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Bencic and Date Krumm Win at Birmingham

Belinda Bencic photo by Christoper Levy @tennis_shots (June 9, 2014) The oldest and the youngest members in the WTA top 100 won on Monday at the Aegon Classic in Birmingham, a grass court tune-up for Wimbledon. In a battle of teenagers, seventeen-year-old Belinda Bencic of Switzerland beat  Donna Vekic of Croatia 6-4, 6-4, while Japan’s Kimiko Date-Krumm, the elder stateswoman...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Roland Garros sees normalcy after upsets

Today’s action at Roland Garros served as a nice counterpoint to the tumult of the first few days. There were no major upsets, and indeed, most of the top players had already played their second-round matches, leaving today as a day to look at the challengers that they might face in the later rounds. On the women’s side, fourth seed Simona Halep looked strong again in dispatching...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

BNP Paribas Open – Monday Results, Tuesday Schedule

  Heather Watson photo by Christopher Levy @tennis_shots   BNP PARIBAS OPEN – INDIAN WELLS, USA USD 6,169,040.00 (ATP) USD 5,946,740.00 (WTA) 3-16 MARCH 2014 RESULTS – MARCH 03, 2014 Women’s Qualifying Singles – First Round Qualifying – B Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) d [WC] G Min (USA) 76(4) 63 Qualifying – A Schmiedlova (SVK) d L Arruabarrena (ESP) 63 64 Qualifying ...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Saturday’s Sydney Preview

Juan Martin Del Potro By Dave Gertler (January 4, 2014) SYDNEY – Men’s top seed Juan Martin Del Potro was welcomed with some fine Sydney weather this morning, as the second day of action at the Apia International kicks off, promising more high quality matches. As well as the on-court action, previewed below, the Official Tournament Draw Ceremonies will be taking place from midday...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Victoria Duval wins Tevlin Challenger in Toronto

(November 3, 2013) TORONTO– No. 7-seeded American Victoria Duval was crowned champion of the 2013 Tevlin Challenger on Sunday after her opponent in the final, top-seeded Timea Babos of Hungary, was forced to retire due to respiratory illness at the start of the second set to give Duval the 7-5 ret. victory at the $50K ITF Pro Circuit event at Rexall Centre in Toronto. Babos advanced...
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November 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Safarova advances in Luxembourg Open

Fifth-seeded Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic defeated Peng Shuai of China 7-5, 6-4 Monday to reach the second round of the Luxembourg Open. Safarova converted her only break point in the first set and added two more breaks in the second. In another first-round match, Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium beat Heather Watson of Britain 6-0, 5-7, 6-2. She broke seven times even though...
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October 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Safarova, Wickmayer advance in Luxembourg Open

Fifth-seeded Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic defeated Peng Shuai of China 7-5, 6-4 Monday to reach the second round of the Luxembourg Open. Safarova converted her only break point in the first set and added two more breaks in the second. In another first-round match, Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium beat Heather Watson of Britain 6-0, 5-7, 6-2. She broke seven times even though...
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October 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Monday Tennis Schedules for Luxembourg, Moscow, Stockholm and Vienna

  BGL BNP PARIBAS LUXEMBOURG OPEN Luxembourg, Luxembourg October 14-20, 2013 $235,000/International Hard/Indoors Order Of Play – Monday, October 14, 2013 Central (from 10.30hrs) 1. Tereza Smitkova vs. Alison Van Uytvanck (Singles Q Final) 2. Lucie Safarova vs. Peng (NB 13.00hrs) 3. Heather Watson vs. Yanina Wickmayer 4. Francesca Schiavone vs. Bojana Jovanovski (NB 18.00hrs) […]
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October 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Citi Open Tuesday Gallery: Sock, Bouchard, Kerber, Harrison and More

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 30, 2013) Tuesday at the Citi Open in Washington, D.C. included players Jack Sock, Angelique Kerber, Ryan Harrison, Caroline Garcia, Heather Watson, Eugenie Bouchard, Alize Cornet, and Sorana Cirstea. Gallery by Tennis Grandstand photographer Christopher Levy.
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July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

US optimism more than blind hope

By now, two days into a tennis major, the US media usually have rushed in to talk about all the new hope in American tennis. Why the rush? Because the future is now! No, really it's because in two more days, everyone but Serena Williams usually would be out. So it's now or never. And I'm usually ridiculing the rush. But this time, for the first time in years, the hope...
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June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Best Photos from Aegon Classic Days 3, 4 and 5

(June 15, 2013) There has been plenty of great play and memorable moments at the WTA Aegon Classic, and we’ve compiled the best photos from days 3, 4 and 5 around the grounds. Players include Daniela Hantuchova, Kristina Mladenovic, Heather Watson, Sabine Lisicki, Sorana Cirstea, Maria Sanchez, Magdalena Rybarikova, Kristen Flipkens and Ajla Tomljanovic. Gallery by Tennis Grandstand...
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June 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Heather Watson and Laura Robson Bite the Bullet in Birmingham

  By Tumaini Carayol (June 12, 2013) BIRMINGHAM, UK – Kicking off the day’s play on Wednesday at the AEGON Classic was the pride and joy of Britain, Heather Watson and Laura Robson, back to back. Considering the later slots are usually reserved for the feature players, the tournament’s decision to place the pair first and [...]
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June 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Barthel advances to 3rd round at Aegon Classic

Sixth-seeded Mona Barthel of Germany, advanced to the third round of the Aegon Classic on Tuesday with a 7-5, 2-6, 7-5 victory over Serbia's Vesna Dolonc. In other second-round matches, fourth-seeded Tamira Paszek of Austria lost to American Alison Riske, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3, and eight-seeded Urszula Radwanska of Poland was beaten by Croatia's Donna Vekic, 6-3, 6-2. Also, 15th...
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June 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Heather Watson Back From Glandular Fever, Loses First Match But Not Fighting Spirit

By Ros Satar (May 29, 2013) PARIS – As much as she put up a spirited defense, in her first match back after illness, Britain’s Heather Watson bowed out in the first round to Switzerland’s Stefanie Voegele 6-4, 2-6, 6-4. Watson looked to be hitting cleanly through the ball but the first break came quickly [...]
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May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Heather Watson Back From Glandular Fever, Loses First Match But Not Fighting Spirit

By Ros Satar (May 29, 2013) PARIS – As much as she put up a spirited defense, in her first match back after illness, Britain’s Heather Watson bowed out in the first round to Switzerland’s Stefanie Voegele 6-4, 2-6, 6-4. Watson looked to be hitting cleanly through the ball but the first break came quickly [...]
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May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Heather Watson Back From Glandular Fever, Loses First Match But Not Fighting Spirit

By Ros Satar (May 29, 2013) PARIS – As much as she put up a spirited defense, in her first match back after illness, Britain’s Heather Watson bowed out in the first round to Switzerland’s Stefanie Voegele 6-4, 2-6, 6-4. Watson looked to be hitting cleanly through the ball but the first break came quickly [...]
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May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Heather Watson Back From Glandular Fever, Loses First Match But Not Fighting Spirit

By Ros Satar (May 29, 2013) PARIS – As much as she put up a spirited defense, in her first match back after illness, Britain’s Heather Watson bowed out in the first round to Switzerland’s Stefanie Voegele 6-4, 2-6, 6-4. Watson looked to be hitting cleanly through the ball but the first break came quickly [...]
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May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Tim Henman and Heather Watson to Team Up for Exhibition Doubles before Aegon Classic

(April 10, 2013) British No. 2, Heather Watson, and tennis legend Tim Henman were in Birmingham today to announce an exciting one-off tennis match that will take place to mark the opening of the new Centre Court at the UK’s all-female tennis tournament, the Aegon Classic on Sunday 9 June.   Hanging out the kit [...]
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April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Draper steps down as British tennis CEO

The chief executive of British tennis' governing body is stepping down at the end of September after seven years in the role. Roger Draper says he's leaving the Lawn Tennis Association just as British tennis ''is entering a very exciting phase.'' Andy Murray is the U.S. Open champion and Heather Watson and Laura Robson are ranked in the top 50. Draper says...
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March 13, 2013  |  Discuss

British Tennis is Completely Different From 10 Years Ago, Says Keothavong

    By Barbara Galiza (March 2, 2013) FLORIANOPOLIS, Brazil –With the recent successes of Andy Murray, Laura Robson and Heather Watson, it’s safe to say tennis in Britain is in a great phase. Londoner Anne Keothavong, professional since 2001, says things have come a long way in terms of support for the players.   [...]
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March 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Memphis – Wednesday Results, Thursday Schedule

US NATIONAL INDOOR TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS Memphis, USA February 17-23, 2013 Hard/Outdoors Results – Wednesday, February 20, 2013 Singles – Second Round (1) Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) d. Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) 75 36 63 Marina Erakovic (NZL) d. (2) Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) 61 36 63 (3) Sabine Lisicki (GER) d. Melinda Czink (HUN) 76(0) 46 62 (4) Heather Watson (GBR) d. Andrea Hlavackova (CZE...
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February 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Memphis Sunday Schedule

US NATIONAL INDOOR TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS Memphis, USA February 17-23, 2013 $235,000/International Hard/Outdoors Order Of Play – Sunday, February 17, 2013 Stadium (from 10.00hrs) 1. Madison Keys vs. Alexa Glatch (Singles Q Final) 2. Galina Voskoboeva vs. Heather Watson (NB 11.00hrs) 3. ATP: Russell vs. Young 4. ATP: Williams vs. Muñoz-de la Nava 5. Chanelle Scheepers vs. Coco Vandeweghe...
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February 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Great Britain Moves into World Group II Play-Off

Heather Watson (February 10, 2013) Great Britain’s Fed Team have defeated Bulgaria 2-0 in their promotional play-off of the Fed Cup Euro/Africa Zone Group I competition. This puts Great Britain into the World Group II play-off on April 20-21. The venue and opponent for the team will be announced by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) at 1100 GMT on Wednesday, February 13...
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February 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Great Britain Defeats Hungary at Fed Cup

(February 9, 2013) Great Britain Fed Cup Team have defeated Hungary 2-1 in their third tie of the Fed Cup Euro/Africa Zone Group I competition. This puts the Group B winners, Great Britain, into a promotional play off against the winners of Group D, Bulgaria, at 0930 (0730 GMT) on Sunday morning. In Saturday’s first singles rubber, Laura Robson beat Greta Arn 0-6, 6-2, 6-1 in one...
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February 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Fed Cup Zone Group February 8 Results

(February 8, 2013) Results from Fed Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group I in Eilat, Israel (February 6-10); and Asia/Oceania Zone Groups I and II in Astana (February 4-9). Also below are Thursday’s results from Americas Zone Group I in Medellin, Colombia (February 6-9). This weekend sees the four Fed Cup World Group and four World Group II first round ties taking place on 9-10 February...
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February 08, 2013  |  Discuss
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