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WTA Mobilizes Tennis Community to Support “Rally For Bally”

WTA – ST PETERSBURG, FL, USA — The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) is encouraging tennis fans worldwide to pledge their support for the fundraising efforts for “Rally For Bally,” a series of exhibition tennis matches staged on Sunday, June 15, in memory of former British No.1 tennis player Elena Baltacha, who was affectionately known as “Bally” by her friends and those...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennis Star Elena Baltacha Dies at 30

photo credit: Marianne Bevis via photopin cc Former Olympian and long-term British No. 1 Elena Baltacha died on Sunday night after a battle with liver cancer. Baltacha was one of the faces of the British women’s tennis circuit and is one of the most highly decorated tennis players in the nation’s history.  Baltacha was a four-time recipient of the coveted British Aegon Award...
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May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennis Reacts to the Passing of Elena Baltacha

#170797212 / gettyimages.com (May 5, 2014) Tennis is mourning the passing of Elena Baltacha who died on Sunday after a battle with liver cancer at the age of 30. The former British No. 1 was born in the Ukraine and was a member of  Great Britain’s Fed Cup team and participated in the 2012 Olympics. Former British No. 1 Elena Baltacha Dies from Liver Cancer The tennis world took...
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May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Former British No. 1 Elena Baltacha Dies from Liver Cancer

(May 4, 2014) Former top 50 tennis player Elena Baltacha, lost her battle with liver cancer died Sunday at the age of 30. Just two months after retiring in January, Baltacha  a former British No. 1 was diagnosed with cancer. Baltacha who was a member of Great Britain’s Olympic team in 2012 achieved her  highest ranking, No. 49 in 2011.   Statement from Nino Severino, Elena Baltacha’s...
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May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Former British No.1 Elena Baltacha Retires from Tennis

Elena Baltacha photo by James Jordan Photography (November 18, 2013) Great Britain’s Elena Baltacha announced her retirement from tennis on Monday. She released the following statement:   “It just feels it’s the right time. My body has taken such a bruising over the last 16 years and that’s finally taken its toll. I have had some amazing experiences through playing tennis...
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November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Furthest Advancement of British Players at Wimbledon

Since 1977 1977 - Mark Cox (4R); Virginia Wade (CH) 1978 - Cox, Robin Drysdale, John Feaver, Buster Mottram (2R); Wade (SF) 1979 - Cox (4R); Wade (QF) 1980 - Cox, Andrew Jarrett, Mottram (2R); Wade (4R) 1981 - Feaver, John Lloyd, Mottram (2R); Jo Durie, Anne Hobbs (4R) 1982 - Mottram (4R); Anne Hobbs, Wade (2R) 1983 - Stuart Bale, Jarrett (2R); Wade (QF) 1984 - Lloyd (3R)...
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July 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Baltacha’s Comeback Trail

By Ros Satar (May 28, 2013) You could be forgiven for thinking you were sitting in another first round winner’s news conference, but the joy of being able to compete at the top tier was evident for Elena Baltacha, despite a 6-2, 6-0 defeat to Marina Erakovic.   Elena Baltacha has been through more in [...]
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May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Charlottesville Gallery: CoCo, Falconi and Rising Stars Pegula, Rogers, Abaza

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (April 27, 2013) – The Boar’s Head club in Charlottesville, VA is host to this week’s USTA Pro Circuit event, where the draws were filled with veterans, former college players, and several teenage up-and-comers. Here’s your chance to not only enjoy some great tennis photography from the week, but also get familiar with the next generation of women’s...
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April 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Saturday matches keep team sidelined

Andy Murray and the other members of the British Olympic tennis squad have been told by a team official to skip Friday's opening ceremony so they can get plenty of rest before the tournament begins Saturday. The directive came from team leader Paul Hutchins after the schedule for the first day of play came out Friday morning. The ceremony, taking place on the other side of London...
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July 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Furthest Advancement of British Players at Wimbledon

Since 1977 1977 - Mark Cox (4R); Virginia Wade (CH) 1978 - Cox, Robin Drysdale, John Feaver, Buster Mottram (2R); Wade (SF) 1979 - Cox (4R); Wade (QF) 1980 - Cox, Andrew Jarrett, Mottram (2R); Wade (4R) 1981 - Feaver, John Lloyd, Mottram (2R); Jo Durie, Anne Hobbs (4R) 1982 - Mottram (4R); Anne Hobbs, Wade (2R) 1983 - Stuart Bale, Jarrett (2R); Wade (QF) 1984 - Lloyd (3R)...
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July 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Kick on for Queen and Country

For most years the success (or otherwise) of Britain’s tennis players rises to the top of people’s priority for the last week in June and the first week in July. Then for the non-tennis following public, the hub-bub simply disappears and remains perhaps a footnote on the odd national news sports bulletin. But this year something strange happened. Perhaps due to the Jubilee, or...
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June 29, 2012  |  Discuss

British woman reaches Wimbledon's 3rd round

By Heather Watson gave Britain a woman in Wimbledon's third round for the first time in a decade by beating Jamie Hampton of the United States 6-1, 6-4 on Wednesday. The 103rd-ranked Watson won the match's first five games to take control. In the first round on Monday, the 20-year-old Watson became the first British woman to win a match on Centre Court since 1985. Now she...
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June 27, 2012  |  Discuss

French Open 2012 – Day 1 Results

  ROLAND GARROS Paris, France May 27-June 10, 2012 Grand Slam Red Clay/Outdoors Results – Sunday, May 27, 2012 Women’s Singles – First Round (6) Samantha Stosur (AUS) d Elena Baltacha (GBR) 64 60 (10) Angelique Kerber (GER) d (Q) Zhang Shuai (CHN) 63 64 (13) Ana Ivanovic (SRB) d (Q) Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino (ESP) 61 61 (20) Lucie Safarova (CZE) d Anastasiya Yakimova (BLR)...
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May 27, 2012  |  Discuss

French Open Results

Sunday At Stade Roland Garros Paris Purse: $23.47 million (Grand Slam) Surface: Clay-Outdoor Singles Men First Round Fabio Fognini, Italy, def. Adrian Mannarino, France, 6-0, 7-5, 6-1. Women First Round Sam Stosur (6), Australia, def. Elena Baltacha, Britain, 6-4, 6-0. Svetlana Kuznetsova (26), Russia, def. Mirjana Lucic, Croatia, 6-1, 6-3. Lucie Safarova (20), Czech Republic...
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May 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Stosur into French Open second round

US Open champion Sam Stosur moved into the second round of the French Open by beating Elena Baltacha of Britain 6-4, 6-0 Sunday.
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May 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Day One French Open Order of Play

Roland Garros 2012 Schedule for Day 1: Sunday, 27 May 2012   Court Philippe Chatrier 11:00 AM Start Time 1. Women’s Singles – 1st Round Elena Baltacha (GBR) v. Samantha Stosur (AUS)[6] 2. Men’s Singles – 1st Round Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG)[9] v. Albert Montanes (ESP) 3. Men’s Singles – 1st Round Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) v. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)[5] 4. Women’s Singles...
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May 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Stosur into French Open second round

US Open champion Sam Stosur moved into the second round of the French Open by beating Elena Baltacha of Britain 6-4, 6-0 Sunday. The sixth-seeded Australian, who reached the final at Roland Garros in 2010 and the semifinals in 2009, led 5-2 in the first set before allowing Baltacha to get back on serve at 5-4. But Stosur broke for the second time in the match to take the set. No...
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May 24, 2012  |  Discuss

WTA Strasbourg – Monday Results, Tuesday Schedule

INTERNATIONAUX DE STRASBOURG Strasbourg, France May 21-26, 2012 $220,000/International Red Clay/Outdoors Results – Monday, May 21, 2012 Singles – First Round Pauline Parmentier (FRA) d. (1/WC) Sabine Lisicki (GER) 64 64 (8) Tamira Paszek (AUT) d. Alberta Brianti (ITA) 64 06 64 Hsieh Su-Wei (TPE) d. Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) 67(5) 63 61 Stéphanie Foretz Gacon (FRA) d. Elena Baltacha...
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May 21, 2012  |  Discuss

WTA Strasbourg – Monday Schedule

INTERNATIONAUX DE STRASBOURG Strasbourg, France May 21-26, 2012 $220,000/International Red Clay/Outdoors Order Of Play – Monday, May 21, 2012 Central (from 11.00hrs) 1. María José Martínez Sánchez vs. Mirjana Lucic (Singles Q Final) 2. Elena Baltacha vs. Stéphanie Foretz Gacon (NB 12.30hrs) 3. Sabine Lisicki vs. Pauline Parmentier 4. Anabel Medina Garrigues vs. Anna Tatishvili...
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May 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Top Seeds Gain Ground in Estoril

ESTORIL OPEN Estoril, Portugal April 30-May 6 Red Clay/Outdoors Results – Tuesday, May 1, 2012 Women’s Singles – First Round (2) Maria Kirilenko (RUS) d. Elena Baltacha (GBR) 76(6) 61 (3) Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) d. (Q) Kristina Barrois (GER) 64 61 (4) Petra Cetkovska (CZE) d. Alexandra Panova (RUS) 62 61 (5) Zheng Jie (CHN) d. Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 63 61 (6) Kaia Kanepi...
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May 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Judy Murray Talks about her new role as Great Britain’s Fed Cup Captain

Lucia Hoffman interviewed Great Britain’s Fed Cup team Captain Judy Murray during the first week of the Sony Ericsson Open last month here is an excerpt from the interview: Q: Judy, now you have a new role as Fed Cup captain for Great Britain. How does it feel to be in this new role?   JM: Well, for me it was a great opportunity because, you know, I have always worked with junior...
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April 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Sony Ericsson Open Results

Results Tuesday from the Sony Ericsson Open at The Tennis Center at Crandon Park: Singles Women First Round Heather Watson, Britain, def. Sorana Cirstea, Romania, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (4). Tsvetana Pironkova, Bulgaria, def. Petra Martic, Croatia, 6-3, 6-2. Ekaterina Makarova, Russia, def. Jelena Dokic, Australia, 6-1, 7-5. Zhang Shuai, China, def. Elena Baltacha, Britain, 6-7 (5), 6...
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March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Quick Q & A With Julia Goerges

Julia Goerges answered questions from our Quick Q & A after her 2nd round win against Elena Baltacha.  She is absolutely stunning in person (if you didn't already know) and also extremely nice.  The perfect mix!  Check out her answers below.  Enjoy! What is your passion outside of tennis? Well I like to do a lot with my friends at home, especially being at home and...
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March 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Voting Opens for 2012 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Heart Awards

The ITF has announced a shortlist of ten players to receive the first four Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Heart Awards of 2012. Awards will be presented in four categories based on performances in the Fed Cup World Group and World Group II first round ties, and the three Zone Group I events at the beginning of February.   Daniela Hantuchova (SVK), Christina McHale (USA), Samantha Stosur...
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March 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Hobart International Results

Results Sunday at the Hobart International women's tennis tournament on outdoor hardcourts at the Domain Tennis Centre (seeding in parentheses): Singles First Round Sorana Cirstea, Romania, def. Ksenia Pervak (7), Kazakhstan, 6-2, 7-6 (6). Simona Halep, Romania, def. Klara Zakopalova, Czech Republic, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5. Anna Chakvetadze, Russia, def. Monica Niculescu (3), Romania...
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January 08, 2012  |  Discuss
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