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Nicole Vaidisova posts a win in her return to tennis - is Jennifer Capriati next?

Did anyone else catch the return of Nicole Vaidisova today at the ColemanVision Tennis Championships today?Yup, she made her official return at the ITF Challenger in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and took on another former up-and-comer (although not as decorated), Sesil Karantantcheva. It’s been almost four-and-a-half years since the former world number seven played a pro match and...
Via Down the Line!
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Top-seeded Radwanska beats Hercog at Korea Open

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland beat Slovakia's Polona Hercog 6-3, 6-3 to reach the second round of the Korea Open on Tuesday. Defending champion Radwanska converted five of eight break points to defeat Hercog at Olympic Park Tennis Center in 1 hour, 15 minutes and set up a second-round match against Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa. In other...
Via AP on Fox
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

This ridiculous Gael Monfils tweener is one for the ages

Gael Monfils with the ridiculous tweener in the fifth rubber of the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas semifinal at Roland Garros against. [FTW]Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
Via Bob's Blitz
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pan Pacific Open: Madison Keys falls to Safarova

TOKYO -- Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic rallied from a set down to beat American teenager Madison Keys 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2 in the first round of the Pan Pacific Open on Monday. The seventh-seeded Safarova saved eight of 10 break points to oust the unseeded Keys and advance to the second round, where she will face wild-card entry Belinda Bencic of Switzerland. Bencic defeated...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Davis Cup Results for September 14, 2014

  (September 14, 2014) France will be at home to Switzerland in the 2014 World Group Final on 21-23 November, with details of the venue confirmed later this month.   Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Croatia and USA all won their World Group play-off ties to qualify for the 2015 World Group. The World Group play-off losers, Colombia, Israel, Netherlands, Slovakia...
Via Tennis Panorama
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Davis Cup tennis

The finals have been set for the Davis Cup; Switzerland will meet France in their quest for the title. The last time that France competed for the trophy was in 2010 and altogether they have hoisted the trophy nine times. However, in the 114-year history of the Davis Cup, Switzerland has only made it to the finals once and that was 22 years ago in 1992. They went on to lose this match...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Federer Will Dance With France: Swiss And French To Meet In Davis Cup Final

Rafael Nadal has already compiled a legendary Davis Cup profile. See for yourself — if you click on the results tab at this link, you’ll see that he’s lost only one singles match in his Davis Cup career, and that came in 2004 at the age of 17. Novak Djokovic, though not as accomplished a Davis Cup player as Nadal, has also hoisted this trophy, which is cherished by those who...
Via Bloguin Best
2 days ago  |  Discuss

DAVIS CUP: U.S. IN CONTROL OVER SLOVAKIA Isner, Querrey lead Americans to 2-0 lead in World Group Play-off

DAVIS CUP: U.S. IN CONTROL OVER SLOVAKIA Isner, Querrey lead Americans to 2-0 lead in World Group Play-off By Junior Williams (September 12, 2014) HOFFMAN ESTATES, Illinois – Hours before the United States took on Slovakia at the Davis Cup World Group Play-off, U.S. captain Jim Courier was upbeat about his team’s prospects – telling a fan, “We’re ready for battle.”...
Via Tennis Panorama
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Venus Williams reportedly bothered by Serena’s partying

Venus Williams reportedly is bothered by all the partying of her sister Serena and that has supposedly created a rift between them. The New York Post’s Page Six quotes an “insider” as a source for their report, which was published Wednesday evening. “They’re not in a good place right now. Venus is angry with Serena,” […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Draws announced for Davis Cup World Group Semifinals, Play-offs, and Zone Group ties

(September 11, 2014) The ITF has announced the draws for the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group semifinals, World Group play-offs and Zone Group ties taking place on 12-14 September.   The winners of the two semifinals will contest the 2014 World Group Final on 21-23 November. The winners of the eight World Group play-offs will qualify for the 2015 World Group, while the losers...
Via Tennis Panorama
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Injury update: Nadal and del Potro

The true nature of Nadal’s right wrist injury is still questionable. Will he be able to return to play soon? It’s been a while since the tennis world has heard any noise from Rafael Nadal or Juan Martin del Potro, who both suffered injuries to their non-dominant wrist earlier in the 2014 season.  Nadal is still healing from a detachment of a sheath in his right wrist, which...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Without big names, U.S. Open men’s final draws lowest overnight ratings in 20 years

The last U.S. Open men’s final on CBS went out with a whimper rather than a bang. First, by scheduling the final on Monday afternoon throughout the country and without a Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal or Andy Murray, the match between relative unknowns Maran Čilić and Kei Nishikori garnered little interest and resulted in a 1.9 overnight rating, the lowest since...
Via Awful Announcing
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Marin Cilic: An unlikely US Open winner

Kei Nishikori made it as far as the US Open finals before falling to Marin Cilic of Croatia In a bizarre twist of the men’s tennis world, Marin Cilic was crowned the 2014 US Open champion.  Everybody celebrates differently but after clenching his second match point Cilic ran into the stands to engage his box in a group hug.  He defeated the #10 seed Kei Nishikori 6-3,6-3,6-3...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Meet Marin Cilic’s girlfriend Kristina Milkovic

Marin Cilic became a major winner for the first time in his career when he defeated Kei Nishikori in straight sets at the US Open Monday 6-3, 6-3, 6-3. He also is a winner when it comes to the WAG department. If you saw Cilic’s match against Nishikori on CBS, you may have seen the […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Wozniacki, Williams party after Serena tops Caroline in final

Getty ImagesSerena Williams claimed her 18th major and 6th US Open title today, beating close friend Caroline Wozniacki in the final 6-3 6-3. Serena is now tied second with Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova on the all-time Grand Slam winners list. So, how does one celebrate such an amazing achievement? By partying with the girl she beat, of course!
Via Onthegotennis
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Martina Hingis says ‘Someone’s smoking some heavy s**t’ at U.S. Open (video)

Martina Hingis may have retired from the women’s singles circuit in 2007, but she still can be spotted from time to time at events competing on the doubles side. That’s where Hingis could be found on Monday, playing with partner Flavia Pennetta against Jarmila Gajdosova and Ajla Tomljanovic at the U.S. Open. During the duo’s […] The post Martina Hingis says ‘Someone’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Vika Sings Happy Birthday To Monfils

Victoria Azarenka singing Happy birthday Gael. :) @Gael_Monfils @vika7 https://t.co/u1M73qC1D6— Kishore Sharma (@KishoreRF) September 2, 2014 Victoria Azarenka got a little bit excited after her third set win over Aleksandra Krunic. Clearly ridiculously happy, Vika encouraged the crowd to sing Happy Birthday to Gael Monfils, who she called her best friend. I've got to be honest...
Via Onthegotennis
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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