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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

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Memphis is Seeking A Title Sponsor for the Women’s Event

This week's Memphis event has launched a search for a new sponsor from 2013 in hopes of giving the indoor tournament new life. The current sponsor, local financial house Regions Morgan Keegan, is on a one-year deal.
 

 

Ivanovic’s Coach Says Her Development is “On Schedule”

There can be no quick fix for Ana Ivanovic’s return to the world’s elite in the women’s game but according to Nigel Sears, the coach appointed to revitalize the former world no.1’s game, the long term plan is right of schedule.

“Bit by bit she is getting back to the standard Ana wants but there is no quick fix and you cannot just flick a switch and she’s suddenly playing the sort of tennis to win Grand Slam titles again,” said Sears who was appointed after Wimbledon last year.

 

Sharapova Offering Ticket Discounts for New York

It will be a big night on March 5th at Madison Square Garden in New York, when the BNP Paribas Showdown exhibition event takes place between Maria Sharapova and Caroline Wozniacki, and Roger Federer and Andy Roddick.

Tickets cost $50 or $100, but mariasharapova.com has announced a special discount via Ticketmaster of a $10 discount. Under "Promotions and Special Offers" enter the code: 10SHARAPOVA

 

Ivanovic Sees Generation Changes in WTA Rankings

Former No. 1 Ana Ivanovic finds it strange that there has already been a generational change in tennis since her time at the top in 2008 with the former French Open winner now considered "middle-aged" in the sport. "It's really strange at 24 you're considered old," said the Serb, playing in Dubai this week on an 18th ranking.

 

 


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THIS WEEK

MEN
Marseille
Memphis
Buenos Aires

WOMEN
Dubai
Memphis
Monterrey

NEXT WEEK

MEN
Acapulco
Delray Beach
Dubai

WOMEN
Acapulco
Kuala Lumpur

RESULTS - MEN

TUESDAY
Memphis

Singles - First Round
(1) J Isner def. G Muller 7-6(7-1) 7-6(7-4)
R Sweeting def. J Blake 6-0 6-2
(WC) S Querrey def. A Falla 2-6 6-3 6-4
(WC) R Harrison def. (WC) J Sock 6-3 2-6 6-4
S Stakhovsky def. (Q) R Kendrick 6-3 7-6(8-6)
Doubles - First Round
Benneteau/Rochus def. (2) Melzer/Petzschner 6-1 3-6 10-5 (Match TB)
(3) Cermak/Polasek def. Huey/Malisse 7-5 6-4
Bogomolov/ Kubot def. Lipsky/R Ram 6-2 4-6 15-13 (Match TB)

Marseille
Singles - First Round
(5) R Gasquet def. G Soeda 6-0 6-2
N Mahut def. (WC) A Clement 6-3 6-4
N Davydenko def. A Beck 6-1 7-5
I Kunitsyn def. (Q) R Bautista-Agut 6-4 6-4
K Beck def. (WC) P Mathieu 7-6(7-2) 2-6 6-3
(Q) D Goffin def. A Mannarino 6-2 1-0 retired (Right Wrist)
(Q) A Olivetti def. M Bachinger 6-4 6-3
Doubles - First Round
(1) Bhupathi/Bopanna def. Cerretani/Shamasdin 6-3 5-7 10-3 (Match TB)
(3) Rojer/Zelenay def. Cipolla/Seppi 6-3 6-2
J Delgado/Skupski def. (WC) Herbert/Renavand 6-4 3-6 10-7 (Match TB)

Buenos Aires
Singles - First Round
(1) D Ferrer def. A Molteni (Q) 6-1 6-0
(2) N Almagro def. P Starace 4-6 6-3 7-6(7-4)
(3) G Simon def. R Machado 6-3 7-5
(5) J Monaco def. F Volandri 6-1 3-1, retired (right ankle)
(7) F Verdasco def. E Prodon 6-4 6-1
A Ramos def. (8) J Chela 4-6 6-3 6-4
B Paire def. J Marti (Q) 2-6 7-6(7-0) 6-2
I Andreev (Q) def. B Kavcic 6-2 6-2
F Delbonis def. F Gil 6-2 6-2
D Nalbandian def. W Odesnik (LL) 6-2 6-3
Doubles - First Round
(3) Andujar/Berlocq def. Paire/Wawrinka 6-0 2-6 10-7 (Match TB)
Machado/Ramirez Hidalgo def. Ciric/Felder (Alt) 3-6 6-3 10-7 (Match TB)
Prodon/Zeballos def. (WC) Arguello/Velotti 6-4 2-6 10-8 (Match TB)

 

RESULTS - WOMEN

TUESDAY
Dubai
Singles - First Round
(5) Agnieszka Radwanska def. (Q) Aleksandra Wozniak 6-1 6-6(6-8) 7-5
Peng Shuai def. (6) Marion Bartoli 6-4 6-3
Ana Ivanovic def. (7) Francesca Schiavone 6-1 7-5
Daniela Hantuchova def. (LL) Polona Hercog 1-6 7-5 7-6(7-4)
Lucie Safarova def. (Q) Petra Martic 6-3 5-7 6-3
(Q) Iveta Benesova def. Dominika Cibulkova 3-1, retired (Right Hamstring Strain)
(Q) Simona Halep def. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-4 6-2
Doubles - First Round
(1) Huber/Raymond def. Goerges/Zheng 3-6 6-4 10-5 (Match TB)
(2) Mirza/Vesnina def. (WC) Al Nabhani/Klepac 6-1 6-3
(4) Llagostera Vives/Rodionova def. Grandin/Uhlirova 1-6 6-1 10-6 (Match TB)
Benesova/Zahlavova Strycova def. Jans-Ignacik/Kudryavtseva 6-1 6-2
Medina Garrigues/Rosolska def. Kirilenko/Lisicki walkover (Kirilenko: Acute Neck Injury)
Martinez Sanchez/Peer def. (WC) Dellacqua/Stosur 6-7(4-7) 6-1 10-5 (Match TB)

Memphis
Singles - First Round
(2) Ksenia Pervak D. Rebecca Marino 6-2 6-4
(5) Pauline Parmentier def. Andrea Hlavackova 6-4 4-6 6-2
Stephanie Foretz Gacon def. (WC) Melanie Oudin 6-2 6-3
Singles - Second Round
(4) Marina Erakovic def. Evgeniya Rodina 6-3 6-4
Varvara Lepchenko def. (7) Johanna Larsson 6-2 6-4
Michaella Krajicek def. Olga Govortsova 7-6(7-2) 6-3
Vera Dushevina def. (Q) Jamie Hampton 6-4 6-3
Doubles - First Round
(3) Dekmeijere/Petrova def. Arvidsson/Larsson 6-0 6-3
Erakovic/Pervak def. (WC) Davis/Keys 6-2 6-3
Hampton/Oudin def. Mikesz/Slupska 6-1 6-0

Monterrey
Singles - First Round
(3/WC) Sorana Cirstea def. Stefanie Voegele 6-3 2-6 7-5
Silvia Soler-Espinosa def. (4) Alexandra Dulgheru 6-3 6-3
Patricia Mayr-Achleitner def. (5) Gisela Dulko 6-4 7-6(7-2)
(6) Greta Arn def. Zhang Shuai 6-1 6-4
Mandy Minella def. (7) Mathilde Johansson 6-1 5-7 7-6(7-5)
(8) Lourdes Dominguez Lino def. (Q) Monica Puig 6-3 6-3
Eva Birnerova def. (Q) Katalin Marosi 7-6(7-3) 6-4
Valeria Savinykh def. Kimiko Date-Krumm 6-2 6-3
Alize Cornet def. Tetiana Luzhanska 6-4 7-6(7-3)
Timea Babos def. (WC) Ximena Hermoso 6-2 6-3
(Q) Maria Abramovic def. Alexandra Panova 7-5 6-4
(WC) Yaroslava Shvedova def. (Q) Sesil Karatantcheva 6-1 4-6 6-3
Doubles - First Round
(1) Errani/Vinci def. Cornet/Dulgheru 6-1 6-1
(3) Bratchikova/Jurak def. Babos/Savinykh 6-4 6-2
Abramovic/Buzarnescu def. Koryttseva/Malek 3-6 6-1 10-8 (Match TB)
Costas-Moreira/Ferrer Suarez def. Cabeza Candela/Cadantu 6-4 3-6 10-7 (Match TB)

 

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