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September 17th, 2009

Davis Cup Semifinals, Playoffs Preview

“It feels great to be in the semis but not satisfied because we’d like more,” Stepanek said. “We prepared as much as we could and we are looking forward to the tie. Playing Karlovic is always strange and tricky, you get no rhythm. You have few chances and you have to try and take them once they come because there are not many. There will not be much rallies so it’s important to focus all the time.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:42 pm in Davis Cup, Tennis | 52 Comments »

July 12th, 2009

Davis Cup Wrap: Czechs at Croatia, Israel at Spain in Semis

Israel had clinched by Saturday after Harel Levy defeated Igor Andreev and Dudi Sela decimated Mikhail Youzhny in the singles, and the standout doubles tandem of Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram edged Igor Kunitsyn and former No. 1 Marat Safin in five in Safin’s final Davis Cup appearance.

Posted by Staff @ 3:03 pm in Davis Cup, Tennis | 26 Comments »

April 25th, 2009

Mattek-Sands Beaten, Glatch Saves U.S. for 1-1 Fed Cup Tie

The 19-year-old Glatch recorded a 6-1, 6-2, victory over world No. 29 Iveta Benesova to even the tie after Czech Petra Kvitova overcame Top 40-ranked Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the U.S. 6-3, 7-6(2).

Posted by Staff @ 5:16 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

April 23rd, 2009

Yawn, it’s the Fed Cup Semifinals!

Nine of the current Top 10 on the WTA rankings are American, Russian or Serb players.

Posted by Staff @ 3:00 pm in Fed Cup, Tennis | 1 Comment »

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