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March 31st, 2011

Djokovic Hits 24; Nadal, Federer Near SF Collision at Miami Tennis Masters, Will They Get There?

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer and just one win from a Miami semifinal showdown.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:29 am in Miami | 221 Comments »

March 22nd, 2011

Clijsters Injured, Williams Out, Sony Miami Up for Grabs; Tuesday Schedule

All 32 seeds in Miami receive 1st round byes so there is not a lot of early drama, but potential matches to look for in the coming days include (1) Wozniacki vs. American Bethanie Mattek-Sands 2nd rd., (16) Maria Sharapova vs. (18) Nadia Petrova 3rd rd., (3) Vera Zvonareva vs. (WC) Dinara Safina 2nd rd., and (19) Ana Ivanovic vs. Kimiko Date-Krumm 2nd rd.

Posted by Staff @ 9:57 am in Tennis | 2 Comments »

February 26th, 2011

Djokovic, Zvonareva Upset Federer, Wozniacki for Dubai, Doha Titles

Djokovic broke Federer in the third game of the first set, and came down from a break in the second set. Djokovic consistently pounded the Federer backhand, which is not aging gracefully with the 29-year-old Swiss, much like Pete Sampras’ one-handed backhand declined in his final years. Late in the second set the Federer backhand also let him down, producing some critical unforced errors.

Posted by Staff @ 4:52 pm in Tennis | 126 Comments »

February 6th, 2011

Clijsters Closes on No. 1; Winners & Losers; ATP/WTA Previews

Notes: Top-seeded Hot Sauce opens against American wildcard Rajeev Ram, to face the winner of Karlovic vs. Ryan Sweeting…Jamaican-turned-German Dustin Brown starts against “The” Donald Young, and (4) Malisse vs. Raonic…Verdasco is 5-0 career in San Jose, last year beating Andy Roddick in the final…Verdasco (2010) and Hewitt (2002) only returning champions in the field…No player has ever won three straight San Jose titles, but winning two in a row: Andy Murray, Andy Roddick, Mark Philippoussis, Pete Sampras, John McEnroe.

Posted by Staff @ 11:00 pm in Tennis | 89 Comments »

January 27th, 2011

Fragile No. 1 Wozniacki Loses; Clijsters v Li in Australian Open Final

“I made a lot of mistakes in the first set and in the beginning of the second set, but after I saved match point I thought, ‘Okay, now’s your chance,’” Li said. “It’s tough playing against her. She’s running — I felt some of my shots were winners but every time she got the ball back. It’s tough for everyone to play against.”

Posted by Staff @ 6:43 am in Tennis | 17 Comments »

January 26th, 2011

Federer v. Djokovic, Who’s the Pick? Women’s SFs at Australian Open

Who will win the Roger Federer v. Novak Djokovic men’s semifinal?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:00 pm in Australian Open | 338 Comments »

January 26th, 2011

‘Rafa Slam’ Dunked by Ferrer; Clijsters v Zvonareva at Australian Open

“I felt a little bit tired and heavy out there today, but I fought well and stayed really focused, and tried not to lose too much energy on getting frustrated and things like that,” Clijsters said. “Everything has to be better. The serving, the returning, the unforced errors… everything. But I’m in the semifinals and I don’t feel I’ve played my best tennis, so that’s a good thing.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:14 am in Tennis | 90 Comments »

January 24th, 2011

Clijsters, Zvonareva Win; Quarterfinals Begin at Australian Open

Things went pretty much according to plan on the women’s side Monday at the Australian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 8:19 am in Australian Open | 1 Comment »

January 22nd, 2011

Tomic, Stosur Mark Aussie Exit from Australian Open; Raonic Rises

“I thought it was over at 4-love,” Tomic said. “Just shows how much he can come back. Against these guys, especially in the Top 10, you can’t afford to lose concentration. That’s the important part. Physically-wise he’s a machine…”

Posted by Staff @ 9:20 am in Tennis | 68 Comments »

January 20th, 2011

Zvonareva Scare; Jankovic Crashes Out; Friday Previews at Australian Open

“I was leading I think 4-1 and had everything under my control,” Jankovic lamented. “I was playing pretty well. But then I just had some loose errors and she played as well some good points. And little by little, you know, she was getting her momentum, and I started completely going down…It was a bad day for me…It’s the beginning of the season, only my third match of the year. I’m still rusty. I just have to get match tough again and play right in the important times of the match. At the end, my opponent took her opportunities and was the better one.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:02 am in Tennis | 296 Comments »

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1 Rafael Nadal1 Serena Williams
2 Novak Djokovic2 Na Li
3 Stanislas Wawrinka3 Agnieszka Radwanska
4 Roger Federer4 Victoria Azarenka
5 David Ferrer5 Simona Halep
6 Tomas Berdych6 Petra Kvitova
7 Juan Martin Del Potro7 Angelique Kerber
8 Andy Murray8 Jelena Jankovic
9 Milos Raonic9 Maria Sharapova
10 John Isner10 Dominika Cibulkova
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