April 2nd, 2009
Serena Williams, looking as if she was going to break out in tears at times, came back to defeat China’s Li Na 4-6, 7-6(1), 6-2. Li won the first five games of the match before Serena began to work her way into the match.
April 1st, 2009
In other results Tuesday, No. 4 seed Andy Murray steamrolled Viktor Troicki 6-1, 6-0; No. 6 Juan Martin Del Potro topped No. 11 David Ferrer 6-3, 6-2; No. 8 Fernando “Hot Sauce” Verdasco scalded No. 18 Radek Stepanek 6-2, 6-2; and in the final night match, world No. 1 Rafael Nadal escaped a hot-handed No. 16 seed Stan Wawrinka 7-6(2), 7-6(4).
March 31st, 2009
“I came here after losing first round two tournaments in a row,” Kuznetsova said. “I was practicing and preparing well, so when I came here I was so disappointed. I haven’t lost two first rounds in a row as long as I can remember. So for me here, it was really important to just play match by match.”
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March 30th, 2009
“It’s great to see him back,” Federer said of Dent. “He was always a dangerous player because he was aggressive. It’s going to be interesting to see how he plays.”
March 30th, 2009
Stosur, better known for her doubles play, also has career Top 10 wins over Lindsay Davenport and Amelie Mauresmo.
March 28th, 2009
Live television coverage of Miami on Saturday begins at 1-5pm on Fox Sports Net, then 8-10pm on the Tennis Channel.
March 27th, 2009
Glatch will be a veritable preview of women’s tennis to come in the next couple years, as the 19-year-old was the lone American, outside of Venus and Serena Williams, to make it out of the opening round in Miami.
March 26th, 2009
“It’s not really you. You’re basically trying to make a facade for the people. You’re never gonna please everybody, anyway. Somebody’s gonna say, ‘This guy’s a dick.’ Somebody’s gonna say, ‘He’s a nice guy.’ If they catch you at a bad time and you snap and say something bad, you’re not being polite, they form an opinion of you basically being an ass. When you’re in a happy mood, you’re the greatest guy out there. It’s kind of a difficult time to be in the public eye because everything you do is under a microscope.”
March 24th, 2009
“The Sony Ericsson Open is one of the most entertaining and glamorous tournaments on the calendar,” Venus explained in her promo pitch. “This is not only due to its location but also the activities that surround the tournament, taking tennis off the court and increasing the excitement.”