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Wednesday, April 25, 2012


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Sharapova Begins Early Preparation for French Open

Maria Sharapova is planning to get tough this clay season, with the world No. 2 heading to Europe form California early as she competes in the high-profile WTA clay event in Stuttgart. Germany's motor city, the home of Porsche, boasts an event featuring the top four players in the world as well as marking the Tour return of German trendsetter Andrea Petkovic after a back injury.



Fish is Cautiously Planning His Return to the Tour

Mardy Fish continues to deal with his unspecified health demons, with the No. 9 and top American currently not even 100 percent sure of playing at the French Open. Fish went through a health scare after losing in Miami last month, an experience which has still not been explained.


U.S. Teams Named for Junior Davis Cup and Fed Cup Competition

The USTA announced the top American juniors who will represent the United States in the Junior Davis Cup (16-and-under) and Junior Fed Cup (16-and-under) by BNP Paribas and the World Junior Tennis Competition (14-and-under) North/Central American and Caribbean Championships.  

Junior Davis Cup

Junior Fed Cup

Jared Donaldson, Cumberland, R.I.

Gabrielle Andrews, Pomona, Calif.

Ernesto Escobedo, West Covina, Calif.

Brooke Austin, Indianapolis

Stefan Kozlov, Pembroke Pines, Fla.

Taylor Townsend, Stockbridge, Ga.

Coach: Nicolas Todero

Coach: Kathy Rinaldi



World Junior Tennis - Boys

World Junior Tennis - Girls

William Blumberg, Greenwich, Conn.

Jada Hart, Colton, Calif.

Michael Mmoh, Temple Hills, Md.

Emma Higuchi, Los Angeles

Frances Tiafoe, College Park, Md.

Raquel Pedraza-Simpson, Claremont, Calif.

Coach: Ricardo Acuna

Coach: Sylvain Guichard


Glickstein to Teach at Y Camps in New Jersey

Former Israeli Davis Cup Captain and ATP Touring Pro, Shlomo Glickstein, will be returning to the New Jersey Y Camps teaching two different sessions of camp. He will be based at the NJY Camps located in Milford, PA from July 8-13 and August 5-10, running an intensive specialty program with four hours of daily instruction for children of all ages and skill levels.


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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
F Gil def. (12) M Granollers 6-2 6-2
(13) K Anderson def. M Jaziri 6-2 6-3
(15) B Tomic def. E Gulbis 6-3 6-4
(16) P Andujar def. (Q) D Goffin 7-6(7-2) 6-4
(17) A Ramos def. A Beck 4-1, retired (back)
G Garcia-Lopez def. O Rochus 6-3 6-3
(Q) R Farah def. (LL) A Brugues-Davi 6-4 7-6(7-3)
V Hanescu def. R Machado 6-3 7-6(7-5)
M Kukushkin def. D Gimeno-Traver 6-2 6-3
F Cipolla def. P Lorenzi 6-0 6-3
I Andreev def. D Junqueira 6-2 6-3
Singles - Second Round
(2) A Murray def. S Stakhovsky 6-3 6-2
(6) N Almagro def. E Roger-Vasselin 7-5 7-6(7-3)
(9) F Verdasco def. S Darcis 6-3 6-1
Doubles - First Round
Elgin/Istomin def. (WC) Cervantes/Granollers-Pujol 6-7(5-7) 6-3 10-8 (Match TB)
Erlich/A Ram def. Ramirez Hidalgo/Schwank 7-6(7-5) 7-6(7-4)
Butorac/Soares def. Lipsky/R Ram 6-3 6-3
Haase/Nieminen def. (WC) Gimeno-Traver/Montanes 5-7 6-3 10-4 (Match TB)

Singles - First Round
(6) A Seppi def. (Q) G Rufin 1-6 7-6(7-5) 6-4
(Q) D Brands def. (8) I Dodig 7-6(7-4) 6-2
D Sela def. A Ungur 7-6(7-2) 6-2
(WC) M Copil def. T Kamke 6-3 6-2
(Q) J Zopp def. (WC) V Crivoi 6-3 6-3
C Stebe def. (LL) E Chvojka 6-3 6-3
F Fognini def. J Souza 7-5 7-6(7-5)
(Q) A Balazs def. L Lacko 6-7(7-9) 7-6(7-2) 6-4
Doubles - First Round
Hanley/Kerr def. (3) Bracciali/Starace 4-6 7-5 10-8 (Match TB)
(4) Cerretani/Fognini def. Seppi/Volandri 7-6(7-3) 6-4
Huey/Inglot def. (5) Malisse/Norman 7-6(7-4) 6-4
Chardy/Kubot def. Baghdatis/Hutchins 6-2 6-4 



Singles - First Round
(5) Samantha Stosur def. Peng Shuai 6-2 6-2
(7) Marion Bartoli def. (Q) Iveta Benesova 6-3 6-2
(8) Li Na def. Lucie Safarova 7-6(7-4) 6-4
Francesca Schiavone def. Monica Niculescu 6-3 7-5
Angelique Kerber def. Roberta Vinci 6-2 6-3
Julia Goerges def. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 5-7 6-3 6-4
Andrea Petkovic def. (WC) Kristina Barrois 6-1 6-4
(Q) Greta Arn def. (LL) Kateryna Bondarenko 7-5 6-3
(Q) Alize Cornet def. (Q) Anna Chakvetadze 6-3 6-4
Doubles - First Round
(1) Peschke/Srebotnik def. Klepac/Rosolska 6-0 6-2
Dulko/Suarez def. (4) Grandin/Uhlirova 7-6(7-4) 6-4
(5) Benesova/Zahlavova Strycova def. Gajdosova/Hantuchova 6-3 6-2

Singles - First Round
(2) Svetlana Kuznetsova def. Eleni Daniilidou 6-1 7-5
(3) Petra Cetkovska def. (Q) Melinda Czink 6-4 6-2
(5) Simona Halep def. (WC) Fatima Zahrae El Allami 6-1, retired (GI illness)
Arantxa Rus def. (7) Klara Zakopalova 6-4 5-7 7-6(11-9)
(8) Shahar Peer def. Magdalena Rybarikova 5-7 6-3 7-5
Laura Pous-Tio def. Olga Govortsova 6-2 6-1
Timea Bacsinszky def. (Q) Arina Rodionova 2-6 4-0, retired (left wrist)
(Q) Garbine Muguruza Blanco def. Anna Tatishvili 7-5 5-7 6-4
(Q) Kiki Bertens def. Urszula Radwanska 6-4 7-5
(LL) Mathilde Johansson def. (WC) Nadia Lalami 6-1 6-1
Doubles - First Round
(3) Bratchikova/Jurak def. Lee-Waters/Moulton-Levy 7-6(7-5) 7-5
(4) Govortsova/Savchuk def. (WC) Czink/Scheepers 6-1 6-3
U.Radwanska/Tatishvili def. Husarova/Marosi 5-7 6-1 10-8 (Match TB)
Babos/Minella def. Cabeza Candela/Pous-Tio 6-3 6-1

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