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Daily Tennis News Briefs 15May12




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Tuesday, May 15, 2012


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Obama Joins Team USA to Encourage Millions of Youngsters to be Active in 2012

First Lady Michelle Obama joined U.S. Olympians, Paralympians and London hopefuls to announce a nationwide commitment to get more than 1.7 million American children active as part of her Letís Move! initiative to solve the problem of childhood obesity in a generation.  

Through commitments to the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) organizations will provide beginner athletic programming to more than 1.7 million kids in 2012. PHA has also created a website,, to help families find affiliated sports programs in their area.


Williams Looks Ahead to Paris With Confidence

Chances on the clay of the French Open have improved considerably for Serena Williams as she continues to dominate on her Tours in the run-up to Roland Garros.

"Roland Garros conditions are much different from here. Conditions are different every week on clay. Definitely my goal is to do well in Paris."


Federer is Waiting to Enter Rome

Roger Federer is waiting until the last possible moment to see how his body pulls up after the rigors and strains of winning the Madrid Masters last week on controversial blue clay. The Swiss was reportedly nursing some hip and back pain after his efforts, with movement on the slicker blue being much changed from the classic style required on red.



Martin to Launch a Jacksonville Academy

Former American ace Todd Martin, who retired in 2004, is preparing to start a new career working with juniors, and setting up an academy in the Jacksonville, Florida, area. The 41-year-old believes that despite the world-spanning nature of modern tennis and the distractions suffered by young Americans, the sport can still grow in his native land.



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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
(9) J Isner def. P Kohlschreiber 2-6 7-6(7-3) 6-2
(12) N Almagro def. M Cilic 6-2 3-6 6-0
(13) G Monfils def. A Bogomolov Jr. 6-4 6-1
B Tomic def. (Q) S Giraldo 4-6 6-2 6-4
R Stepanek def. J Chela 2-6 6-0 6-3
C Berlocq def. (Q) B Kavcic 6-1 6-3
S Wawrinka def. (Q) R Haase 6-1 4-6 7-5
F Verdasco def. A Dolgopolov 6-0, retired (intestinal pain)
D Nalbandian def. (Q) A Ramos 6-3 6-4
(WC) F Fognini def. M Baghdatis 6-2 6-2
Doubles - First Round
(WC) Naso/Volandri def. Ferrer/F Lopez 7-5 6-4
Bracciali/Seppi def. Nieminen/Troicki 6-3 4-6 10-3 (Match TB)
Kubot/Tipsarevic def. Anderson/Tomic 6-4 4-6 11-9 (Match TB)
S Gonzalez/Kas def. (WC) Cipolla/Lorenzi 1-6 6-3 10-8 (Match TB)



Singles - First Round
Ekaterina Makarova def. (10) Francesca Schiavone 6-3 6-4
(12) Angelique Kerber def. (Q) Anastasia Rodionova 4-6 7-5 6-2
(13) Ana Ivanovic def. Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-4 6-3
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova def. Ksenia Pervak 6-2 6-4
Julia Goerges def. (Q) Aleksandra Wozniak 6-1 6-7(1-7) 6-3
Anabel Medina Garrigues def. Zheng Jie 6-2 6-1
Christina McHale def. Monica Niculescu 6-4 6-4
Chanelle Scheepers def. Jarmila Gajdosova 6-4 7-6(7-3)
Iveta Benesova def. Yanina Wickmayer 6-4 5-7 7-6(7-5)
Shahar Peer def. Peng Shuai 7-6(7-4) 4-6 3-1 retired (Left Hand Injury)
Vania King def. Tsvetana Pironkova 6-0 6-1
Sofia Arvidsson def. Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez 6-3 6-2
Doubles - First Round
(5) Kirilenko/Petrova def. Govortsova/Voskoboeva 6-3 6-3
(7) Grandin/Uhlirova def. Bacsinszky/Brianti 6-0 6-2
Chuang/Dushevina def. (8) Kops-Jones/Spears 6-3 6-1
Cibulkova/Husarova def. (WC) Burnett/Virgili 6-2 6-2
Mattek-Sands/Mirza def. Erakovic/Niculescu 6-2 6-1


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