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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 »

January 21st, 2010

Baghdatis, Hewitt Finding Old Magic in Oz

“A lot of things,” Baghdatis said of what they sang. “Marcos, I love you. I will never stop singing for you. Stuff like this.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:13 am in Tennis | 5 Comments »

January 20th, 2010

Henin Edges Dementieva in 2nd Rd. Aussie Open

The Belgian Henin made the difference in the match with some timely net forays and aggressive baseline play, taking the action to the Russian.

Posted by Staff @ 9:13 am in Tennis | 7 Comments »

January 20th, 2010

Blake Loses Five-Set Marathon to Del Potro in Oz

After almost 4-1/2 hours of effort, Blake was left pondering his hard luck and a 6-4, 6-7(3), 5-7, 6-3, 10-8 loss which leaves him 4-13 in career five-set matches.

Posted by Staff @ 9:09 am in Tennis | 70 Comments »

January 19th, 2010

Serena Limps Through; Tennis-X Notes and Nazis

The younger Williams sister’s movement seemed around 75% — which could lead to a Melbourne moment when she faces the first player who can hit three consecutive balls in the court and make her run, unlike Radwanska.

Posted by Staff @ 7:01 am in Tennis | 4 Comments »

January 19th, 2010

Federer Tested in Opener; Davydenko Gives Warning

“Now it’s everyone scare,” said Davydenko in sending out his English-challenged, cryptic warning to Oz opponents. “That’s what’s is start to talking about me and favorites and everything. But it’s interesting feeling. Now I feel like I can beat everyone. That’s was these guys now, you know, something feel different. Before no because I know I can win, but mostly I losing against these guys. But now I can beat everyone. It’s good feeling.”

Posted by Staff @ 6:56 am in Tennis | 34 Comments »

January 18th, 2010

Aussie Open Notes: Women Marathons, Roddick and Clijsters Undefeated

Andy Roddick and Kim Clijsters are undefeated in 2010 (6-0)…

Posted by Staff @ 9:19 am in Tennis | 2 Comments »

January 18th, 2010

Sharapova Stunned; Clijsters, Henin Win at Australian Open

Whether it was the former No. 1′s tentative play or the beginnings of a mustache she exhibited in close-ups during her post-match conference that were more stunning, nonetheless the Russian clearly paid for her lack of match play entering the event, choosing Asian exhibition cash-grabs over playing WTA events entering the first Grand Slam of the year.

Posted by Staff @ 9:01 am in Tennis | 19 Comments »

January 18th, 2010

Nadal Briefly Tested, Roddick Randy in Australian Open-ers

“First rounds are always a little uncomfortable, especially at a Slam,” Roddick said. “You’re kind of built up, you’re maybe a little bit overanxious. But I thought it was all right.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:57 am in Tennis | Comments Off

January 16th, 2010

Sharapova Dating, Federer-Tiger Love: Tennis-X Notes

Maria Sharapova, following her breakup with Charlie Ebersol, the son of NBC Universal Sports & Olympics chairman Dick Ebersol, is now dating Sasha Vujacic of Slovenia, who plays guard for the Los Angeles Lakers.

Posted by Staff @ 2:15 pm in Tennis | 24 Comments »

January 16th, 2010

Handicapping the Australian Open Field

My guess is that in those honest moments before falling to sleep most of the top eight seeds would prefer a different draw. Regardless, I think the player who benefits from an upset or two will be the player to watch on the final weekend.

Posted by Dan Martin @ 11:14 am in 2010 Season, Australian Open, Coaching, No. 1 ranking, Year-End No. 1 | 34 Comments »

January 15th, 2010

Australian Open Previews: Henin Unseeded, Sharapova v Kirilenko

Notes: Federer has never lost to Andreev but always struggles against the Russian; other openers of interest are (9) Fernando “Hot Sauce” Verdasco vs. the big-serving Aussie Ball, (30) Monaco vs. Gulbis, (20) Youzhny vs. Gasquet, (14) Cilic vs. The Magician, (13) Stepanek vs. Dr. Ivo; Aussie “sensation” Bernard Tomic gets a qualifier first round; Isner vs. Wayne Odesnik in an all-American, winner to likely face (27) Kohlschreiber; 5 current or former No. 1s among seeds; Nadal the defending champ, made Federer cry last year.

Posted by Staff @ 12:27 am in Tennis | 5 Comments »

March 14th, 2009

Djokovic Says ‘I’m No Quitter’ Prior to Indian Wells

“I’m just playing tennis for myself and I always have put my health as a priority to everything. Tennis is probably my life at this moment, but it’s not the only thing in my life.”

Posted by Richard Vach @ 2:14 pm in Tennis | 126 Comments »

February 2nd, 2009

Tennis-X Funk/Trunk: Serena’s Trunk has Trophy Junk

1. Roger FEDERER
What was with that fifth set in the final, playing like a whuss? Time to get a coach, get the killer instinct back and get Rafa out of your head.

Posted by Staff @ 5:34 pm in Tennis | 37 Comments »

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