Archives for March 2011

We’re not kids anymore

Impressive Ivanovic takes out Jankovic & they appears to bury hatchet

Ana Ivanovic
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Not even her ponytail could muffle Ana’s joy.

FROM THE BNP PARIBAS OPEN AT INDIAN WELLS, TUESDAY, MARCH 15- The more enthusiastic player often doesn


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Kleybanova will go after Caro.

FROM THE BNP PARIBAS OPEN AT INDIAN WELLS, MONDAY, MARCH 14- Alisa Kleybanovais a big fan of historical fiction and is currently reading one about the Romantic Era. On Tuesday, the Russian will faceCaroline Wozniacki in the fourth round, a good opportunity for her to show off her inner Tchaikovsky and unravel Wozniacki

Throw the Tactics Out the Window

Federer’s 5-Set Sweatfest, JJ, Kleybanova Fall

MELBOURNE – Perhaps the primary reason why Roger Federer hasn

Get on your tippy toes

Clijsters survives, Ivanovic vs. Jankovic; Cibulkova stuns Vera

kim Clijsters
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Kim introuduced term tippy toes into Flemish .

FROM THE BNP PARIBAS OPEN AT INDIAN WELLS, SUNDAY, MARCH 13- Kim Clijsters is getting much more adept at scratching out matches when she isn

Battle of North American Gladiators

Roddick to face Isner, Raonic to face Harrison

Andy Roddick
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Roddick looks to avenge his 5-set loss to Isner.
FROM THE BNP PARIBAS OPEN AT INDIAN WELLS, SUNDAY, MARCH 13- The last time that Andy Roddick faced off against John Isner,the towering North Carolinian upset him 7-6 (3), 6-3, 3-6, 5-7, 7-6 (5) in a third-round US Open match in 2009 which began late in the day and ended nearly four hours under the lights at Ashe Stadium.

Bracket busters

Young, McHale take out Murray, Kuznetsova; Ferrer, Ljuby also gone

Donald Young
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D-Young scored 2 straight ATP wins for the first time since ’08.

FROM THE BNP PARIBAS OPEN AT INDIAN WELLS, SATURDAY, MARCH 12- On Sunday, the NCAA will announce the their field for it

Azarenka in search of a plan B

Vika: “I just don’t want to be a hard hitter;” Djokovic Returns favor, supports Ivanovic

Victoria Azarenka
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Vika is trying to develop a “B” game.

FROM THE BNP PARIBAS OPEN AT INDIAN WELLS, FRIDAY, MARCH 11- Six months ago, Victoria Azarenka came into the US Open as one of the hottest players on tour and dark horse candidates to win the title. But while she was doing short sprints in the gym before her match against Gisela Dulko, she tripped over treadmill, fell down and injured her arm and head.

Just 31 minutes into her match against Dulko, she stopped running and crumpled to the ground. She was taken to the hospital for tests and diagnosed with a mild concussion. There was still a couple of moths left in the season, but the positives she had begin to show in her game were put on hold for the next major, and it

Trying to avoid being a tweener: Harrison wins first ATP match of season

Ryan Harrison

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Harrison doesn’t want to be caught in between.


Training Days

Triumphant Stephens, Young, McHale, Sweeting now go up against seeds; Safina wins and stays positive

Donald Young
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D-Young is in search of 2 straight ATP wins.


Roddick Leads US over Chile to Blockbuster Match vs. Spain

France to play Germany; Serbia vs. Sweden, Argentina vs Kazakhstan 

Andy Roddick
Roddick is 12-0 when given chances to close.

MARCH 6- On one Sunday, Chuck Norris couldn