Monday, April 2, 2012
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Nadal Reveals His
Decision to Withdraw at Key Biscayne
Nadal's knee injury handed Andy Murray a finals place at the Miami
Masters. But the Spaniard said that he plans to be ready and fit when
his clay season starts in a fortnight.
"Since the beginning
of the tournament I have problems, but the thing is growing worse every
day," said Nadal. "After the last match, I saw that the situation were
going to be complicated to play today."
Charleston, But Not Likely to Be at Augusta’s Masters
Wozniacki sounds like she won't be making an appearance at this week's
Masters golf event to follow boyfriend Rory McIlroy. Tennis is set to
take top priority as the Dane skips the American clay of Charleston and
works to get ready for a home appearance in Copenhagen on the WTA from
"I won't play
Charleston. I'll take the week off," Wozniacki said after exiting the
Miami tournament, adding: "I'm not sure yet about the Masters. I don't
think so, but I'm not sure."
Radwanska rise to No. 4 in the world did not come rapidly, but in the
past eight months she has won five WTA Premier tournaments (all on
outdoor hard courts) including Key Biscayne’s Sony Ericson Open on
Saturday over Maria Sharapova.
"I think my tennis,
it's just, trying to mix it up, everything. I was just, I think, born
with that," she told reporters. "Of course my father is coaching me
almost all my life, 18 years already. It's pretty long. But when we are
practicing, we always try to improve, you know, everything. You know,
there's always something to improve. So it's never been one shot, one
thing. It's just when we practice, we practice everything. So that's
what we were doing all my life pretty much. Everything what I can do on
court right now, it's because of my father. So if I can do something,
it's for sure because of him."
Sharapova Loses in
Consecutive Finals, But She is Not Complaining
Sharapova can't complain about two near-misses after playing and losing
back-to-back Masters finals in the US. The LA-based Russian was beaten
in Indian Wells and Key Biscayne, where the three-time major champion
lost to Victoria Azarenka and Agnieszska Radwanska but is far from
dissatisfied with her showing on March hardcourt.
"Obviously I would
have loved to be the winner, but just the way it goes."
Juniors in Carson
Australian Open Junior Champion Taylor Townsend of the United States
holds down the top-seeded spot at the USTA International Spring
Championships taking place at the Home Depot Center in Carson,
California. Eight of the ITF world-ranked Top 50 junior girls are
competing, including the 15-year-old Townsend, from Stockbridge, Ga.
Kovacs to Lead PTR
Sport Science Committee
Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that Dr. Mark Kovacs has been chosen by
PTR President, Jorge Andrew, to chair the organization’s new Sport