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January 4th, 2014

Del Potro in Sydney; ATP/WTA Tennis Previews

Notes: Sam Stosur still injured?…Tough draws for (3) Vesnina against the Puerto Rican riser Puig, and (5) Pennetta against the former No. 1 Venus…Venus on the small-tournament guarantee-cash circuit this year?…Wildcards went to Aussies Casey Dellacqua, Olivia Rogowska and Storm Sanders…Storm Sanders is an awesome sports name, period…Pulling from the tournament were Nadia Petrova, Ashleigh Barty and Stefanie Voegele…Vesnina in last year’s final beat Barthel…Returning former champs in the field are Vesnina (2013), Barthel (2012), and Jie Zheng (2005).

Posted by Staff @ 10:52 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

January 4th, 2014

Serena, Nadal, Ivanovic, Li Win WTA/ATP Titles

“Every victory is important and the title today means a lot to me,” Nadal said. “It is the first time in my career that I am able to start the season with a victory. That’s always important.”

Posted by Staff @ 5:35 pm in Tennis | 16 Comments »

April 25th, 2009

Mattek-Sands Beaten, Glatch Saves U.S. for 1-1 Fed Cup Tie

The 19-year-old Glatch recorded a 6-1, 6-2, victory over world No. 29 Iveta Benesova to even the tie after Czech Petra Kvitova overcame Top 40-ranked Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the U.S. 6-3, 7-6(2).

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August 7th, 2008

U.S. Olympic Tennis Preview: Tough Draws for Blake, Men

Ginepri opens against world No. 3 Novak Djokovic, while Querrey has two winnable matches before a potential third-round meeting against world No. 2 Rafael Nadal. Blake, the No. 8 seed, opens against big-serving Aussie Chris Guccione, and hopes to make a quarterfinal meeting against world No. 1 Roger Federer.

Posted by Richard Vach @ 12:22 pm in Olympics, Tennis | 12 Comments »

July 20th, 2008

Tennis-X Weekend Wrap: ATP in Court; Serena Off Court at IW

In a final that will never make the cover of a women’s fitness magazine, Canadian qualifier Aleksandra Wozniak upset No. 6 seed Marion Bartoli 7-5, 6-3. Wozniak became the first Canadian since 1988 to win a WTA Tour singles title.

Posted by Staff @ 11:22 pm in Tennis | 32 Comments »

July 12th, 2008

Chang Enters Tennis Hall of Fame, But How?

I am quite certain that at some point today, Thomas Muster, Sergi Bruguera and perhaps a few other former Grand Slam champions all scratched their head upon hearing the news that Michael Chang officially entered the Tennis Hall of Fame.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:59 pm in hall of fame, Newport | 100 Comments »

July 6th, 2008

Venus Trumps Serena in All-Williams Wimbledon Final

“I can’t believe it’s five,” said Venus of her fifth Wimbledon title in seven finals, and unfailingly producing public relations on the difficulty of playing her sister. “When you play Serena Williams, five seems so far away.”

Posted by Staff @ 1:00 am in Tennis, Wimbledon | 2 Comments »

July 4th, 2008

Federer v Nadal, Williams v Williams in Wimbledon Finals

“The fact was that Rafa beat me so easily in Paris and went on to win at Queen’s,” Federer said. “He has been playing fantastically but don’t write me off too quickly because this is my part of the season, Wimbledon and the US Open…I don’t think it matters really a lot if I’m the favorite or not. I’m on an incredible winning streak on grass. First somebody has to be able to break that before we start talking differently.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:17 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 28 Comments »

July 4th, 2008

A Match 1 Year in the Making

Nadal is not facing a radically depleted or wounded Roger Federer in the final. Federer won all 10 sets he played in picking up his 5th Halle title. Marcos Baghdatis and Nichols Kiefer stand out as solid wins in the quick transition from clay to grass. The Fed has also posted straight set wins over Robin Soderling, 2002 Wimbledon Champion Lleyton Hewitt, 2004 Wimbledon semifinalist Mario Ancic, and the enigmatic talent of Marat Safin. Nadal made a similarly quick and impressive transition from clay to grass, but he did so with the wind of victory at his back not the sting of humiliation. Federer has looked sharp at Halle and at Wimbledon.

Posted by Dan Martin @ 10:05 pm in French Open, Grass season, Halle, Hamburg, No. 1 ranking, Queens, Wimbledon | 58 Comments »

July 2nd, 2008

Federer, Nadal Cruise Into Wimbledon Semifinals

“I was too nervous to play well in the beginning,” Safin said. “I got a service break and played better. I had to calm down. I was too nervous to make anything happen.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:20 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 36 Comments »

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