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Daily Tennis News Briefs 21May12




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Monday, May 21, 2012


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Noah Believes France Has Davis Cup Problem

Yannick Noah had a massive amount of success as France's Davis and Fed Cup captains, leading two Davis Cup teams to titles in 1991and 1996, and also guiding the Fed Cup squad to the crown in 1997.

But the former French Open champion has no desire to prowl the sides again, telling L'Equipe that even if the players begged him, he would not return. Guy Forget stepped down as captain in April and the Franc Tennis Federation has yet to name a replacement.


Sharapova Disputes Azarenka’s WTA Rules Interpretation

Victoria Azarenka's Twitter outburst against her interpretation of WTA top player entry requirements has drawn zero sympathy from world No.2 Maria Sharapova as the rivalry between the top two in the world heats up.

Sharapova said that she prefers just to pay the fine and not risk her body if she's not fully fit for a mandatory tournament. "She (Azarenka) is probably injured more than any other player (who is) number one," said the Russian.


After Loss in Rome Federer Has More Time to Relax With Family

Roger Federer is keen to relax for a few days prior to Sunday's start of the French Open after losing in straight sets to Novak Djokovic at the Rome Masters.

"I'm very excited but very tired," said winner of an ATP-leading four titles this season, including Madrid only days ago. "I've been living and breathing tennis every day. I'm looking forward to some days off and getting ready for Paris."


ITF Decision in the Case of Dimitar Kutrovsky

The International Tennis Federation announced that Dimitar Kutrovsky has been found to have committed an Anti-Doping Rule Violation under Article 2.1 of the Tennis Anti-Doping Programme (presence of a Prohibited Substance in player’s sample).

The tribunal concurred, and therefore confirmed Kutrovsky’s commission of an Anti-Doping Rule Violation under Article 2.1 of the Tennis Anti-Doping Programme, and determined that he should be suspended from participation for a period of two years, back-dated to commence from February 14. 2012 and so ending at midnight on February 13, 2014.

A Collection of Tennis Images For Sale

A professional tennis photographer has been shooting for almost 40 years at all the major and minor tennis tournaments for the wires systems, daily newspapers, magazines and advertising agencies. He has been to venues all over the world and has compiled tennis images (archives) of all the professionals and some juniors.  The images have all been preserved in a temperature-controlled environment and are color positives (slides), color and black & white negatives and contact sheets, as well as digital. There are in excess of 400,000 images and they are for sale. Seller will transfer copyright and will give total usage to the purchaser. Lists available with players, tournaments, dates, etc. For more information please contact 954-448-4999.


Tennis Job of the Day

Head Tennis and Paddle Professional—New York

A prestigious, member-owned, private club established in 1926 seeks a Head Tennis and Paddle Professional.  The Bronxville Field Club, located in Westchester County, New York, has successful racquets programs and a very active membership.  The Club membership is healthy and full with a strong waiting list for membership.

The ideal candidate must be USPTA and PTR certified.  He/she must have experience as a head professional, preferably in a private club setting.  The ideal candidate must demonstrate excellent playing skills, be a master stringer and exhibit an appropriate professional image. He/she must be detail oriented, have strong organizational and leadership skills and exceptional communication skills.  The successful candidate will have both on court and off court responsibilities. The candidate must have the ability to organize, promote and implement all paddle and tennis activities, events, clinics, exhibitions, tournaments and lessons for all ages and abilities within the club’s membership.  The club is committed to providing exceptional member service in all of these areas.  Continued development and enhancement of both the paddle and tennis programs should be the primary goal of any interested candidate.  The club has a tradition of longstanding relationships with its employees.  There have only been two head tennis/paddle professionals in the last fifty years.

Our facilities include:
·        Fourteen Har-Tru tennis courts, two of which are bubbled from October through April, making tennis a successful year round program.
·        Three paddle courts
·        Three international squash courts
·        Swimming pool
·        Year-round restaurant and banquet facility
·        Fitness facility
·        Pro shop

Compensation will include a base salary and benefits package, which includes medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability and 401k.

No phone calls please.
Interested applicants should e-mail resumes to: Lori M. Sahagian, General Manager,

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Investor Wants to Buy a Tennis Club in the Boston Area

"Looking at purchasing a tennis club in the Boston area or a part of equity.
Contract time of 50-100 hours a week will be considered as well as long-term leasing with the buy-out option. Please email".


Vermont Club for Sale

Tennis club for sale in Southern Vermont. A 2-indoor, 2-outdoor court facility ideal for tennis professional husband/wife team. Recent renovations include: New lighting system for indoor courts, new fitness facility, lounge and locker rooms. Call or e-mail Bob Cofer at (860)482-9424 or

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Roland Garros

Roland Garros


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 - Final
R Nadal def. N Djokovic 75 63 
Doubles - Final
Granollers/M Lopez def. Kubot/Tipsarevic 6-3 6-2

No Main Draw Matches Completed

Round Robin - Red Group
T Ito def. R Stepanek 3-6 6-4 6-4
C Berlocq def. A Roddick 6-2 6-2
L Mayer def. R Harrison 6-4 5-7 6-3
Round Robin - Blue Group
V Troicki def. I Dodig 6-3 7-6(7-3)
P Kohlschreiber def. A Bogomolov Jr. 6-0 6-2



Singles - Final
(2) Maria Sharapova def. (8) Li Na 4-6 6-4 7-6(7-5)
Doubles - Final
(3) Errani/Vinci def. Makarova/Vesnina 6-2 7-5


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