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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 »

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 »