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Ever Wondered What A 2-on-1 Tennis Match Looks Like?

File this one under “wildly unfair” and “comical.” This World Team Tennis features different rules than normal doubles Tennis and things got interesting/weird. The Eastern Conference Championships between the Washington Kastles and Philadelphia Freedoms pitted Martina Hingis and Anastasia Rodionova against Taylor Townsend and Liezel Huber. During one of the games, Townsend...
Via Diehardsport
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch a Sad, Lonely and Helpless Woman Play a 2-on-1 Doubles Tennis Match

World Team Tennis is a little-known league with little fan interest outside the diehard tennis world. The league’s Eastern Conference Championship occurred on Thursday night between the Philadelphia Freedoms and Washington Kastles. Following a friendly fire injury to Freedoms player Liezel Huber after Taylor Townsend drilled her in the back of the head, Huber was unable to continue...
Via Next Impulse Sports
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Taylor Townsend Plays Doubles... Without A Partner

Not sure we will be seeing this again anytime soon. In World Team Tennis, which Taylor Townsend only elected to play after her friend Vicky Duval was diagnosed with lymphoma, Taylor was left on her own in a doubles match after an unfortunate injury that Taylor herself caused. After Taylor accidentally hit her doubles partner Liezel Huber in the back of the head off a crosscourt forehand...
Via Onthegotennis
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Kastles Clinch Fourth Straight Mylan WTT Eastern Conference Championship

From World TeamTennis -WASHINGTON (July 24, 2014) – The Washington Kastles claimed their fourth consecutive Mylan World TeamTennis Eastern Conference Championship on Thursday, defeating the Philadelphia Freedoms 21-16. Washington now seeks a record-tying fourth straight King Trophy and travels to the winner of the Mylan WTT Western Conference Championship between the San Diego...
Via Tennis Panorama
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

World Team Tennis Results for July 18, 2014

Mylan World TeamTennis – Results for Friday, 7/18 (Home teams in capital letters) FINAL RESULTS – All matches complete:   Texas Wild def. AUSTIN ACES 23-12 Men’s Singles – Alex Bogomolov Jr. (Wild) def. Andy Roddick (Aces) 5-3 Men’s Doubles – Treat Huey\Andy Roddick (Aces) def. Alex Bogomolov Jr.\Aisam Qureshi (Wild) 5-3 Mixed Doubles – Anabel Medina Garrigues\Aisam...
Via Tennis Panorama
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

World Team Tennis Results for July 11, 2014

  Mylan World TeamTennis – Results for Friday, 7/11 (Home teams in capital letters) FINAL RESULTS – All matches complete: TEXAS WILD def. Philadelphia Freedoms 22-21 (7-1 STB) Mixed Doubles – Liezel Huber\Marcelo Melo (Freedoms) def. Anabel Medina Garrigues\Aisam Qureshi (Wild) 5-3 Men’s Singles – Alex Bogomolov Jr. (Wild) def. Frank Dancevic (Freedoms) 5-4 Women’s...
Via Tennis Panorama
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

World Team Tennis Results for July 8, 2014

Mylan World TeamTennis – Results for Tuesday, 7/8 (Home teams in capital letters) FINAL RESULTS – All matches complete: SAN DIEGO AVIATORS def. Philadelphia Freedoms 20-19 (7-1 STB) Men’s Singles – Somdev Devvarman (Aviators) def. Frank Dancevic (Freedoms) 5-2 Women’s Singles – Taylor Townsend (Freedoms) def. Daniela Hantuchova (Aviators) 5-2 Mixed Doubles – Marcelo...
Via Tennis Panorama
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

World Team Tennis Results for July 6, 2014

Mylan World TeamTennis – Results for Sunday, 7/6 (Home teams in capital letters) FINAL RESULTS – All matches complete: Philadelphia Freedoms def. SPRINGFIELD LASERS 21-20 (7-3 STB) Men’s Doubles – Michael Russell\Ross Hutchins (Lasers) def. Frank Dancevic\Marcelo Melo (Freedoms) 5-3 Women’s Doubles – Olga Govortsova\Anna-Lena Groenefeld (Lasers) def. Liezel Huber\Taylor...
Via Tennis Panorama
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Serena Williams smashes racquet during doubles loss with Venus (Video)

Serena Williams and her sister Venus Williams lost their doubles match to Liezel Huber and Chan Hao-Ching at the first round of the China Open on Monday. As SI.com’s Beyond the Baseline pointed out, this is not something that happens very often. It was just the second first-round loss in doubles play for Serena and […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

World TeamTennis Results for July 17, 2013

Mylan World TeamTennis presented by GEICO – Results for Wednesday, 7/17 (Home teams in capital letters) FINAL RESULTS – All matches complete: PHILADELPHIA FREEDOMS def. New York Sportimes 21-16 Men’s Singles – Jesse Witten (Sportimes) def. Samuel Groth (Freedoms) 5-3 Women’s Doubles – Anna-Lena Groenefeld\Kveta Peschke (Sportimes) def. Liezel Huber\Victoria Duval (Freedoms...
Via Tennis Panorama
July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

World TeamTennis: Philadelphia Freedoms Top NY Sportimes, 20-19

ALBANY, N.Y., July 12, 2013 – Fighting off a furious comeback attempt by the host NY Sportimes, the Philadelphia Freedoms earned their first victory of the Mylan World TeamTennis season, winning, 20-19, in a Supertiebreak at SEFCU Arena in Albany. The Freedoms’ women’s doubles team of Victoria Duval and Liezel Huber secured the win by [...]
Via Tennis Panorama
July 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Italy Rallies Past US to Move into Fed Cup Semis

Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci (February 10, 2013) Italy came back from 1-2 down to defeat the United States in Fed Cup 3-2 on Sunday in the first round of the World Group in Rimini, Italy.   World No. 1 doubles team Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci sealed the win for Italy in the fifth rubber with a victory over Varvara Lepchenko and Liezel Huber 6-2, 6-2.   “Errani and Vinci are...
Via Tennis Panorama
February 10, 2013  |  Discuss

US loses to Italy in Fed Cup

The United States was eliminated in the first round of the Fed Cup, losing to Italy 3-2 Sunday when Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci defeated Varvara Lepchenko and Liezel Huber in the decisive doubles match. Errani and Vinci, the top-ranked doubles team, won 6-2, 6-2 against an understrength American team. The US was without Serena and Venus Williams and Sloane Stephens because of...
Via AP on Fox
February 08, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Fed Cup Coverage This Weekend on Tennis Channel

(February 7, 2013) Tennis Channel will provide exclusive live coverage of the U.S. Fed Cup team’s first-round competition against Italy in Rimini, Italy, this weekend, with complete telecasts Saturday, Feb. 9, and Sunday, Feb. 10. The battle is a rematch of the 2010 Fed Cup championship, won by Italy. The contest will feature two singles matches on Saturday, and two singles matches...
Via Tennis Panorama
February 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Stephens in for Fed Cup match

Sloane Stephens will lead the U.S. Fed Cup team that is without the Williams sisters for the World Group first-round match against Italy on Feb. 9-10. U.S. captain Mary Joe Fernandez also included doubles specialist Liezel Huber and rookies Varvara Lepchenko and Jamie Hampton. Stephens is ranked a career-high No. 17 after beating Serena Williams to reach the semifinals of the Australian...
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Stephens in, Williams sisters out for US

Sloane Stephens will lead the U.S. Fed Cup team that is without the Williams sisters for the World Group first-round match against Italy on Feb. 9-10. U.S. captain Mary Joe Fernandez also included doubles specialist Liezel Huber and rookies Varvara Lepchenko and Jamie Hampton. Stephens is ranked a career-high No. 17 after beating Serena Williams to reach the semifinals of the Australian...
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Serena Williams, Andrea Hlavackova/Lucie Hradecka and Liezel Huber/Lisa Raymond qualify for WTA Year End Championships

Serena Williams (photo from FamilyCircleCup.com) NEW YORK, NY, USA – The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) announced today that Serena Williams and the doubles teams of Andrea Hlavackova/Lucie Hradecka and Liezel Huber/Lisa Raymond have qualified for this year’s TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships, which will be staged at the Sinan Erdem Arena in Istanbul, Turkey. The WTA’s...
Via Tennis Panorama
September 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Huber, Raymond ousted in third round

Defending champions Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond were upset in the third round of women's doubles at the U.S. Open on Sunday. The top-seeded team lost 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 to Hsieh Su-wei and Anabel Medina Garrigues. Brothers Christian and Ryan Harrison of the U.S., making their Grand Slam debut together, advanced to the quarterfinals in men's doubles as wild cards. Christian...
Via AP on Fox
September 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Olympic tennis roundup — The Friday Five

By Maud Watson Same Difference As the tennis portion of the Olympics nears its close, it’s not a bad time to reflect on what this past week has meant in the sport. On the one hand, it’s essentially another event on the calendar featuring many familiar faces playing on a familiar surface, and in the case of the 2012 Olympics, is being contested at a very familiar venue. But...
Via Tennis Grand Stand
August 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Serena Williams skips mixed doubles

Serena Williams won't play mixed doubles at the Olympics, and the two U.S. teams will instead feature four doubles specialists - the Bryan brothers, Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond. Raymond and Mike Bryan will be reunited after winning Wimbledon this summer, and Huber will play with Bob Bryan. Williams, who is competing in singles and with her sister Venus in women's doubles...
Via Fox Sports
July 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Serena Williams won't compete in mixed doubles

Serena Williams won't play mixed doubles at the Olympics, and the two U.S. teams will instead feature four doubles specialists - the Bryan brothers, Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond. Raymond and Mike Bryan will be reunited after winning Wimbledon this summer, and Huber will play with Bob Bryan. Williams, who is competing in singles and with her sister Venus in women's doubles...
Via Fox Sports
July 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Williams sisters in Wimbledon final

Serena Williams will be playing for two Wimbledon titles this weekend after she and sister Venus rallied from a set down Friday to reach the doubles final. The Williams sisters struggled with their serves in the first set but recovered to beat American duo Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond 2-6, 6-1, 6-2. They won seven straight games to take the second set and grab a 3-0 lead in the...
Via Fox Sports
July 05, 2012  |  Discuss

USTA names US Olympic Tennis Teams

From the United States Tennis Association: The USTA announced on Tuesday the 12 players nominated to the U.S. Olympic Tennis Teams for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, July 28 – August 5. U.S. women’s tennis coach Mary Joe Fernandez nominated a six-person team with four singles entries and two doubles teams.  13-time Grand Slam singles champion Serena Williams will compete...
Via Tennis Panorama
June 26, 2012  |  Discuss

USTA names US Olympic Tennis Teams

From the United States Tennis Association: The USTA announced on Tuesday the 12 players nominated to the U.S. Olympic Tennis Teams for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, July 28 – August 5. U.S. women’s tennis coach Mary Joe Fernandez nominated a six-person team with four singles entries and two doubles teams.  13-time Grand Slam singles champion Serena Williams will compete...
Via Tennis Panorama
June 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Venus, Serena in Wimbledon doubles

After a two-year hiatus, Serena and Venus Williams are bringing their sister act back at Wimbledon. The Americans are entered in doubles at the All England Club, their first tournament together since losing in the 2010 Wimbledon quarterfinals. They won the Australian Open and French Open earlier that season, part of their 12 Grand Slam doubles trophies -- to go along with the 13...
Via AP on Fox
June 22, 2012  |  Discuss
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