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Thursday, February 23, 2012

DAILY TENNIS NEWS - BRIEFS

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Peer is Enjoying a New Treatment in Dubai

Back in 2009, a controversy of earthquake proportions hit Dubai when Israelís Shahar Peer was refused a visa to compete in the Dubai Duty Free Championships. The tournament was hit with a record fine and threatened with expulsion from the WTA Tour if such a thing was repeated - although the decision had been taken by the government rather than the tournament. Stung by the worldwide condemnation the country received, Peer was granted permission to play in 2010 and 2011. This year her ranking was not high enough to allow her direct entry, but she applied for and received a wild card - a remarkable turnaround from four years ago. Peer has always enjoyed her visits to Dubai, despite having to be kept separated from the other players, staying in a different hotel and playing all her matches on a heavily secured outside court.

Only February and Most of the Top Women Have Had Injuries

Itís only February, but most of the top 10 women have already suffered injury. The Dubai Duty Free Championships lost Victoria Azarenka (ankle), Petra Kvitova (virus), Li Na (back) and Vera Zvonareva (hip) before they even played a match, and Marion Bartoli also limped out after suffering a calf injury while playing in Doha last week. Jelena Jankovic has also been playing with a muscle tear, Dominika Cibulkova retired with a hamstring injury and Maria Kirilenko withdrew from doubles with a neck injury.

 

Players Wonder If Fed Cup Travel Causes Injuries

Tennis knowledgeables such as Butch Buchholz and Cliff Drysdale are long time advocates of Davis Cup (or the World Group at least) being truncated into an exclusive two-week window with all matches played at the same venue. Now Jelena Jankovic believes the same concept would work for the Fed Cup. Jankovic recently had to fly from the warmth of Melbourne and the Australian Open to represent Serbia in the winter chill of Charleroi in Belgium. Then after the spring American double in Indian Wells and Miami, she will head to Moscow for the quarter-finals against Russia.

After Injuries, Lisicki Thinks About a Career Change

Sabine Lisicki is currently doing a good job in her tennis after raising her ranking more than 160 places during 2011 and reaching at least the final 16 in the last three Grand Slam tournaments. But she is considering pursuing a possible career in sports medicine once she lays down her competitive racket.
 

 

Of All Places in the World to Live, Wozniacki and Azarenka are Monte Carlo Neighbors

Caroline Wozniacki and Vika Azaranka keep the tennis talk to a minimum when they occasionally meet up at their base in Monte Carlo, with the Dane saying that the player who live within shouting distance of each other in the principality have few chances to actually socialize at their homes. "We're there maybe five weeks at the same time," said the Dane who is defending here title at the Dubai Championships. "Daniela (Hantuchova) is just living down the road as well.  She's been there quite a bit at well. 

 


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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

WEDNESDAY
Memphis

Singles - First Round
X Malisse def. (2) A Roddick 7-6(10-8) 7-5
(3) R Stepanek def. (Q) B Reynolds 6-3 6-2
(4) M Raonic def. E Gulbis 6-2 7-6(7-3)
O Rochus def. (5) A Bogomolov Jr. 1-6 6-4 7-6(7-5)
P Petzschner def. (6) J Benneteau 7-6(7-5) 7-6(8-6)
(7) K Anderson def. (Q) R Ginepri 7-5 6-3
J Melzer def. D Istomin 6-7(2-7) 6-3 7-6(7-4)
L Kubot def. (Q) J Levine 7-6(7-2) 6-4
B Becker def. D Sela 6-4 6-1
Doubles - First Round
(1) Mirnyi/Nestor def. Anderson/Knowles 7-5 6-2
(WC) Harrison/Kudla def. Erlich/A Ram 6-2 6-3
Fleming/Hutchins def. Butorac/Soares 7-6(7-5) 6-3
Dodig/Melo def. (WC) Sweeting/Tomic 6-4 6-4
Doubles - Quarterfinal
Isner/Querrey def. Bogomolov/Kubot 2-6 6-3 15-13 (Match TB)

Marseille
Singles - Second Round
(1) J Tsonga def. N Mahut 6-3 6-2
(3) J Tipsarevic def. (Q) D Goffin 6-4 6-2
(7) I Ljubicic def. K Beck 6-4 7-6(7-1)
E Roger-Vasselin def. F Cipolla 6-3 6-0
Singles - First Round
(6) A Dolgopolov def. L Rosol 2-6 7-6(7-1) 6-3
M Llodra def. (Q) M Chiudinelli 7-6(7-2) 7-6(7-3)
Doubles - First Round
Mahut/Roger-Vasselin def. (4) Peya/Rosol 5-7 6-4 10-6 (Match TB)
Clement/Dlouhy def. Emmrich/Siljestrom 6-4 4-6 10-7 (Match TB)
Brown/Tsonga def. Marx/Moser 7-6(7-4) 4-6 10-6 (Match TB)
Brunstrom/Norman def. Knowle/Kohlmann 6-2 6-4
Doubles - Quarterfinal
J Delgado/Skupski def. (WC) Guez/Serra 6-3 6-3

Buenos Aires
Singles - Second Round
(1) D Ferrer def. (WC) F Bagnis 6-3 6-4
(4) K Nishikori def. V Hanescu 3-6 7-5 6-1
(6) S Wawrinka def. B Paire 6-3 5-7 6-2
(WC) F Gonzalez def. A Ramos 7-6(8-6) 7-6(7-5)
Doubles - First Round
(1) Bracciali/Starace def. M Gonzalez/Nishikori 2-6 6-2 10-7 (Match TB)
(2) Mertinak/Sa def. Bolelli/Volandri 6-3 6-4
Chardy/Simon def. Capdeville/Schwank 6-2 6-2
Doubles - Quarterfinal
Marrero/Verdasco def. (3) Andujar/Berlocq 4-6 6-3 10-8 (Match TB)
Machado/Ramirez Hidalgo def. (4) Riba/Souza 6-4 6-1

 

RESULTS - WOMEN

WEDNESDAY
Dubai

Singles - Second Round
(3) Caroline Wozniacki def. (Q) Simona Halep 6-2 6-3
(4) Samantha Stosur def. Lucie Safarova 6-1 6-7(5-7) 6-1
(5) Agnieszka Radwanska def. (WC) Shahar Peer 7-5 6-4
(8) Jelena Jankovic def. Flavia Pennetta 6-4 6-2
(9) Sabine Lisicki def. (Q) Iveta Benesova 6-3 6-3
Ana Ivanovic def. Maria Kirilenko 6-2 7-6(7-4)
Julia Goerges def. (LL) Casey Dellacqua 6-0 6-2
Daniela Hantuchova def. Peng Shuai 7-5 6-2
Doubles - First Round
Kops-Jones/Spears def. (WC) Pennetta/Schiavone 3-6 7-6(7-2) 10-6 (Match TB)
Doubles - Quarterfinal
(1) Huber/Raymond def. Medina Garrigues/Rosolska 6-3 6-3

Memphis
Singles - Second Round
Alberta Brianti def. (2) Ksenia Pervak 7-6(7-3) 6-2
Lesia Tsurenko def. (3) Lucie Hradecka 3-6 6-4 7-6(7-3)
Sofia Arvidsson def. (5) Pauline Parmentier 7-6(7-5) 0-6 6-3
Stephanie Foretz Gacon def. (Q) Camila Giorgi 7-5 6-4
Doubles - Quarterfinal
(2) Dushevina/Govortsova def. Watson/Woehr 6-4 6-0
(3) Dekmeijere/Petrova def. Hampton/Oudin 6-2 6-4

Monterrey
Singles - Second Round
Nina Bratchikova def. (1) Roberta Vinci 7-5 7-5
(2) Sara Errani def. Alize Cornet 6-2 6-3
(8) Lourdes Dominguez Lino def. Valeria Savinykh 6-4 6-2
Alexandra Cadantu def. Silvia Soler-Espinosa 7-6(8-6) 6-3
Doubles - First Round
(WC) Dulko/Suarez def. (4) Birnerova/Panova 7-5 6-3
Husarova/Marosi def. Minella/Voegele 7-6(7-3) 6-7(5-7) 10-8 (Match TB)
Doubles - Quarterfinal
(2) Date-Krumm/Zhang def. Costas-Moreira/Ferrer Suarez 6-3 3-6 10-7 (Match TB)

 

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