May 7th, 2014
A house owned by James Blake caught fire last night killing three. Blake and his family were not in the house at the time.
August 29th, 2013
Venus Williams fell at the US Open today.
August 26th, 2013
James Blake will retire from pro tennis after the US Open.
August 12th, 2013
Stepanek wormed his way past No. 14 Fabio Fognini 6-2, 6-4, while Dimitrov handled No. 13 Nicolas Almagro 7-6(3), 6-4, and Blake in the nightcap ousted the big-serving No. 16 Jerzy Janowicz 6-1, 7-5.
July 27th, 2013
Notes: Three former No. 1s among the seeds…No Williams sisters but plenty of Top 10ers and floaters…The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes…Tough openers for (1) Azarenka after a bye against Pennetta or Schiavone, (4) Vinci after a bye likely against the veteran Mattek-Sands, (7) Ivanovic vs. Cibulkova, (5) Stosur vs. the rolling Lepchenko, and (2) Radwanska after a bye likely vs. the veteran Hantuchova…Wildcards went to American Allie Kiick, France’s Virginie Razzano, and Stosur…Pulling from the event were Marion Bartoli, Kirsten Flipkens, Bojana Jovanovski, Kristina Mladenovic and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova…Martina Hingis and Hantuchova received a wildcard in doubles…Cibulkova beat Bartoli in the final last year…Returning champions in the field are Cibulkova (2012), Radwanska (2011), and Kuznetsova (2010).
March 21st, 2013
“He played way better every time he was behind in the match,” Hewitt said after topping Joao Sousa. “Whenever he’d get back on serve in the second set, he actually played worse. When he was behind, he sort of just went for it a lot more. That was tough because he sort of had nothing to lose.”
March 20th, 2013
“I tried to be ready for Indian Wells but my ankle wasn’t ready, so I had to wait another few weeks,” Na said. “I really wanted to be 100 percent ready to come back to the court, because otherwise it would be dangerous. I’ve been really looking forward to coming back. I feel like I had another off-season just now.”
March 18th, 2013
Defending champion Novak Djokovic leads the field at the 2013 Miami Masters, who’ll be the winner in two weeks?
March 10th, 2013
Rafael Nadal looked good, not great, in his hardcourt debut while the American youngsters crashed out.
March 8th, 2013
Rafael Nadal makes his return to hardcourts Saturday at Indian Wells while Roger Federer opens his title defense.
October 7th, 2012
Kei Nishikori thrilled his home fans winning the Tokyo event for the biggest victory of his career.
August 31st, 2012
Andy Roddick needs to retire more often, he looked great in a win Friday night over Bernard Tomic at the US Open.
July 29th, 2012
Men’s Notes: Half the seeds are making their debut in D.C…Fish opens against Bjorn Phau, then the winner of Mahut-Berankis…(5) Andujar starts against Blake…wildcards went to Steve Johnson, Berankis (who is in the final today at L.A.) and Brian Baker…Radek Stepanek won the title last year…No returning champions in the field with the top players at the London Olympics.
July 23rd, 2012
Notes: A former playground for former No. 1s, this year the L.A. event hits rock bottom, headlined by No. 47-ranked Frenchman Benoit Paire, with no stars available due to the Olympics and injuries…
July 18th, 2012
James Blake earned his first win of the season putting away 20-year-old Ryan Harrison last night in Atlanta.
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