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February 23rd, 2013

Tsonga Seeks Second Marseille Crown Against Berdych; Spaniards Ferrer, Lopez Also In Finals

There will be lots of firepower in France tomorrow when Jo-Wilfried Tsonga tangles with Tomas Berdych for the Marseille title.

Posted by Staff @ 11:47 pm in Dubai, Marseille, Memphis | 17 Comments »

February 22nd, 2013

Simon Upends Del Potro, Meets Tsonga In Marseille SF; Spaniards Ferrer, Almagro, Lopez Also Friday Winners

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga saved 5 matchpoints against Bernard Tomic in Marseille while the run of Jack Sock came to and end in Marseille.

Posted by Staff @ 9:58 pm in Dubai, Marseille, Memphis | 70 Comments »

January 27th, 2013

Kvitova, Ivanovic Among Players Back on Court This Week at WTA Paris, Pattaya City

An Italian leads the French field as Errani heads the seeds, with the only French seed Bartoli at No. 3; Kvitova tries to turn around her horrendous start ot the season; (8) Zakopalova a tough start against the hot-handed Medina Garrigues; wildcards went to Kvitova, Safarova, and France’s Kristina Mladenovic and Pauline Parmentier; pulling from the field with injury were Kaia Kanepi and Venus Williams (back); Errani after a bye will start against a qualifier; Kvitova (2011) is the only returning champ in the field; Angelique Kerber beat Bartoli in last year’s three-set final.

Posted by Staff @ 5:14 pm in Tennis | 6 Comments »

January 17th, 2013

Top Seeds Federer, Serena, Murray, Del Potro Dominate At Australian Open; Sharapova v. Venus Friday

The top seeds continue to have their way at the Australian Open as Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka and Andy Murray enter the third round without a blemish.

Posted by Staff @ 8:40 am in Australian Open | 80 Comments »

December 30th, 2012

Azarenka Leads Stacked Brisbane: ATP/WTA Previews

Notes: Not the prettiest field for the million-dollar oil-laden event, as the top dogs take the exo cash this week in Abu Dhabi…”Gasquet Back!” says the ATP website!…(8) Andujar opens against the Wimbledon Nadal-killer Rosol, and (3) Kohlschreiber will likely meet Monfils in the second round…Of the seeded players, only Youzhny and Troicki have career winning records in Doha…Davydenko (2010) is the lone returning champ in the field.

Posted by Staff @ 1:25 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »

November 4th, 2012

Czechs Defend Fed Cup; Ferrer, Petrova Collect Titles

“After my match against [Roberta] Vinci last night I didn’t think I’d have enough time to recover, but I did all the right things and woke up feeling good,” said Petrova, who was not broken on serve in her last 24 service games of the tournament. “I knew this was the last one and that I just had to give everything I had left…I didn’t really have so much left in my tank, so I had to play smart and keep the points short.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 10:05 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

October 22nd, 2012

Azarenka, Serena, Sharapova Battle In Istanbul For No. 1 Ranking, Player Of The Year Honors

The WTA Championships begin Tuesday in Istanbul as the trio of Victoria Azarenka, Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams bidding for supremacy.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 9:38 pm in WTA Championships | 11 Comments »

September 2nd, 2012

Del Potro Says Job is Beating Roddick; Tennis-X Notes

“I know this is special, this day, for him, but I’m doing my job,” said del Potro, who is 3-1 career against Roddick, but lost their most recent meeting. “I will try to be focused on my match and doing my things, my shots. The match is going to be very tough. But, anyway, if I play in high level, will be tough for both players. The crowd loves Andy here and they have respect me, so it will be a fantastic show to the players and to the fans also.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:25 pm in Tennis, US Open | 176 Comments »

August 31st, 2012

Retiring Roddick Routs Tomic At US Open; Djokovic Breezes, Federer Faces Verdasco Saturday

Andy Roddick needs to retire more often, he looked great in a win Friday night over Bernard Tomic at the US Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:48 pm in US Open | 189 Comments »

August 25th, 2012

Isner Benefits from Choking Berdych, Kvitova Wins

“[In the second set] I was down physically, without energy,” Kvitova said. “It seemed like I was walking, not running. I made a lot of mistakes and went 5-2 down — but then I tried not to think about my shots or tactics and started putting the ball into the court more. Then it was 7-5. I was surprised.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:10 pm in Tennis | 7 Comments »

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3 Stanislas Wawrinka3 Agnieszka Radwanska
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5 Tomas Berdych5 Simona Halep
6 David Ferrer6 Petra Kvitova
7 Juan Martin Del Potro7 Angelique Kerber
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