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August 7th, 2013

Isner Put on Ice by Popsicle; Venus Beaten at Rogers Cup

The top-ranked American will drop out of the Top 20 next week, making for no Americans in the Top 20 on the ATP Rankings for the first time — ever — after Tuesday losing to Canadian Vasek “Popsicle” Pospisil 5-7, 7-6(5), 7-6(6) in Montreal in the first round at the Rogers Cup.

Posted by Staff @ 1:03 am in Tennis | 26 Comments »

August 7th, 2011

Unseeded Serena Williams, Clijsters to Meet Early at Rogers Cup

Brutal draw for the world No. 1 Wozniacki, after a bye likely starting against Wickmayer, then the unseeded Venus Williams (who must first get by fellow former No. 1 Ivanovic and (16) Cibulkova)…

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August 23rd, 2009

Dementieva Beats Sharapova for WTA Toronto Title

“Elena is a grinder and gets a lot of balls back, so the most important thing against her is execution. I just wasn’t able to do that,” said Sharapova, who had 48 unforced errors. “I wasn’t as fresh as I was in the first round, but it was the final, and you can’t really think about it. It was a really great week for me, though. Playing six matches was great leading up to the US Open. This was really good preparation.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:50 pm in Tennis | 10 Comments »

August 16th, 2009

Previews: Cincinnati, Toronto Where Sharapova, Clijsters Unseeded

Murray is the defending champ (d. Djokovic), and the Bryans in doubles; Blake back from a foot injury; Del Potro has got to be tired; nice Q effort by Ljuby; potential Roddick vs. Federer quarterfinal.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 9:48 pm in Tennis | 131 Comments »