August 25th, 2012
“[In the second set] I was down physically, without energy,” Kvitova said. “It seemed like I was walking, not running. I made a lot of mistakes and went 5-2 down — but then I tried not to think about my shots or tactics and started putting the ball into the court more. Then it was 7-5. I was surprised.”
August 25th, 2012
John Isner and Petra Kvitova are favorites today in Saturday finals in Winston Salem and New Haven.
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).
August 11th, 2012
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
August 3rd, 2012
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?
May 13th, 2012
“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.”
May 1st, 2012
Juan Martin Del Potro shows off his biking skills in Estoril.
April 29th, 2012
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).
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October 17th, 2010
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.
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