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July 27th, 2013

Del Potro Heads Washington; ATP/WTA Previews

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).

Posted by Staff @ 8:54 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

February 17th, 2013

Old Balls Please: 30-Somethings Serena, Castano, Nalbandian, Haas And Benneteau Bid For Sunday Glory

It’s Turn Back The Clock Day as 30-somethings Serena Williams, Catalina Castano, David Nalbandian, Tommy Haas And Juliean Benneteau bid for titles on Sunday.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:04 am in Doha, Latin Swing | 45 Comments »

February 16th, 2013

Federer Rots In Rotterdam; Nadal Survives Sao Paulo Scare; Serena Secures No. 1 In Doha

Roger Federer got bounced by Julien Benneteau in Rotterdam while Rafael Nadal escaped in Sao Paulo. And Serena Williams won returning her to the No. 1 ranking.

Posted by Staff @ 12:21 am in Doha, Latin Swing | 39 Comments »

August 19th, 2012

Preview: Roddick, Radwanska Among Strong Fields Week Before US Open

Wozniacki is the lone returning champion, trying to win her fifth straight New Haven Open. A win this year for Wozniacki would put her in rarified company, as only three players have won a tournament title five years in a row — Chris Evert (Charleston), Steffi Graf (Hamburg), and Martina Navratilova (Eastbourne, Wimbledon and Chicago).

Posted by Staff @ 2:38 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

June 29th, 2012

Federer Escapes Again As Benneteau Fades At Wimbledon; Murray Begins Finals Push In Nadal-Less Bottom Half

Roger Federer escapes the clutches of Julien Benneteau at Wimbledon on Friday.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:00 pm in Wimbledon | 216 Comments »

April 19th, 2012

Heavy-Hearted Djokovic Powers Through Three-Setter At Monte Carlo; Rafa Romps

Novak Djokovic battled through news of his grandfather’s passing to reach the quarterfinals in Monte Carlo.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:42 pm in Tennis | 121 Comments »

August 1st, 2010

Roddick, Jankovic, Wozniacki Star at Washinton, San Diego, Copenhagen

Loaded non-seeded field with former No. 1s Ivanovic and Safina, and former No. 2 Kuznetsova unseeded; first-round match-ups of interest are (6) Bartoli vs. Hantuchova, (7) Peer vs. (WC) Ivanovic, (8) Wickmayer vs. Kuznetsova, and potential second-round match-ups after seeded byes (1) Jankovic vs. Rezai and Stosur vs. Azarenka or Oudin

Posted by Staff @ 3:32 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

April 25th, 2010

Federer, Nadal in Rome; Loaded Stuttgart WTA Field; Previews

Wow, two unseeded former No. 1s in Henin and Ivanovic; lots o’ first-round meetings of interest…

Posted by Staff @ 1:52 pm in Tennis | 70 Comments »

March 4th, 2010

Spain Looks to Hat Trick; Davis Cup Preview

Despite the controversies and suggestions about changing Davis Cup, I’ve always enjoyed the unique features Davis Cup brings to tennis.

Posted by Ben Pronin @ 10:36 am in 2010 Season, Davis Cup | 2 Comments »

February 21st, 2010

Davis Cuppers Querrey, Isner Meet in Memphis Final

New American stars Sam Querrey and John Isner meet for the Memphis title.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 9:25 am in American tennis, Memphis | 27 Comments »

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2 Roger Federer2 Maria Sharapova
3 Andy Murray3 Simona Halep
4 Rafael Nadal4 Petra Kvitova
5 Kei Nishikori5 Caroline Wozniacki
6 Milos Raonic6 Ana Ivanovic
7 Tomas Berdych7 Eugenie Bouchard
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9 Marin Cilic9 Agnieszka Radwanska
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