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Daily Tennis News Briefs 14Feb12




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Tuesday, February 14, 2012


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France Wants Sea Level Davis Cup Tie With US

French Davis Cup captain Guy Forget insists he will not fall into the same trap as Switzerland did over the weekend against the United States and is looking for an outdoor venue, preferably warm but most importantly at sea level, to stage the World Group quarter final against Jim Courierís team. 



Nadal to Meet With Prime Minster to Discuss Dispute With France

Rafael Nadal will meet with Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy today and part of their discussion could be about his feelings that there is a general campaign in France to discredit Spanish athletes by implying their success is due to doping.


Wozniacki Drops to 4 in WTA Ranking, But Looking Ahead

After sorting out her coaching situation - she stays with father Piotr - and enjoying a golf tournament weekend with boyfriend Rory McIlroy in the Gulf, Caroline Wozniacki has turned her attention back to tennis for the first time since losing her No. 1 ranking.



British Davis Cup Captain Aims to Get Early Commitment From Murray

British captain Leon Smith doesnít need reminding his prime asset is Andy Murray but after serving as the world no.4ís junior coach for five years he knows him well enough to demand an early indication about availability about for the next round in April, which could put his side within one match of a return to the elite World Group.



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Sao Paulo
San Jose



Buenos Aires




Singles - First Round
(Q) P Mathieu def. (4) F Lopez 4-6 7-6(7-5) 6-4
(5) R Gasquet def. F Cipolla 6-3 1-6 6-1
L Kubot def. (6) A Dolgopolov 6-7(4-7) 6-4 6-2
(WC) J Huta Galung def. I Ljubicic 7-6(8-6) 6-3

Sao Paulo
Singles - First Round
F Volandri def. (7) A Montanes 6-2 6-3
J Marti (WC) def. F Gil 6-2 6-4
R Mello def. P Riba 6-4 6-2
Doubles - First Round
(1) Butorac/Soares def. Berlocq/L Mayer 6-3 7-6(7-3)

San Jose
Singles - First Round
(6) K Anderson def. G Dimitrov 2-6 7-6(7-5) 7-6(7-3)
T Kamke def. I Van Der Merwe 6-3 6-3
Doubles - First Round
(3) Hanley/J Murray def. Marx/Shamasdin 6-3 7-6(9-7)
(WC) Querrey/Sock def. Knowle/Kohlmann 7-6(7-4) 3-6 10-5 (Match TB)



Singles - First Round
Ksenia Pervak def. (10) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 1-6 6-2 6-3
(12) Peng Shuai def. (WC) Fatma Al Nabhani 6-0 7-5
(13) Ana Ivanovic def. Carla Suarez Navarro 6-1 4-1 retired
(14) Svetlana Kuznetsova def. Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez 7-5 6-3
Shahar Peer def. (WC) Nadia Lalami 6-0 6-0
Christina McHale def. Chanelle Scheepers 6-4 6-3
Mona Barthel def. (Q) Caroline Garcia 7-6(8-6) 7-6(7-4)
Tsvetana Pironkova def. Polona Hercog 6-0 6-4
Monica Niculescu def. Elena Vesnina 6-1 6-0
(Q) Kateryna Bondarenko def. (Q) Vera Dushevina 7-5 6-2
(Q) Anne Keothavong def. Tamira Paszek 7-6(7-4) 7-6(7-5)
(Q) Varvara Lepchenko def. (Q) Aleksandra Wozniak 6-3 6-3
Doubles - First Round
(7) Goerges/Zheng def. (WC) Al Nabhani/Jabeur 6-4 6-2
Dushevina/Peer def. Pennetta/Schiavone 6-2 5-7 10-7 (Match TB)
Klepac/Rosolska def. Jovanovski/Lalami 6-3 6-1
Medina Garrigues/Pavlyuchenkova def. Cirstea/Keothavong 2-6 6-2 10-2 (Match TB)

Singles Qualifying - Final Round
(1) Paula Ormaechea def. (6) Corinna Dentoni 6-4 6-1
(2) Sesil Karatantcheva def. Ximena Hermoso 6-3 6-3
(4) Yaroslava Shvedova def. (5) Leticia Costas-Moreira 6-1 6-4
(7) Ines Ferrer Suarez def. Annalisa Bona 6-4 4-6 6-0
Singles - First Round
Valeria Savinykh def. (6) Mathilde Johansson 7-6(7-2) 3-6 7-5
Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino def. (8) Patricia Mayr-Achleitner 6-1 3-6 7-6(7-3)
Mariana Duque-Marino def. Tetiana Luzhanska 3-6 6-4 7-5
Petra Rampre def. (WC) Karen Castiblanco 6-3 6-4
Doubles - First Round
Castano/Duque-Marino def. (2) Fichman/Sun 6-2 6-4
Gallovits-Hall/Knapp def. (3) Luzhanska/Woerle 7-6(12-10) 2-6 10-4 (Match TB)
Dominguez Lino/Oprandi def. Alves/Cohen 6-1 6-0

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