New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Russia's Maria Kirilenko, ranked 27th in the world, defeated 2011 U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur from Australia in second round action of the Pan Pacific Open in three sets, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4. "You never want to go out in the first round after the week I had at the U.S. Open," Stosur said. "It's...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France defeated Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia in straight sets, 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-3 on Sunday to capture the Moselle Open title. This is Tsonga's first title win since 2009. He shot a backhand drop shot to go up a break and lead 2-1 in the final set. He took the win after Ljubicic...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
World number three-ranked Roger Federer of Switzerland has withdrawn from next month's Shanghai Masters in order to rest some injuries and allow for a six-week break. Federer, who is now 30 years of age, has played three Davis Cup matches since his loss to eventual winner Novak Djokovic in the 2011...Read more
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Pete Sampras defeated Jim Courier Thursday at the HSBC Tennis cup finals, 8-6, the opening match of the 2011 Champions Series. This gives Sampras a lead on the $1 million bonus prize for the top three at the end of the season. Courier defeated Jimmy Connors, who took an 11-year hiatus from...Read more
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Maria Kirilenko has advanced into the semifinals at the Guangzhou Open after defeating Tetiana Luzhanska of the Ukraine in straight sets, 6-1, 7-5. She will advance to play Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa, who defeated Urszula Radwanska to also qualify for the semis. On the other side of the...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Twitter’s top 100 SportsIllustrated.com released its Twitter 100 list. Appearing on the list are three professional tennis players and strangely enough, they are all of Serbian descent: Novak Djokovic ( @djokernole ), Andrea Petkovic ( @andreapetkovic ) and Janko Tipsarevic ( @tipsarevicjanko )...Read more
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The United States has drawn Switzerland in the first round of the 2012 Davis Cup. Switzerland will play host for the best-of-five series from Feb. 10-12, 2012. Switzerland and the United States last played in the opening round of the Davis Cup in 2009, when the Americans beat Switzerland 4-1 in...Read more
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U.S. Open champion Novak Djokovic's back muscle injury has required him to take much needed rest from the game after withdrawing from his recent Davis Cup match. He attemped to play through his Davis Cup match, but was unable to due to the extenuating pain. He skipped the opening singles match as...Read more
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Spain's Rafael Nadal defeated France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, 6-0, 6-2, 6-4, to lead Spain into the finals of the Davis Cup. Nadal had doubts going into the match, complaining about tiredness and fatigue, but showed no weakness as he took on the number 10-ranked Frenchman in the semifinals match...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Novak Djokovic of Serbia has withdrawn from his match at the Davis Cup, allowing Argentina to gain a 3-1 lead over Serbia advancing them to the Davis Cup finals against Spain. Djokovic's back pain overwhelmed the top ranked player against Juan Martin Del Potro, forcing him to retire early in the...Read more