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October 20th, 2013

WTA Championships Controversy; ATP Basel, Valencia Previews

Controversy came with the end of the season as Kerber received a late wildcard for the Linz tournament, which she won, allowing her to edge Wozniacki for a Top 8 spot. “I do not understand that (the WTA) can suddenly change the draw and allocation of wildcards that way,” Wozniacki said. “There are many things that have been done in an unsportsmanlike and unethical manner. And you can hear from other players. They think it’s so ridiculous.”…

Posted by Staff @ 1:05 pm in Tennis | 9 Comments »

October 12th, 2013

Preview: WTA, ATP in Moscow; Stockholm, Vienna, Lux

Tough starts go to (1) Gasquet vs. either Baghdatis or Evgeny Donskoy, (5) Istomin vs. Russian (WC) Andrey Kuznetsov, and (7) Sousa vs. Stakhovsky…Seeds making their debuts at the event are Gasquet, Sousa and Mannarino…Russians have won the event 14 times since 1990…Last year Seppi beat Thomaz Bellucci in the final…Notable pulls from the event were Nikolay Davydenko (wrist) and Stan Wawrinka…Returning former champs in the field are Seppi (2012) and Tipsarevic (2011).

Posted by Staff @ 6:17 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

October 4th, 2013

Nadal One From No. 1, Two From Possible Djokovic Final In Beijing; Del Potro, Roanic Tokyo Favs

Rafael Nadal is one win from the ATP No. 1 ranking.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:24 am in beijing | 52 Comments »

July 21st, 2013

Serena, Meusberber, Fognini, Karlovic Win Tennis Titles: Weekend Wrap

“Johanna played well, and I made a lot of unforced errors in the beginning — I just hit everything out,” said Williams, who was down a break twice in the first set. “I had to kind of come back and do a little better. You just have to stay positive. I wasn’t playing well at Wimbledon when I lost, so I thought, ‘Okay, just remember what I did wrong there, and don’t make the same mistake here.’ I really wanted to do better here in Bastad this week.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:22 pm in Tennis | 9 Comments »

July 20th, 2013

Federer Flames Out In Hamburg Semi, Fueling Further Retirement Talk

Roger Federer isn’t looking any better with the larger racquet.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:44 pm in Tennis | 97 Comments »

July 20th, 2013

Federer in Gstaad; No $erena in Stanford: ATP/WTA Previews

Notes: Two-time defending champ Serena Williams obviously didn’t like the under-the-table appearance fee to appear in Stanford, passing on the event and last week playing the tiny Swedish Open in Bastad, which was willing to pony-up some major cash…Tough starts are (1) Radwanska after a bye possibly facing the former Slam champ Schiavone, (8) Rybarikova vs. the explosive Keys, and (2) Stosur after a bye likely facing the powerful Goerges….Wildcards went to American Nicole Gibbs and Croat Ajla Tomljanovic…Pulling from the event were Marion Bartoli (hamstring), Kirsten Flipkens, Sabine Lisicki (wrist), and Maria Sharapova (hip)…Since 1990, 20 of the 23 champions have been Slam winners, but this year there are no returning champions in the field.

Posted by Staff @ 4:34 pm in Tennis | 4 Comments »

July 19th, 2013

Federer Escapes Mayer In Ugly Hamburg Win; Serena Now 26-0 On Clay This Year

Roger Federer is winning with his new racquet, but it isn’t pretty.

Posted by Staff @ 9:35 pm in Hamburg | 84 Comments »

July 19th, 2013

Federer, Serena Breeze On The European Clay; Fognini v Haas Friday In Hamburg

Roger Federer and Serena Williams both advanced on the clay today in Europe.

Posted by Staff @ 12:05 am in Hamburg | 30 Comments »

July 15th, 2013

Mahut, Fognini, Berlocq, Vinci, Halep Win Titles

Frenchman Nicolas Mahut won a wild and wooly Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport on Sunday, surviving his semifinal and final in the same day after rain on Saturday.

Posted by Staff @ 12:07 am in Tennis | 6 Comments »

July 12th, 2013

Verdasco Stays Hot; Haas Upset; Isner v Hewitt On Hall Of Fame Saturday In Newport

Fernando Verdasco eyes a title in Sweden while John Isner and Lleyton Hewitt meet on the grass in Newport.

Posted by Staff @ 8:50 pm in hall of fame, Newport | 8 Comments »

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2 Roger Federer2 Maria Sharapova
3 Rafael Nadal3 Simona Halep
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5 Kei Nishikori5 Ana Ivanovic
6 Andy Murray6 Agnieszka Radwanska
7 Tomas Berdych7 Eugenie Bouchard
8 Milos Raonic8 Caroline Wozniacki
9 Marin Cilic9 Angelique Kerber
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