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Thursday, May 31, 2012


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Venus Refuses to Give Excuses on Her Paris Loss

Venus Williams refused to indulge in any form of self-pity as her dubious fitness, compromised after being diagnosed last September with Sjogren's Syndrome, contributed to a second round French Open exit.

“Obviously it's frustrating at times.  I don't know if there's anything mental more I can do at this point, but there's a lot of stages to go through with this kind of thing.  I'm still playing a professional sport, so I have to be very positive.  And I'm going to have ups and downs. I hope I never get to the ‘Why me.’  I'm not allowed to feel sorry for myself.”


Haas is Not Ready to Retire

Tommy Haas is showing that over-30 tennis can thrive in today's game, with the German using his experience to advance at the French Open.  The 33-year-old father of an 18-month-old daughter and ranked No. 112 said there is no reason he cannot continue for a few more seasons as well



Bartoli & French Federation to Begin Talks

Marion Bartoli and the French Tennis Federation (FFT) might be ready to start mending fences.

Under current rules, a player must maker herself available for Fed Cup for two ties during the two years prior to the Games. Bartoli has not made herself available under those circumstances. The FFT has said it will not change its team rules just to suit one player.


Williams Says Her Health Will Determine Her Olympic Schedule

Venus Williams said that her health will decide if she can play two doubles events at the London Olympics, with the 2008 Beijing gold medalist hoping to team successfully with sister Serena in that event.

"I have to see and see what I'm elected for. Maybe doubles and mixed is better for me. For me, any medal in any event, even if it was the javelin, that's a medal."

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

Pro—North Carolina

A 1500 member prestigious country club, with 3 indoor and 11 outdoor courts, is seeking a dynamic, high-energy professional with experience teaching women's teams, adults, and juniors of all levels. The program consists of 130 women team tennis players and over 100 juniors.  This job will report directly to the Tennis Director.  Looking for a professional with recent tournament and college playing background. Minimum of 2 years full time teaching experience is needed to fill this career-oriented position. The responsibilities of organizing and teaching junior and adult clinics as well as private lessons will provide you with financial security as you learn all aspects of the tennis business.  Excellent opportunity for a professional who wants the education and experience required to become a Tennis Director.    Individual will also be involved in assisting with all special events.  Compensation includes:  above average base salary and commission on lessons and clinics. $60,000+ potential earnings. Benefits include:  major medical, dental, meal allowance and vacation. Send resume with references to:  Greensboro Country Club, Attn:  Tom Cascarano - Tennis Director, 410 Sunset Drive, Greensboro, NC  27408.  Or fax resume to 336-691-5819.  E-Mail:

Bob Larson’s Tennis Jobs publishes a weekly list of available tennis jobs throughout the US market. For a free sample of the current list, just email and say you want a free sample.


Investor Wants to Buy a Club in The Great Boston Area

Investor is interested in purchasing a tennis club in the The Great Boston Area or a part of equity. Long-term leasing with the buy-out option would be considered..

Please contact email or call 617 480 2971.


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


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



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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


Roland Garros

Singles - Second Round
(1) N Djokovic def. B Kavcic 6-0 6-4 6-4
(3) R Federer def. A Ungur 6-3 6-2 6-6(6-8) 6-3
(7) T Berdych def. M Llodra 6-2 6-3 6-3
(9) J Del Potro def. E Roger-Vasselin 6-7(5-7) 7-6(7-3) 6-4 6-4
(11) G Simon def. B Baker 6-4 6-1 6-7(4-7) 1-6 6-0
(14) F Verdasco def. G Muller 6-7(5-7) 6-3 6-2 6-2
(18) S Wawrinka def. P Andujar 7-6(7-3) 6-7(4-7) 6-2 6-1
(21) M Cilic def. J Ferrero 7-6(7-4) 6-2 6-3
(22) A Seppi def. M Kukushkin 6-7(5-7) 6-2 2-6 6-1 6-2
(31) K Anderson def. H Zeballos 6-3 3-6 6-3 6-0
N Mahut def. M Klizan 4-6 6-4 7-6(7-5) 6-3
N Devilder def. M Berrer 7-6(7-5) 6-4 6-2
L Kubot def. F Serra 7-6(7-0) 6-2 7-6(7-4)
Doubles - First Round
(1) Mirnyi/Nestor def. Haase/Nieminen 6-3 6-4
(2) Bryan/Bryan def. Stakhovsky/Youzhny 7-5 6-3
(8) Melzer/Petzschner def. Knowle/L Mayer 6-3 6-4
(9) Cermak/Polasek def. Falla/Giraldo 7-6(7-1) 7-5
(10) Qureshi/Rojer def. Dasnieres de Veigy/Renavand 6-3 6-2
(15) Lipsky/R Ram def. Fisher/Matosevic 7-5 6-2
(16) Cabal/Farah def. Brown/Marray 6-4 7-6(7-4)
Huey/Inglot def. Russell/Young 7-5 6-2
Cerretani/Hanescu def. Chardy/Dimitrov 7-6(7-5) 6-6(9-11) 6-3
Chela/Schwank def. Lacko/Lorenzi 6-3 7-6(7-5)
Elgin/Istomin def. Darcis/Rochus 3-6 6-3 7-6(7-0)
Lu/Soeda def. Ball/J Murray 7-6(7-5) 4-6 6-3
Phau/Shamasdin def. Herbert/Olivetti 3-6 7-5 6-1
Dolgopolov/Molchanov def. Mannarino/Paire 3-6 6-4 6-3
Mixed Doubles - First Round
Grandin/Hanley def. (4) Raymond/Bopanna 7-6(8-6) 4-6 10-6 (Match TB)
(5) Vesnina/Paes def. Hradecka/Cermak 6-1 6-1
(7) Mirza/Bhupathi def. Kops-Jones/Butorac 6-2 6-4
Voskoboeva/Bracciali def. (8) Hlavackova/Qureshi 6-4 6-1


Roland Garros

Singles - Second Round
(1) Victoria Azarenka def. (Q) Dinah Pfizenmaier 6-1 6-1
(3) Agnieszka Radwanska def. Venus Williams 6-2 6-3
(6) Samantha Stosur def. Irina Falconi 6-1 6-4
Petra Martic def. (8) Marion Bartoli 6-2 3-6 6-3
(13) Ana Ivanovic def. Shahar Peer 6-2 6-2
(15) Dominika Cibulkova def. Vania King 6-0 6-2
(18) Flavia Pennetta def. (Q) Alexa Glatch 6-3 6-1
Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez def. (20) Lucie Safarova 6-4 7-5
(21) Sara Errani def. (WC) Melanie Oudin 6-2 6-3
Mathilde Johansson def. (24) Petra Cetkovska 7-6(7-1) 6-2
(26) Svetlana Kuznetsova def. Chan Yung-Jan 6-4 7-6(7-4)
(27) Nadia Petrova def. Chanelle Scheepers 6-3 6-3
(29) Anabel Medina Garrigues def. (WC) Irena Pavlovic 6-3 6-2
Aleksandra Wozniak def. (31) Zheng Jie 6-2 6-4
Sloane Stephens def. Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6-1 6-1
Olga Govortsova leads (10) Angelique Kerber 2-1, suspended/rain
Doubles - First Round
Kanepi/Zhang def. (1) Huber/Raymond 6-3 7-5
(2) Peschke/Srebotnik def. Barrois/Jurak 6-2 7-5
(3) King/Shvedova def. Paszek/Woehr 6-4 6-3
(5) Hlavackova/Hradecka def. (WC) Coin/Parmentier 6-0 6-1
(7) Kirilenko/Petrova def. Dominguez Lino/Oprandi 6-2 6-1
(9) Grandin/Uhlirova def. Arvidsson/Larsson 6-3 7-6(7-4)
(14) Gajdosova/Rodionova def. Begu/Peer 6-2 6-1
(16) Erakovic/Niculescu def. (WC) Beltrame/Thorpe 7-5 6-4
Peng/Zheng def. Barthel/Lepchenko 6-4 6-1
Voracova/Zakopalova def. Date-Krumm/Fujiwara 6-4 2-6 6-3
Amanmuradova/Bondarenko def. Suarez Navarro/Yakimova 7-6(7-2) 5-7 6-3
Babos/Hsieh def. (WC) Cornet/Razzano 6-3 6-1
Halep/Wozniak def. Cadantu/Keothavong 6-2 6-3
Daniilidou/Minella def. (WC) Garcia/Johansson 0-6 6-4 6-1
Cibulkova/Zheng def. (WC) Feuerstein/Larriere 6-3 4-6 6-2
Foretz Gacon/Mladenovic def. (WC) Pavlovic/Rezai 1-6 6-1 6-2
Mixed Doubles - First Round
Grandin/Hanley def. (4) Raymond/Bopanna 7-6(8-6) 4-6 10-6 (Match TB)
(5) Vesnina/Paes def. Hradecka/Cermak 6-1 6-1
(7) Mirza/Bhupathi def. Kops-Jones/Butorac 6-2 6-4
Voskoboeva/Bracciali def. (8) Hlavackova/Qureshi 6-4 6-1


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