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March 8th, 2013

Nadal Makes Hardcourt Debut Saturday At Indian Wells; Federer Opens Title Defense; American Girls Hold Court

Rafael Nadal makes his return to hardcourts Saturday at Indian Wells while Roger Federer opens his title defense.

Posted by Staff @ 11:49 pm in Indian Wells | 151 Comments »

January 18th, 2013

Djokovic Rips Lance Armstrong; Venus, Keys Flop at Australian Open

The No. 2-seeded Sharapova looked nearly as dominant as she did in recording two double bagels in the first two rounds, easily bouncing Venus Williams from the event.

Posted by Staff @ 8:57 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 127 Comments »

January 16th, 2013

Flashback: The Making of a Pro — Florida’s 13-Year-old Star Madison Keys

“There’s a long way to go between now and the pro level,” Chris Evert says. “At 12 years old she’s pretty much an all-court player; she’s not one-dimensional, which is pretty rare in this day and age. Your normal 12-year-old is five foot tall and it’s tough to demand of them, ‘You have to hit the ball hard, have a great serve and know how to volley.’ It’s really been a quick rise, and once you get success at an early age, that is real encouragement. She got to go to France this year to play in the world 14-year-olds, and these things are little incentives. I know for me, as a junior we drove to Chattanooga, Tennessee, with five kids in the car, and it was a thrill to stay at a Holiday Inn.”

Posted by Special @ 1:46 pm in Australian Open, Tennis | 3 Comments »

January 16th, 2013

Breakthroughs, Upsets, Chokes, Maria’s Bagels Wed. at Aussie Open

China’s Zheng Jie pulled off perhaps the largest upset of the day — only perhaps, because it was only a matter of time before Top 10er Sam Stosur got tight in front of her home audience. Jie defeated the No. 9-seeded Stosur 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 after Stosur twice served for the match, and double-faulted on match point for good measure.

Posted by Staff @ 9:18 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 115 Comments »

January 8th, 2013

Stephens, Madison, Davis Lead American Wins; Tomic Advances In Sydney

American women continue their surge during week two of the tennis season, while Bernard Tomic wins and Grigor Dimitrov falls.

Posted by Staff @ 2:15 pm in Sydney | 63 Comments »

August 31st, 2011

Venus Unveils Illness, McHale Run Continues at US Open

The US Open women’s draw lost a Top 10 seed to an American upstart on Wednesday, and an American veteran who dropped out of the tournament due to a frightening diagnosis.

Posted by Staff @ 9:02 pm in Tennis | 11 Comments »

August 30th, 2011

Sharapova Struggles, Young Stars Take Stage at US Open; X-Notes

“It’s just a matter of belief within myself, that no matter how well or bad or good I’m playing, or my opponent is playing, I know I can tough it out,” Sharapova said. “No matter what the situation is, I have the belief.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:33 am in Tennis | 1 Comment »

March 22nd, 2011

Clijsters Injured, Williams Out, Sony Miami Up for Grabs; Tuesday Schedule

All 32 seeds in Miami receive 1st round byes so there is not a lot of early drama, but potential matches to look for in the coming days include (1) Wozniacki vs. American Bethanie Mattek-Sands 2nd rd., (16) Maria Sharapova vs. (18) Nadia Petrova 3rd rd., (3) Vera Zvonareva vs. (WC) Dinara Safina 2nd rd., and (19) Ana Ivanovic vs. Kimiko Date-Krumm 2nd rd.

Posted by Staff @ 9:57 am in Tennis | 2 Comments »

February 8th, 2010

Poll: Who Will be the Next American to Win Their First Grand Slam?

I’m asking who among the next generation of American players will take home a Grand Slam title.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:18 pm in American tennis, Grand Slams | 28 Comments »

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