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Daily Tennis News Briefs 17Feb12




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Friday, February 17, 2012


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Concern Growing About Top Players Skipping Davis Cup Play

Faced with the evidence of last weekend when three of the world’s elite quartet of male players opted against representing their nations in important Davis Cup matches, the tennis authorities know something needs to be done to regenerate interest in tennis’ longest standing team competition.


Djokovic Has His Eye on Carrying Flag in Olympic Opening Ceremony

In keeping with his position as national hero, Novak Djokovic is set to carry the Serbian flag in the opening ceremony of this year’s Olympic Games in London.




Sharapova Will be the News Announcer

The wedding date hasn't been set yet in the long-running engagement of Maria Sharapova and Slovenian NBA basketballer Sasha Vujacic. But when it is, it will definitely be the bride-to-be to announce the news.



Federer Relishes a Full February Schedule

Roger Federer is glad to benefit from a full February schedule, as the only member of the ATP elite to fill up his playing calendar in the weeks after the Australian Open looks to more Rotterdam success before traveling to his training base in Dubai and that upcoming ATP 500 event.  "I just felt it was the right thing to do, we'll see how it goes," said the Swiss No. 3, playing while the likes of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray are off-court.


Connors Has “Fireside Chat” to Benefit Merv Griffin Charity

Last Saturday night Jimmy Connors held an intimate "Fireside Chat" at Big Horn Golf Club in Palm Desert, California in conjunction with  the Childhelp Desert Classic, a USTA Women's $25,000 Pro Circuit event.  The event raised funds for Childhelp Merv Griffin Village, a residential treatment center for severely abused children.



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Sao Paulo
San Jose



Buenos Aires




Singles - Second Round
(2) T Berdych def. M Baghdatis 3-0, retired
(3) J del Potro def. K Beck (Q) 6-4 7-5
(5) R Gasquet def. A Bogomolov Jr. 6-3 6-2
(7) V Troicki def. J Huta Galung (WC) 7-6(7-2) 6-3
A Seppi def. P Kohlschreiber 6-4 6-2
Doubles - First Round
(2) Llodra/Zimonjic def. Berdych/Kubot 6-3 3-6 10-7 (Match TB)
Doubles - Quarterfinal
Bogomolov/Norman def. de Bakker/Haase (WC) 6-7(2-7) 6-1 10-7 (Match TB)

Sao Paulo
Singles - Second Round
(1) N Almagro (WC) def. V Hanescu 6-3 6-7(4-7) 6-3
D Nalbandian def. (2) G Simon 6-3 6-2
(5) F Verdasco def. J Marti (WC) 6-4 6-7(2-7) 7-5
(5) C Berlocq def. P Starace 3-6 6-2 6-3
(8) A Ramos def. I Andreev (Q) 7-6(7-4) 7-6(7-4)
L Mayer def. J Chardy (Q) 4-6 7-5 6-2
F Volandri def. (Q) R Ramirez Hidalgo 6-4 1-6 6-3
Doubles - First Round
(3) Cabal/Farah def. Giraldo/Paire 7-6(7-4) 6-1
Mello/Souza def. Marrero/Riba 6-7(3-7) 7-5 11-9 (Match TB)
Doubles - Quarterfinal
(1) Butorac/Soares def. Bellucci/Melo 7-5 6-3
(4) Mertinak/Sa def. Gimeno-Traver/Volandri 6-2 6-1

San Jose
Singles - Second Round
S Darcis def. (4) R Stepanek 7-6(7-4) 7-6(7-2)
(5) J Benneteau def. G Muller 6-2 6-4
(6) K Anderson def. M Ebden 6-1 6-2
(Q) D Kutrovsky def. (LL) B Strode 7-5 6-3
R Harrison def. (WC) R Ginepri 6-3 2-6 7-6(7-0)
D Istomin def. M Russell 6-2 6-2
Doubles - Quarterfinal
Muller/Rochus def. (1) S Gonzalez/Kas 6-3 6-4
(4) Knowles/Malisse def. Cerretani/Ebden 6-3 6-2



Singles - Third Round
(1) Victoria Azarenka def. Simona Halep 6-3 6-1
(3) Samantha Stosur def. Petra Cetkovska 6-3 6-2
(4) Agnieszka Radwanska def. (Q) Varvara Lepchenko 7-5 6-1
(5) Marion Bartoli def. Tsvetana Pironkova 6-3 6-3
Lucie Safarova def. (14) Svetlana Kuznetsova 7-6(8-6) 6-3
Yanina Wickmayer def. Ksenia Pervak 6-4 6-0
Monica Niculescu def. (Q) Kateryna Bondarenko 7-6(7-5) 6-4
Christina Mchale def. Shahar Peer 4-6 6-3 6-4
Doubles - Second Round
(1) Huber/Raymond def. Chan/Fujiwara 6-3 4-6 10-6 (Match TB)
(5) Llagostera Vives/Rodionova def. Medina Garrigues/Pavlyuchenkova 4-6 6-4 11-9 (Match TB)
(7) Goerges/Zheng def. Kudryavtseva/Zakopalova 6-4 6-2
Jans-Ignacik/Mladenovic def. (8) Benesova/Zahlavova Strycova 3-6 7-6(7-5) 10-7 (Match TB)
Doubles - Quarterfinal
Kops-Jones/Spears def. Dushevina/Peer 6-0 7-6(7-5)

Singles - Second Round
Edina Gallovits-Hall def. (1) Marina Erakovic 6-4 6-4
Alexandra Panova def. (5) Gisela Dulko 7-5 6-2
Karin Knapp def. (WC) Catalina Castano 6-3 2-6 6-2
(Q) Paula Ormaechea def. Petra Rampre 6-4 3-6 7-6(7-4)
Doubles - Quarterfinal
(1) Birnerova/Panova def. Auroux/Irigoyen 6-3 6-4
Babos/Savinykh def. Arruabarrena-Vecino/Cabeza Candela 6-4 6-1
Minella/Voegele def. Castano/Duque-Marino 4-6 6-3 11-9 (Match TB)

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