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:19 pm in Grass season, WTA | 6 Comments »

May 21st, 2009

Sharapova Sent Off in Warsaw

Maria Sharapova’s return to the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour ended abruptly Thursday afternoon as she lost to Alona Bondarenko 6-2, 6-2 in the quarterfinals of the Warsaw Open.

Posted by Staff @ 12:51 pm in WTA | 7 Comments »

March 25th, 2009

Can Nadal Keep it Going in Miami?

Sean Randall breaks down the Miami Sony Ericsson Open draw and ponders the question, can Rafa do it again?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:27 pm in 2009 Season, American tennis, ATP, Miami, WTA | 109 Comments »

March 12th, 2009

Williams Sisters Skip Indian Wells, Skip Penalty

What happens when the top players refuse to play the top WTA tournaments? Well, nothing really.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:49 am in 2009 Season, Indian Wells, Player Participation, WTA | 54 Comments »

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 »

December 31st, 2008

Davenport Done? Federer, Nadal Begin 2009 in Abu Dhabi

After digging around, this really has been a rather quiet, holiday off-season in the tennis world.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:10 pm in ATP, Australian Open, Holidays, Schedule, WTA | 26 Comments »

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