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Players Participate in 12th Annual Taste of Tennis

Rafael Nadal

 

Vera Zvonareva

 

James Blake

 

 

 

Tamira Paszek

 

Gilles Simon

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Tommy Haas

 

Janko Tipsarevic

Marin Cilic

NEW YORK, New York (August 25, 2011) – The world’s top tennis players and chefs served without racquets and balls at the 12th Annual BNP Paribas Taste of Tennis on Thursday night at the W New York Hotel.  The players teamed-up with guest chefs to create culinary delights for tasting. Among the players on the “green” carpet – Rafael Nadal, James Blake and Tommy Haas.

The BNP Paribas Taste of Tennis will benefit the New York Junior Tennis League. NYJTL is the largest tennis and education-themed community organization in the United States serving 100,000 children each year.

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Some photos provided by Getty Images used with permission from Taste of  Tennis

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WTA All-Access at the Western and Southern Open

Vera Zvonarena at Carlsbad WTA All-Access

By Brad Hunter

MASON, Ohio – Monday the media was treated to two hours of question and answer sessions with the top eight women’s seeds at the Western & Southern Open as part of WTA All-Access Hour.

Marion Bartoli appears to be a great health, looks fit and trim and has a nice summer tan.  She was dressed in a sporty, casual top and sweats.   Bartoli was open and relaxed and smiled easily which impressed me for a couple of reasons: she was sitting at a table and was surrounded by 10-12 members of the media staring at her, and she was fairly shy and introverted not that long ago.  When complimented by a reporter on her English,  Bartoli made a joke about how she listened and studied English from when she was young, and that perhaps some of the other French players who didn’t speak English well just didn’t listen to English that much (as much as her).

Victoria Azarenka showed up towards the end of Bartoli’s interview, and she slipped in quietly, sat down at another table and started signing autograph postcards.  Just before she walked over to the table to speak with the media, she applied her super shiny lip gloss.  Azarenka’s hair was swept to one side, around the front of one shoulder.  She was dressed like she might be going shopping on Melrose after, with a graphic tee, bright tennis shoes, and casual ¾ length pants.  The first questions were about her injury, which she answered carefully and like all the gals, she was relaxed thru all questions. Listen to Victoria Azarenka.

Caroline Wozniacki also entered silently and went straight to the autograph signing table after which, when she was done, she went and sat at a different table.   She was smiley and completely relaxed during the interview and even handled the potentially embarrassing Rory McIlroy questions without giving away too much info but maintaining her composure.  She answered several questions about her game and the growth that her game needs in order to win a Grand Slam, and she didn’t appear overly defensive about the topic.  She defended herself and her game but acknowledged that she would continue working.  She was dressed in her sporty casuals: a t-shirt type top, maybe a sweatshirt, and ¾ length sweatpants.  This outfit was worn by every woman except Azarenka.  Listen to Caroline Wozniaki

 

One expects Petra Kvitova to be shy, especially after seeing her being interviewed by Martina Navratilova this year during Wimbledon.  She was a bit reserved but she seemed much more at ease in this round table interview setting.   She laughed several times, and tried earnestly to answer every question– at times her honesty made the media folks crack up as well.  She says winning Wimbledon didn’t change her as a person.  Listen  to Petra Kvitova

 

Li Na slipped in right after, and was fun and hilarious and sweet from the first question on.   She spoke easily and quickly joked about her new found wealth, her spike in popularity, growth of tennis in Asia, and her husband.  I also noticed her tan lines where she wears her wrist bands. She answered every question thoughtfully, and seemed to get the most questions of all the players- so much that at some point Schiavone came into the room and started answering questions at another table in a different part of the room.  About half of the interviewers exited quickly, but Li Na was not the least bit distracted and stayed focused until the last question asked of her. Listen to Li Na

 

Francesca Schiavone is fun and seems to love tennis, and people, and honesty, and passion, and everything: she’s mischievous in the “fun, slightly wild friend” sort of way and she maintains a languid look in her eyes when she speaks.  If I were going all night dancing in Milan, then Schiavone seems like the gal who’d (a) be up for it and (b) know exactly which places to go and who to see and what to do.  She is that 2010 Roland Garros final personified.  She joked about not really being very old, made comments about the roles of men and women and challenges for women, and gave her honest appraisal of Americanized Italian food and good places to visit in Italy. Listen to Francesca Schiavone

 

Maria Sharapova peeked her head in towards the end of Schiavone’s interview, waited a bit outside and then came into the room and sat in the same seat Schiavone had been sitting in.  She made a quick joke about everyone’s devices being charged.   She told some interesting anecdotes about wanting to be a rhythmic gymnast, and smoothly answered similar questions that all the gals answered about Wozniacki being No. 1 and “was it deserved?” (Yes, she deserves it), and “are you surprised Serena (Williams) is back so strongly, so quickly?”  (Not surprised, Serena is a great champion).  Sharapova speaks in well modulated manner, and being up close with her in this session revealed that she is also goofy and critical of herself. Listen to Maria Sharapova

Vera Zvonareva was the last interview.  Zvonareva is a deep thinker: she processes her motivations and emotions, assesses situations in a balanced way, and puts her energy into answering every question with thoughtfulness.  She was asked about her thoughts on the combined event and the benefits of this tournament, her favorite doubles partners, and did Wozniacki deserve the No. 1 ranking (Zvonareva says yes, she deserves it). She was the most serious/intense woman who came into the interview room and she smiled when asked about Elena Dementieva’s wedding. Listen to Vera Zvonareva

Brad Hunter is covering the Western & Southern Open for Tennis Panorama News this weekend. Follow his reports here and live on our twitter account @GVTennisNews. Follow his personal twitter account @BradHunter.

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Zvonareva Fends off Liscki

Vera Zvonareva

By Curt Janka

CARLSBAD, California – It took five match points and three racquets, but Vera Zvonareva finally clinched a spot in the semifinals of the Mercury Insurance Open by beating Sabine Lisicki 6-3, 3-6, 6-4. For two hours and 13 minutes, the two exchanged brutal ground strokes. Both players balanced defense and offense well in a battle of will power. Lisicki fought valiantly to the very end, but couldn’t put enough first serves in to keep the upper hand.

Sabine Lisicki

While Lisicki has a bigger serve, Zvonareva returned remarkably well and placed her own serves even better. Once the point was in play, it was a heated chess match. Zvonareva seemed to have the edge on backhand to backhand exchanges while Lisicki was able to notch points in the forehand rallies. Ultimately, it came down to a few mental lapses by Lisicki in the middle of the third set that gave her opponent the lead.

The match marked Zvonareva’s 40th win in 2011 and advanced her to a 7th semifinal this season. It also extends her winning streak to eight, having won at Baku.

Vera Zvonareva

“I don’t know,” she laughed when asked what would cap off her already outstanding season. “I’m enjoying the moment and I just want to do well every single match. I want to give 100% in every single match. As long as I do it, I will be happy with my season.”

Zvonareva will play the winner of the quarterfinal between Ana Ivanovic and Peng Shuai.

Curt Janka is covering the Mercury Insurance Open in Carlsbad this week. for Tennis Panorama News. Follow his updates on twitter at @GVTennisNews. Follow his personal twitter @CurtJanka.

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“Meet the Press” WTA Style at All-Access Hour at the Mercury Insurance Open

Top Seeds Meet the Media

By Curt Janka

CARLSBAD, California – The top seeds for the 2011 Mercury Insurance Open sat down, answered questions and laughed with the media at the Lacosta Resort  just north of San Diego. The high seeds enjoy a later start at the event so the players were all very relaxed and candid with their answers. In addition to what their goals are for the summer, Tennis Panorama News asked each player if they were planning on entering mixed doubles at the 2012 Olympics.

 

Agnieska Radwanska
The 2010 finalist is back with hopes to go one step further than she did last year. When asked how important the tournaments leading up to the U.S. Open are in preparing for the slam, she said, “I want to win every match. It’s not just to warm up for the Open. There are a lot of points to win between now and then.”

Radwanska says she’s really looking forward to the Olympics and would love to play singles, doubles and mixed if possible, but hasn’t lined up a mixed partner yet. Of course, she’d love to play doubles with her sister, Ursula “if their rankings allow for it at the time.”

She had fun playing golf here last year but noted that because part of the course was under construction, she might not get the chance to swing a club this year.

Ana Ivanovic
Seeded fifth this week, Ivanovic is waiting to play the winner of the match between Jelena Dokic and Ayumi Morita. Morita beat Ivanovic in straight sets last week in Stanford. Asked whether she’d prefer to play Dokic or get another crack at Morita, Ivanovic said emphatically, “Definitely Morita, to get some revenge. That was a hard loss last week.” However, losing early in Stanford did give Ivanovic the opportunity to come down to San Diego early and start training which she thinks will help her at this event. “The conditions down here are very different. It’s hotter and very humid.”

She doesn’t have specific goals in mind for the summer, just to keep trying to execute the things she is working on in practice. “If I do that, the results will come.”

Ivanovic revealed she has also been trying to eliminate gluten from her diet, like compatriot Novak Djokovic. “I try to eat rice before matches and avoid pasta and bread.”

She is excited to be playing with Nenad Zimonjic in mixed doubles at the next Olympics. She’d love to play all three tennis events at the Olympics, but doesn’t know yet whether she’ll play women’s doubles. She will, however, be playing doubles with her friend, Andrea Petkovic, next week.

 

Vera Zvonareva
The top seed says she feels “at home” here in San Diego. She’s played this tournament many times and has some great memories. Asked about the marathon match she played here against Anastasia Myskina in 2004, she said “it seems like yesterday.”

Zvonareva said that because she feels so comfortable here and because of the way the site is set up, she feels like she gets to watch more matches here than at other events. She couldn’t say who she’d like to see play this week, but she’d just “see how the week goes.”

While the Olympics is something Zvonareva is looking forward to, she couldn’t say who she would play mixed doubles with or if she’d even get to play mixed. “That’s up to the captain to decide.” She said she’ll do her best to prepare for singles and hopes to be selected to play doubles or mixed doubles when the time comes.

 

Andrea Petkovic
The second seed is enjoying a great year. Asked what she thinks about Serena Williams coming back from injury to win last week in Stanford, she said “There are two kinds of confidence. Serena was born with it. In my case, I had to work to get the confidence.”

She hasn’t come to San Diego with any new dances. She said she “has to wait for inspiration to hit her. It hasn’t hit yet but it usually does just in time.”

Fellow German, Julia Goerges is a potential quarterfinal opponent and friend. Petkovic says that, along with Sabina Lisicki, the three have a “healthy competitiveness” between them. When one does well, it inspires one of the others to do well. She says it’s always a little awkward to play friends in tournaments, but that is part of being a professional.

Asked who she would like to play mixed doubles with at the Olympics, she smiled and said, “I don’t know yet. I’d have to see all the photos and decide which one is cuter.”

Martina Hingis
Playing in a nearby ProAm event, Martina Hingis stopped by. She was quickly hounded by questions about the reports that she would play mixed doubles with Roger Federer at the Olympics. “No decisions have been made yet” she said. “It’s more up to Roger, but there are a lot of ifs.” She wouldn’t rule it out, but insisted that it most likely wouldn’t happen.

She said while she was encouraged by how well she played against Serena Williams recently in World Team Tennis, but was not making any comeback plans for singles. “Doubles is more on my mind,” she said only when pressed.

Hingis is currently touring the U.S. and Canada promoting clothing by Tonic. She said she approached them after wearing the clothes for yoga and fitness. She has been meeting with the designer at Tonic to provide input on a Martina Hingis branded line of tennis clothes by the company to launch in the Spring of 2012.

Asked if she could give any advice to Caroline Wozniacki, Hingis said “she has to be more in charge” adding that the women’s tour is so deep now that you need a weapon to win the quarters, semis and a final at a Slam.

Curt Janka is covering the Mercury Insurance Open in Carlsbad this week. Follow his updates on twitter at @GVTennisNews. Follow his personal twitter @CurtJanka.

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Zvonareva, Jankovic and Sharapova Fall in Madrid

Upsets ruled the day on the women’s side on Wednesday at the Madrid Open.  World No. 3 Vera Zvonareva lost 6-1, 6-4 to 16th-seeded Czech Petra Kvitova. Zvonareva missed out on a chance to move up to No. 2 if she had reached the final.

 

There is a first time for everything – and Lucie Safarova proved it. The Czech beat Serbia’s Jelena Jankovic for the first time in her career 6-4 4-6 7-5.

Maria Sharapova proved again that clay is not her favorite surface as she was knocked out by WTA ”Hot Shot” Dominika Cibulkova 7-5, 6-4.

Singles – Third Round
(16) Petra Kvitova (CZE) d. (2) Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 61 64

Singles – Second Round
(6) Li Na (CHN) d. Iveta Benesova (CZE) 61 64
Lucie Safarova (CZE) d. (7) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 64 46 75
Dominika Cibulkova (SVK ) d.  (8) Maria Sharapova (RUS) 75 64
Julia Goerges (GER) d. (WC) Dinara Safina (RUS) 64 46 64
Roberta Vinci (ITA) d. Alisa Kleybanova (RUS) 62 62

Madrid Open Results and Order of Play

Mutua Madrid Open on Tennis TV

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“It Was My Best Match of the Year” Stosur Advances in Stuttgart

By Tumaini Carayol

Australia’s Sam Stosur moved into the semifinals of the Stuttgart Porsche Tennis Grand Prix with a 2-6 6-3 7-6(3) victory over second seeded Vera Zvonareva.

 

Zvonareva came out all guns blazing, breaking Stosur’s serve in a marathon first game. She quickly consolidated her lead, serving well and dominating the exchanges. However, as the set wore on, problems arose with her rackets as their strings began to systematically break, disrupting her concentration.

 

By 3-3 in the second set, the Russian had run out of rackets, forcing her, contracted to Prince, to use her coach’s babolat tennis racket as stringers rushed to replace her broken rackets.

 

Stosur took full advantage of her opponents problems, capturing the next three games to level up the set at 3-3.

 

The third and final set saw an exhibition of stellar serving as no breaks were exchanged. However, Zvonareva continued to have massive problems, breaking her eigth and ninth rackets in successive points.

 

The tiebreak saw a Stosur race to a 5-0 lead against a visibly rattled and emotional Zvonareva. After a brief fightback from the world number two, Stosur was able to wrap up the tiebreak and the match to advance to her first semifinal of 2011.

 

As a tearful Zvonareva left the court, Stosur lamented on her victory.

 

“It was my best match of the year” she said

 

“You got to remember in the past [matches against Zvonareva] that you had the right tactics and you executed them correctly  So I just had to keep playing my game and win a few more points.”

 

Tumaini Carayol is in Suttgart covering the Porsche Tennis  Grand Prix  for Tennis Panorama News. He is a  contributing writer at On The Baseline, and writes about professional tennis at his site Foot Fault. Follow his Stuttgart coverage here and on our twitter account @GVTennisNews. Follow him on twitter at @FootFault_.

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Sony Ericsson Open Players Party – Welcome to the Oscars


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by Craig Hickman

Tuesday night, the players chose their fashion-forward best for the “Oscars” of the player party circuit. Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova, and Ana Kournikova were the biggest stars of the tennis world in attendance, as well as world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki, Fernando Verdasco, and pretty boy Feliciano Lopez, who made one of the photographers weak-kneed.

Robin Soderling
, along with his girlfriend, were among the first to show up and they were already walking out when we arrived. Tomas Berdych and Lucie Safarova were the last to arrive on the red (blue) carpet. An adorable couple close up, their chemistry was palpable. Tomas has always had the look of an angel and Lucie’s baby-doll face was all aglow. I was thrilled to see Anastasia Myskina who arrived with the self-proclaimed “Russian Mob,” led by Svetlana Kuznetsova in another one of her head-scratching get ups.

Mixed in with the players were a few actors, a couple professional gamers, some well-known local DJ’s, and a few mystery men.

Venus Williams arrived about midway through and when Serena Williams wasn’t far behind, it was clear the superstar wasn’t coming. Also noticeably absent was Andy Roddick, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, and Kim Clijsters.

Tweeting the photos was a stroke of genius suggested by photographer  JD Blom. I was all set to tweet my best descriptions of the outfits when he looked over my shoulder and said, “Just snap a photo.” Ah, technology. I’m not a wizard with the latest toys, so I had no clue you could do such a thing. Once I got the hang of it, it was all over. Would love to do that again someday.

Right before the paparazzi packed up equipment to leave, one of the Getty photographers asked my to identify most of the players he’d just captured for he only recognized a few big names. Who knew?

More photos from the live tweets – here.

On the Red (Blue) Carpet of the Sony Ericsson Open Players Party

Craig Hickman is founder and editor of Craig Hickman’s Tennis Blog He is covering the Sony Ericsson Open for Tennis Panorama News. Follow him on twitter @CraigHickman.  Find his Sony Ericsson Open tweets on @GVTennisNews.

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On the Red (Blue) Carpet of the Sony Ericsson Open Players Party

The Sony Ericsson Open Players Party took place at the Paris Theater in Miami Beach. Here are a few photos from the event held on March 22, 2011.

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More photos from the live tweets – here.

Sony Ericsson Open Players Party – Welcome to the Oscars

Craig Hickman is founder and editor of Craig Hickman’s Tennis Blog He is covering the Sony Ericsson Open for Tennis Panorama News. Follow him on twitter @CraigHickman.  Find his Sony Ericsson Open tweets on @GVTennisNews.

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Of War and Radiation: Kim Clijsters Speaks


By Craig Hickman

Tuesday morning at the Sony Ericsson Open, Caroline Wozniacki, Kim Clijsters, Vera Zvonareva, Samantha Stosur, Francesca Schiavone, Jelena Jankovic, Li Na, and Victoria Azarenka made themselves available for the WTA All-Access Hour.

But it was Clijsters who spoke most candidly about recent world events. Probably because she was sharing her thoughts and feelings in her native tongue to journalists from her country. Something about being around your people that opens you up. What follows is translated from Flemish.

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Q: When you are looking at the world events of Japan and Libya do you think about what is happening to the world and Jada’s future?

KC: Certainly. As soon as I heard that there was a radioactive cloud on its way to the west coast, normally I would not have worried about that, because you think it’s so far away. But this time I was “Let’s get out of here as soon as possible,” and also with Jada you think about it differently. When I was younger I used to worry about stuff, like when we had to go to Australia or Tokyo, and the war in Kuwait (sic) was going on and then on your flight map you could see that we were flying over Iraq and Iran and I had quite a bit of fear. I want to follow world affairs, but I do know that when Jada is walking around I don’t want her to see those things. But Brian looks at it quite differently. He knows what is happening and feels badly about it but it does not affect him as much as it affects me.

I was like, “We need to get those pills.” I went to all the natural food stores to look for products with natural iodine like seaweed, spirulina, and kelp. I bought it all. And Brian just laughs at me. He is like, “If the government says it will not have any influence no problem,” but I think they are lying. Of course, they say that because they can’t evacuate the whole west coast. But I won’t be fooled. Even in Belgium my sister and aunt called me saying, “You gotta leave because the cloud is coming, or you can just put Jada alone the plane and we’ll pick her up here at the airport.” What a panic. It was a bum. Do you really think it can get here in Indian Wells? I didn’t even want to imagine it.

Q: Then there’s the Toray (Pan Pacific Open) in Tokyo in October.

KC: I won’t go. And I won’t go to Beijing either.

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The world No. 2 retired from her fourth-round match in Indian Wells against Marion Bartoli citing a shoulder injury. She’s now happy to report that her shoulder and her wrist are improving and she’s ready to defend her title in Miami.

Craig Hickman is founder and editor of Craig Hickman’s Tennis Blog He covering the Sony Ericsson Open for Tennis Panorama News. Follow him on twitter @CraigHickman.  Find his Sony Ericsson Open tweets on @GVTennisNews.

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Kourtin’ Karen’s Tennis Week in Review

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“The Hand”  that Rocked the 2003 French Open Confesses

Justine Henin gave a very lengthy interview to Belgian TV in which among the many revelations  she admitted that she lied in the now infamous “hand” incident in the 2003 semifinal of the French Open against Serena Williams where Henin raised her hand to signal she was not ready to receive Williams’ serve. Williams netted the serve and thought she would be allowed to replay the serve but the umpire did not see that Henin had raised her hand and Henin did not admit that she did.

“I think she saw it and she was disturbed by that,” she said. “There is a lot of tension, actions are a bit by instinct. So it’s true that it is not the best memory. If I had been convinced that she had seen it, had been bothered by it, I might have reacted. But you react on instinct. At the same time what happened was magic. I don’t know if that changed the match. I hope I’m not saying that in bad faith.

“Maybe it was a way to give me respect, because you know that Williams have an attitude, sometimes difficult. They play with a lot of intimidation. know that the Williams had attitudes that were sometimes difficult. Today, it doesn’t scare me any more. When they walked on the court, the other one was already there at her side. It was a big moment in my career, in the history of Roland Garros, too. That handshake, the start of a long story between us, but I think we kept mutual respect. Not one of the warmest moments in the history of tennis, but still remains a great memory.” (Translation from Tennis.com)

Serena Williams’ response on twitter:

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Giving the Boot to the Boot

Serena Williams announced on her twitter account that her boot is off. However, earlier in the week she had to give the boot to playing in the March 8 Nike Clash of Champions exhibition in Oregon. Victoria Azarenka will take her place.

 

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Nadal Opening Night in Miami for Nadal


World No. 1 Rafael Nadal will  play the opening night session at the Sony Ericsson Open on Saturday, March 26 at 8:00 p.m.

 

 

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New Zealand Quake Stops ITF Events

 

The earthquake which hit Christchurch, New Zealand, forced the ITF to cancel all four ITF Seniors World Team Championships.

 

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Break Point for Srichaphan

 

Former top ten player Paradorn Srichaphan reports that he and his wife, the former Miss Universe Natalie Glebova split since July after three years of marriage. Despite the break-up the former couple will still continue their business relationship.

 

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Davis Cup Team Nominations

Davis Cup Team Nominations for the 2011 World Group First Round and 25 Zonal Ties

World No.11 Mikhail Youzhny has called it quits to Davis Cup participation as he wants to spend more time with his family and recovering in-between tournaments.

Other top players not participating in Davis Cup later this week include Czech Radek Stephanek (flu),  and Frenchmen Jo-Wilfred Tsonga (knee ), Gael Monfils (wrist) and Richard Gasquet (shoulder).

 

Advantage

Tennis Panorama News  Coverage Notes

BNP Paribas Showdown at Madison Square Garden and other coverage announcements

Tennis Panorama News will be covering all the action at the “world’s most famous arena” on Monday, February 28 with Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Ivan Lendl and John Mcenroe. Look out for reports on the web site and live reports on our twitter account @GVTennisNews.

TPN will be covering the US vs Chile Davis Cup tie  in Santiago with reports from a couple of the “NetHeads” – a group of  tennis fans who cheer for the US Davis Cup team.

TPN will also be at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.

BNP Paribas Open to Offer Special Off-Court Activities for Fans

Tips to Enjoying the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells

 

TPN was just in Memphis and its coverage and twitter received a mention in the recent edition of USA Today’s Net Post.

Memphis Tournament Musings

 

Game, Set, Match Champions

Acapulco

Women’s Singles -(4) Gisela Dulko (ARG) d. (6) Arantxa Parra Santonja (ESP) 63 76(5)

World Doubles No. 1 Dulko has captured her fourth WTA singles title with her Acapulco win.

Women’s Doubles - Koryttseva/Olaru (UKR/ROU) d. Domínguez Lino/Parra Santonja (ESP/ESP) 36 61 104 (Match TB)

Men’s Singles – [1] David Ferrer (ESP) d [3] Nicolas Almagro (ESP) 76(4) 67(2) 62
David Ferrer defends last year’s title and has a 2011 record of 14-2.


Men’s Doubles –
V Hanescu (ROU) / H Tecau (ROU) d [4] M Melo (BRA) / B Soares (BRA) 61 63

 

 

Doha

Singles -(2) Vera Zvonareva (RUS) d. (1) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 64 64

Zvonareva wins her first tournament in more than a year.

Doubles-(1) Peschke/Srebotnik (CZE/SLO) d. (2) Huber/Petrova (USA/RUS) 75 67(2) 108 (Match TB)

 

 

Dubai

Singles – [2] Novak Djokovic (SRB) d [1] Roger Federer (SUI) 63 63

Djokovic remains perfect on the 2011 season with his destruction of Federer.

Doubles – S Stakhovsky (UKR) / M Youzhny (RUS) d J Chardy (FRA) / F Lopez (ESP) 46 63 10-3

 

Delray Beach

Singles- Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) d [6] Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) 6-4, 6-4

Del Porto wins his first tournament since the 2009 US Open and enters the top 100.

Doubles – S Lipsky (USA) / R Ram (USA) d C Kas (GER) / A Peya (AUT) 46 64 10-3

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