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January 18th, 2012

Fish, Schiavone Upset Wednesday at Australian Open

Top 10 seeds into the third round Wednesday were (2) Rafael Nadal straight-setting Tommy Haas, (3) Roger Federer receiving a walkover from German Andreas Beck who suffered a back injury, (7) Tomas Berdych topping Olivier “The Roach” Rochus in straights, and (10) Nicolas Almagro outlasting Grigor Dimitrov 6-0 in the fifth.

Posted by Staff @ 9:27 am in Tennis | 56 Comments »

November 14th, 2011

Right Or Wrong? Kvitova Bumps No. 1 Wozniacki For WTA Player Of Year Award

Petra Kvitova beat No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki to win the WTA’s Player of the Year award.

Posted by Staff @ 2:35 pm in WTA | 16 Comments »

August 13th, 2011

WTA Cincinnati Preview: All Eyes on Serena Williams; Venus and Clijsters Out

The Western & Southern Open features 18 of the Top 20 women’s players, with seeds Caroline Wozniacki, Vera Zvonareva, Victoria Azarenka, Maria Sharapova, Li Na, Petra Kvitova, Francesca Schiavone, Marion Bartoli, Andrea Petkovic, Samantha Stosur, Agnieszka Radwanska, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Jelena Jankovic, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Ana Ivanovic, and Peng Shuai.

Posted by Staff @ 5:10 pm in Tennis | 4 Comments »

June 19th, 2011

Nadal, Murray, Roddick, Venus Highlight Day One at Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal opens play at Wimbledon on Monday.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:51 pm in Wimbledon | 63 Comments »

June 4th, 2011

Li Beats Schiavone, 1st Asian Slam Winner

“Francesca is a claycourt player — she hits topspin and slice so well, so I just tried to play my tennis and keep her running,” Li said. “She’s a top player so you never know what will happen and when she will come back in the match, but when we went into the tiebreak I told myself it was my chance to do it. Before this tournament, people said I couldn’t do well on claycourts. Now I think they will change their minds.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:42 pm in French Open, Tennis | 13 Comments »

June 2nd, 2011

Schiavone, Li Reach French Final; Bryans Upset in Doubles

Schiavone beat France’s own Marion Bartoli 6-3, 6-3, mixing up her game to confound the two-hander who committed 18 unforced errors to 11 winners.

Posted by Staff @ 9:45 pm in French Open, Tennis | 122 Comments »

May 31st, 2011

Schiavone, Murray Thrill with Fight-Backs at French Open; Nadal Wednesday; X-Notes

“I started too slow, absolutely too slow,” Schiavone said. “The key was to hit three, four, five, six, seven balls, but I couldn’t arrive at three, four. That was the way to win — if I went to the net in one shot, there was no way to win. From 4-1 down I played two really good games then she went a little bit down.”

Posted by Staff @ 3:03 pm in French Open, Tennis | 305 Comments »

May 30th, 2011

Sharapova, Li Win; Former Champs Schiavone, Kuznetsova Up at French Open

Li will next face No. 4 seed Victoria Azarenka, who advanced easily 6-2, 6-3 over unseeded Russian Ekaterina Makarova.

Posted by Staff @ 9:53 pm in French Open, Tennis | 4 Comments »

May 28th, 2011

Djokovic Wins, Faces Gasquet; Schiavone v Jankovic Sunday at French Open

“Solutions don’t come from heaven,” Nadal said. “I mean, you can’t change everything in one day. And you know what? I had not forgotten how to play tennis for a week, but I played better today.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:29 pm in French Open, Tennis | 309 Comments »

May 24th, 2011

Federer Flushes F-Lo, Wozniacki Wins; Nadal vs. Isner Tuesday at Roland Garros

“I feel relieved when I look at the score or the match after playing three tiebreaks in Madrid against him,” Federer said of his fellow 29 year old. “It’s definitely slower than Madrid. So I think Feliciano was maybe not getting the free points he was looking and hoping for. The important thing from my side was to be solid in my own serve, which I was all the way through from start to finish, and I thought I played a good match.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:35 am in French Open, Tennis | 145 Comments »

May 22nd, 2011

Stosur Beats Demons; Woz, Schiavone on Day 2 at French Open

“I don’t think I have a big chance for the title here because I have never reached further than the third round in a Grand Slam, so we shouldn’t be talking here about winning a Grand Slam,” she said.

Posted by Staff @ 10:41 pm in French Open, Tennis | Comments Off

May 20th, 2011

Clijsters Back in French Open Women’s Preview; American Tennis Pile-on

Kim Clijsters is back from injury and seeded No. 2. It will be interesting to see if the Belgian can quickly up her game to the physical and mental rigors of the red clay. Clijsters will start against Belarus’ Anastasiya Yakimova, and is looking at a possible third-rounder against No. 25 seed Maria Kirilenko, and fourth round against No. 7 Maria Sharapova, facing a Russian “Maria” onslaught.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:44 pm in French Open, Tennis | 12 Comments »

February 27th, 2011

WTA Previews; Del Potro, Ferrer, Dulko Win Titles

Notes: Troubled former No. 1 Dinara Safina floats seedlessly in the draw, starting against China’s Xinyun Han, then a possible meeting with (5) Safarova; (8) Jovanovski a tough start against Tanasugarn, and (1) Schiavone vs. Dokic; last year Kleybanova beat the now-retired Elena Dementieva to win her first WTA title in Kuala Lumpur.

Posted by Staff @ 7:44 pm in Tennis | 4 Comments »

January 25th, 2011

Federer Lines Up Djokovic, Woz Wins Tuesday at Australian Open

On the court in Wednesday quarterfinal action will be (25) Petra Kvitova vs. (2) Vera Zvonareva, and (12) Agnieszka Radwanska vs. (3) Kim Clijsters.

Posted by Staff @ 9:54 am in Tennis | 457 Comments »

November 7th, 2010

Too Much Too Soon for Rookie as U.S. Loses Fed Cup Final to Italy

Fernandez took a chance on Vandeweghe after a reportedly bad practice week from Melanie Oudin. Oudin has had a down year since her quarterfinal breakthrough at the US Open last year. Fernandez benched Oudin on Saturday, then on Sunday Oudin showed her veteran composure by not only upsetting Top 10er Francesca Schiavone but blowing out the Italian, allowing her only four games.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 8:43 pm in Fed Cup, Tennis | 13 Comments »

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6 Tomas Berdych6 Lucie Safarova
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