Archives for 2012

ATP World Finals: Del Potro makes a big push

That DelPo has been able to stay fairly healthy this year is a very good sign for things to come.

By Douglas Robson

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The Czechs Love Lucie

MVP Safarova proved more than a fine No. 2 to No. 1 Kvitova

PRAGUE – The Fed Cup final between the Czech Republic and Serbia featured three big personalities in the women

What to make of Bercy?

Ferrer was ever fiery.


As a Masters Series, Bercy is in a very tough position, as it is played the week before the ATP Finals and not one member of the top 8 who qualified wants to limp into London. In fact, the only man who will appears in London next week who has reached the Bercy semis is David Ferrer, who is simply tireless and does not seem concerned about what the state of his body in the near future, as he keeps playing and winning. The Spaniard hold a 70-14 record this year, which is heck of a lot of play as well as six titles, but

Fed Cup: Czechs respond to pressure behind Safarova, Kvitova


Lucie won a critical match for the home fans after her 2011 disaster.


PRAGUE – Exactly how many times have you seen Ana Ivanovic throw her racket in anger four times during match? It may have happened before. but even a devoted member her camp can

Fed Cup final: Finally friendly

WTA Championships: Serena, of course

WTA Championships: Sharapova upends Azarenka

WTA Championships: Serena plasters Radwanska

WTA Championships: A fabulous final four


Vika became only the 11th year end No. 1 since the rankings began in 1975.


ISTANBUL – Serena Williams has cruised in to the semifinals, but Maria Sharapova did not, as Aga Radwanska pushed her past three hours her second match and while she easily took care of Sara Errani in her opening match and pounded Samantha Stosur 6-0 6-3 in a dead rubber on Friday, she has by no means been on top of her game.

She will need to be in the semifinals, as she will face her new nemesis Victoria Azarenka, who sealed the year-end top spot with 7-6 (4) 6-3 win over Li Na. While Azarenka may not be the people

WTA Championships: Serena vanquishes Vika again

Vika is 1-11 vs Serena

ISTANBUL, October 25 – This is beginning to get silly and as hard as Victoria Azarenka has been trying to find a way to best Serena Williams, holding a 1-11 record against the 15-time Grand Slam champ and incurring five losses to her this year is black mark on her resume. On Thursday, Williams overcame came a 0-3 deficit in the second set to take down Belarussian 6-4, 6-4 in match where Serena played cleanly for the most part, but did not have to serve great and or be terribly efficient off the ground. She did not need to win the contest to reach the semifinals as she had already quailed, so it was a perfect opportunity for Azarenka to score a win over Williams. But she could not, as she double faulted nine times was broken five times, only nailed 15 winners to 35 from Williams and flubbed numerous big points. Azarenka actually won a higher percentage of their baseline rallies, but was so vulnerable on her serve that she couldn’t get into enough of them with her nose in front. Once Azarenka let go of the 3-0 lead (which was two breaks by the way) it seemed assured that Serena would find a way to best her, just like she did at Madrid, Wimbledon, the Olympics, the US Open. She has won 12 of their 13 sets and is clearly better than she is. Now, that does not mean she is much better than Azarenka is, but mentally, she