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).
February 17th, 2013
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.
February 16th, 2013
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.
August 19th, 2012
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).
June 29th, 2012
Roger Federer escapes the clutches of Julien Benneteau at Wimbledon on Friday.
April 19th, 2012
Novak Djokovic battled through news of his grandfather’s passing to reach the quarterfinals in Monte Carlo.
August 1st, 2010
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
April 25th, 2010
Wow, two unseeded former No. 1s in Henin and Ivanovic; lots o’ first-round meetings of interest…
March 4th, 2010
Despite the controversies and suggestions about changing Davis Cup, I’ve always enjoyed the unique features Davis Cup brings to tennis.
February 21st, 2010
New American stars Sam Querrey and John Isner meet for the Memphis title.