August 19th, 2012
Wozniacki is the lone returning champion, trying to win her fifth straight New Haven Open. A win this year for Wozniacki would put her in rarified company, as only three players have won a tournament title five years in a row — Chris Evert (Charleston), Steffi Graf (Hamburg), and Martina Navratilova (Eastbourne, Wimbledon and Chicago).
August 13th, 2012
“I truly did not expect myself to win this tournament after the emotional losses in the Olympic Games,” Djokovic said. “I really took it hard. I tried to bounce back and recover — I’ve done great, I have to say.”
August 12th, 2012
After a week of rain the men’s Canadian Open final is set today between Novak Djokovic and Richard Gasquet.
August 11th, 2012
the Top 8 seeds receive first round byes, and tough openers include (15) Kohlschreiber vs. (WC) Baker, winner to meet the Harrison vs. Tomic victor; (10) Fish vs. F-Lo, (8) Monaco possibly vs. The Worm 2nd rd., (4) Ferrer possibly vs. Wawrinka 2nd rd., (14) Nishikori vs. Granoller, winner to possibly meet (WC) Blake; (11) Simon vs. Baghdatis, winner to meet Raonic vs. Gasquet victor; (6) Del Potro vs. Nalbandian/Haas winner, (9) Isner vs. Viktor Troicki, victor to face (WC) Hewitt vs. Mikhail Youzhny winner; (3) Murray possibly opening vs. (WC) Querrey, and (13) Dolgopolov vs. Davydenko
August 11th, 2012
Novak Djokovic and John Isner won two matche apiece to reach a waterlogged Toronto semifinals.
June 27th, 2012
Former world No. 1 junior Arantxa Rus ousted No. 5 Sam Stosur 6-2, 0-6, 6-4, and Austrian Tamira Paszek outlasted former No. 1 and No. 7 seed Caroline Wozniacki 5-7, 7-6(4), 6-4 to lead the charge of the unseeded.
June 22nd, 2012
We’re searching for new storylines for the 2012 version of Wimbledon, but it’s looking a lot like the same-old same-old between the “old guard” of the Williams sisters, Sharapova, Clijsters, etc. Isn’t this around the time of year that Justine Henin makes a comeback? Martina Hingis in doubles? Yawn…we need some shake-ups in women’s tennis. Was 2011 just a fluke for Petra Kvitova, who could not claim a grasscourt title coming into the All England Club this year?
June 17th, 2012
Andy Roddick’s downward trajectory, the return of Kim Clijsters, and reigning Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova in action are the things to watch this week, the final warm-up week before Wimbledon.
June 1st, 2012
Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic advanced into the French Open sweet 16s; Rafael Nadal returns Saturday.
May 31st, 2012
No. 9 seed Caroline Wozniacki beat Aussie Jarmila Gajdosova 6-1, 6-4, and is looking to become a force again after rebounding from an ankle injury in Madrid and allergy problems in Rome. She is now working with former Aussie Open champ Thomas Johansson of Sweden as her coach.