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Errani loses to Giorgi in 1st round at Madrid Masters

MADRID (AP) Sara Errani lost in the first round for the third time this season, losing 7-5, 7-5 to Camila Giorgi at the Madrid Masters on Saturday. The 15th-seeded Errani was broken seven times in the all-Italian match. She had already been defeated in the first round at the Australian Open and in Brisbane, but was coming off a semifinal appearance in Charleston. Errani won her...
Via Associated Press
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Almagro faces Carreno Busta in Estoril Open final

ESTORIL, Portugal (AP) Clay-court specialist Nicolas Almagro defeated second-seeded Nick Kyrgios 6-3, 7-5 at the Estoril Open on Saturday to reach his second final of the season. Almagro will face fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta, who upset third-seeded Benoit Paire of France 6-3, 6-3 in the other semifinal at the clay-court tournament. The 71st-ranked Almagro saved the only...
Via Associated Press
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lucie Safarova wins Prague Open for 7th career WTA title

PRAGUE (AP) Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic came from a set down to win the Prague Open, overcoming Sam Stosur of Australia 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 in the final on Saturday. Safarova broke Stosur for 4-3 in the final set and served out with her 14th ace to claim her seventh WTA title, and first in 14 months. Coming back from a bacterial infection last year, Safarova, the French Open...
Via Associated Press
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Muliawan, Steffensen, Granville Earn Ivy League Honors

Senior Amanda Muliawan, sophomore Katrine Steffensen and head coach Laura Granville have all earned 2016 Ivy League honors, the league announced Wednesday.
Via GoPrincetonTigers.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams Stars, Twerks Alongside Beyonce In Singer’s ‘Lemonade’ Video

Beyonce obviously was the star of her visual album, “Lemonade,” which debuted Saturday night on HBO. But she wasn’t the only prominent figure in the video. Twenty-one time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams made a special cameo as a dancer alongside Beyonce for one of her songs, “Sorry.” Look at Serena tho
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

On The Go with Jeremy Chardy

OTGT caught up with Jeremy in Barcelona following his 2nd round win over Victor Estrella Burgos.   What is your favorite cell phone app? WTA/ATP  How many languages to you speak? One and a half (French & English)  How would you describe yourself in three words? Happy, Love the people, try to enjoy every day. What is the strangest thing you have ever eaten? Vegemite. Did you...
Via Onthegotennis
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The resurgence of Rafael Nadal and a magical week in Monte Carlo

Anyone who has ever loved tennis knows the sport possesses a singular quality, a uniquely combative nature which resonates across much of the globe. This is a violent sport. It’s anything but the longstanding and laughably empty stereotypical image of a “sissy” or “genteel” activity. Yet, the competitors don’t suffer black eyes, fractured jaws, or concussions in the course...
Via Attacking The Net
12 days ago  |  Discuss

French Open Last Chance For Nadal Comeback

For tennis players, the decline can be especially turbulent. The end is almost never pretty. Players past their prime in this sport do not get to win another major title. They lure the crowd in before inevitably crumbling. In tennis, once you begin the descent, you do not usually get to climb back up top. But when a revolutionary and universally revered player like Rafael Nadal begins...
Via The Sports Quotient
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Dominika Cibulkova: Sharapova is ‘arrogant, conceited and cold’

Maria Sharapova has spoken openly in the past about not having many close friends in women’s tennis, so you probably could have guessed how her peers would react when the five-time major champion was busted for using a banned substance at the Australian Open. While most players in the Women’s Tennis Association have offered no comment about Sharapova, Dominika Cibulkova had...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Roger Federer wants harsher drug testing in tennis

Roger Federer has long been a proponent of harsh drug testing in professional tennis, and he says he would like to see even more testing. “I definitely think that tennis is doing a lot better than we have in the past,” Federer said from Miami this week. “You could always do more testing. You could ask someone here in 50 years’ time and he’ll say we could still do more...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Indian Wells CEO makes sexist remarks about women’s tennis

Indian Wells CEO Raymond Moore made some sexist comments about women’s tennis players over the weekend before Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka met in the finals of the BNP Paribas Open. For starters, Moore said that female tennis players “ride the coattails” of their male counterparts and should be thankful athletes like Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal came along. ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every men's and women's tennis players that have been ranked #1 in the world

Can you name every men's and women's tennis players that have been ranked #1 in the world by the ATP and WTA, respectively? Last names are acceptable as answers. Clue given: Number of total weeks at #1. Note: Rankings current through March 2016. 
March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Is it Dominic's Time to Dominate?

Dominic Thiem has won two titles and has reached a semifinal in his last three tournaments. This run resulted in 13 wins out of 14 matches including two top 10 wins. In the semi-finals of Buenos Aires, he defeated Rafael Nadal in a third set tie-break on clay before going on to claim the title. The next week in Rio de Janeiro, another clay court tournament, he handily beat David...
Via The Sports Quotient
March 12, 2016  |  Discuss
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