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March 31st, 2008

No April Fools: Pro Tennis Goes to Numbers, ‘Premier’

Last year the ATP and WTA tours each circulated a contest among their staff, ‘Let’s Confuse Fans Again by Renaming Our Top-Level Events.’

Posted by Richard Vach @ 5:38 pm in ATP, ITF, Madrid, Masters Cup, Schedule, Tennis, Tennis Masters Cup, Tennis Notes, Tennis on TV, WTA, WTA Tour | 9 Comments »

December 29th, 2007

WTA Tour Stars Sit Out Beginning Week of 2008

The top women’s tennis stars are opting for exhibition play or rest as none of the Top 10 players on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour are in action as the 2008 season kicks off this week at the Mondial Australian Women’s Hardcourts in Gold Coast, and at the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand. ADHEREL […]

Posted by Staff @ 2:08 pm in American Women, Lindsay Davenport, WTA, WTA Tour | 1 Comment »

November 5th, 2007

Weekly Pro Tennis Top 5: Nalbandian Repeats, Catching Betting Cheats

The Top 5 happenings in pro tennis heading into the week of Nov. 5, 2007.

Posted by Richard Vach @ 12:45 am in ATP, Gambling, Lindsay Davenport, Tennis Masters Cup, WTA Tour, Year End | 13 Comments »

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 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 »

January 4th, 2007

Hewitt Out of Adelaide; Henman, Henin Drop From Aussie Open

Lleyton Hewitt’s experience as the first marquee player to take part in the ATP’s round robin experiment took a turn for the worse Thursday in Adelaide when the Australian was eliminated in the round robin portion of the tournament, failing to reach Friday’s knock-out quarterfinal round. Hewitt couldn’t capitalize on a set and 3-0 lead […]

Posted by Richard Vach @ 10:48 am in Injuries, WTA Tour | Comments Off on Hewitt Out of Adelaide; Henman, Henin Drop From Aussie Open

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 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 »