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April 20th, 2014

Bryans, Vekic Claim Tennis Titles; Fed Cup Shockers

The French send the U.S. out of the World Group I for 2015 behind singles wins by France’s Caroline Garcia over Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys, and Garcia winning the doubles with veteran Virginie Razzano over the doubles-challenged Keys/Stephens. France was 1-12 against the U.S. entering the tie.

Posted by Staff @ 9:11 pm in Fed Cup, Monte Carlo, Tennis | 6 Comments »

June 8th, 2013

Bryan Brothers Win 2nd French Open, 2nd Career Grand Slam

Bob and Mike Bryan won their 14th career Grand Slam today.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 5:29 pm in French Open | 3 Comments »

August 4th, 2012

Serena, Sharapova, Bryans Bid For Golden Slam Saturday At Olympics

Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova clash for a dream Olympic women’s gold medal match.

Posted by Staff @ 8:38 am in Olympics | 23 Comments »

July 2nd, 2011

Kvitova 2011 Wimbledon Champ; Bryans Win Doubles

“Last year I didn’t have many chances to win,” Kvitova said. “Serena played so well. I was young and didn’t think I could beat her. I don’t know what was different, because today I felt I could win.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:54 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

June 2nd, 2011

Schiavone, Li Reach French Final; Bryans Upset in Doubles

Schiavone beat France’s own Marion Bartoli 6-3, 6-3, mixing up her game to confound the two-hander who committed 18 unforced errors to 11 winners.

Posted by Staff @ 9:45 pm in French Open, Tennis | 122 Comments »

January 30th, 2011

Murray Moping; Oz Open Redux; ATP/WTA Previews; Tennis-X Notes

Notes: Four-time champ Fernando Gonzalez is missing with injury; draw looks like the Argentine Open, with seeds Nalbandian (vs. Barlocq) and Monaco (vs. M.Gonzalez) facing tricky all-ARG openers with practice partner countrymen; Bellucci beat Monaci in last year’s final; in addition to Gonzo winning the event four times, other notable past winners are French Open champ Gustavo Kuerten (2000) and French runners-up Guillermo Coria (2001) and Alberto Berasategui (1994).

Posted by Staff @ 1:07 pm in Tennis | 101 Comments »

September 10th, 2010

Clijsters Plays the Crying Game in US Open Final; Bryan Win Doubles Title

“I am wanting to celebrate this win now and not talk about the past,” said Zvonareva, who last year exited the Open in a sobbing, racquet-smashing fit.

Posted by Staff @ 7:10 pm in Tennis, US Open | 11 Comments »

December 22nd, 2009

Tennis-X Notes: Becker has ‘Playa’ Admiration for Tiger Woods

“All the things he would have had to cover up, just logistically — how did he manage to do it? He must constantly be changing phones to cover up his tracks.” From one playa to another — big ups! Whoot Whoot! “I experienced basically the same thing,” Becker said, “and can sympathize with him.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:36 am in Tennis | 8 Comments »

August 23rd, 2009

Federer Wins Cincy; Bryans Blow 8 Match Points in Loss

“I think the special part [is] winning for the first time as a dad. It’s a great thing. Gets me going emotionally a little bit, because I know it’s been a wonderful summer,” Federer said. “I really had the feeling today I could mix it up the way I wanted to. That then gives me a lot of confidence. I was playing great from the beginning to the end.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:21 pm in Tennis | 200 Comments »

July 11th, 2009

McEnroe Hoping for Sunday Davis Cup Miracle vs Croatia

Cilic will take on Blake in the first reverse singles on Sunday, and Karlovic is scheduled to face Fish in the final singles, the U.S. needing to sweep the day to advance to the semifinals against either Argentina or the Czech Republic.

Posted by Staff @ 12:39 pm in Davis Cup, Tennis | 2 Comments »

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