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August 11th, 2012

Federer, Djokovic, Serena Headline Cincinnati Tennis: Previews

the Top 8 seeds receive first round byes, and tough openers include (15) Kohlschreiber vs. (WC) Baker, winner to meet the Harrison vs. Tomic victor; (10) Fish vs. F-Lo, (8) Monaco possibly vs. The Worm 2nd rd., (4) Ferrer possibly vs. Wawrinka 2nd rd., (14) Nishikori vs. Granoller, winner to possibly meet (WC) Blake; (11) Simon vs. Baghdatis, winner to meet Raonic vs. Gasquet victor; (6) Del Potro vs. Nalbandian/Haas winner, (9) Isner vs. Viktor Troicki, victor to face (WC) Hewitt vs. Mikhail Youzhny winner; (3) Murray possibly opening vs. (WC) Querrey, and (13) Dolgopolov vs. Davydenko

Posted by Staff @ 10:22 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »

August 3rd, 2012

Federer v. Del Potro, Djokovic v. Murray In Olympic SFs; Picks And Pans

The men’s and women’s Olympic semifinals from London are set, will it be Roger Federer and Andy Murray in a Wimbledon rematch for gold?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:36 am in Olympics | 285 Comments »

May 13th, 2012

WTA Rome Preview; Serena Embarrasses Azarenka; X-Notes

“I think Victoria is the player to beat,” Williams said. “She has won I don’t know how many tournaments this year alone. That’s an amazing amount. So if you look at the stats, you just have to put her up there as the player to beat.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:25 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »

May 1st, 2012

Defending Champ Juan Martin Del Potro Goes On A Bike Tour In Estoril [Video]

Juan Martin Del Potro shows off his biking skills in Estoril.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:17 am in Estoril, Videos | 3 Comments »

April 29th, 2012

Del Potro, Kirilenko Among Stars at Estoril; ATP/WTA Previews

Men’s Notes: Del Potro is the defending champ, beat Fernando “Hot Sauce” Verdasco in last year’s final; seeds making debuts at the event are Wawrinka, Ramos, Istomin and Haase; (5) Istomin a tough opener against the French veteran Mathieu; returning champs in the field are Del Potro (2011) and Montanes (2010-09).

Posted by Staff @ 3:09 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

October 17th, 2010

Jankovic Headlines Moscow; Dementieva in Luxembourg: WTA Previews

Notes: (1) Dementieva opens against Peng, and (3) Wickmayer against the Osaka finalist Schnyder; wildcards went to Dementieva, Russian Yulia Putintseva, Luxembourg’s Mandy Minella, and France’s Virginie Razzano; in last year’s final Francesca Schiavone defeated Olga Govortsova.

Posted by Staff @ 11:36 pm in Tennis | 8 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 »

May 6th, 2010

Maria Kirilenko Hits a Moonball Winner vs. Kuznetsova [Video]

You really can hit a winner off a moonball, watch Maria Kirilenko do it.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:38 pm in Rome, Videos | 5 Comments »

January 24th, 2010

Australian Open: Mid-Tournament Assessment

I wasn’t sure when to make a mid-tournament assessment.

Posted by Ben Pronin @ 3:07 pm in 2010 Season, Australian Open, Grand Slams, Tennis | 86 Comments »

January 22nd, 2010

Petrova Pummels Clijsters at Australian Open; Henin Survives

US Open champion Kim Clijsters had dominated her opponent, Nadia Petrova, in four prior meetings, but it wasn’t the Belgian’s night.

Posted by Staff @ 7:15 am in Australian Open | 19 Comments »

January 19th, 2010

Serena Limps Through; Tennis-X Notes and Nazis

The younger Williams sister’s movement seemed around 75% — which could lead to a Melbourne moment when she faces the first player who can hit three consecutive balls in the court and make her run, unlike Radwanska.

Posted by Staff @ 7:01 am in Tennis | 4 Comments »

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