November 6th, 2011
The Commonwealth Bank Tournament Of Champions features the top players who won titles during the year but did not qualify in the Top 8 for the year-end WTA Championships. Ivanovic did not qualify even for the Bali event, but was given a wildcard as the defending champion. The lopsided final score was not even mentioned in the WTA tour’s official press release of the final.
August 13th, 2011
The Western & Southern Open features 18 of the Top 20 women’s players, with seeds Caroline Wozniacki, Vera Zvonareva, Victoria Azarenka, Maria Sharapova, Li Na, Petra Kvitova, Francesca Schiavone, Marion Bartoli, Andrea Petkovic, Samantha Stosur, Agnieszka Radwanska, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Jelena Jankovic, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Ana Ivanovic, and Peng Shuai.
July 24th, 2011
American Andy Roddick still in seclusion during Week #2 of the US Open Series, not making an appearance since the U.S. Davis Cup debacle vs. Spain…
June 11th, 2011
The return of Venus and Serena Williams, both unseeded on the grasscourts at Eastboune after extended injury absenses from the tour, is the news in the final week of grasscourt warm-ups before the spotlight lands on the All England Club and 2011 Wimbledon.
May 25th, 2011
“I had stomach problems at the start of the year,” said a crying Ivanovic in her post-match conference, going over her various illnesses and ailments in 2011. “But I felt healthy before Indian Wells, then hurt my stomach again at the Fed Cup. It’s been stop and go, it is very frustrating. It’s inflammation of the wrist but I didn’t suffer it playing, I woke up with the problem. The bone has slipped and has caused friction. I’m very upset.”
May 1st, 2011
Rafael Nadal and several other tennis stars took part in an exhibition to benefit the Felix Mantilla foundation.
April 30th, 2011
The No. 1 Dane is looking at a juicy third-round meeting with German Julia “Gorgeous” Goerges, who powered her off the court in the Stuttgart final roughly a week ago. Goerges opens against No. 14 seed Kaia Kanepi, and will likely face wildcard and former No. 1 Dinara Safina in the second round.
March 30th, 2011
Djokovic remains hot in Miami while Maria Sharapova and Kim Clijsters survive long battles.
March 22nd, 2011
All 32 seeds in Miami receive 1st round byes so there is not a lot of early drama, but potential matches to look for in the coming days include (1) Wozniacki vs. American Bethanie Mattek-Sands 2nd rd., (16) Maria Sharapova vs. (18) Nadia Petrova 3rd rd., (3) Vera Zvonareva vs. (WC) Dinara Safina 2nd rd., and (19) Ana Ivanovic vs. Kimiko Date-Krumm 2nd rd.
March 15th, 2011
The big-serving encounter between Roddick and Isner advanced to 7-5, 4-2 in only an hour as the players exchanged few rallies. For Roddick it was revenge for a loss to Isner at the US Open.
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