Wednesday, March 21, 2012
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Murray and Baltacha to Participate in Pre-Olympic Event
tennis will be well-represented during the pre-Olympic torch relay
culminating in London, with both Andy Murray and Elena Baltacha chosen
to run a ceremonial leg.
Del Potro Feels
Ready for Success on Grass this Year
Martin Del Potro feels ready to break through and win his first title on
grass after confirming that he will be part of the field at Queen’s,
“I like the surface,
I’m not a grass-court specialist, but I’m improving,” said Del Potro.
“The AEGON Championships at Queen’s is an amazing tournament, very nice
to come to, to play, to train and I will be there for sure trying to win
my first title on grass. I think that if I play my best tennis I have a
chance to win a Grand Slam on grass but it will be very difficult.”
Confirmed to Play at Sarasota Open Ladies Invitational Tournament
Sarasota Open announced the addition of its second player in the 2012
Ladies Invitational Tournament, Dasha Sharapova. The sixteen year old
IMG Bollettieri Academy student began playing at the age of five and
moved to America from Russia when she was nine years old. Besides the
cultural changes of such a move, Dasha found the most significant change
was the increased amount of tennis she plays.
Del Potro and
Monfils Lead All-star Field for The Boodles 2012
Martin Del Potro and Gael Monfils head up a field that is set to include
top 20 stars Stanislas Wawrinka, Alexander Dolgopolov and Richard
Gasquet for this year’s Boodles event, played in the sumptuous
surroundings of Stoke Park June 19th-23rd.
More top players will
be added to the field before the tournament, with some of the biggest
names in the sport also expected to appear in one-off matches during the
week. Last year, World No.1 Novak Djokovic and No.4 Andy Murray both put
the finishing touches to their Wimbledon preparations by playing at The
The Boodles is known
for the luxurious experience it offers players and guests, with world
class tennis on court matched with world class hospitality in our
exclusive Players and Legends enclosures – and all held in the stunning
surroundings of historic Stoke Park in Buckinghamshire.