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September 17th, 2007

Bali-hoo for WTA Tour Season-ending Championships: The Biggest Losers

There’s a method to the seeming madness in the WTA Tour announcing a second season-ending tournament to start in 2009 in Bali, Indonesia.

Posted by Richard Vach @ 10:06 pm in ATP, Etienne de Villiers, Larry Scott, Schedule, Tennis on TV, WTA, WTA Tour, Year End | 5 Comments »

January 10th, 2007

Serena Loses, Venus Pulls from Oz, Davydenko Sydney Slight

Serena Loses, Didn’t Play Well, Yada Yada When a Williams sister loses a match, generally they will say they played poorly or their opponent played far above their level. But apparently both were in effect Wednesday in Hobart, Australia, the site of Serena Williams’ return to tennis where the American, appearing heavier than her Grand […]

Posted by Richard Vach @ 10:54 pm in ATP, Etienne de Villiers, Injuries, Larry Scott | 4 Comments »

January 8th, 2007

Serena Wins; Hingis, Safina Upset in Monday Play

Serena Wins; Hingis, Safina Upset in Monday Play Nothing says respect like talking about how you didn’t play your best after baking an opponent a bagel — but with the Williams sisters, who never “play their best,” it is commonplace, as it was Monday in Hobart, Australia, where Serena Williams opened with a 6-4, 6-0 […]

Posted by Richard Vach @ 5:29 pm in ATP, Davis Cup, Larry Scott, WTA Tour | 9 Comments »

December 21st, 2006

Williams Trial Concludes; ATP, WTA Under Fire

Williams Lie-A-Thon Approaches Finish Line As you attend Christmas parties and do your last-minute shopping, the Williams Family Unhappy Christmas Special continues to be played out in a West Palm Beach, Florida court, with this week’s 11th-hour witness adding to the drama. Lots of lying has gone on in the trial to determine whether poppa […]

Posted by Richard Vach @ 11:12 pm in ATP, Etienne de Villiers, Larry Scott, WTA Tour | 16 Comments »

October 27th, 2006

Angry Reader Mail: Roger v Pete, Tennis v Golf, WTA Injuries

Tim Henman finally shows an interest in coming back to the British Davis Cup fold, and Andy Murray says no thanks? Andy Murray says maybe it’s time to let the younger guys have a shot? Who’s that, Andy? Alex Bogdanovic, currently ranked outside the Top 100? Or next-in-line Richard Bloomfield, ranked outside the Top 200? […]

Posted by Richard Vach @ 12:03 am in Davis Cup, golf, Injuries, Larry Scott, No. 1 ranking, senior tour, Year-End No. 1 | 14 Comments »

October 15th, 2006

WTA Preview: Rare Week at Zurich Amidst Injury-o-Rama

There are a number of “storylines,” as the TV people like to say, this week at the Zurich Open. Foremost is the fact the WTA Tour has a week where one of its top-level Tier I events is showcased without a couple Top 20-less (or Top 50-less) Tier III or Tier IV events being contested […]

Posted by Richard Vach @ 2:36 pm in Injuries, Larry Scott, No. 1 ranking | 4 Comments »

October 6th, 2006

Half of Top 15 WTA Players Injured — Problem? Nah!

In each of the last two years, WTA Tour CEO Larry Scott has described the rash of injuries as a “fluke.” Time to make it three, or at least comment on the women’s state of the game, maybe hold a Women’s State of the Union address. ADHEREL On Thursday, world No. 1 Amelie Mauresmo pulled […]

Posted by Richard Vach @ 6:11 pm in Etienne de Villiers, Injuries, Larry Scott, Lindsay Davenport, WTA Tour | 10 Comments »