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January 24th, 2010

Henin Overcomes Wickmayer Test, Petrova Next at Australian Open

Justine Henin moved within six sets of returning to Grand Slam glory.

Posted by Staff @ 8:00 am in Australian Open | 1 Comment »

January 23rd, 2010

Federer, Djokovic, Serena Steamroll on Snoozer Saturday at the Australian Open

Sean Randall recaps Saturday play at the Australian Open and looks ahead to Sunday.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 9:38 am in Australian Open | 469 Comments »

January 22nd, 2010

Petrova Pummels Clijsters at Australian Open; Henin Survives

US Open champion Kim Clijsters had dominated her opponent, Nadia Petrova, in four prior meetings, but it wasn’t the Belgian’s night.

Posted by Staff @ 7:15 am in Australian Open | 19 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 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 »

January 9th, 2010

Henin Pulls from Sydney; WTA Previews

Notes: (WC) Justine Henin pulls with a leg injury.

Posted by Staff @ 4:39 pm in Sydney, Tennis | 1 Comment »

January 7th, 2010

2010 WTA Preview: Will Justine Henin Resume Her Domination?

Sean Randall takes a look at what’s to come on the WTA tour in 2010.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 3:41 pm in 2010 Season, WTA, Year-End No. 1 | 27 Comments »

December 13th, 2009

Tennis-X.com 2009 Awards; Federer Named Player of Year

The 2009 Tennis-X.com Year-End Awards.

Posted by Staff @ 10:42 pm in 2009 Season, ATP, WTA | 27 Comments »

October 29th, 2009

Serena Beats Venus, Clinches No. 1 at Doha

Serena Williams will finish No. 1 on the WTA after defeating sister Venus at the Doha Championships.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 9:40 am in Doha, WTA, Year-End No. 1 | 9 Comments »

October 26th, 2009

Serena Williams vs. Dinara Safina at WTA Champs: Do You Care?

BTW, according to the WTA, dumb-ass Qatari tennis authorities paid $42 million to stage the season-ending event for three years until it moves to Istanbul in 2011. Cha-ching WTA!

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:53 am in Tennis | 26 Comments »

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