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Wednesday, April 11, 2012


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Nadal & Djokovic Will Try to Break Record

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have never been known as low goal setters and on July 14 at Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu Stadium  they will try to smash tennis single session attendance record. The two will play an exhibition to benefit Nadal's foundations and the Real Madrid (soccer) Foundation.



Murray Puts Olympic Win Equal to a Major Win

Andy Murray is set to follow his Olympic dream at London 2012, with the British No. 1 comparing Olympic Games gold to a major title in the prestige stakes. The world No. 4 who is keen to win a medal for the host nation rates his quest alongside that of trying to claim a long-sought Wimbledon title for Britain.

"Tennis at the Olympics has become a big deal, Murray said as he confirmed his appearance for the next four years at the pre-Wimbledon Queen's club event. "Everybody plays it: ten or 15 years ago, guys were skipping the Olympics. Everybody is playing it now.


Kournikova to Spain on Fourth USO Tour

Anna Kournikova will travel to Spain and commemorate Month of the Military Child as part of her fourth USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tour April 14-18.  Traveling to the region to extend her heartfelt gratitude to military families, Kournikova will talk with and motivate military kids about the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and following their dreams. 



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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



Singles - First Round
(Q) L Ouahab def. (6) R Haase 6-3 6-2
(7) A Ramos def. P Riba 6-2 6-3
J Chardy def. (Q) F Delbonis 6-4 7-5
V Hanescu def. M Jaziri 6-2 3-0, retired (dizziness)
P Mathieu def. (WC) M Ziadi 6-3 6-1
(Q) S Gutierrez-Ferrol def. R Machado 6-2 6-1
P Starace def. (Q) R Bautista-Agut 6-4 7-5
M Bachinger def. F Volamdri 6-3 3-6 6-3
F Cipolla def. (WC) Y Idmbarek 6-1 2-6 6-1
Doubles - First Round
Brown/Hanley def. (1) Cermak/Polasek 7-6(7-3) 6-3
(4) Bracciali/Fognini def. Mertinak/Sa 3-6 7-6(7-1) 10-4 (Match TB)
Dolgopolov/Jaziri def. Andujar/Garcia-Lopez 7-6(7-5) 7-6(8-6)
Marray/J Murray def. Montanes/Ramos 6-7(3-7) 6-2 10-3 (Match TB)

Singles - First Round
(Q) M Russell def. D Gimeno-Traver 2-6 7-5 6-1
I Kunitsyn def. X Malisse 6-4 6-2
T Ito def. (Q) G Soeda 6-4 7-5
P Lorenzi def. W Odesnik 6-7(3-7) 6-2 6-3
R Sweeting def. (Q) R Mello 6-3 7-6(8-6)
(Q) H Zeballos def. A Ungur 6-3 6-3
Doubles - First Round
(1) Bogomolov/Lipsky def. Marx/Zovko 7-6(8-6) 6-0
Karlovic/Moser def. Berlocq/Junqueira 6-3 6-3



Singles - First Round
Olga Govortsova def. (1/WC) Francesca Schiavone 6-4 6-3
(2) Julia Goerges def. (Q) Aravane Rezai 6-4 6-0
(3) Dominika Cibulkova def. Iryna Bremond 6-0 6-3
(5/WC) Flavia Pennetta def. Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino 6-0 6-4
Klara Zakopalova def. (Q) Laura Thorpe 6-3 6-4
Carla Suarez Navarro def. (Q) Annalisa Bona 6-3 6-1
Lourdes Dominguez Lino def. Silvia Soler-Espinosa 6-1 6-2
Laura Pous-Tio def. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova 6-1 6-2
(Q) Yuliya Beygelzimer def. Alexandra Cadantu 6-3 7-6(7-4)
(LL) Estrella Cabeza Candela def. Nina Bratchikova 6-2 7-5
Doubles - First Round
(1) Errani/Vinci def. Kustova/Savchuk 6-0 6-3
Jugic-Salkic/Klemenschits def. (2) Llagostera Vives/Parra Santonja 7-6(9-7) 6-3
Halep/Husarova def. Arruabarrena-Vecino/Stephens 5-7 6-2 10-3 (Match TB)

Singles - First Round
(1) Caroline Wozniacki def. Urszula Radwanska 7-6(7-4) 6-2
(2) Angelique Kerber def. Stephanie Foretz Gacon 4-6 6-2 7-5
(4) Monica Niculescu def. Valeria Savinykh 6-2 6-2
(5) Kaia Kanepi def. Anastasia Rodionova 6-3 6-4
(6) Mona Barthel def. Johanna Larsson 6-3 6-4
(Q) Johanna Konta def. (7) Ksenia Pervak 6-3 1-0, retired (GI Illness)
Patricia Mayr-Achleitner def. (8) Sofia Arvidsson 7-5 5-7 6-1
Petra Martic def. (Q) Annika Beck 6-4 6-4
Anne Keothavong def. (Q) Melinda Czink 4-6 6-2 6-3
Alize Cornet def. (WC) Malou Ejdesgaard 6-0 6-0
Pauline Parmentier def. (Q) Anna Chakvetadze 7-5 6-1


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