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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

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Fish Reveals His Mystery Illness

Mardy Fish has finally broken his silence over the mystery illness that has kept him off the ATP World Tour for nearly two months and prevented him from contesting the current French Open. The 30 year-old American revealed he recently underwent a medical procedure to combat a heart condition doctors described as a form of arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat).

 

Defending Champion Li Cant Get Practice Time on Center Court

Late-arriving champion Li Na found herself unable to train on the showcourt where she made her name in tennis a year ago by wining the French Open. China's shining star said that for her first few days at Roland Garros, there was no court time available at the main Philipe Chatrier Court as it had all been fully filled by other elite players.

"All the time was booked already," said the 30-year-old who made history a year ago when she won the title. "I had to hit on Suzanne Lenglen. It's always nice coming back to a tournament where you have won."

 

Roddick is Not a Fan of Clay Courts

United States Davis Cup captain Jim Courier admitted he expects Andy Roddick to announce his retirement if the current slump down the ATP World Tour rankings continues for the 29 year-old former world no.1

Clay is clearly an anathema to Roddick. I move just horrendously out here, he maintained. My footwork on this stuff now is just really bad.  I feel like I'm always shuffling, or hopping, or not stopping ,or something."

 

Williams is Keeping Her Doubles Options Open for the Next Couple Months 

Venus Williams will keep her options open in doubles over the coming weeks as the American works to qualify for a place at the London Games in July. The player who turns 32 next month is living with the energy-sapping illness which she revealed in 2011 and may have to ration her time on court.

To keep her health strong, she will all but certainly skip doubles with sister Serena at Roland Garros, where she has reached the second round in singles.

 

After String of Surgeries, Hewitt is Happy to be On Court

It's happy days again for ever-ready Lleyton Hewitt despite the fact that the Australian is out of the French Open after opening round. The two-time Grand Slam winner is just glad to be back on court after successful make-or-break toe surgery in February.

 

Murray Will Play Paris Despite His Injured Back

Andy Murray has a one-word answer to Boris Becker's suggestion he skip the French Open in order to properly rest his injured back: "No," said the No. 4 when asked if that could possibly be in his plans for the clay-court event.

"Apart from my back everything's been fine," said the Scot. "Everybody picks up niggles at various times of the season, and sometimes you can get them at points of the year that aren't ideal. They can happen when you're just going into a rest period or when you start training again and no one hears about them."

 

Oudin is Back in the Mix

American Melanie Oudin won her first Grand Slam match since the 2010 US Open on Sunday at Roland Garros, which in fact was her first WTA main draw win not due to a retirement since April of 2011. It's been a long road for the 2009 US Open quarterfinalist, who has fallen out of the top 350 but id now back to No. 269. She won a Challenger in April and eventually earned the USTA wild card


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THIS WEEK

MEN
Dusseldorf
Nice

WOMEN
Brussels
Strasbourg

NEXT WEEK

MEN
Roland Garros

WOMEN
Roland Garros

VIP DATES

Roland Garros: May 27-June 10

Wimbledon: June 25-July 8

Olympic Tennis London: July 28-August 5

US Open: August 27-September 9

RESULTS - MEN

MONDAY
Roland Garros

Singles - First Round
(1) N Djokovic def. P Starace 7-6(7-3) 6-3 6-1
(3) R Federer def. T Kamke 6-2 7-5 6-3
(7) T Berdych def. D Sela 6-3 6-4 6-1
(10) J Isner def. R Dutra Silva 6-3 6-4 6-4
(11) G Simon def. R Harrison 3-6 7-5 6-4 6-1
F Serra def. (15) F Lopez 5-0 retired (Left Oblique Muscle)
(19) M Raonic def. R Ramirez Hidalgo 6-4 6-2 6-2
(20) M Granollers def. J Sousa 6-2 3-6 6-3 6-4
(22) A Seppi def. N Davydenko 6-3 7-6(7-5) 7-5
D Goffin def. (23) R Stepanek 6-2 4-6 2-6 6-4 6-2
(24) P Kohlschreiber def. M Ebden 6-4 6-4 7-6(7-4)
(25) B Tomic def. A Haider-Maurer 7-6(7-5) 6-3 6-3
(28) V Troicki def. T Bellucci 4-6 6-3 5-7 6-3 6-2
(31) K Anderson def. R Machado 7-6(7-2) 6-6(6-8) 4-6 6-1 11-9
L Kubot def. K Beck 7-5 6-2 7-5
M Llodra def. G Garcia-Lopez 7-6(7-5) 6-2 3-6 6-3
A Clement def. A Bogomolov Jr. 6-2 3-6 4-6 7-6(7-2) 5-4 retired (Cramp)
P Mathieu def. B Phau 2-6 4-6 6-4 6-3 6-0
A Ungur def. D Nalbandian 6-3 5-7 6-4 7-5
B Baker def. X Malisse 6-3 7-6(7-1) 7-6(7-5)
B Kavcic def. L Hewitt 7-6(7-2) 6-3 6-7(4-7) 6-3
L Mayer def. O Rochus 6-3 6-4 2-6 6-4
M Jaziri def. P Petzschner 6-3 7-5 7-6(9-7)
S Giraldo def. A Falla 5-7 6-2 6-4 7-6(7-4)
M Klizan def. F Dancevic 4-0 retired (Back)
J Levine def. B Becker 7-5 6-2 6-4
M Kukushkin def. E Gulbis 6-4 7-6(7-4) 5-7 2-6 6-4
H Zeballos def. E Prodon 6-7(8-10) 6-3 6-3 6-2
(16) A Dolgopolov tied with S Stakhovsky 7-6(7-4) 4-6 6-7(4-7) 6-3, suspended
T Haas leads F Volandri 6-3 0-6 6-4 4-2, suspended

RESULTS - WOMEN

MONDAY
Roland Garros

Singles - First Round
(1) Victoria Azarenka def. Alberta Brianti 6-7(6-8) 6-4 6-2
(3) Agnieszka Radwanska def. Bojana Jovanovski 6-1 6-0
(7) Li Na def. Sorana Cirstea 6-2 6-1
(8) Marion Bartoli def. (Q) Karolina Pliskova 6-3 6-3
Bethanie Mattek-Sands def. (12) Sabine Lisicki 6-4 6-3
(15) Dominika Cibulkova def. (WC) Kristina Mladenovic 6-2 6-1
Sofia Arvidsson def. (17) Roberta Vinci 6-2 4-6 6-3
(18) Flavia Pennetta def. Hsieh Su-Wei 6-7(3-7) 6-4 6-2
(19) Jelena Jankovic def. Patricia Mayr-Achleitner 1-6 6-1 7-5
(24) Petra Cetkovska def. Simona Halep 6-1 6-3
(27) Nadia Petrova def. Iveta Benesova 6-3 6-3
(29) Anabel Medina Garrigues def. (LL) Laura Robson 6-2 6-1
(Q) Lauren Davis def. (30) Mona Barthel 6-1 6-1
(31) Zheng Jie def. Alize Cornet 6-4 6-4
Nina Bratchikova def. (32) Monica Niculescu 0-6 6-3 6-3
Christina McHale def. (Q) Kiki Bertens 2-6 6-4 6-4
Chanelle Scheepers def. Laura Pous-Tio 6-4 2-6 6-1
Carla Suarez Navarro def. Tamarine Tanasugarn 6-0 6-3
Petra Martic def. Michaella Krajicek 6-2 7-5
Vania King def. Galina Voskoboeva 6-4 6-2
Varvara Lepchenko def. Ksenia Pervak 6-2 6-7(6-8) 6-4
Sloane Stephens def. Ekaterina Makarova 6-4 7-6(8-6)
Olga Govortsova def. Romina Oprandi 6-4 6-1
Stephanie Foretz Gacon def. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova 6-3 7-5
(Q) Chan Yung-Jan def. Kateryna Bondarenko 6-1 7-6(10-8)
(Q) Yaroslava Shvedova de. Mandy Minella 6-3 6-4
(LL) Sesil Karatantcheva def. Timea Babos 6-1 6-0
(WC) Claire Feuerstein def. Vera Dushevina 6-4 6-1

 

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