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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

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Courier Happy to
be in Davis Cup Semi-Finals



http://www.tenniscelebs.com/images/getty/Courier%20Davis%20Cup%20Suit%20118534731.jpg" width="66" height="100" align="left" hspace="5">US
captain Jim Courier said he was "surprised "to be in the Davis Cup
semi-finals but added: "we've earned it. Our players have played
top-notch. The semis with Spain are going to be a war of attrition for
these players to have enough energy to be ready to go in September.


 


 


Memphis Could be
Moving to Rio de Janeiro



http://www.tenniscelebs.com/images/2012%20Tornament%20Logos/2012%20Memphis%20Men.jpg" width="100" height="52" align="left" hspace="5">The
Memphis ATP-WTA event could be on the move to Brazil as the South
American powerhouse economy flexes its international muscle after
nailing down a future football World Cup and an edition of the 2016
summer Olympic Games.


 


National Family
Tennis Championships to be Held



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new tennis tournament for families has been created. The 2012 National
Family Tennis Championships offers thousands of amateur players
the opportunity to team up with their mother, father, sister, brother,
husband or wife to earn the right to play for a national title. 
Qualifying teams will be treated to a complimentary 3-night stay at the
Waldorf Astoria Naples in Naples, Florida from September 6-9,
2012.  Tennis facilities interested in participating in the inaugural
year have until April 30 to register as a local tournament host site.


 


 


Del Potro to Delay
Return to the Tour



http://www.tenniscelebs.com/images/DTN/Del%20Potro%20Headshot%20150.jpg" width="65" height="100" align="left" hspace="5">Juan
Del Potro will delay his clay-court ATP start for another three weeks
after helping Argentina into a 13th Davis Cup semi-final at the weekend,
The No. 11 - his ranking has dropped a notch from Top 10 status - is
expecting to start fresh when eh finally does hit the courts again.


 


 


Australia Hoping
to Avoid Switzerland in Davis Cup Draw



http://www.tenniscelebs.com/images/Davis_Cup.gif" width="100" height="47" align="left" hspace="5">Australia
is hoping not to run into potential spoiler Switzerland as the draw for
spots in the Davis Cup World Group playoffs is made this week.


With every chance
that Roger Federer will step in as usual as save his nation a place in
the elite group, the Australians are praying they avoid the Swiss
juggernaut in September.


 


USTA Partnered
With National Park Foundation For the White House Easter Egg Roll
 



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USTA partnered with the National Park Foundation, the official charity
of America’s national parks, to support the 2012 White House Easter Egg
Roll. It took place Sunday on the South Lawn of the White House


Current and former
tennis stars, including Andy Roddick, Chris Evert, Michael Chang,
Christina McHale, Jack Sock, Vania King, Katrina Adams, Taylor Dent and
Bethanie Mattek-Sands were on-hand throughout the day, coaching and
working with children with the 10 and Under Tennis on-court activities.


 







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THIS
WEEK


MEN

Casablanca

Houston



WOMEN

Barcelona

Copenhagen

NEXT
WEEK


MEN


Monte-Carlo



WOMEN


Fed Cup


 




VIP DATES

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Garros: May 27-June 10


Wimbledon: June 25-July 8


Olympic Tennis London: July 28-August 5


US Open: August 27-September 9




RESULTS - MEN


MONDAY

Casablanca


Singles - First Round

B Paire def. (5) D Young 4-6 7-6(7-5) 6-2

G Garcia-Lopez def. (8) F Fognini 6-4 3-6 7-5

I Andreev def. A Montanes 6-3 6-3



Houston

Singles - First Round

(6) C Berlocq def. J Blake 6-4 2-6 6-1

S Querrey def. E Prodon 6-1 6-4

B Phau def. D Junqueira 6-1 3-0 retired (Hip)

Doubles - First Round

(3) Kohlmann/Waske def. (WC) Kendrick/Sweeting 1-6 6-2 10-7 (Match TB)


RESULTS - WOMEN


MONDAY

Barcelona


Singles Qualifying - Final Round

(3) Aravane Rezai def. (8) Maria Elena Camerin 7-6(7-3) 6-1

Laura Thorpe def. (4) Estrella Cabeza Candela 7-6(7-4) 4-6 7-6(7-0)

Yuliya Beygelzimer def. (6) Petra Rampre (Slo) 6-3 6-2

Annalisa Bona def. Eva Fernandez-Brugues 6-2 6-2

Singles - First Round

(4) Roberta Vinci def. Mathilde Johansson 1-6 6-1 6-1

(6) Petra Cetkovska def. Shahar Peer 6-1 5-7 7-5

(7) Sara Errani def. Irina-Camelia Begu 7-6(7-5) 6-4

Simona Halep def. Sloane Stephens 6-4 6-4

(WC) Garbine Muguruza Blanco def. (WC) Arantxa Parra Santonja 6-3 6-3

Doubles - First Round

Pennetta/Schiavone def. Cirstea/Zakopalova 7-5 4-6 10-6 (Match TB)

Begu/Dominguez Lino def. Bogdan/Cadantu 5-7 6-3 10-6 (Match TB)

(WC) Soler-Espinosa/Suarez Navarro def. (WC) Cabeza Candela/Ferrer
Suarez 3-6 6-1 10-2 (Match TB)



Copenhagen

Singles Qualifying - Final Round

Anna Chakvetadze def. (1/Wc) Lesia Tsurenko 5-7 6-4 6-2

(2) Melinda Czink def. Amra Sadikovic 2-6 7-6(7-1) 6-3

Annika Beck def. (WC) Anett Kontaveit 4-6 6-3 6-0

Johanna Konta def. Daria Gavrilova 6-3 6-3

Singles - First Round

Alberta Brianti def. Kristina Barrois 6-2 3-6 6-4

Timea Babos def. Kimiko Date-Krumm 1-6 7-6(7-4) 7-5

(WC) Yulia Putintseva def. (WC) Karen Barbat 6-4 7-5

Doubles - First Round

Cornet/Parmentier def. (1) Groenefeld/Martic 6-4 6-3

(2) Rodionova/Rodionova def. Marosi/Woerle 6-2 2-6 11-9 (Match TB)

Arvidsson/Kanepi def. Abramovic/Jeflea 6-4 6-2

Dekmeijere/Kondratieva def. Keothavong/Savinykh 0-6 6-4 11-9 (Match TB)

Larsson/Woehr def. (WC) Ejdesgaard/Wozniacki 6-2 6-4


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