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Thursday, March 8, 2012

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Federer Wants to Eliminate Time-Wasting on Matches

Roger Federer wants officials to crack down on repeated time-wasting during matches, naming notorious dawdler Rafael Nadal as a prime culprit.

As far as Federer is concerned, the 25-second ATP rule of time between points is honored much more in the breach than in practice. "I do believe the officials could be a bit more tough on timing," he said at the Indian Wells Masters.

 

Voting Opens for 2012 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Heart Awards

The ITF announced a shortlist of ten players to receive the first four Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Heart Awards of 2012. Daniela Hantuchova (SVK), Christina McHale (USA), Samantha Stosur (AUS) and Roberta Vinci (ITA) have all been shortlisted for the World Group/World Group II award. Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) and Elena Baltacha (GBR) have been shortlisted for Europe/Africa; Catalina Castano (COL) and Florencia Molinero (ARG) for Americas; and Li Na (CHN) and Galina Voskoboeva (KAZ) for Asia/Oceania.

 

ATP Players Select Tour Tournaments of the Year

The ATP announced the 2011 ATP World Tour Tournament Award winners on Tuesday, with the Shanghai Rolex Masters, the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, and the SkiStar Swedish Open all maintaining their status as the most favored tournaments on the ATP World Tour in their respective tournament categories, as voted by ATP players.

 

 

New Book Connects Tennis and the Titanic

Karl Behr was one of the best tennis players in the United States – a member of the 1907 U.S. Davis Cup team and a Wimbledon doubles finalist that year. In 1912, he was madly in love with Helen Newsom. However, Newsom’s mother, Sally Beckwith, did not approve of their relationship and whisked her daughter away on a European adventure in an attempt to break up the couple. Behr concocted a European business trip to chase after the love of his life. Both had return trips to America on the famed and fated ship Titanic.

The love story of Behr and Newsom, as well as the incredible story of survival and triumph of another TITANIC survivor and future U.S. singles champion Dick Williams, are featured in the new book TITANIC: THE TENNIS STORY by Lindsay Gibbs ($12.95.


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Acapulco
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Acapulco
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Indian Wells

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RESULTS - MEN

WEDNESDAY
No matches played

 

RESULTS - WOMEN

WEDNESDAY
Indian Wells
Singles - First Round
Mona Barthel def. (WC) Jill Craybas 6-1 6-2
Sorana Cirstea def. Iveta Benesova 4-6 7-5 7-6(7-5)
Klara Zakopalova def. Laura Pous-Tio 6-1 6-1
Jarmila Gajdosova def. (WC) Coco Vandeweghe 4-6 6-3 6-3
Galina Voskoboeva def. Marina Erakovic 5-7 6-3 7-5
Elena Vesnina def. (Q) Casey Dellacqua 6-4 7-5
Vania King def. Sara Errani 7-6(7-3) 6-4
Barbora Zahlavova Strycova def. Ayumi Morita 2-6 6-1 6-4
Elena Baltacha def. Arantxa Rus 3-6 6-4 6-3
Carla Suarez Navarro def. Tsvetana Pironkova 6-4 6-2
Kimiko Date-Krumm def. Pauline Parmentier 6-1 6-3
Timea Bacsinszky def. Anne Keothavong 6-4 2-6 7-5
(Q) Michaella Krajicek def. (WC) Urszula Radwanska 3-6 6-4 6-4
(WC) Sloane Stephens def. (Q) Aleksandra Wozniak 4-6 7-5 7-6(9-7)
(WC) Jamie Hampton def. Polona Hercog 6-0 6-1
(WC) Sania Mirza def. (Q) Kristina Barrois 4-6 6-2 6-4
Doubles - First Round
(3) Hlavackova/Hradecka def. Jans-Ignacik/Mladenovic 6-3 6-3
(4) Kirilenko/Petrova def. (WC) Hampton/McHale 7-6(7-5) 6-4
Goerges/Lisicki def. Kops-Jones/Spears 6-2 6-7(2-7) 10-7 (Match TB)
Begu/Martinez Sanchez def. (WC) Daniilidou/Jankovic 6-2 2-6 10-7 (Match TB)
Gajdosova/Mattek-Sands def. Kudryavtseva/Woehr 7-5 6-0
Erakovic/Niculescu def. Govortsova/Rodionova 4-6 7-6(7-4) 11-9 (Match TB)

 

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