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Tuesday, May 1, 2012


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In Estoril, Wawrinka is Getting Ready for Madrid

Swiss third seed Stanislas Wawrinka has been haunting the practice courts at the Estoril Open as he makes his debut. The No. 22 has made a solid clay start in 2012, reaching semi-finals in Buenos Aires and Acapulco in February and losing a Monte Carlo quarter-final to Rafael Nadal.


Del Potro Likes Cascais

Estoril Open defending champion Juan del Potro got has climbed to his bike for a quick tour of the Atlantic beachside resort town hosting players this tournament week. The Argentine who won the title a year ago over Fernando Verdasco had time on his hands as he waited for an opponent to emerge thanks to a first-round bye.

Del Potro and tournament second seed Richard Gasquet, losing finalist five years ago, put the pedal down for a brief photo-op bicycle tour on the cobblestone streets of Cascais where their luxury five-star hotel is located.


Bellamy Launches a Tennis Website

Steve Bellamy, the founder of The Tennis Channel is running The Ski Channel now, but his company Atonal Sports and Entertainment has launched a new website devoted to giving tennis insiders a place to discuss issues. has forums, some feature content and polls. One opening feature article is with Kurt Kamperman, the CEO of USTA Community tennis.


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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
(WC) D Lajovic def. (WC) E Donskoy 7-5 6-4
I Dodig def. A Ungur 6-2 6-7(4-7) 6-4
F Volandri def. (WC) M Djokovic 6-3 6-1
Doubles - First Round
Bracciali/Rosol def. (4) J Cerretani/Shamasdin 6-0 6-3

Singles - First Round
(5) D Istomin def. P Mathieu 7-5 6-1
(6) R Haase def. S Bolelli 6-3 6-2
P Lorenzi def. E Roger-Vasselin 3-6 7-6(7-2) 6-4
Doubles - First Round
(4) Knowle/Marrero def. Cipolla/Lorenzi 6-2 3-6 11-9 (Match TB)
Gasquet/Roger-Vasselin def. Bednarek/Ebden 6-3 4-6 11-9 (Match TB)

Singles - First Round
(5) B Tomic def. O Rochus 6-4 6-3
S Giraldo def. S Darcis 6-3 6-4
Doubles - First Round
(1) Cermak/Polasek def. Kukushkin/Stakhovsky 6-2 3-6 10-4 (Match TB)
Bachinger/Moser def. (WC) Haas/Petzschner 7-6(7-5) 1-6 10-4 (Match TB)
Kohlmann/J Murray def. Baghdatis/Youzhny 6-6(7-9) 6-2 11-9 (Match TB) 



Singles - First Round
Anna Tatishvili def. (3) Tsvetana Pironkova 1-6 6-3 6-1
(4) Klara Zakopalova def. Anne Keothavong 7-6(7-3) 3-6 6-2
(5) Marina Erakovic def. Pauline Parmentier 7-6(7-3) 3-6 7-6(7-2)
(6) Petra Martic def. (WC) Csilla Borsanyi 6-0 7-5
Aleksandra Wozniak def. (7) Shahar Peer 6-4 6-3
Elena Vesnina def. Varvara Lepchenko 5-0 retired
Lesia Tsurenko def. Greta Arn 3-6 6-3 6-1
(WC) Vanda Lukacs def. (WC) Henrietta Habler 6-2 6-1
Doubles - First Round
Marosi/Tatishvili def. (3) Amanmuradova/Rosolska 7-5 7-6(7-5)
Birnerova/Krajicek def. Mladenovic/Pervak 7-5 1-6 10-7 (Match TB)
Begu/Minella def. Jugic-Salkic/Klemenschits 2-6 6-2 10-7 (Match TB)

Singles Qualifying - Final Round
(5) Heather Watson def. (1) Sloane Stephens 4-6 6-4 6-2
Kristina Barrois def. (8) Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino 6-4 2-6 6-2
Karin Knapp def. Mariana Duque-Marino 6-3 7-6(7-3)
Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor def. Estrella Cabeza Candela 6-3 6-3
Singles - First Round
(1) Roberta Vinci def. (WC) Nina Bratchikova 6-1 1-6 6-4
(7) Nadia Petrova def. (WC) Barbara Luz 6-0 6-1
Vania King def. Johanna Larsson 6-6(6-8) 6-3 6-0
Carla Suarez Navarro def. Olga Govortsova 6-4 6-4
Silvia Soler-Espinosa def. Sorana Cirstea 6-4 6-4
Doubles - First Round
(2) Mirza/Rodionova def. Daniilidou/Klepac 6-2 6-7(5-7) 10-5 (Match TB)
(3) Shvedova/Voskoboeva def. Camerin/Knapp 6-3 6-1
(4) Gajdosova/Hlavackova def. Foretz Gacon/Jans-Ignacik 6-1 5-7 11-9 (Match TB)
Chuang/Zhang def. (WC) Moura/Vale Costa 6-0 6-1
Lee-Waters/Moulton-Levy def. Arruabarrena-Vecino/Medina Garrigues 7-6(7-5) 3-6 11-9 (Match TB)


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