October 21st, 2012
After Sunday titles, Tomas Berdych and Juan Martin Del Potro moved closer to London berths. Venus Williams and Caroline Wozniacki ended lengthy title droughts.
October 19th, 2012
Tommy Haas and Sam Stosur reached match win milestones Thursday. Haas won his 500th career match, Stosur her 400th.
October 22nd, 2011
Gael Monfils is in the Stockholm final while the Serbs make history in Moscow.
October 21st, 2010
Roger Federer opened his indoor season with an easy win in Stockholm.
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.
October 25th, 2009
WOZ’S LOOSE LIPS — So who is more to blame: Caroline Wozniacki and her on-court coach/dad for telling her to tank the match (in Polish) where Polish-speaking fans hear it on TV then place on-line bets, or the WTA Tour’s dumb-ass on-court coaching experiment? Careful WTA as you might get what you wish for — on-court coaching is popular! (with on-line betters)!
October 17th, 2009
Notes: Weak, weak seeded line-up; tough openers include (1) Davydenko vs. Safin, (4) Andreev vs. Ginepri, (6) Tipsarevic vs. Crazi Dani, and (5) Cuevas vs. Lu (upset alert); Russians have won 13 titles in the 19 years of the event; unseeded Igor Kunitsyn is the defending champ, and is looking at a second-round meeting with the Davydenko-Safin winner; Davydenko looking for fourth Moscow title; Yevgeny Kafelnikov won the Moscow title five years in a row from 1997-2001.
October 17th, 2009
Notes: Jankovic is the defending champ, beating Zvonareva in the 2008 final; (3) Radwanska opens against Kirilenko; 11 Russians in the draw excluding qualifiers; a $1 million “Premier”-level event (with none of the Top 6 players?).
October 10th, 2008
That Roger Federer is one curious cat, isn’t he?