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July 31st, 2011

Serena, Petrova, Gulbis, Dolgopolov, Granollers Win Titles; X-Notes

“Marion’s always coming back. I was relieved after that last point,” said Williams, who lost to Bartoli at Wimbledon. “She’s playing really well and really aggressively. I just had to bring the level of my game up to her level because she’s clearly a really good player.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:55 pm in Tennis | 20 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 »

May 31st, 2010

Henin Streak Ends at French Open; Stosur to Face Serena Williams

Henin’s backhand wing collapsed in the third set against Stosur, producing a un-Henin-like flurry of unforced errors.

Posted by Staff @ 3:35 pm in French Open, Tennis | 5 Comments »

May 30th, 2010

Venus Williams, Sharapova French Open Hopes Dashed — Again

In the resumption of a delayed match from the day before, Henin was immediately broken on serve to begin the third set in her match with Sharapova.

Posted by Staff @ 8:52 pm in French Open, Tennis | 5 Comments »

January 24th, 2010

Australian Open: Mid-Tournament Assessment

I wasn’t sure when to make a mid-tournament assessment.

Posted by Ben Pronin @ 3:07 pm in 2010 Season, Australian Open, Grand Slams, Tennis | 86 Comments »

January 24th, 2010

Henin Overcomes Wickmayer Test, Petrova Next at Australian Open

Justine Henin moved within six sets of returning to Grand Slam glory.

Posted by Staff @ 8:00 am in Australian Open | 1 Comment »

January 22nd, 2010

Petrova Pummels Clijsters at Australian Open; Henin Survives

US Open champion Kim Clijsters had dominated her opponent, Nadia Petrova, in four prior meetings, but it wasn’t the Belgian’s night.

Posted by Staff @ 7:15 am in Australian Open | 19 Comments »

January 4th, 2010

Roddick, Cilic Start Strong at Australian Open Tune-ups; New Rules

Boy did Brisbane hit the jackpot in players.

Posted by Ben Pronin @ 2:48 pm in 2010 Season, Brisbane, Doha, ITF, Tennis | 20 Comments »

October 8th, 2009

Nadal Survives Another Three-Setter in Beijing; Serena Falls But Gets Naked

Rafael Nadal goes three sets in a win over James Blake while Serena gets undressed for the cover of ESPN The Magazine.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:37 am in beijing, ESPN, No. 1 ranking, WTA | 160 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 »

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