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January 15th, 2011

Ferrer, Simon, Li, Groth Win Titles Leading Into Aussie Open; Tennis-X Notes

“I think it was a very good week,” Nalbandian said. “Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes you play good and lose, sometimes you play bad and win. Sport is like that. Today I lost. I will try to play better every day.”

Posted by Staff @ 7:23 pm in Tennis | 7 Comments »

January 14th, 2011

Wozniacki Something to Prove at 2011 Australian Open; Preview [OPINION]

The Dane’s path to the quarters would likely have to go through Gisela Dulko (a tough opener), Tamira Paszek, Cibulkova, Bartoli, and Henin. Not likely to happen considering she enters Melbourne on the heels to two exhibition losses and a first-round WTA tournament exit, all the while trying to figure out how to play with her new Yonex.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 1:06 pm in Tennis | 7 Comments »

January 13th, 2011

Clijsters Knocking Wozniacki from No. 1 Imminent in 2011: OPINION

Wozniacki is a paper No. 1, and cannot beat the biggest guns in the game in the form of Clijsters (0-2 career head to head), Serena Williams (0-2), and Venus Williams (0-4). Everyone else is a level below at the Grand Slams, the level the Woz will soon join. I predict she will lose pre-quarterfinals this year in Melbourne. For Woz fans (me included), hopefully she can regain her game, since she is great for the game: easy on the eyes, well spoken and someone who makes do with what she has in the terms of her on-court approach.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 3:27 pm in Tennis | 32 Comments »

January 30th, 2010

Serena Williams Gives Henin Power Lesson for 12th Slam Title

“Of course disappointed, when you lose in the final of a Grand Slam, especially in three sets, and I got a few opportunities that I haven’t been able to take,” Henin said.

Posted by Staff @ 9:50 am in Tennis | 44 Comments »

January 29th, 2010

Serena v Henin: 2010 Australian Open Final Preview

The pair have some history, most notably the “talk to the hand” incident at the 2003 French Open, where the Belgian held up her hand during one of Serena’s first serves, but the chair umpire did not let the American replay the point, and Henin denied any wrongdoing. Henin subsequently won in a three-set grinder, and Serena was left a crying mess in her post-match conference, accusing the Belgian of “cheating, lying and fabricating.”

Posted by Staff @ 7:17 am in Tennis | 2 Comments »

January 29th, 2010

Federer Stomps Tsonga, Teases Murray Entering Australian Open Final

“I know he’d like to win the first [Slam title] for British tennis since what is it, 150,000 years?” Federer joked to the crowd after the match regarding Murray. “The poor guy who has to go through those moments over and over again…”

Posted by Staff @ 6:36 am in Tennis | 108 Comments »

January 27th, 2010

Serena Williams Wins, Venus Doesn’t in Oz

“In tennis you have to close it out,” Venus said. “It’s not like there’s a clock ticking and then suddenly it’s over. You just have to close it out. I didn’t do that today.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:47 am in Tennis | 11 Comments »

January 27th, 2010

Tsonga Ousts Djokovic, to Face Federer at Aussie Open

Tsonga raced to an early 2-0 lead in the fifth set, and by the end Djokovic could do no more than flail at balls as the Frenchman clinched victory and a well-earned Federer meeting.

Posted by Staff @ 8:43 am in Tennis | 155 Comments »

January 26th, 2010

Henin, Zheng Win; Venus, Serena Williams Next in Oz

The Williams sisters were also forced to battle through the women’s doubles quarterfinals, defeating No. 8 seeds Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the U.S. and China’s Zi Yan 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.

Posted by Staff @ 9:51 am in Tennis | 26 Comments »

January 21st, 2010

Ivanovic Dumped; Williams Win in Oz; Tennis-X Notes

“Yeah, I feel like if I play well I’m really tough to beat,” Williams said. “Still definitely feel that way. I’m so happy to see [Justine] Henin back and doing well. She’s such a good player and a fighter. I think she brings just a totally different theme to the game. Obviously Kim [Clijsters] is fun to have back on the tour, and her winning the US Open is awesome.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:58 am in Tennis | 13 Comments »

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