Friday, March 23, 2012
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Team to Skip Olympic Village and Stay in Wimbledon
Djokovic and his Serbian teammates won't risk the clogged London traffic
at this summer's Olympics, with the squad set to rent a house near
Wimbledon for the duration of the Games tennis event this summer.
Keys Wants to be
US teenager Madison Keys says that she was inspired by the Williams
sisters, specifically when she was 4 years old and saw Venus Williams'
white dress and said she wanted one just like it.
"I guess at 4 years
old I thought it was the coolest thing ever," she told the Miami Herald
after her first round win in Miami. “My mom. told me if I played tennis
she'd buy me a tennis outfit. I think probably a week later I was still
interested in it. So they went to some store and bought it.”
Tennis Channel to
List Their Top 10 Players of All Time
Channel's 100 Greatest of all Time, a first-of-its-kind, five-night
series intended to rank the top tennis players of all-time, presents the
Top 10 players of All-Time on Friday, March 23 at 7 pm ET. In
alphabetical order, the top 10 are; Bjorn Borg, Margaret Court, Chris
Evert, Roger Federer, Steffi Graf, Billie Jean King, Rod Laver, Rafael
Nadal, Martina Navratilova, Pete Sampras
Lopez and Monaco
Enter River Oaks With Wild Cards
first wild cards for the 2012 US Men’s Clay Court Championship have been
awarded to Spain’s Feliciano Lopez, the 15th ranked player on the ATP
World Tour, and Argentina’s Juan Monaco, who is No. 21.
Lopez and Monaco join
a pair of Top 10 Americans, Mardy Fish and John Isner, in committing to
the event that will be held April 9-15 at River Oaks Country Club.
Hantuchova Wins Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Heart Award
ITF has announced the first four winners of the 2012 Fed Cup by BNP
Paribas Heart Award. Slovak Republic’s Daniela Hantuchova has been
recognized in the World Group and World Group II first round category,
while the Zone Group I winners are Colombia’s Catalina Castano, China’s
Li Na and Sweden’s Sofia Arvidsson.
the War in Yugoslavia Helped Shape Him Into Number One
war in Yugoslavia and the bombing of Belgrade were frightening
distractions for a young boy trying to become a tennis champion. But it
also meant no school and more tennis, says Novak Djokovic. And he
credits the war and the hardships it caused with instilling a hunger in
him that ultimately drove him to fulfill his dream of becoming the
world’s top ranked player. Djokovic tells his story to Bob Simon for a
60 MINUTES profile to be broadcast Sunday, March 25 (7:00-8:00 PM,
ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.