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Can Kim Clijsters add an Olympic medal to her list of career achievements?

By Lisa-Marie Burrows Kim Clijsters will be hoping to continue her run at the Olympics. (Photo credit: Getty Images) Kim Clijsters has enjoyed an illustrious career in tennis – dampened by injuries, but nonetheless, she has enjoyed many successes on the court. She is a firm fan favourite, always enthusiastically supported wherever she competes and is popular with her fellow...
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August 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Melanie Oudin regains confidence, talks about coaching change, and admits to being “so nervous” playing U.S. Open

Melanie Oudin in press Tuesday evening at the Citi Open in Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON, D.C. – To some tennis fans, American Melanie Oudin may be an old story after her quarterfinal run at the 2009 U.S. Open and subsequent decline due to pressure. But after winning her first title in Birmingham recently and with her stellar results this summer, she is re-energized, radiant,...
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July 31, 2012  |  Discuss

“Comeback Kid” Brian Baker trips up while Sloane Stephens through in first round of Citi Open

Brian Baker crashes out in first round of Citi Open in Washington, D.C. “Comeback Kid” Brian Baker trips up in first round of the Citi Open WASHINGTON, D.C. — Hot off his stellar fourth round appearance at this year’s Wimbledon Championships, Baker has failed to progress past the first round in his last two events in Atlanta and Los Angeles, and he can now add Washington...
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July 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Canadian Eugenie Bouchard on her Wimbledon win, and talking twins with Roger Federer

Eugenie Bouchard in action at the Citi Open in Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON, D.C. – With the Citi Open tennis tournament boasting a wide open field in the women’s draw this week, it wouldn’t surprise many if rising Canadian player Eugenie Bouchard, the youngest and lowest-ranked in the draw, grabbed at the opportunity to do well here. (Photo gallery at bottom.) At just 18...
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July 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Citi Open tournament director doesn’t mind competing with the Olympics

WASHINGTON, D.C. — With the Olympics in London this week, all eyes are focused on the overseas action. But tennis fans in the U.S. have a home-grown tournament right in their nation’s capital, the Citi Open run by Lagardere Unlimited which runs all week. In view of tough competition from the Olympics for tennis, I spoke with long-time Citi open Tournament Director Jeff Newman...
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July 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Roddick recaptures the magic; Wimbledon gets a splash of color — The Friday Five

By Maud Watson Breaking New Ground Before he jetted off to London, Juan Monaco was in Hamburg, Germany, where he picked up his sixth singles title. But this title run meant more than the previous five, as the win propelled him to No. 10 in the rankings – the highest the Argentine has ever been ranked in his professional career. While some may question his decision to not only...
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July 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Juan Mónaco achieves a deserved place in the Top 10

By Lisa-Marie Burrows What qualities does a tennis player need to have to be continuously successful? Talent? Passion? Physicality? Mentality? Perseverance? Endurance? Attributes such as these are all part and parcel of a professional tennis player, but to maintain all of these things week in week out, tournament after tournament, having packed the suitcase in one country only...
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July 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Caption This: Arina Rodionova and Bobby Reynolds star as rain delay Professional Squeegee-ers

By Romi Cvitkovic Washington Kastles tennis players Arina Rodionova and Bobby Reynolds know how to have fun on court by winning 24 straight matches solidifying one of the longest winning streaks in sports’ history, but how about having fun during a rain delay? Well, according to the photos below, that’s no sweat either. Let’s check out Arina and Bobby as they star in their...
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July 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Sam Querrey comments on recent grass season success, is “excited” for Donald Young to play Olympics

By Romi Cvitkovic WASHINGTON, D.C. – American Sam Querrey is one of a number of tennis players skipping the London Olympics this summer — but not by choice. Querrey, who reached a career-high ranking of world No. 17 last year, joined the Sacramento Capitals for an unforgettable overtime thriller against the Washington Kastles last Wednesday. While Querrey was able to upset...
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July 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Olympic Tennis History Documented in New Kindle EBook

The history of the tennis competition at the Olympic Games is documented in a new KINDLE ebook “Olympic Tennis: An Historical Snapshot” released by TennisGrandstand, LLC. The book provides readers with a compilation of anecdotes, summaries, scores, medalists and records from all of the Olympic tennis competitions from 1896 to 1924 and from 1988 to 2008. The 2012 Olympic tennis...
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July 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal pulls out of London Olympics; Serena Williams on a mission — The Friday Five

By Maud Watson Déjà vu It was three years ago when Rafael Nadal suffered a major upset at Roland Garros at the hands of Robin Soderling, announced he had knee problems, and then pulled out of Wimbledon, unable to defend his crown. Now it seems he’s been handed a very similar scenario in 2012. After a hard loss in the second round of Wimbledon, he’s once again battling knee...
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July 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Agassi Tops McEnroe, But Sportimes Beat Lobsters in World Team Tennis

NEW YORK - On a night full of Marquee players, Martina Hingis stood tallest, winning her singles, doubles and mixed doubles matches to lead the NY Sportimes to a 22-18 World TeamTennis victory over the Boston Lobsters Thursday at Sportime Randall’s Island. Boston’s doubles team of Jan-Michael Gambill and Eric Butorac topped Robert Kendrick and Jesse Witten, 5-3, to give the...
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July 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Dark Skies Continue For Andrea Petkovic As She Withdraws From Olympic Games

By Agathe Rigault If she had looked up at her stars at the beginning of the year, Andrea Petkovic would have probably seen that the sky was getting dark. Indeed, the German No. 1 in January saw her Australian summer come to a sudden end when she suffered a stress fracture of the back in Sydney only a few days before the start of the Australian Open. Forced to pull out from the...
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July 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Venus Williams talks Olympics, eats a burger and wins in front of First Family

By Romi Cvitkovic WASHINGTON, D.C. — In front of an impressive crowd that included First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha, seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams debuted in a Washington Kastles 20-11 win over the Boston Lobsters in World TeamTennis on Monday night. (Full gallery of Williams and First Family below.) The Kastles have now won 22 consecutive...
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July 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Billie Jean King on World TeamTennis, the Bryan Brothers, and Elton John

By Ashley Babich PHILADELPHIA, Penn. — Before the Philadelphia Freedom took on the Kansas City Explorers at their home base at Villanova University, the creator of World TeamTennis, Billie Jean King, sang the praises of the organization, the fans, and the dedicated players. King cited the success of World TeamTennis to “keeping the economics under control” and finding support...
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July 17, 2012  |  Discuss

5 reasons why Roger Federer will win Olympic Gold at London 2012

Roger Federer claimed his 15th Grand Slam title when winning Wimbledon earlier this month but he would trade that for an Olympic gold medal at London 2012, which would complete his trophy cabinet. Live-Tennis.com writer Neil Roarty gives five reasons why he thinks the Swiss maestro will achieve his dreams this summer. 1. Federer is the reigning Wimbledon champion I have to admit...
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July 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Serve Like Roger Federer! World Class Coach Jeff Salzenstein Will Show You Exactly How To Do It…

DENVER – Roger Federer used his blistering and effective serve to win his seventh Wimbledon title this month. Jeff Salzenstein, the former top 100 ATP Tour singles and doubles player and noted tennis instructor, is committed to teaching YOU how to hit a Federer-like serve. The former two-time All-American from Stanford University has launched a free four-part video series on...
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July 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Roger Federer: born or molded champion?

By Romi Cvitkovic Roger Federer has claimed a multitude of records in tennis and now he can add one more to his list of accolades: World No. 1 for a record 287 weeks, bypassing great legends such as Pete Sampras, Ivan Lendl, Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe. Federer has been the face of tennis since 2004 when he first catapulted to the top, holding the No. 1 ranking for a record...
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July 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Summer heats up in D.C. with the Washington Kastles tennis team: a win in photos

By Romi Cvitkovic From a grandmother doing “The Dougie,” to 2011 Washington Kastles’ tennis players receiving commemorative championship rings, to familiar D.C. faces in the crowd like Kastles’ owner Mark Ein, former D.C. mayor Adrian Fenty and current Tennis Channel commentator Brett Haber, there is something in store for every tennis fan during the Washington Kastles’...
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July 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Witten, Hingis Lead NY Sportimes Past Philadelphia Freedoms, 22-16, In World TeamTennis

NEW YORK – Jesse Witten and Martina Hingis each won a singles and doubles match as the NY Sportimes defeated the Philadelphia Freedoms, 22-16, in World TeamTennis action at Sportime Stadium on Randall’s Island Friday night. The doubles team of Robert Kendrick and Witten ralled for at 5-3 win in the opening set, winning five of the last six games to top Luka Gregorc and Jordan...
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July 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Fortune favors Federer; Murray’s growing pains — The Friday Five

By Maud Watson Impossible Made Possible Roger Federer From the outset, Wimbledon wasn’t supposed to be about Federer. Many tagged Djokovic to retain the top ranking by repeating as champion, and many predicted yet another Djokovic/Nadal final. The only man thought capable of potentially derailing such a final was Federer, and conventional wisdom said odds were he couldn’t...
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July 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Hingis Leads NY Sportimes Past Springfield In World TeamTennis Opener

NEW YORK – The NY Sportimes opened their World TeamTennis season with a 22-14 victory over the visiting Springfield (Mo.) Lasers at Sportime Stadium on Randall’s Island.  Sportimes Marquee Player Martina Hingis won her singles, doubles and mixed doubles to pace the hosts. The Lasers’ Amir Weintraub began the night with a decisive 5-2 singles win over Robert Kendrick. ...
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July 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Agassi, McEnroe, Hingis Highlight July’s World Team Tennis Action at New York’s Randall’s Island

The Sportimes schedule is highlighted by the July 19 matchup with the Boston Lobsters, in which Sportimes captain and Tennis Hall of Famer John McEnroe will battle Andre Agassi, in a match that also serves as a benefit for the Johnny Mac Tennis Project, McEnroe’s not-for-profit foundation.  McEnroe will compete on two other Sportimes home dates, July 24 vs. Boston in Troy...
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July 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Waiting for Murray to finish the unfinished in 2013

By Ritesh Gupta Tennis is in me. It reflects. It invigorates me, strengthens me and keeps me going. It appeases me when things aren’t going my way. I want more of it, always. More on the court, more of it on my mobile, PC, tablet…it has to be in my thoughts. Yes, it’s a way of life. But somehow I wanted all of it to stop on Sunday for Andy Murray. I wobbled much before Murray...
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July 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Roger Federer, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga chase history at Wimbledon — The Friday Five

Roger Federer and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga each trying to make history at Wimbledon By Maud Watson Blockbuster Battle At the time of writing, the men’s semis are set, and once again, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer find themselves ready to do battle in a highly anticipated semifinal matchup with plenty on the line. In many ways, this is a bigger match for Federer. A win over the...
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July 06, 2012  |  Discuss
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