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June 1st, 2011

Nadal, Murray Advance; Women’s Semis Thursday at French Open

“I am through. I’m in the semifinals, so that’s the thing,” Nadal told reporters. “I have to be playing better and better every day if I want to have chances to win the final and that’s what I’m going to try.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:03 pm in French Open, Tennis | 121 Comments »

May 31st, 2011

Schiavone, Murray Thrill with Fight-Backs at French Open; Nadal Wednesday; X-Notes

“I started too slow, absolutely too slow,” Schiavone said. “The key was to hit three, four, five, six, seven balls, but I couldn’t arrive at three, four. That was the way to win — if I went to the net in one shot, there was no way to win. From 4-1 down I played two really good games then she went a little bit down.”

Posted by Staff @ 3:03 pm in French Open, Tennis | 305 Comments »

May 29th, 2011

Zvonareva Makes Top 3 Out at French Open

For just the third time in the Open Era (since 1968) none of the Top 3 seeds will be in the final eight of a Grand Slam.

Posted by Staff @ 10:34 pm in French Open, Tennis | 15 Comments »

March 18th, 2011

Federer, Wawrinka Play Two at Indian Wells; Nadal Withstands Dr. Visit

Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka play singles then doubles today at Indian Wells.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:46 am in Tennis | 225 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 »

April 1st, 2010

Henin v Clijsters, Venus v Bartoli in Miami Semifinals

Henin posted a 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-4 win over the world No. 2-ranked over Caroline Wozniacki, who tested the Belgian with her consistency.

Posted by Staff @ 12:11 am in Tennis | 12 Comments »

August 12th, 2009

USTA, ATP, WTA To Announce Calendar Changes

The USTA, ATP, and WTA are set to hold a press conference tomorrow, August 13th, to announce some changes to the U.S. Open Series line-ups. In 2011, the two separate ATP and WTA events in Cincinnati will become a combined men’s and women’s tournament. This combined event will be held two weeks before the U.S. [...]

Posted by Lynn Berenbaum @ 12:38 pm in ATP, Cincinnati, US Open Series, WTA | 2 Comments »

August 11th, 2009

Clijsters Straight-Sets Bartoli in Comeback at Cincinnati

Clijsters will next face Swiss veteran Patty Schnyder, who beat Gisela Dulko 6-4, 6-0. Clijsters is 5-2 career against Schnyder.

Posted by Staff @ 12:16 am in Tennis | 14 Comments »

August 2nd, 2009

ATP/WTA Previews: Roddick Dissed by NYT; Federer Davis Cup

Seeds: Andy Roddick, Juan Martin Del Potro, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Fernando Gonzalez, Robin Soderling, Marin Cilic, Tommy Robredo, Tomas Berdych, Mardy Fish, Tommy Haas, Ivo Karlovic, Viktor Troicki, Igor Andreev, Dmitry Tursunov, Dudi Sela, Sam Querrey

Posted by Staff @ 10:39 pm in Tennis | 163 Comments »

August 2nd, 2009

Scared Bartoli Overcomes Venus Williams for WTA Stanford Title

“I was so scared to beat Venus, it is huge mentally to beat her,” Bartoli said. “I needed some help to calm me down and remind me of the basics.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 6:03 pm in Tennis | 15 Comments »

March 8th, 2009

Agassi to Play 1st Senior Tennis Event; Sharapova Out of IW Singles

HEWITT FADES, GUCCIONE SAVES — Australia defeated Thailand 3-2 on Sunday in Davis Cup zonal play when Lleyton Hewitt faded in the heat 2-6, 4-6, 7-6(2), 6-4, 6-1 to No. 155-ranked Danai Udomchoke, but Chris Guccione saved the day with a fifth-match 6-3, 7-5, 7-6(4) win over Kittipong Wachiramanowong…

Posted by Staff @ 11:22 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »

January 10th, 2009

Azarenka Tops Bartoli for 1st Career Title at WTA Brisbane

No. 2-seeded Belasrussian Victoria Azarenka won her first tour title in her fifth career title Saturday at Brisbane, easily defeating No. 3 seed Marion Bartoli 6-3, 6-1. ADHEREL “It was a tighter match than the score showed,” offered the runner-up Bartoli, who has now lost her last four finals. “All the games were very tight, [...]

Posted by Staff @ 3:42 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »