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Fire At Former Tennis Player James Blake’s House Ruled Murder-Suicide

TAMPA, Fla. — A Florida man shot his wife and two teenage children in the head, then scattered gasoline and fireworks around the mansion they rented before setting the home ablaze and killing himself Wednesday, deputies said Friday. Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Col. Donna Lusczynski said at a news conference Friday that Darrin Campbell had purchased fireworks, gas cans and gasoline...
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Three bodies found at tennis star James Blake's burning mansion: Report

Tampa-area firefighters found three bodies in a burning mansion owned by former tennis star James Blake, who was renting out the Tampa Bay house and not there at the time, officials said Wednesday.Hours after the fire was reported about 6 a.m. EDT, firefighters were still there putting out hot spots at the 7,600-square-foot home located north of downtown Tampa. It could be days before...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Three found dead in fire at home of ex-tennis pro James Blake

At least three people were found dead Wednesday inside a multimillion dollar Tampa, Fla.,  home owned by retired professional tennis player James Blake, after a fire ravaged the house. Blake was not inside at the time of the fire, according to WSP-TV (with a hat tip to Deadspin). The fire reportedly broke out around 6 a.m., and unconfirmed reports from TV reporter Meredyth Consuello...
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Three dead in fire at James Blake's Tampa home

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Officials say firefighters have found three bodies in a burning mansion owned by a former tennis star near Tampa. Hillsborough County Sheriff's Spokeswoman Cristal Bermudez Nunez says the home is owned by James Blake. She says neighbors have told detectives that Blake hasn't lived in the house for a while and was renting it out. She also says detectives...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

15 Burning Questions with James Blake

James Blake was very "good-hearted" (see below) and did our 15 Burning Questions even after a tough loss to Adrian Mannarino in Newport.  He is indeed very sweet and we laughed a lot through our interview.  Enjoy!
Via Onthegotennis
July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Blake beats Olivetti in 1st round in Metz

American James Blake beat French wild-card Albano Olivetti 6-2, 7-6 (4) on Monday despite giving up 19 aces in the first round of the Moselle Open. Blake won 86 percent of points on first serve and broke Olivetti three times. Blake will face fourth-seeded Florian Mayer of Germany in the second round. The American lost his first six matches of the ATP World Tour season, but has...
Via AP on Fox
September 17, 2012  |  Discuss

James Blake of US beats Lacko in 4 sets at US Open

James Blake reached the second round of a Grand Slam event for the first time this year, beating Lukas Lacko 7-5, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 at the U.S. Open on Monday. The 32-year-old American needed a wild card to make his 12th appearance at the Open after his ranking fell out of the top 100. He hadn't lost in the first round at Flushing Meadows since his debut in 1999. Blake, who has...
Via AP on Fox
August 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Would James Blake recommend tennis to his daughter?

James Blake in press Wednesday evening at the Citi Open in Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON, D.C. — American James Blake, a thirteen-year veteran of the ATP Tour, is back in action this week at the Citi Open for the ninth time in his career, and he candidly opened up whether he would want his new daughter to play tennis. Currently ranked world No. 116, Blake has posted his best results...
Via Tennis Grand Stand
August 01, 2012  |  1 Comment

Blake out of Australian Open

Tournament director Craig Tiley says James Blake has withdrawn from next month's Australian Open, the first grand slam of 2012. Tiley announced the 59th-ranked American's withdrawal in a Twitter post on Wednesday but provided no explanation. He said ''just got word that James Blake has withdrawn from the AO and Brisbane. Sorry to hear this and we wish James all...
Via AP on Fox
December 28, 2011  |  Discuss

Join James Blake To Serve For a Cure

New York, November 9, 2011 – American tennis star James Blake will once again host Serving For A Cure, presented by Empire BlueCross BlueShield and The James Blake Foundation, on Monday, November 28, 2011, at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, to raise money for the Thomas Blake, Sr., Memorial Research Fund, which Blake established to support cancer research at Memorial Sloan...
Via Onthegotennis
November 09, 2011  |  Discuss
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