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Monday, April 9, 2012


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Davis Cup Hero Isner Becomes US Hope for the Future

John Isner has somehow become an unexpected American Davis Cup hope on clay after winning both of his singles rubbers in the weekend 3-2 win over France at the Monte Carlo Country Club. The big man has put the 32-times champion nation into the September semi-final against holder Spain.

Isner came alive on the surface for wins over Gilles Simon and No. 5 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. "I came out there and played very well and Iím just very thrilled with my performance. Iím very happy that our team is going on to the semi-finals."


They Like Radwanska in Poland

Agnieszka Radwanska has been officially acknowledged as Poland's tennis queen with a rapturous public reception back home upon her return from a title in Miami. The No. 4 who beat Maria Sharapova for the trophy admitted she was surprised at her public reception.

"I didnít expect the crowds at the airport," said the 30-4 player this season, whose only losses in 2012 have come against No. 1 Victoria Azarenka. "My game is proof that you don't have to serve at 210 kph to win.Ē


Hewitt to Play Newport After Wimbledon

Recovering Lleyton Hewitt has locked in what he hopes will be his comeback program from foot surgery after entering the Hall of Fame ATP event in the US the week after Wimbledon. The 31-year-old former No. 1 is hoping that the Rhode Island stop will be a mere continuation of play after aiming to get back onto the courts in June in time for Wimbledon.


Sharapova is Happy Without Father and Pain in Her Shoulder

For the past several seasons, Maria Sharapova has been going it alone, with her own tennis team and without the presence of her once hovering father Yuri. "He doesn't come to the tournaments anymore," said the world No. 2, who is preparing for the clay season after losing the final in Miami to Agnieszka Radwanska. "He's a skier now and climbing up mountains and all that stuff that I don't like to do."



Williams Searching for an Olympic Mixed Doubles Partner

Serena Williams won her first title since last summer in Canada as she thrashed Lucie Safarova 6-0, 6-1 in Charleston, with the No. 10 saying she feels strong enough to even beat men players and potential Olympic mixed doubles partner Andy Roddick.

"I think it was just one of those days that I could have done anything against anybody,Ē said Williams, a former No. 1 who crushed No. 5 Samantha Stosur 6-1, 6-1 in the semi-finals. Maybe I could have played Andy again today and beat him. Iím definitely ready for him now," she joked.


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Fed Cup



Roland Garros: May 27-June 10

Wimbledon: June 25-July 8

Olympic Tennis London: July 28-August 5

US Open: August 27-September 9


Davis Cup
World Group Quarterfinal

Spain hosts Austria (Clay)
Friday: Spain Leads 2-0
Nicolas Almagro def. Jurgen Melzer 6-2 6-2 6-4
David Ferrer def. Andreas Haider-Maurer 6-1 6-3 6-1
Saturday: Spain leads 2-1
Marach/Peya def. Granollers/M Lopez 3-6 6-4 6-4 7-6(14-12)
Sunday: Spain wins 4-1
David Ferrer def. Jurgen Melzer 7-5 6-3 6-3
Nicolas Almagro def. Alexander Peya 7-5 7-5

France hosts United States (Clay)
Friday: Tied 1-1
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga def. Ryan Harrison 7-5 6-2 2-6 6-2
John Isner def. Gilles Simon 6-3 6-2 7-5
Saturday: United States leads 2-1
Bryan/Bryan def. Benneteau/Llodra 6-4 6-4 7-6(7-4)
Sunday: United States wins 3-2
John Isner def. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3 7-6(7-4) 5-7 6-3
Gilles Simon def. Ryan Harrison 6-2 6-3

Czech Republic hosts Serbia (Clay)
Friday: Tied 1-1
Tomas Berdych def. Viktor Troicki 6-2 6-1 6-2
Janko Tipsarevic def. Radek Stepanek 5-7 6-4 6-4 4-6 9-7
Saturday: Czech Republic leads 2-1
Berdych/Stepanek def. Bozoljac/Zimonjic 6-4 6-2 7-6(7-4)
Sunday: Czech Republic wins 4-1
Tomas Berdych def. Janko Tipsarevic 7-6(8-6) 7-6(8-6) 7-6(9-7)
Lukas Rosol def. Viktor Troicki 7-6(7-5) 7-5

Argentina hosts Croatia .
Friday: Tied 1-1
Marin Cilic def. David Nalbandian 5-7 6-4 4-6 7-6(7-2) 6-3
Juan Martin Del Potro def. Ivo Karlovic 6-2 7-6(9-7) 6-1
Saturday: Argentina leads 2-1
Nalbandian/Schwank def. Cilic/Karlovic 3-6 7-6(8-6) 6-3 6-7(6-8) 8-6
Sunday: Argentina wins 4-1
Juan Martin Del Potro def. Marin Cilic 6-1 6-2 6-1
Juan Monaco def. Antonio Veic 6-1 6-1



Singles - Final
(5) Serena Williams def. (9) Lucie Safarova (Cze) 6-0 6-1
Doubles - Final
(WC) Pavlyuchenkova/Safarova def. Medina Garrigues/Shvedova 5-7 6-4 10-6 (Match TB)

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