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May 19th, 2013

Wozniacki, Bartoli Lead WTA Veterans Week Before French Open

Third edition of the tournament takes place at the Royal Primerose Tennis Club in Brussels…wildcards went to Brit Elena Baltacha, Belgiuan Alison Van Uytvanck, and the top seed Wozniacki…Pulling from the event were Irina-Camelia Begu, Simona Halep, Kristina Mladenovic, Ayumi Morita and Aggie Radwanska…Radwanska beat Halep in last year’s final…The country that produced recent No. 1s Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin now has no players in the Top 20 and only two in the Top 100…Interesting qualifying field contains former world No. 1 junior Taylor Townsend, Shahar Peer and former US Open sensation Melanie Oudin…Wozniacki (2011) is the lone returning former champ in the field.

Posted by Staff @ 12:28 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

March 8th, 2013

Hewitt Wins, Townsend Credits Brussel Sprouts at Indian Wells; Friday Preview

On the women’s side in first-round action the notable winners were American Jamie Hampton topping countrywoman (WC) Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6-1 in the third, American (WC) Madison Keys outlasting countrywoman Melanie Oudin in three, and American (WC) Taylor Townsend getting her first WTA win, beating Lucie Hradecka from a set down.

Posted by Staff @ 8:43 am in Indian Wells | 9 Comments »

July 29th, 2012

Preview: Citi Open Tennis in Washington D.C.

Men’s Notes: Half the seeds are making their debut in D.C…Fish opens against Bjorn Phau, then the winner of Mahut-Berankis…(5) Andujar starts against Blake…wildcards went to Steve Johnson, Berankis (who is in the final today at L.A.) and Brian Baker…Radek Stepanek won the title last year…No returning champions in the field with the top players at the London Olympics.

Posted by Staff @ 4:23 pm in Tennis | 4 Comments »

June 18th, 2012

Oudin Beats Jankovic, Wins 1st Career Title Monday at WTA Birmingham

On Monday Oudin earned her first title by beating a former world No. 1, Jelena Jankovic 6-4, 6-2. Oudin is now 2-0 career vs. Jankovic after beating her at Wimbledon a couple years back.

Posted by Staff @ 10:12 am in Tennis | 22 Comments »

June 17th, 2012

Haas Shocks Federer; Nalbandian Bloodies Umpire; Weekend Wrap

Oudin beat Jankovic in their only previous meeting, at Wimbledon in 2009.

Posted by Staff @ 11:07 pm in Tennis | 48 Comments »

May 27th, 2012

Roddick Does the Hop-Skip French Open Exit; Oudin Wins; Monday Previews

“I wasn’t playing really well,” Roddick said. “I moved just horrendously out here. My first step is just so bad on this stuff. I feel like I’m always shuffling or hopping or not stopping or something. So my footwork on this stuff now is just really bad.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:43 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

May 27th, 2012

Del Potro, Roddick, Venus, Tsonga On Court Sunday As French Open Begins

Juan Martin Del Potro, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Venus Williams headline opening day at the French Open.

Posted by Staff @ 9:14 am in French Open | 52 Comments »

August 7th, 2011

2011 Tennis-X Top-American-Not-Named-Williams Standings: Week 2

Think U.S. women’s tennis is on the rise? Check below, you be the judge. The 2011 Tennis-X Top-American-Not-Named-Williams Standings takes into account matches played by U.S. players not named Serena or Venus Williams during the 2011 US Open Series.

Posted by Staff @ 7:02 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

May 24th, 2011

Federer Flushes F-Lo, Wozniacki Wins; Nadal vs. Isner Tuesday at Roland Garros

“I feel relieved when I look at the score or the match after playing three tiebreaks in Madrid against him,” Federer said of his fellow 29 year old. “It’s definitely slower than Madrid. So I think Feliciano was maybe not getting the free points he was looking and hoping for. The important thing from my side was to be solid in my own serve, which I was all the way through from start to finish, and I thought I played a good match.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:35 am in French Open, Tennis | 145 Comments »

May 20th, 2011

Clijsters Back in French Open Women’s Preview; American Tennis Pile-on

Kim Clijsters is back from injury and seeded No. 2. It will be interesting to see if the Belgian can quickly up her game to the physical and mental rigors of the red clay. Clijsters will start against Belarus’ Anastasiya Yakimova, and is looking at a possible third-rounder against No. 25 seed Maria Kirilenko, and fourth round against No. 7 Maria Sharapova, facing a Russian “Maria” onslaught.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:44 pm in French Open, Tennis | 12 Comments »

April 18th, 2011

U.S. Women’s Tennis Makes Embarrassing Exit from Fed Cup World Group [Opinion]

Mattek-Sands was injured, but clay is her worst surface. The Williams sisters never play Fed Cup, and they only would have played this tie to maintain their Olympics eligibility. Venus Williams reportedly retained her eligibility for the Olympics by hopping on the plane to Stuttgart and sitting in the stands for the U.S. How sad is that?

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 4:22 pm in Fed Cup, Tennis | 16 Comments »

April 4th, 2011

Americans Falconi, King Provide Upsets at WTA Charleston; Woz on Deck

Former collegiate and American qualifier Irina Falconi topped Slovak Magdalena Rybarikova 7-6(9), 7-5, and American Christina McHale defeated British qualifier Heather Watson 5-7, 6-3, 7-6(3) in first-round play.

Posted by Staff @ 10:11 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

March 12th, 2011

Opinion: U.S. Women Bomb, Prepare for Complete Exit at Indian Wells; Where is Improvement?

Instead of putting money into player development maybe the U.S.T.A. could try and get some Eastern Europeans to change their nationalities aka Kazakhstan’s Davis Cup team?

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 10:23 am in Tennis | 4 Comments »

February 4th, 2011

U.S. Fed Cup Team Takes on Clijsters, Belgium

Notes on the US v. Belgium first round Fed Cup tie.

Posted by Staff @ 10:52 pm in Fed Cup | 13 Comments »

January 12th, 2011

Clijsters Strong Before Aussie Open: ATP/WTA Wednesday Round-Up

Two players on the sidelines are trying to figure out how to tweak their games in time for the Australian Open — both dealing with equipment issues. Maria Sharapova switched from her long-time Prince racquet to a multi-million sponsorship with HEAD, but last week lost early in her only WTA warm-up event. This week world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki debuted her cash-grab switch to Yonex, losing her opening-round match. Wozniacki vaulted to No. 1 behind her long-time association with her Babolat racquet. Before the event, Wozniacki and her Yonex won one game off Vera Zvonareva in an exhibition match.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 10:14 am in Tennis | 36 Comments »

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