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July 20th, 2013

Federer in Gstaad; No $erena in Stanford: ATP/WTA Previews

Notes: Two-time defending champ Serena Williams obviously didn’t like the under-the-table appearance fee to appear in Stanford, passing on the event and last week playing the tiny Swedish Open in Bastad, which was willing to pony-up some major cash…Tough starts are (1) Radwanska after a bye possibly facing the former Slam champ Schiavone, (8) Rybarikova vs. the explosive Keys, and (2) Stosur after a bye likely facing the powerful Goerges….Wildcards went to American Nicole Gibbs and Croat Ajla Tomljanovic…Pulling from the event were Marion Bartoli (hamstring), Kirsten Flipkens, Sabine Lisicki (wrist), and Maria Sharapova (hip)…Since 1990, 20 of the 23 champions have been Slam winners, but this year there are no returning champions in the field.

Posted by Staff @ 4:34 pm in Tennis | 4 Comments »

June 15th, 2013

Radwanska, 4 Slam Champs, 6 of Top 10 at Eastbourne: ATP/WTA Previews

Women’s Notes: Sterling field featuring six of the Top 10…Wildcards went to Stosur, Na, and Brits Johanna Konta and Elena Baltacha…Four former Slam champs in the field…Tough starts for (8) Petrova vs. (WC) Stosur, (5) Wozniacki vs. the defending champ Paszek, (7) Ivanovic vs. the crafty Russian Vesnina, and (2) Na vs. Cornet, then either Bartoli or Flavia Pennetta…No. 55-ranked American Christina McHale was the last direct acceptance in the quality field…Pulling from the event were Sara Errani, Yaroslava Shvedova and Sloane Stephens…Former champs in the field are Paszek (2012), Bartoli (2011), Eraterina Makarova (2010), Wozniacki (2009), and Radwanska (2008).

Posted by Staff @ 6:34 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

March 15th, 2013

Federer-Rafa Fail, WTA Fail Thurs. at Indian Wells

“The longer the match went on, I realized I had to change up my game. I played differently than I was hoping to be able to. He got more comfortable as the match went on. Obviously, once I was down a set I knew it was going to be difficult. I’m happy to be out there and able to compete, but it’s obviously a small issue. That doesn’t work against guys like Rafa, obviously.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:53 am in Tennis | 5 Comments »

March 14th, 2013

Defending Champion Azarenka, Stosur Withdraw From Indian Wells Quarterfinals

Victoria Azarenka and Sam Stosur both withdrew from their quarterfinal matches today.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:29 pm in Indian Wells | 2 Comments »

March 12th, 2013

Gulbis Lines Up Nadal, Women Struggle at Indian Wells

“I should have won easier,” said the outspoken Latvian, who was also a qualifier in his previous event at Delray Beach where he ran all the way to the title. “I played better than him the first set. I played better than him the whole match, I think. It’s just that the first match just mentally I destroyed myself, and that’s what happened.”

Posted by Staff @ 7:56 am in Tennis | 149 Comments »

January 14th, 2013

Australian Open Day 1 Wrap: Hewitt Out; Sharapova Bakes 2 Bagels

“There are some few adjustments that I need to make and get a little bit sharper on the court,” said Djokovic, who will next face American Ryan Harrison. “But it’s expected in the first match you’re still not a 100 percent on the court.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:18 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 43 Comments »

January 13th, 2013

Djokovic Opens Australian Open Title Defense; Aussie Hopes Hewitt, Stosur Also In Action

On a packed opening day Australian Open schedule, Novak Djokovic begins his title defense.

Posted by Staff @ 10:03 am in Australian Open | 34 Comments »

October 27th, 2012

Roger Federer Is The Most Liked Athlete In Australia; Serena Fifth Most Disliked

Roger Federer ranks No. 1 among all athletes in Australia.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:06 am in 2012 Season | 25 Comments »

October 25th, 2012

Serena Rips Up Azarenka At WTA Championships, Lifts Sharapova’s No. 1 Hopes

At the WTA Championships Thursday it was Serena Williams beating down Victoria Azarenka for an 11th time in 12 meetings.

Posted by Staff @ 11:16 pm in WTA Championships | 4 Comments »

October 14th, 2012

ATP/WTA Previews: Moscow, Stockholm, Vienna, Luxembourg

Women’s Notes: (1) Stosur after a bye could open against Cornet, and (3) Wozniacki after a bye against the Slam winner Schiavone…Pulling from the event were Marina Erakovic, Sara Errani, Kaia Kanepi, and Aleksandra Wozniak…Returning champs in the field are Cibulkova (2011) and Schiavone (2009).

Posted by Staff @ 10:21 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

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1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Rafael Nadal2 Simona Halep
3 Roger Federer3 Na Li
4 Stan Wawrinka4 Petra Kvitova
5 David Ferrer5 Agnieszka Radwanska
6 Milos Raonic6 Maria Sharapova
7 Tomas Berdych7 Angelique Kerber
8 Grigor Dimitrov8 Eugenie Bouchard
9 Andy Murray9 Ana Ivanovic
10 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga10 Jelena Jankovic
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