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August 14th, 2010

Ivanovic Says ‘F**** You,’ Clijsters Favored Next Week at WTA Montreal

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.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 4:38 pm in Tennis | 11 Comments »

August 7th, 2010

Jankovic Headlines; Only 1 American Direct Entry at WTA Cincinnati

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).

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 4:55 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

August 1st, 2010

Roddick, Jankovic, Wozniacki Star at Washinton, San Diego, Copenhagen

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

Posted by Staff @ 3:32 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

May 1st, 2010

Broken-Fingered Henin Seeks First WTA Title in Two Years at Stuttgart

Justine Henin and Samantha Stosur will play for the 2010 Stuttgart title.

Posted by Staff @ 10:21 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

April 30th, 2010

Henin Beats Jankovic for 10th Straight Time to Reach Stuttgart SFs

Justine Henin upped her perfect record to 10-0 against Jelena Jankovic today in the Stuttgart quarterfinals.

Posted by Staff @ 11:21 pm in WTA | 3 Comments »

April 25th, 2010

Federer, Nadal in Rome; Loaded Stuttgart WTA Field; Previews

Wow, two unseeded former No. 1s in Henin and Ivanovic; lots o’ first-round meetings of interest…

Posted by Staff @ 1:52 pm in Tennis | 70 Comments »

February 17th, 2010

Roddick v. Blake Tonight in Memphis

Popular American Andy Roddick and James Blake meet in a rare first round match in Memphis tonight.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 1:44 pm in Tennis | 42 Comments »

January 12th, 2010

WTA Legalizes Guarantees, Kuzy Afraid of Ban: Tennis-X Notes

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.”

Posted by Staff @ 6:56 pm in Tennis | 129 Comments »

March 5th, 2009

Cahill Coaching Federer; Ongoing Dubai Problem; Chiudinelli Surprise

“In my opinion there is no danger that the tournament will be pulled,” McLoughlin says.

Posted by Richard Vach @ 3:08 pm in Tennis | 25 Comments »

March 1st, 2009

Djokovic, Venus Williams Win Titles; Davis Cup Drama

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.

Posted by Staff @ 11:57 pm in Tennis | 67 Comments »

February 24th, 2009

And the Lone Voice Against Dubai’s Tennis Travesty is…Andy Roddick?

“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].”

Posted by Richard Vach @ 4:46 pm in Tennis | 180 Comments »

February 22nd, 2009

Venus, Roddick Collect Titles; Dubai Tennis Saga Continues

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.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:51 pm in Tennis | 43 Comments »

February 20th, 2009

WTA Tour Announces Dubai Tournament Penalty

This fine amount represents the highest fine ever levied against a Tour member.

Posted by Staff @ 5:11 pm in Tennis | 77 Comments »

February 19th, 2009

Tennis’ Outrage Over Dubai — But Did This Happen Last Year Too?

“I told them the story I heard, and they laughed,” Bryan said.

Posted by Richard Vach @ 6:02 pm in Tennis | 34 Comments »

February 19th, 2009

WTA Statement from Shahar Peer on ATP Dubai Admitting Andy Ram

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.

Posted by Staff @ 5:09 pm in Tennis | 18 Comments »

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