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Daily Tennis News Briefs 03May12




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An Executive Summary of today's Daily Tennis News

Thursday, May 3, 2012


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Fernberger Passes Away

Marilyn Fernberger, long-time tennis volunteer, promoter, advocate and donor of tennis passed away Wednesday, in Rydal, Pennsylvania at age 84.



Federer Dreams of Getting His Number One Ranking Back

Roger Federer, who returns to tennis after more than a month of rest and training when he plays the Madrid Masters starting at the weekend, has not given up at all on the dream of taking back the No. 1 ranking by passing Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.



Murray is Not Ready to Get Married Now

There is no marriage on the immediate horizon for Andy Murray, with the No. 4 busy enough trying to lift his tennis up enough to consistently compete with - and defeat - his top 3 rivals, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer,

While British media report that girlfriend Kim Sears is not shy about dropping hints, "No matter how much she is pushing, I haven’t fallen for it yet,” Murray told interviewer David Frost during a chat recently in Monte Carlo.


Coaches Rinaldi, Ponkka, Boynton and James Are Honored by the USOC

The USTA announced that four members of the tennis community were honored with national awards as part of the USOC Coaching Recognition Program. 

USTA Lead National Coach Kathy Rinaldi was named the 2011 USOC National Coach of the Year for Tennis; Vesa Ponkka of Huntingtown, Md., who coaches at the Junior Tennis Champions Center, a USTA Certified Regional Training Center in College Park, Md., was named USOC Developmental Coach of the Year for Tennis; Craig Boynton of Tampa, Fla., was named USOC “Doc” Councilman Coach of the Year for Tennis for his contributions to the sport in the areas of training and conditioning; and USTA National Manager for Wheelchair Tennis Dan James of Oakdale, Minn., was named USOC Paralympic Coach of the Year for 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 - Second Round
(2) A Seppi def. I Dodig 6-4 6-2
(4) D Nalbandian def. (Q) A Bedene 6-4 6-3
(8) G Muller def. (Q) E Schwank 6-3 7-6(7-0)
J Souza def. (WC) D Lajovic 4-2 retired (Ankle)
Doubles - First Round
(1) Lindstedt/Tecau def. (WC) M Djokovic/Tosic 6-3 6-3
(2) Lipsky/R Ram def. Junaid/Lacko 7-6(7-0) 6-7(5-7) 10-3 (Match TB)
(3) Erlich/A Ram def. Parrott/Zelenay 7-5 6-3
Dodig/Veic def. Motti/Paire 5-7 7-6(7-1) 10-5
Doubles - Quarterfinal
Emmrich/Siljestrom def. Bracciali/Rosol 6-4 3-6 10-7 (Match TB)

Singles - First Round
B Reynolds def. A Balazs 6-3 6-4
Singles - Second Round
(2) R Gasquet def. P Lorenzi 6-1 6-1
(3) S Wawrinka def. (Q) I Navarro 7-6(7-5) 6-1
(6) R Haase def. (Q) I Cervantes 5-7 6-4 6-2
(Q) D Munoz-De La Nava def. (8) F Cipolla 6-4 6-4
Doubles - First Round
(1) Qureshi/Rojer def. (WC) Elias/J Sousa 6-3 4-6 10-4 (Match TB)
Charroin/Marray def. (WC) Gil/P Sousa 6-4 6-4

Singles - Second Round
(WC) T Haas def. (1) J Tsonga 6-1 6-4
(3) M Cilic def. M Bachinger 6-3 6-2
(6) M Youzhny def. S Giraldo 6-7(2-7) 6-4 6-4
(8) M Baghdatis def. (Q) D Brown 1-6 6-4 6-4
Doubles - First Round
Brown/Waske def. (2) Marach/Peya 7-5 6-1
Malisse/Norman def. (3) S Gonzalez/Kas 6-3 7-6(7-5)
(4) Cabal/Farah def. (WC) Brands/Krawietz 5-7 6-2 10-7 (Match TB)
Cilic/Zovko def. Matosevic/Tomic 6-4 6-4



Singles - Second Round
(1) Sara Errani def. (Q) Melinda Czink 6-4 1-6 6-1
Elena Vesnina def. (2) Ksenia Pervak 6-2 6-3
Barbora Zahlavova Strycova def. (4) Klara Zakopalova 6-3 6-3
(5) Marina Erakovic def. (Q) Akgul Amanmuradova 6-0, retired (right elbow injury)
(6) Petra Martic def. Hsieh Su-Wei 6-4 6-1
Aleksandra Wozniak def. Alexandra Cadantu 6-7(2-7) 6-0 6-0
Anna Tatishvili def. (WC) Vanda Lukacs 6-1 6-2
Alberta Brianti def. Lesia Tsurenko 5-7 7-5 6-4
Doubles - First Round
Husarova/Rybarikova def. Hsieh/Hsieh 6-7(5-7) 6-2 10-5 (Match TB)
Doubles - Quarterfinal
Birnerova/Krajicek def. (1) Grandin/Uhlirova 6-1 6-2
Begu/Minella def. (4) Chan/Fujiwara 6-4 3-6 10-6 (Match TB)
Marosi/Tatishvili def. Dekmeijere/Kondratieva 4-6 6-0 10-3 (Match TB)

Singles - Second Round
(1) Roberta Vinci def. (WC) Maria Joao Koehler 6-2 6-0
(Q) Karin Knapp def. (2) Maria Kirilenko 1-6 6-1 7-5
Silvia Soler-Espinosa def. (3) Anabel Medina Garrigues 3-6 6-3 7-5
(4) Petra Cetkovska def. (Q) Heather Watson 6-3 6-1
Galina Voskoboeva def. (5) Zheng Jie 6-4 6-1
(6) Kaia Kanepi def. Vania King 6-3 6-4
(7) Nadia Petrova def. Jarmila Gajdosova 7-6(7-2) retired (Left Ankle Injury)
Carla Suarez Navarro def. (9) Polona Hercog 6-4 3-0 retired (Right Foot Injury)
Doubles - Quarterfinal
(2) Mirza/Rodionova def. Lee-Waters/Moulton-Levy 6-0 6-4
(3) Shvedova/Voskoboeva def. Bratchikova/Jurak 7-5 6-3
Chuang/Zhang def. (4) Gajdosova/Hlavackova walkover (Gajdosova: Left Ankle Injury)


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