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Daily Tennis News Briefs 23May12




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Wednesday, May 23, 2012


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Defending Champion Li Fears Failure in Paris

Roland Garros winner Li Na is grappling with a fear of failure on the eve of her Grand Slam title defense with the  Chinese sports heroine frightened about closing out wins.

"There is not one player out there who gives up in a match, everyone is playing at such a high level. That's my problem - I need to win easier. It's a big problem for me to close out the matches."


Hewitt Delighted to Get Queenís Wild Card

Lleyton Hewitt returns to his happy hunting ground on grass when the four-time winner makes a re-appearance at the pre-Wimbledon Queen's event from June 11.

The 31-year-old gets a wild card after missing three months of tennis as he recovered from another foot operation.



Still Ailing, Soderling Pulls Out of Paris, London and The Olympics

Swede Robin Soderling still has no idea when he can return to tennis after suffering for ten months with glandular fever. But the 28-year-old does have some good news after announcing that he and his girlfriend will become parents in September.

"Hello everyone. I have great news. Jenni and I become parents in September. We are both very happy and excited," said the former No. 4 in a tweet.


USC Men and Florida Women Repeat as National NCAA Champions

Congrats to USC men for winning their 4th consecutive NCAA championship in Athens, Georgia. They defeated University of Virginia 4-2 in the finals.

Congrats too, to University of Florida women for repeating as NCAA champions in Athens, Georgia as they defeated top seed UCLA 4-0 in the finals.

Wimbledon Four-Ball Cans for Sale

A limited number of unused Slazenger Wimbledon Ultra Vis tennis balls are for sale.

Cans are priced at $17.50 each, plus $2.00 for shipping. Four cans are $60.00 plus postage. Delivery in USA only.

If interested, email Makes a great prize for Wimbledon events or graduation gifts




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.


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 - First Round
(5) B Tomic def. L Lacko 6-2 6-3
(WC) J Ferrero def. (6) R Haase 4-6 7-6(8-6) 7-6(8-6)
(7) def. Istomin def. A Falla 7-6(7-3) 1-6 6-1
S Darcis def. (8) F Fognini 7-6(7-3) 7-5
X Malisse def. Y Lu 7-5 6-4
N Davydenko def. M Ebden 6-3 6-3
(Q) B Baker def. S Stakhovsky 6-7(2-7) 6-4 7-5
M Kukushkin def. (Q) S Querrey 6-2 7-5
F Volandri def. O Rochus 4-6 7-6(7-2) 6-2
E Roger-Vasselin def. (WC) B Paire 6-4 7-6(7-2)
(Q) T Bellucci def. D Young 6-7(5-7) 6-0 6-3
(Q) G Dimitrov def. D Sela 7-5 6-1
Doubles - First Round
(1) Bryan/Bryan def. Ebden/Tomic 6-2 6-2
(3) Qureshi/Rojer def. Cerretani/Sa 7-5 6-2
(4) Cabal/S Gonzalez def. Huey/Moser 6-4 3-6 10-6 (Match TB)
Bracciali/J Murray def. Erlich/A Ram 7-5 2-6 12-10 (Match TB)
Lipsky/R Ram def. Elgin/Istomin 6-3 6-4
Marach/Polasek def. (WC) Mahut/Roger-Vasselin 7-5 6-3

Round Robin - Red Group
T Berdych def. A Roddick 6-1 6-2
R Stepanek def. J Blake 6-2 6-1
L Mayer def. T Ito 6-4 6-4
Round Robin - Blue Group
J Tipsarevic def. A Bogomolov Jr. 6-1 6-3
V Troicki def. D Tursunov 6-3 6-2
F Mayer def. I Dodig 6-1 6-1



Singles - First Round
Sofia Arvidsson def. (7) Peng Shuai 7-5 6-3
(8) Kaia Kanepi def. (Q) Irina Falconi 6-3 6-2
Chanelle Scheepers def. (9) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 7-5 6-2
Monica Niculescu def. (Q) Sania Mirza 6-1 7-5
Yanina Wickmayer def. Anna Chakvetadze 3-6 6-4 6-1
(Q) Urszula Radwanska def. Varvara Lepchenko 6-2 6-2
(Q) Arantxa Rus def. Zheng Jie 7-5 3-6 6-4
(LL) Lesia Tsurenko def. Greta Arn 6-1 6-4
(LL) Bojana Jovanovski def. (WC) Tamaryn Hendler 7-5 7-5
Doubles - First Round
Jurak/Marosi def. (1) Peschke/Srebotnik 1-6 6-2 10-8 (Match TB)
(4) Mattek-Sands/Mirza def. Jugic-Salkic/Klemenschits 6-4 6-2
Dekmeijere/Kondratieva def. Daniilidou/Hrdinova 6-4 3-6 10-4 (Match TB)
McHale/Oudin def. Jeflea/Peers 6-3 4-6 10-8 (Match TB)
(WC) Bovina/Van Uytvanck def. Castano/Lefevre 2-6 7-6(12-10) 10-6 (Match TB)

Singles - First Round
(2) Francesca Schiavone def. Alexandra Cadantu 6-1 6-2
Sloane Stephens def. (3) Maria Kirilenko 3-6 7-5, retired (right ankle injury)
(4) Anabel Medina Garrigues def. Anna Tatishvili 7-5 4-6 6-1
(Q) Alexandra Panova def. (5) Mona Barthel 6-3 7-6(9-7)
Ayumi Morita def. (6) Marina Erakovic 6-1 6-3
Shahar Peer def. (9) Aleksandra Wozniak 7-5 6-0
Lucie Hradecka def. (LL) Mandy Minella 7-6(7-3) 6-2
Timea Babos def. (Q) Anastasija Sevastova 3-0 retired (low back injury)
Johanna Larsson def. (Q) Lauren Davis 3-6 7-6(7-5) 7-6(7-5)
(Q) Mirjana Lucic def. Anne Keothavong 2-6 7-5 6-4
(WC) Alize Cornet def. Olga Govortsova 6-4 2-6 6-4
(WC) Virginie Razzano def. (LL) Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez 1-6 6-2 7-5
Doubles - First Round
Cadantu/Keothavong def. (3) Minella/Parmentier 6-4 2-6 10-5 (Match TB)
(4) Babos/Hsieh def. Perrin/Shamayko 6-1 6-0
Adamczak/Bengson def. Jurikova/Kucova 1-6 6-4 10-8 (Match TB)
Gamiz/Hermoso def. Brianti/Foretz Gacon walkover (Brianti: Left Calf Injury)


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