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Daily Tennis News Briefs 21Feb12




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Tuesday, February 21, 2012


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Watching Sampras Paid Off for Raonic

Milos Raonic, who defended his SAP Open title in San Jose last weekend, chose a perfect role model for his big serving game: 14-time Grand Slam champion Pete Sampras. Both men have very easygoing service motion and both dominate their opponents with their serves. “For two or three months I was doing everything with the foot up, but my coach talked me out of that one but it was tough to talk me out of it.” the Canadian Raonic said. “There are lot of similarities and pretty fluid for both serves, but there is still a lot of work to serve like him. Especially on the second serve.”


Murray Wants More Points for Davis Cup Play

Andy Murray has voiced his displeasure over the state of Davis Cup participation and ATP ranking points. As a member of a nation living in the junior zonal ranks of the international team competition, the Scot would not have earned any ranking points had he played last weekend when Britain got past Slovakia.

But players from World group nations are awarded the points, which sits badly with the Scot. Murray voiced his complaints to the Foxsports website. "It is, basically, unfair. Not everyone has the luxury of playing in the World group.


Azarenka Knows She is in a New Situation at Number One

Victoria Azarenka knows she's turned around her tennis career over the past year, winning the Australian Open and taking over No. 1. So far, the Belarus belter is also a perfect 17-0 on the season with three titles.



Wozniacki Would Like Some Respect From Navratilova

Caroline Wozniacki is asking for a bit of respect from long-retired Martina Navratilova after the 55-year-old ex-player's repeated slamming of the current top players in the women's game

Wozniacki, who finished year-end No. 1 in 2010 and 2011, was replaced a the top as Azarenka won the Australian Open. But the Dane is shocked by criticism from Navratilova, who also slammed the perceived lack of depth at the top of the current women's game. The player advised the part-time TV commentator to "think a little bit."


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Singles - First Round
I Dodig def. (8) B Tomic 5-7 6-4 7-6(10-8)
D Young def. G Dimitrov 7-6(7-4) 4-6 7-6(8-6)
Doubles - First Round
Isner/Querrey def. (4) S Gonzalez/Kas 7-6(7-1) 7-6(7-2)

Singles - First Round
(7) I Ljubicic def. (WC) F Serra 6-4 6-7(3-7) 6-3
F Cipolla def. (8) A Seppi 6-4 7-6(7-4)
E Roger-Vasselin def. J Nieminen 6-2 7-6(7-4)
Doubles - First Round
(WC) Guez/Serra def. (2) Hanley/J Murray 3-6 7-6(7-1) 10-8 (Match TB)

Buenos Aires
Singles - First Round
(4) K Nishikori def. J Ferrero 7-5 3-6 6-2
(6) S Wawrinka def. (WC) H Zeballos 6-3 6-4
(WC) F Bagnis def. L Mayer 5-7 6-4 6-2
(WC) F Gonzalez def. A Montanes 7-5 1-0, retired (Back)
C Berlocq def. P Riba 6-7(5-7) 6-0 6-0
V Hanescu def. P Andujar 6-3 4-6 7-6(7-4)
Doubles - First Round
(4) Riba/Souza def. Ferrer/Gimeno-Traver 6-1 7-6(9-7)
Marrero/Verdasco def. (WC) Delbonis/Junqueira 7-5 6-4




Singles Qualifying - Final Round
Aleksandra Wozniak def. (2) Polona Hercog 6-7(8-10) 7-6(7-4) 6-3
Petra Martic def. (4) Mona Barthel 6-4 6-4
(9) Iveta Benesova def. Casey Dellacqua 6-1 7-5
Simona Halep def. Arantxa Rus 6-2 6-2
Singles - First Round
(8) Jelena Jankovic def. Petra Cetkovska 6-2 6-2
Maria Kirilenko def. Monica Niculescu 6-3 6-0
Flavia Pennetta def. Anabel Medina Garrigues 6-3 6-3
Julia Goerges def. Svetlana Kuznetsova 2-6 7-6(7-2) 6-4
(WC) Shahar Peer def. (WC) Fatma Al Nabhani 6-3 6-1
Doubles - First Round
Hsieh/Peng def. (3) Hantuchova/A.Radwanska 6-3 6-4

Singles - First Round
(Q) Camila Giorgi def. (1) Nadia Petrova 6-4 6-2
(3) Lucie Hradecka def. Anna Tatishvili 6-3 6-1
(4) Marina Erakovic def. Sloane Stephens 4-6 6-0 6-1
Michaella Krajicek def. (6) Elena Baltacha 6-2 6-1
Sofia Arvidsson def. Heather Watson 6-2 6-3
Vera Dushevina def. (WC) Madison Keys 6-2 7-5
Varvara Lepchenko def. (WC) Lauren Davis 7-5 6-3
Lesia Tsurenko def. (Q) Alexa Glatch 2-6 7-6(7-5) 6-2
Doubles - First Round
(1) Hlavackova/Hradecka def. Pavlovic/Rodina 6-0 6-3
(2) Dushevina/Govortsova def. Dolonts/Foretz Gacon 4-6 6-2 10-8 (Match TB)
(4) Krajicek/Tatishvili def. Kondratieva/Lefevre 6-2 6-0
Watson/Woehr def. Brianti/Parmentier 6-3 6-1
Lee-Waters/Moulton-Levy def. (WC) Hibberd/Welcher 6-0 6-0

Singles Qualifying - Final Round
(1) Sesil Karatantcheva def. Romana Tabak 6-2 6-1
(5) Monica Puig def. Amra Sadikovic 7-6(8-6) 6-2
Maria Abramovic def. Maria Joao Koehler 5-7 6-3 6-4
Katalin Marosi def. Sun Sheng-Nan 7-6(7-3) 6-4
Singles - First Round
(1) Roberta Vinci def. Coco Vandeweghe 7-5 7-5
(2) Sara Errani def. Stephanie Dubois 6-2 6-2
Nina Bratchikova def. Anastasia Pivovarova 6-3 6-1
Alexandra Cadantu def. Jelena Dokic 3-6 6-1 7-5
Doubles - First Round
(2) Date-Krumm/Zhang def. Luzhanska/Wienerova 3-6 6-3 10-5 (Match TB)
Fichman/Sun def. (WC) de La Pena/Lopez 6-2 6-2


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