August 14th, 2010
The development was that Montreal’s star power suddenly began to dip with all the pull-outs, and Lapierre came back to Ivanovic with the wildcard offer — which she promptly told him, in so many words, to stick up his ass.
August 7th, 2010
The sadly-slowing American drumbeat goes on this week at the Western & Southern Financial Group Women’s Open. World No. 1 Serena Williams is sidelined with a cut foot, and elder sister Venus is out with a tweaked knee. No Americans are seeded, and only one American, Melanie Oudin, got directly into the main draw via her ranking (barely).
August 1st, 2010
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
May 1st, 2010
Justine Henin and Samantha Stosur will play for the 2010 Stuttgart title.
April 30th, 2010
Justine Henin upped her perfect record to 10-0 against Jelena Jankovic today in the Stuttgart quarterfinals.
April 25th, 2010
Wow, two unseeded former No. 1s in Henin and Ivanovic; lots o’ first-round meetings of interest…
February 17th, 2010
Popular American Andy Roddick and James Blake meet in a rare first round match in Memphis tonight.
January 12th, 2010
WATCH OUT FOR MY EXPLODING HEAD — Serena Williams on keeping the No. 1 ranking in 2010: “I don’t think about it a lot. I’ve got a lot on my plate. Everyone assumes that I’m No. 1 anyway.”
March 5th, 2009
“In my opinion there is no danger that the tournament will be pulled,” McLoughlin says.
March 1st, 2009
The second week of the interesting “Mexico Swing” on the new WTA Tour calendar, which is down time for most all of the top players who have taken the two weeks off to prepare for tournaments at Indian Wells and Miami.
February 24th, 2009
“I really didn’t agree with what went on over there,” Roddick said. “I don’t know if it’s the best thing to mix politics and sports, and that was probably a big part of [his withdrawl].”
February 22nd, 2009
Shocker: Defending champ Andy Roddick pulling while still in the semis at Memphis, passing on defending his ranking points and collecting a hefty appearance fee. “They have all seemed to have legitimate injuries,” Colm McLoughlin, the managing director of Dubai Duty Free, told reporters on Saturday regarding players skipping out. “I have no concerns. We have heard that Roddick was on the start of a hernia. I didn’t hear any other reports.”
February 20th, 2009
This fine amount represents the highest fine ever levied against a Tour member.
February 19th, 2009
“I told them the story I heard, and they laughed,” Bryan said.
February 19th, 2009
It is still very unfortunate that due to the decision of the Dubai tournament and the UAE, I could not participate in the tournament this year. This has hurt me significantly both personally and professionally.