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August 27th, 2012

Federer Forever (Beating) Young; Williams Sisters Tues. at US Open

Sharapova is coming off a few weeks missing play due to a stomach virus, with the pain leading her to take a pregnancy test, which came out negative. Azarenka in a late match rolled over Russian Alexandra Panova 6-1, 6-0.

Posted by Staff @ 11:50 pm in US Open | 119 Comments »

August 13th, 2012

Donald Young’s Losing Streak Hits 17 Straight Matches: “Obviously It Hasn’t Been Great” [Video]

Donald Young talks about his losing streak.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 7:05 pm in Cincinnati | 3 Comments »

July 8th, 2012

Serena Williams Back on Court; Isner at Newport; ATP/WTA Previews

Notes: Of course Isner could meet Mahut in the second round; players looking to get additional grasscourt practice in for the Olympics in London at Wimbledon; first-rounders of interest are (5) Bogomolov Jr. vs. Querrey, and (WC) Hewitt vs. Canadian riser Vasek “Popsicle” Pospisil; other wildcards went to Americans Jack Sock and Harrison; Isner (2011) is the lone returning champ in the field.

Posted by Staff @ 11:37 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »

May 29th, 2012

Razzano Rises Up To Slam Serena At French Open; Venus, Baker, Federer Open Second Round Play Wednesday

In the big shocker of the season, Serena Williams suffered her earliest Grand Slam loss at the hand of Frenchwoman Virginie Razzano.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 9:34 pm in French Open | 203 Comments »

May 11th, 2012

From Gardening to Tennis, Donald Young Still Trying to Figure Stuff Out

“It was a tough loss for me [at the Australian Open],” Young said. “I thought I was going to win the match because I had beaten Lukas Lacko previously at the US Open last year. It’s probably more mental than anything. I try to figure it out in my head. Strength? I really like my forehand and weakness, I work it out, making everything better, probably mental or just getting my emotions better.”

Posted by Special @ 12:23 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

October 1st, 2011

Murray, Young Reach Bangkok Final; Tipsarevic, Baghdatis Bid For KL Title

Donald Young is starting to make waves, tonight he’ll play Andy Murray for the Bangkok title.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:22 pm in Asia | 26 Comments »

September 5th, 2011

Fish Hooked, Wozniacki Grinds Out Win Monday at US Open

Fish said he will sleep with…well, the Fish family, knowing he put in a career-best effort after a career-best U.S. summer season.

Posted by Staff @ 11:48 pm in Tennis | 28 Comments »

September 3rd, 2011

Nadal, Roddick, Young Advance Friday at US Open

Donald Young continued his boy-to-man transformation of the summer of 2011, ousting No. 14 seed Stan Wawrinka 7-6(1) in the fifth set.

Posted by Staff @ 12:38 am in US Open | 315 Comments »

August 30th, 2011

Djokovic Advances After Opponent Hurls at US Open

“I warmed up and got sick everywhere after my 30-minute warmup,” Niland told reporters. “I thought I could bluff my way through but you can’t do that against the No. 1 in the world, I just found out. I thought I was going to vomit after long points. I just felt really, really rotten out there.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:52 pm in Tennis | 132 Comments »

April 26th, 2011

Donald Young Apologizes to USTA, McEnroe for Twitter Tirade

Donald Young gets in some hot water with the USTA.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:07 am in 2011 Season | 17 Comments »

March 24th, 2011

Milos Raonic and Friends: The Future or Typical Over-Hype?

Milos Raonic wins hSan Jose and all of the sudden he’s the future of tennis?

Posted by Ben Pronin @ 4:09 pm in ATP, No. 1 ranking, Tennis | 42 Comments »

March 15th, 2011

Nadal, Del Potro Near SF Clash; Federer, Djokovic, Roddick Headline Indian Wells Big Tuesday

Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Roddick headline a very busy Tuesday at Indian Wells.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:23 pm in Tennis | 159 Comments »

March 13th, 2011

Madness Gets to Murray; Federer, Djokovic Roddick in Action Today at Indian Wells

Andy Murray continued his tailspin with an early exit at Indian Wells.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:32 am in Indian Wells | 156 Comments »

September 18th, 2010

Cilic Heads French-Heavy Metz; Sharapova Racquet Cheat

American un-prodigy “The” Donald Young lost to US Open Playoffs-Qualifying tournament winner Blake Strode this past week at a $50,000 Challenger in Tulsa, OK, USA

Posted by Staff @ 11:00 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »

August 17th, 2010

James Blake, Donald Young Among US Open Main Draw Wildcards

James Blake and Donald Young were among the seven receiving US Open Wildcards, the USTA announced today.

Posted by Staff @ 2:36 pm in US Open | 1 Comment »