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Daily Tennis News Briefs 22Mar12




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Thursday, March 22, 2012


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Kleybanova Wins in Her First Match as She Returns to the Tour After Cancer Therapy

Alisa Kleybanova passed her first test after a return from cancer therapy and ten months away from tennis as she advanced in her opening match at the Miami Masters. ďIím happy I was there for three sets which is a good test for me, I think, for the first match,Ē Kleybanova said after defeating Swede Johanna Larsson 2-6, 6-3, 6-2. ďIím happy for the way it went because I didnít know what to expect.Ē


IMG to Host Junior Tournament

IMG Academies will host the 2012 Nick Bollettieri Discovery Open, June 1-4, 2012, at the world-renowned IMG Bollettieri Tennis Academy.

The Nick Bollettieri Discovery Open Tournament Committee will select the best up-and-coming players based on verifiable national and international tournament results and rankings. Interested players should submit resumes and videos to  Entries will close May 1, 2012.


Nadal and Azarenka Headline Friday at the Sony Ericsson Open

The tennis action continues to heat up on Friday, March 23, at the 2012 Sony Ericsson Open. During the day session, defending champion and undisputed World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka takes the court for her debut match in Miami, along with 2009 Sony Ericsson Open winner Andy Murray and former World No. 1 Ana Ivanovic. The Friday night card will offer fans their first glimpse of 10-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal.

Henman to Play Royal Albert Hall in December

Defending champion Tim Henman will return to the Royal Albert Hall for the AEGON Masters Tennis, December 5th-9th with 25% of all ticket sales this week going to Londonís Sport Relief.



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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



Singles - First Round
N Mahut def. (WC) F Gonzalez 7-5 4-6 7-6(7-3)
G Dimitrov def. M Kukushkin 6-2 6-2
(Q) A Veic def. (WC) D Kudla 2-6 6-2 6-1
(Q) R Bautista-Agut def. A Seppi 6-3 1-6 6-3
D Nalbandian def. S Darcis 6-4 7-6(7-0)
R Haase def. (Q) M Matosevic 6-3 6-4
(Q) A Clement def. D Sela 6-3 6-3
A Falla def. D Istomin 6-1 2-1, retired
X Malisse def. (Q) E Roger-Vasselin 7-6(7-3) 6-3
F Gil def. T Bellucci 6-3 6-4
I Dodig def. T Kamke 6-0 2-6 7-6(7-5)
N Davydenko def. J Blake 4-6 6-4 6-4
L Lacko def. R Sweeting 6-4 6-4
L Rosol def. M Llodra 6-4 7-6(8-6)
T Haas def. (Q) G Rufin 6-4 6-4
S Giraldo def. P Andujar 6-3 6-2




Singles - First Round
Michaella Krajicek def. (Q) Eva Birnerova 5-7 6-4 6-0
Ksenia Pervak def. Anastasia Yakimova 6-4 6-0
Polona Hercog def. (Q) Jamie Hampton 6-1 6-3
(WC) Venus Williams def. Kimiko Date-Krumm 6-0 6-3
(WC) Aleksandra Wozniak def. Eleni Daniilidou 4-6 6-3 6-0
(Q) Kateryna Bondarenko def. (Q) Urszula Radwanska 3-6 7-6(7-5) 6-4
Vania King def. Laura Pous-Tio 6-2 7-6(14-12)
(Q) Madison Keys def. Magdalena Rybarikova 6-7(4-7) 6-2 6-1
(Q) Valeria Savinykh def. Klara Zakopalova 6-3 7-5
Kim Clijsters def. Jarmila Gajdosova 4-6 6-1 6-0
Barbora Zahlavova Strycova def. (Q) Vera Dushevina 7-6(7-3) 6-4
(Q) Melinda Czink def. Alberta Brianti 6-1 6-2
Iveta Benesova def. Elena Vesnina 7-6(7-5) 6-1
(Q) Stephanie Foretz Gacon def. (WC) Olivia Rogowska 6-4 6-1
Sofia Arvidsson def. Gisela Dulko 6-4 7-5
Sloane Stephens (Q) def. Pauline Parmentier 4-6 7-6(7-4) 6-4
Shahar Peer def. (Q) Alize Cornet 6-4 6-2
(WC) Garbine Muguruza Blanco def. Ayumi Morita 6-3 2-6 3-0, retired (right shoulder injury)
Silvia Soler-Espinosa def. Misaki Doi 6-3 6-4


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