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Daily Tennis News Briefs 08May12




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Tuesday, May 8, 2012


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Djokovic and Nadal Upset With ATP Secret to Allow Blue Courts

No. 1 Novak Djokovic has joined Rafael Nadal in condemning the unpublished 2011 ATP decision to allow a blue clay experiment for this week's Madrid Masters. The Serb said that top players should have been consulted on the controversial move which has put the event in world headlines for days - exactly as organizers no doubt knew it would.



German Tournament Might Have Japanese Audience

Japan will have a marginal "home" advantage as the nation compete in next month's World Team Championships in Dusseldorf. Besides host Germany, which is guaranteed fans within the population, Japan won't likely be short of supporters either.

It just so happens that the Rhine city is headquarters for dozens of Japanese corporations, with around 8,000 Japanese living in the area. And if they come out in their numbers for the May 20-26 pre-French Open warm-up, the arena could at times feel like Little Tokyo.


Oudin Claims USTA French Open Wild Card

USTA Player Development announced that Melanie Oudin has earned a main draw wild card into the 2012 French Open. This year, the USTA awarded one women’s singles main draw wild card into the French Open to the American who earned the most WTA Tour Ranking points at two of three $50,000 USTA Pro Circuit clay-court events—Dothan, Ala.; Charlottesville, Va.; and Indian Harbour Beach, Fla.

Brian Baker earned the men’s USTA French Open Wild Card last week.


Nesquik International Junior Tournament to be Played on Full-Sized Courts

The inaugural NESQUIK "Little Mo" Internationals – Forest Hills will be held at the historic West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, New York from August 20-24, 2012

The tournament is open to any player from around the world ages 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12. Players must wear all white in keeping with the tradition of Forest Hills, and matches will be played on full 78-foot clay courts with yellow balls. The tournament will be the premier challenge for youngsters to compete against players from other countries who are the same age.

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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
(11) N Almagro def. (Q) S Giraldo 6-7(5-7) 6-3 6-3
(Q) D Gimeno-Traver def. (Q) V Hanescu 7-6(7-3) 4-6 6-3
(WC) G Garcia-Lopez def. M Baghdatis 6-4 3-6 6-4
V Troicki def. D Young 6-1 4-6 6-1
M Youzhny def. (WC) J Marti 6-3 6-2
(WC) R Harrison def. (Q) S Stakhovsky 7-6(7-3) 7-6(7-5)
(Q) I Andreev def. J Ferrero 6-4 7-6(7-4)
(Q) A Falla def. J Chela 6-3 2-6 6-2
Doubles - First Round
S Gonzalez/Kas def. Marach/Peya 3-6 6-4 10-8
Cabal/Schwank def. Anderson/Isner 6-4 7-6(7-4)



Singles - First Round
(3) Petra Kvitova def. Marina Erakovic 6-2 6-3
(9) Serena Williams def. Elena Vesnina 6-3 6-1
(WC) Carla Suarez Navarro def. (15) Jelena Jankovic 4-6 7-6(7-5) 6-4
Lucie Safarova def. Kaia Kanepi 6-4 6-4
Sara Errani def. Chanelle Scheepers 4-6 6-2 6-3
Ekaterina Makarova def. Galina Voskoboeva 6-2 7-6(7-3)
(Q) Lucie Hradecka def. Peng Shuai 6-4 5-7 6-4
(Q) Andrea Hlavackova def. (Q) Anastasia Rodionova 6-1 6-4
Singles - Second Round
(5) Samantha Stosur def. Christina McHale 2-6 6-4 6-0
(8) Li Na def. (WC) Silvia Soler-Espinosa 6-3 6-1
(12) Angelique Kerber def. (WC) Venus Williams 6-4 6-1
Petra Cetkovska def. (Q) Lourdes Dominguez Lino 6-4 7-5
Doubles - First Round
Groenefeld/Zhang def. (6) Mirza/Rodionova 6-3 6-2
Hsieh/Zheng def. (8) Benesova/Zahlavova Strycova 6-2 1-6 10-6 (Match TB)
Dulko/Suarez def. Klepac/Rosolska 6-2 7-5
Erakovic/Niculescu def. Hercog/King walkover (Hercog: Low Back Injury)
Makarova/Vesnina def. Gajdosova/Peng 6-4 7-5
(WC) Cibulkova/Husarova def. Grandin/Uhlirova 6-3 6-7(6-8) 10-7 (Match TB)


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