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Friday, February 24, 2012


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Roddick Unsure of Immediate Future

After falling in the first round of Memphis as the defending champion on Wednesday, Andy Roddick has now gone a year a without a title and is ranked No. 27, his lowest mark since 2001.




Grunting and Possible Gamesmanship Can Ruin a Friendship

Clearly a week has done little to quell Agnieszka Radwanska’s anger at her former good friend, world no.1 Victoria Azarenka. The sixth ranked Pole stormed off court with a face like thunder following last week’s semi-final defeat at the Qatar Total Open and after reaching the same stage at the Dubai Duty Free Championships, she is still feeling less than magnanimous.


After Three Years, Not Everyone Favors On-Court Coaching

On-court coaching has been again brought sharply into focus at this week’s Dubai Duty Free Championships but three years after the WTA allowed players to receive tactical advice or emotional reassurance during the course of a match, several leading players refuse to buy into the concept. US Open champion Samantha Stosur has never called her long-time coach David Taylor onto court and never intends to break the trend. “I just don’t agree with it,” said the Australian. “I like tradition and tennis is supposed to be an individual sport. You can't do it in a Grand Slam and those tournaments are the biggest ones we’ve got.  I think if you got to work things out through those, then you should almost be working that way throughout the year.


Observing Lent Can Bring on Surprising Abstinence Plans

It’s the first week of Lent and Caroline Wozniacki has revealed she has struck a demanding challenge with boyfriend Rory McIlroy. The former tennis no.1 and the man who could end the week the world’s top ranked golfer have agreed to forgo sweets, white bread, fried food, cakes, chocolate and, although the pair rarely drink, alcohol.



Ivanovic is On a Djokovic Gluten-Free Diet, Sort Of

Novak Djokovic has got many players trying to follow in his footsteps and adopting a gluten-free diet, after the success he has enjoyed since he took it on. Ana Ivanovic is one, although she is not letting it dictate her life.

"Well, I try still to avoid pasta and I eat rice. But sometimes you don't have an option, and I'll have a piece of bread if I'm starving and there is nothing else to have," she said. "I just try not to be too obsessed about it. I still try to eat healthy and I avoid some thing that I know they are bad for me.

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Singles - Second Round
(1) J Isner def. D Young 7-6(7-3) 6-4
(3) R Stepanek def. R Sweeting 4-6 6-3 7-6(7-4)
(4) M Raonic def. S Stakhovsky 6-4 6-4
(WC) S Querrey def. (7) K Anderson 7-6(7-4) 6-4
J Melzer def. I Dodig 2-6 6-3 7-6(7-5)
O Rochus def. (WC) R Harrison 6-4 7-5
L Kubot def. P Petzschner 7-6(7-5) 6-2
B Becker def. X Malisse 7-6(7-4) 6-4
Doubles - Quarterfinal
(1) Mirnyi/Nestor def. (WC) Harrison/Kudla 7-6(11-9) 3-6 10-8 (Match TB)
Fleming/Hutchins def. (3) Cermak/Polasek 6-3 3-6 10-3
Dodig/Melo def. Benneteau/Rochus 6-3 6-4

Singles - Second Round
(Q) A Olivetti def. (2) M Fish 6-3 3-6 6-3
(4) J Del Potro def. N Davydenko 6-6(6-8) 6-4 retired (Right Foot)
(5) R Gasquet def. I Kunitsyn 6-3 6-2
M Llodra def. (6) A Dolgopolov 6-4 5-7 7-6(7-5)
Doubles - Quarterfinal
(1) Bhupathi/Bopanna def. Clement/Dlouhy 6-3 6-4
Brown/Tsonga def. (3) Rojer/Zelenay 6-1 7-6(7-4)
Mahut/Roger-Vasselin def. Brunstrom/Norman 6-2 3-6 10-5 (Match TB)

Buenos Aires
Singles - Second Round
(2) N Almagro def. (Q) F Delbonis 6-3 6-2
C Berlocq def. (3) G Simon 6-2 6-1
D Nalbandian def. (5) J Monaco 6-3 6-1
(Q) I Andreev def. (7) F Verdasco 7-6(7-3) 6-3
Doubles - Quarterfinal
Prodon/Zeballos def. (1) Bracciali/Starace 1-6 6-3 12-10 (Match TB)
(2) Mertinak/Sa def. Chardy/Simon 7-6(7-5) 6-3




Singles - Quarterfinal
(3) Caroline Wozniacki def. Ana Ivanovic 6-3 7-5
(8) Jelena Jankovic def. (4) Samantha Stosur 6-4 6-2
(5) Agnieszka Radwanska def. (9) Sabine Lisicki 6-2 6-1
Julia Goerges def. Daniela Hantuchova 4-6 6-3 6-4
Doubles - Quarterfinal
(2) Mirza/Vesnina def. Martinez Sanchez/Peer 6-1 4-6 10-8 (Match TB)
(4) Llagostera Vives/Rodionova def. Kops-Jones/Spears 6-3 2-6 12-10 (Match TB)
Hsieh/Peng def. Benesova/Zahlavova Strycova 6-3 2-6 10-5 (Match TB)

Singles - Quarterfinal
(4) Marina Erakovic def. Michaella Krajicek 6-4 6-7(2-7) 6-4
Alberta Brianti def. Varvara Lepchenko 7-5 6-3
Sofia Arvidsson def. Lesia Tsurenko 6-2 7-6(11-9)
Vera Dushevina def. Stephanie Foretz Gacon 3-6 6-3 6-1
Doubles - Quarterfinal
(1) Hlavackova/Hradecka def. Lee-Waters/Moulton-Levy 6-2 6-3
(4) Krajicek/Tatishvili def. Erakovic/Pervak 6-3, retired (Pervak: viral illness)
Doubles - Semifinal
(2) Dushevina/Govortsova def. (3) Dekmeijere/Petrova 2-6 4-1 retired (Petrova: Left Thigh Injury)

Singles - Second Round
Timea Babos def. (3/WC) Sorana Cirstea 4-6 6-4 6-2
(6) Greta Arn def. (Q) Maria Abramovic 6-4 6-2
Mandy Minella def. (WC) Yaroslava Shvedova 6-3 6-7(1-7) 6-4
Patricia Mayr-Achleitner def. Eva Birnerova 6-1 6-3
Doubles - Quarterfinal
(1) Errani/Vinci def. Husarova/Marosi 6-1 6-1
(3) Bratchikova/Jurak def. Fichman/Sun 6-2 6-3
(WC) Dulko/Suarez def. Abramovic/Buzarnescu 6-3 6-3


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