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May 6th, 2012

Del Potro, Streaking Errani Among ATP/WTA Winners; Weekend Wrap

Suarez Navarro led a set and 5-3, then blew two match points in the tiebreak, then in the third led 4-2 before running out of chances. “I’ve won a few matches from match points down but I’ve never won a final like this,” Kanepi said. “I’ll remember this final in a good way for a long time.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:05 pm in Tennis | 21 Comments »

January 7th, 2012

Kvitova Too Hot at Hopman; Kanepi Titles; Tennis-X Notes

“In previous years I’ve been a surprise player — I was able to beat higher-ranked players, but then maybe lose to lower-ranked players,” Kanepi said. “Now I’m playing more stable, not making as many errors. I’m beating top players more consistently. Hopefully I can get that ranking myself one day.”

Posted by Staff @ 3:09 pm in Tennis | 43 Comments »

January 6th, 2012

Murray Tackles Tomic In Brisbane; It’s All French After Federer, Nadal Exit Doha

Andy Murray and Bernard Tomic meet in an intriguing semifinal at Brisbane tonight.

Posted by Staff @ 11:07 pm in Brisbane, Doha | 72 Comments »

August 14th, 2010

Ivanovic Says ‘F**** You,’ Clijsters Favored Next Week at WTA Montreal

The development was that Montreal’s star power suddenly began to dip with all the pull-outs, and Lapierre came back to Ivanovic with the wildcard offer — which she promptly told him, in so many words, to stick up his ass.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 4:38 pm in Tennis | 11 Comments »

July 18th, 2010

Almagro, Montanes, Kanepi, Szavay Win Titles: Weekend Wrap

“I was very tired, mainly in the second set but also in the third. I was also nervous,” Szavay said. “But I fought with myself and broke it. It’s very nice to have a second title in a row. I’ve been working very hard and this is the reward.”

Posted by Staff @ 4:01 pm in Tennis | 30 Comments »

June 28th, 2010

Clijsters, Venus, Serena Favorites in Wimbledon Quarterfinals

Scheduled for Tuesday at Wimbledon are all four women’s quarterfinals in (8) Kim Clijsters vs. (21) Vera Zvonareva, (1) Serena Williams vs. (9) Na Li, Tsvetana Pironkova vs. (2) Venus Williams, and Petra Kvitova vs. (Q) Kaia Kanepi.

Posted by Staff @ 7:23 pm in Tennis | 4 Comments »

August 2nd, 2009

ATP/WTA Previews: Roddick Dissed by NYT; Federer Davis Cup

Seeds: Andy Roddick, Juan Martin Del Potro, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Fernando Gonzalez, Robin Soderling, Marin Cilic, Tommy Robredo, Tomas Berdych, Mardy Fish, Tommy Haas, Ivo Karlovic, Viktor Troicki, Igor Andreev, Dmitry Tursunov, Dudi Sela, Sam Querrey

Posted by Staff @ 10:39 pm in Tennis | 163 Comments »

May 24th, 2009

Mauresmo Loses Opener, Sharapova on Monday at French Open

Ivanovic has had a difficult 12 months since winning last year’s french title, suffering a thumb injury which led to a bout of self-doubt.

Posted by Staff @ 5:25 pm in French Open, Tennis | 1 Comment »