Thursday, March 15, 2012
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Virus Continues to Hit the Tennis Community
was survival of the fittest on the opening weekend at Indian Wells as a
virus raged in the local Coachella valley.
Monfils was the highest-profile victim of the illness - which tournament
officials were quick to say had nothing to do with their food service -
withdrawing before his match with Nikolay Davydenko.
quickly found an agreeable medical opinion for their theory that food
service is not involved.
Djokovic Yet to
Commit to Davis Cup
Djokovic will not commit yet to play Davis Cup against the Czech
republic in Prague during the second weekend of April. The Czechs have
announced that tie will be held on clay, which makes it more convenient
for all the players as they will be headed into the clay court season
post Miami, but Djokovic isn't sure who it will fit in his schedule,
especially if he goes deep at the Sony Ericsson Open again.
Ivanovic Likes The
Desert; It Helps Her Win
grinding career comeback for former No. 1 Ana Ivanovic is gaining even
more traction in the Californian desert - and the smiling Serb siren
says the sunny ambience of desert venue has a lot do to with her
Ivanovic won the
Indian Wells title in 2008 over Svetlana Kuznetsova and lost the final a
year later to Vera Zvonareva. Her win against fellow former top-ranked
player Caroline Wozniacki puts the Serb into her second consecutive
quarter-final of the season.
March 15 to Qualify for the US Open
USTA announced that registration for all 13 US Open National Playoffs
Sectional Qualifying Tournaments opens today, Thursday, March 15.
Players age 14 and older can register for singles competition and/or
Registration deadlines for the 13 sectional qualifying
events vary by tournament.
Registration for each
of the 13 sectional qualifying tournaments is available at
www.USOpen.org/NationalPlayoffs. The entry fee for each of
the sectional qualifying tournaments is $100 for singles and $120 for
each mixed doubles team ($60 per player). All players competing must
have a current USTA membership valid through August 27, 2012.
Begin Dancing With The Stars Monday
Fitness Ambassador Martina Navratilova will be competing on the new
season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, which kicks off this Monday,
Her sponsors are
encouraging Navratilova’s fans to listen in and vote. She even has a
twitter address; @Martina.
Information about how
to vote will be given throughout the show. Martina’s partner is Tony
RESULTS - MEN
Singles - Fourth Round
(1) N Djokovic def. P Andujar 6-0 6-7(5-7) 6-2
(2) R Nadal def. (21) A Dolgopolov 6-3 6-2
(3) R Federer def. T Bellucci 3-6 6-3 6-4
D Nalbandian def. (6) J Tsonga 3-6 7-5 6-3
(12) N Almagro def. (7) T Berdych 6-4 6-0
(9) J Del Potro def. D Istomin 7-6(7-2) 6-6(6-8) 6-2
(11) J Isner def. (Q) M Ebden 6-4 7-5
(13) G Simon def. R Harrison 7-6(7-0) 5-7 6-1
Doubles - Quarterfinal
(6) Fyrstenberg/Matkowski def. (1) Bryan/Bryan walkover (M Bryan -
(2) Mirnyi/Nestor def. Benneteau/Tsonga 7-6(9-7) 6-3
M Lopez/Nadal def. (7) Paes/Stepanek 6-3 7-6(7-5)
Isner/Querrey def. Gasquet/Hanley 6-7(5-7) 6-1 10-6 (Match TB)
RESULTS - WOMEN
Singles - Quarterfinal
(1) Victoria Azarenka def. (5) Agnieszka Radwanska 6-0 6-2
(18) Angelique Kerber def. (8) Li Na 6-4 6-2
Doubles - Quarterfinal
(2) Mirza/Vesnina def. (WC) Dulko/Suarez 6-2 6-3
(3) Hlavackova/Hradecka def. (5) Errani/Vinci 6-2 7-6(7-4)
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