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Daily Tennis News Briefs 19Mar12




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Monday, March 19, 2012


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Isner Has a Great Week and Reaches Top 10

John Inner considers his career breakthrough into a first-time Top 10 ranking the result of slow, steady tennis progress. Defeating Novak Djokovic in the Indian Wells semi-finals assured the American of cracking the ATP elite.

The rise comes little more than a month after Isner beat Roger Federer in a Davis Cup rubber in Switzerland. "I've just kept on surprising myself after each year," said Isner. "When I reached in the top 50, that's actually when I did believe I could crack the top 10."


Nadal Loses in Indian Wells Semis, But He Likes His Game

Rafael Nadal is keeping his pride after losing in straight sets to Roger Federer in the semi-finals of the Indian Wells Masters. Despite going down, the No. 2 is pleased with his game - even if some critics might not agree.

Nadal will head to the next Masters 1000 with the slate wiped clean. "I'll try to keep doing in Miami a little bit better if it's possible and wait to have a good success."


After an Injury in Indian Wells, Ivanovic Hopes to Play Key Biscayne

After a night of rest, Ana Ivanovic was walking well on the injured glute muscle which forced the Serb to quit her Indian Wells semi-final with Maria Sharapova, The former No. 1 took a scan in California before heading to Key Biscayne, where she and a physio she uses in the area will get to work on preparing her for the Masters 1000 at mid-week.

"I'm gonna try and get there as soon as I can and start treatment," said Ivanovic. "I'm definitely gonna take a few days off and see how that plays out.  I thought there was no point of continuing, because these kind of injuries only can get worse."


Simon Says Grunting in Matches is Being Addressed

WTA board of directors member Steve Simon has been around long enough to remember who started the grunting trend of the WTA, so he's not taking hard line when it comes to immediately stopping women players from emitting loud sounds, but he did say it's a topic on the table

“It's on every agenda,” Simon said. “We sit there and have this conversation.”


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Roland Garros: May 27-June 10

Wimbledon: June 25-July 8

Olympic Tennis London: July 28-August 5

US Open: August 27-September 9


Indian Wells

Singles - Final
(3) R Federer def. (11) J Isner 7-6(9-7) 6-3
Doubles - Final
M Lopez/Nadal def. Isner/Querrey 6-2 7-6(7-3)



Indian Wells

Singles - Final
(1) Victoria Azarenka def. (2) Maria Sharapova 6-2 6-3

Indian Wells

Doubles - Final
(1) Huber/Raymond def. (2) Mirza/Vesnina 6-2 6-3


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