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Thursday, April 12, 2012


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USTA Names Fed Cup Team for Ukraine Tie

The USTA and U.S. Fed Cup Captain Mary Joe Fernandez announced that Serena Williams will be joined by Christina McHale, Sloane Stephens and Liezel Huber in representing the U.S. against Ukraine in the 2012 Fed Cup World Group Playoff at the Superior Golf & Spa Resort in Kharkiv, Ukraine, April 21-22.



Li Maintains Confidence in Coach

Li Na's tennis may have failed to hit the heights of her 2011 French Open title, but China's top player is not about to start blaming her coach-husband for any deficiencies on court.

In fact. spouse Jiang Shan appears to have been given another vote of confidence both on and off the WTA court by his 30-year-old wife, whose best showing so far this season was January's Australian Open final against Victoria Azarenka followed up by a pair of quarter-finals in the March hardcourt tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami.


Murray is Fully Confident for Success on Clay Circuit

With the new confidence in his game generated by coach Ivan Lendl, Andy Murray enters the clay season fully confident of his chances of going well on the surface where he polished his game as a teenager in Spain.

"I have to believe that I can win the French Open," the No. 4 said. "Last year (his first semi-final at the event) gave me a lot of confidence. But I feel I could have played better.


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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 - Second Round
F Cipolla def. (2) (WC) A Dolgopolov 6-4 6-1
I Andreev def. (4) D Istomin 6-7(3-7) 6-3 6-2
G Garcia-Lopez def. P Mathieu 6-4 6-2
B Paire def. M Bachinger 6-7(3-7) 6-3 6-2
Doubles - First Round
(2) Butorac/Soares def. Bachinger/F Mayer 6-1 6-2
(3) Marrero/Melo def. Kas/Knowle 6-7(4-7) 7-6(7-5) 10-1 (Match TB)
Elgin/Istomin def. (WC) Saber/Ziadi 6-4 6-0
Haase/Rojer def. (WC) Fattar/Rachidi 6-1 6-2
Doubles - Quarterfinal
(4) Bracciali/Fognini def. Marray/J Murray 6-4 6-4

Singles - First Round
(5) (WC) K Anderson def. J Souza 6-3 6-4
R Harrison def. (7) A Bogomolov Jr. 4-6 6-3 6-4
B Reynolds def. (8) I Karlovic 7-6(7-5) 2-6 6-3
Singles - Second Round
(3) (WC) F Lopez def. P Lorenzi 6-4 7-6(7-4)
(6) C Berlocq def. B Phau 6-1 6-0
Doubles - First Round
(2) Knowles/Malisse def. Emmrich/Siljestrom 5-7 6-2 10-6
(4) Brunstrom/Norman def. Delgado/Skupski 6-4 6-6(6-8) 10-5
Blake/Querrey def. Souza/Zeballos 2-6 7-6(10) 10-8
(WC) Reynolds/Russell def. Cerreteni/Fruttero 6-3 6-3
Huey/Inglot def. Ito/Soeda 6-4 7-6(8-6)



Singles - First Round
Sorana Cirstea def. (8) Polona Hercog 6-4 retired (Dizziness)
Singles - Second Round
Simona Halep def. (4) Roberta Vinci 6-1 6-3
Carla Suarez Navarro def. (6) Petra Cetkovska 6-2 6-4
(7) Sara Errani def. (LL) Estrella Cabeza Candela 6-0 6-2
Doubles - First Round
Peer/Suarez def. (3) Govortsova/Uhlirova 6-2 2-6 10-8 (Match TB)
Cetkovska/Zahlavova Strycova def. (4) Bratchikova/Jurak 6-1 6-2
Doubles - Quarterfinal
Begu/Dominguez Lino def. Jugic-Salkic/Klemenschits 6-3 6-3

Singles - First Round
(3) Jelena Jankovic def. Laura Robson 6-4 7-6(10-8)
Bojana Jovanovski def. Stefanie Voegele 6-3 6-4
Singles - Second Round
(5) Kaia Kanepi def. Timea Babos 7-5 4-6 7-6(7-2)
(6) Mona Barthel def. Alberta Brianti 6-3 6-2
Petra Martic def. (Q) Johanna Konta 6-2 6-3
Alize Cornet def. Patricia Mayr-Achleitner 6-2 2-6 7-5
Doubles - First Round
(3) Date-Krumm/Fujiwara def. Kerber/U.Radwanska 2-6 6-3 10-8 (Match TB)
(4) Barrois/Brianti def. (WC) Barbat/Grage 6-3 6-3
Foretz Gacon/Malek def. Kichenok/Kichenok 4-6 6-1 10-4 (Match TB)
Doubles - Quarterfinal
(2) Rodionova/Rodionova def. Larsson/Woehr 7-6(7-4) 6-4


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