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March 26th, 2010

American Tennis Player Odesnik Caught Smuggling HGH

“For possession there’s a possible two-year ban,” a spokeswoman for the International Tennis Federation said. “We know the court hearing is over and we now await a report to be sent to our Tennis Anti-Doping Program. Until then we can’t provide any further comment.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:25 am in Tennis | 20 Comments »

February 21st, 2010

Tennis Pros Need to Support Smaller Tournaments

If the greatest in the world could see they needed to give their all to smaller events, more fans would come in bulk.

Posted by Special @ 11:31 pm in Tennis | 31 Comments »

January 29th, 2010

Tennis-X Notes: Mirza Marriage, Kim Fed Cup Off

Lacoste announced they signed No. 164-ranked Gaston Gaudio. Nice signing! As long as you don’t mind your player ever being on TV.

Posted by Staff @ 7:35 am in Tennis | 1 Comment »

January 29th, 2010

Federer Stomps Tsonga, Teases Murray Entering Australian Open Final

“I know he’d like to win the first [Slam title] for British tennis since what is it, 150,000 years?” Federer joked to the crowd after the match regarding Murray. “The poor guy who has to go through those moments over and over again…”

Posted by Staff @ 6:36 am in Tennis | 108 Comments »

January 26th, 2010

Henin, Zheng Win; Venus, Serena Williams Next in Oz

The Williams sisters were also forced to battle through the women’s doubles quarterfinals, defeating No. 8 seeds Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the U.S. and China’s Zi Yan 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.

Posted by Staff @ 9:51 am in Tennis | 26 Comments »

November 2nd, 2009

Tennis-X Weekend Wrap: Ljubi’s Back, Look Who’s Back…

Yes he’s back, Ljubi’s back, yes he’s back. Former Top 10er Ivan Ljubicic won the Lyon title on Sunday in the first final of the year for the 30-year-old, defeating French wildcard Michael Llodra 7-5, 6-3.

Posted by Staff @ 2:11 am in Tennis | 78 Comments »

October 18th, 2009

Davydenko, Stosur, Wickmayer Win Titles; Tennis-X Notes

BLAKE AND BARKER BREAK — James Blake and his coach Brian Barker, who has coached him since his junior days, have mutually parted ways. Blake is finishing out the year with fellow Floridian Kelly Jones as his coach. Jones, a former No. 1-ranked doubles player on the ATP tour, has worked with other Floridians Mardy Fish and John Isner.

Posted by Staff @ 7:22 pm in Tennis | 83 Comments »

September 17th, 2009

Tennis Profile: ATP Tour Manager Fabrizio Sestini

Sestini does talk about one part of the US Open: scheduling block difficulty. Organizing matches is like arranging a concert tour from opening act to main performer — it needs to happen in the right order.

Posted by Staff @ 1:52 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

September 8th, 2009

Labor Days: The Most Wonderful Tennis Time of the Year

Andy Murray has the tools to win a Grand Slam event, but he does face a tough question: “Should I stick with a generally effective strategy of counterpunching or change strategies by developing and using bigger shots?” Internal doubts arising from this quandary might be worse than just selecting one option and committing to it.

Posted by Dan Martin @ 9:30 pm in 2009 Season, American tennis, American Women, ATP, Australian Open, Tennis, Tennis on TV, TV, US Open, US Open Series, WTA, WTA Tour | 15 Comments »

August 28th, 2009

Pro Tennis Events: Community, Philanthropy and an Animated Skeleton

I think it is important to shed light on the effort that under girds these events and makes a sport we all enjoy possible. Tennis tournaments also provide an opportunity to appreciate the brilliant eccentricities of human behavior (I don’t just mean the guy juggling while walking on stilts at Cincinnati either).

Posted by Dan Martin @ 11:44 am in Cincinnati, indianapolis, Sports Illustrated, Tennis Notes, Tennis on TV, TV | 14 Comments »

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2 Roger Federer2 Maria Sharapova
3 Andy Murray3 Simona Halep
4 Rafael Nadal4 Petra Kvitova
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6 Milos Raonic6 Ana Ivanovic
7 Stan Wawrinka7 Eugenie Bouchard
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9 David Ferrer9 Ekaterina Makarova
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