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Friday, March 2, 2012


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Federer Makes it Very Big in Social Media

Roger Federer is much more than a master of the courts - the Swiss player has also had to become adept at handling the social media side of his image, a major and expanding part of any celebrity's duties.

Before he was on Facebook, Federer had started his own charity, working with underprivileged children in his mother's native South Africa and elsewhere on the continent. Now, the No. 3 has to also deal with not only his on-court and charity commitments but work with a staff and management which helps him with Facebook and his website. In fact, with 10 million Facebook followers, he's got more people in his public corner than the population of the Switzerland (7.8 million).


Roddick Believes His Career is Far From Over

Andy Roddick refuses to bury his career ambitions despite several seasons of decline, with the veteran American grinding away at what he hopes is a comeback. This week, he's having a go in Delray Beach, Florida, not far from his childhood home, winning an opening round over German Philipp Petzschner.



The Courts at UCLA Are a Popular Place to Practice

The Los Angeles Tennis Center, on the campus of UCLA, not only hosts the Farmers Classic each year in July; it serves as an unofficial training site for countless “name” players. Anyone showing up to “watch” recently would have had an opportunity to see Venus Williams go through her recovery paces, hitting with David Witt, while her father, Richard, kept an eye on her progress. Serena Williams has regularly been trading shots and quips with a variety of formidable ball strikers. Sloane Stephen has also spent a good deal of time there building her game with the help of her coach Roger Smith.


ATP Doubles Players Want Bigger Piece of Prize Money Pie

ATP doubles players are indicating they want more prize money when playing majors noting that singles prize monies are increasing doubles players. The 2012 Australian Open raised its total prize money by just over $1 million to $26. 2 million, but the doubles players take remained frozen at 2011 levels.

That's is unlikely to change anytime soon as most tournament directors do not believe that most doubles teams draw in fans, but that won't stop the doubles players from advocating for more.

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Delray Beach

Kuala Lumpur


Indian Wells

Indian Wells



Singles - Quarterfinal
(1) N Djokovic def. (7) J Tipsarevic 6-1 7-6(8-6)
(2) R Federer def. M Youzhny 6-3 6-4
(3) A Murray def. (5) T Berdych 6-3 7-5
(8) J Del Potro def. (4) J Tsonga 7-6(7-1) 6-2
Doubles - Quarterfinal
Knowle/Peya def. (1) Llodra/Zimonjic 7-6(7-3) 7-6(7-2)
Erlich/A Ram def. (2) Lindstedt/Tecau 6-1 6-2
(3) Fyrstenberg/Matkowski def. Kohlmann/Stakhovsky 7-6(7-4) 6-3
(4) Bhupathi/Bopanna def. Hanley/Murray 6-3 6-3

Singles - Quarterfinal
(1) D Ferrer def. P Andujar 6-2 6-4
(8) F Verdasco def. (2) N Almagro 6-4 7-6(7-5)
S Giraldo def. C Berlocq 7-5 3-6 6-4
S Wawrinka def. J Chardy 7-5 6-1
Doubles - Quarterfinal
(1) Cermak/Polasek def. (Alt) Souza/Volandri 6-1 6-4
Granollers/M Lopez def. (4) Bracciali/Cabal 5-7 6-1 10-7 (Match TB)
Chela/Schwank def. Ferrer/Ramos walkover (Ferrer - Calf Spasm)
Marrero/Verdasco def. Chardy/Simon 3-6 6-3 10-6 (Match TB)

Delray Beach
Singles - Second Round
(4) A Roddick def. D Istomin 6-4 7-5
(5) P Kohlschreiber def. I Dodig 6-2 6-2
(7) K Anderson def. X Malisse 6-3 3-6 6-3
D Sela def. J Nieminen 6-4 6-4
Doubles - Quarterfinal
Karlovic/Moser def. (1) Bryan/Bryan 4-6 6-4 10-4 (Match TB)
(3) Fleming/Hutchins def. Darcis/Rochus 6-1 6-2
Mertinak/Sa def. (4) Knowles/Malisse 7-6(7-4) 6-4



Kuala Lumpur

Singles - First Round
(1/WC) Agnieszka Radwanska def. Akgul Amanmuradova 6-2 6-4
Singles - Second Round
(1/WC) Agnieszka Radwanska def. (Q) Karolina Pliskova 6-4 6-4
(2/WC) Jelena Jankovic def. Jill Craybas 6-2 6-0
(3) Peng Shuai def. (Q) Kristyna Pliskova 2-6 6-1 6-4
Eleni Daniilidou def. (4/WC) Jarmila Gajdosova 6-4 6-0
(6) Ayumi Morita def. Misaki Doi 7-6(8-6) 6-2
Olivia Rogowska def. (7) Jelena Dokic 3-6 6-4 7-6(7-2)
Doubles - First Round
Pliskova/Pliskova def. (2) Martic/Mladenovic 6-4 6-3
Doubles - Quarterfinal
(1) Dellacqua/Gajdosova def. Bovina/Keothavong 6-2 6-4
(3) H Chan/Fujiwara def. Bogdan/Lertcheewakarn 6-4 6-1

Singles - Quarterfinal
(1) Roberta Vinci def. Michaella Krajicek 6-2 6-0
(2) Flavia Pennetta def. (Q) Mariana Duque-Marino 6-0 6-4
(3) Sara Errani def. (LL) Estrella Cabeza Candela 6-4 6-3
(4) Irina-Camelia Begu def. Magdalena Rybarikova 6-1 6-2
Doubles - Quarterfinal
(1) Errani/Vinci def. Brianti/Camerin 6-4 6-2
(2) Dominguez Lino/Parra Santonja def. Husarova/Marosi 6-3 7-6(7-3)
(WC) Dulko/Suarez def. (4) Jurak/Koryttseva 6-3 6-4

Kuala Lumpur

Singles - Quarterfinal
(Q) Hsieh Su-Wei def. (1/WC) Agnieszka Radwanska walkover (Right Elbow Injury)
(5) Petra Martic def. (3) Peng Shuai 4-6 7-6(7-3) 6-4
Eleni Daniilidou leads Olivia Rogowska 6-2 3-2, suspended/rain
Doubles - Quarterfinal
Pliskova/Pliskova def. Liu/Xu 7-5 6-3


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