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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 »

August 21st, 2012

Federer, Serena: Pre-Draw US Open Favorites?

Here’s are my early favorites for the US Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 3:55 pm in US Open | 160 Comments »

June 17th, 2012

Roddick vs. Querrey, Clijsters Highlight Grass Tennis Play: Previews

Andy Roddick’s downward trajectory, the return of Kim Clijsters, and reigning Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova in action are the things to watch this week, the final warm-up week before Wimbledon.

Posted by Staff @ 1:31 am in Tennis | 6 Comments »

June 4th, 2012

Roland Garros Meltdown Alerts: Li Exits, Nadal Embarrasses Monaco

Tremendous headcase and defending French Open champion Li Na exited Roland Garros on Monday in her own inimitable fashion — losing 6-0 to a qualifier.

Posted by Staff @ 8:40 pm in Tennis | 4 Comments »

May 13th, 2012

WTA Rome Preview; Serena Embarrasses Azarenka; X-Notes

“I think Victoria is the player to beat,” Williams said. “She has won I don’t know how many tournaments this year alone. That’s an amazing amount. So if you look at the stats, you just have to put her up there as the player to beat.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:25 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »

April 22nd, 2012

Serbia, Czechs Gain Fed Cup Final; Women’s Top 8 in Stuttgart; Previews

Over the weekend the defending champion Czech Republic moved into the final behind current Wimbledon holder Petra Kvitova, and in the final they will meet the hungry Serbian squad, powered by former No. 1s Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic, with the Serbs in their first-ever final.

Posted by Staff @ 10:46 pm in Fed Cup, Tennis | 6 Comments »

April 2nd, 2012

WTA Charleston Day 1: Seeds Bail, Americans Fail

“We didn’t announce Maria (had entered) because we knew she wasn’t going to play, and we didn’t want to disappoint the fans (again),” Family Circle Cup General Manager Bob Moran told the Charleston Post and Courier. “Sharapova officially withdrew on Friday…We knew she never had any intention of playing this year.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:12 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

February 19th, 2012

Federer v Del Potro For Rotterdam Title; Raonic Returns To San Jose Final

Roger Federer and Juan Martin Del Potro meet for the Rotterdam indoor title on Sunday.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:15 am in Doha, San Jose | 125 Comments »

December 31st, 2011

Injured Nadal Head Doha; ATP/WTA Previews; Tennis-X Notes

Nadal essentially stated that even with a bad shoulder, he is taking the Middle Eastern cash tour that this week also included the lucrative Abu Dhabi exhibition. After the Australian Open he says he will shut it down for a month to heal-up, missing the Dubai event.

Posted by Staff @ 2:07 pm in Tennis | 38 Comments »

December 31st, 2011

Sam Stosur: It Would Be Great To Play Serena Again, This Time On My Turf [Video]

Sam Stosur is not scared of a potential clash with Serena Williams in Brisbane.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:00 pm in Brisbane, Videos | 3 Comments »

October 27th, 2011

Azarenka, Kvitova Reach WTA Championships Semifinals; Wozniacki Eliminated

Victoria Azarenka and Petra Kvitova earned semifinal berths at the WTA Championships.

Posted by Staff @ 11:59 pm in WTA | 26 Comments »

October 9th, 2011

Murray Torks Nadal; Marat Mouthing Off; Weekend Wrap and Previews

John Isner on Facebook: “Contrary to reports, I pulled out of Beijing and Shanghai due to illness NOT an abdominal strain. I have a 12-pack I mean cmon!!”…

Posted by Staff @ 10:11 pm in Tennis | 30 Comments »

September 11th, 2011

Serena Lets Loose on Umpire Again, Loses to Stosur in US Open Final

Afterward in her press conference, much like two years ago when she threatened to force-feed a ball to a linesperson who called her for a foot fault, Williams feigned memory loss about the incident.

Posted by Staff @ 10:45 pm in Tennis, US Open | 39 Comments »