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February 27th, 2010

Venus Williams Wins Acapulco; Skipping Indian Wells Up Next

Williams will now take a three-week break from the tour as she is not in the draw at Monterrey, Mexico this week, and annually skips the two-week Indian Wells event since 2001 when her sister and father branded the event and California fans racists after they booed the sisters when Venus defaulted five minutes prior to a scheduled semifinal match against Serena, and booed Serena in the final. The sisters’ father, Richard, says he heard racists comments during the final.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:09 pm in Tennis | 10 Comments »

March 23rd, 2009

Henin, Sharapova Take to TV; Tennis Week Mag Exits Print

HENIN TAKES STAR POWER TO BELGIAN TELEVISION — Former No. 1-ranked Justine Henin will be hosting two television shows in Belgium according to the Belgian newspaper Le Soir: one, titled “De twaalf werken van Justine Henin” (The Twelve Works of Justine Henin) will feature her taking on sports, cooking, fashion, etc., challenges. The other will be a music-themed show…

Posted by Staff @ 11:06 pm in Tennis | 27 Comments »

March 22nd, 2009

Nadal Crushes Murray for Masters Indian Wells Title

“I don’t feel like I’m that disappointed just now with how the week went, because I wasn’t expecting to do that well,” said Murray, who was coming off an illness. “I obviously had some very good wins. I got a lot of the matches that I wasn’t necessarily expecting, so going into Miami I’m going to be better prepared than I thought…I’m guessing I’m not going to play in those conditions each week.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:30 pm in Tennis | 121 Comments »

March 22nd, 2009

Zvonareva Solid, Ivanovic Collapses in Gusty Indian Wells Final

The loss was another jolt to the confidence of Ivanovic, who achieved the No. 1 ranking last year but then fell down the rankings with a combination of injuries and failing confidence.

Posted by Staff @ 7:33 pm in Tennis | 10 Comments »

March 21st, 2009

Backhands Hammered in Losses for Roddick, Federer at Indian Wells

“He’s a great counterpuncher and reads the game really well,” Federer said of Murray. “He has great feel. So he’s very confident at the moment. You can tell, the way he plays. He knows he doesn’t have to play close to the lines because he can cover the court really well. I think that calms him down mentally. I think that is why he’s playing so well.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:46 pm in Tennis | 129 Comments »

March 21st, 2009

Roddick Thrashes Djokovic, Nadal Next at Indian Wells

“I don’t think he had his best day by any means,” Roddick told reporters. “I mixed up the pace pretty well and the chip was a pretty good neutralizing shot for me. I was hitting it pretty firm and I didn’t really miss any returns. I thought I played pretty well.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:14 pm in Tennis | 11 Comments »

March 20th, 2009

World No. 2 Federer Unlikely Underdog Against Murray at Indian Wells

“I’m aware he has beaten me more than I’ve beaten him but, on big occasions, I think I came through,” Federer told reporters. “I have to build on that and make sure I play a tough and good match against him. Anything else is not going to do the job.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:03 am in Tennis | 33 Comments »

March 19th, 2009

Electronic Line-calling Malfunction Costs Ljubicic at Indian Wells Tennis

After losing the replay point, Ljubicic lost the next point to lose his serve, walking to his chair for the changeover while the Indian Wells crowd booed the electronic line call. Ljubicic had argued to no avail with the chair umpire that the make the electronic line-calling system had made was “ridiculous.”

Posted by Staff @ 6:01 pm in Tennis | 45 Comments »

March 19th, 2009

Tennis Handicapper: Thursday at Indian Wells

Ljubicic is more fit after his rededication to tennis, but this should be a walk-through for Murray.

Posted by Staff @ 1:19 pm in Tennis | 107 Comments »

March 19th, 2009

Safina Drops Ball, Chance for No. 1 Ranking at Indian Wells

Safina saved a set point in winning the opening set on the tiebreak, but then sat back as Azarenka became the aggressor. Safina was up a break 3-1 in the third before dropping the last five games.

Posted by Staff @ 11:34 am in Tennis | 1 Comment »

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