Friday, February 15, 2013
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Strycova Given Six-Month Ban For Doping Violation
calls for increased levels of drug testing have become prevalent in
top-flight tennis and the Czech Republic’s Barbora Zahlavova Strycova
has been given a back-dated six-month ban after testing positive for a
banned stimulant, the sport’s four ruling bodies have agreed to meet in
New York next month to address the issue.
Williams Could Regain Number One This Week
she approaches a possible return to No. 1 status, Serena Williams can't
seem to work out her sentiments on the possibility. In Doha this week
and needing a semi-final placing to clinch the top WTA spot and displace
Victoria Azarenka, the American can't seem to get her public story
Russell Is Amazed By Djokovic
veteran Michael Russell will turn 35 in May and one of the few men of
that age still in the top 100 in singles. A bulldog of a player who came
on tour primarily as a counterpuncher, over recent years he has forced
himself to come forward more often as he isn’t quick as he once was and
it doesn’t benefit him to be constantly drawn into long rallies. Russell
is wowed by no. 1 Novak Djokovic, whom he says has taken the game to new
Del Potro Disagrees With Nadal About Court Surfaces
Juan Del Potro has offered a contrasting opinion after Rafael Nadal's
angry supposition that hard court ATP play is damaging player health.
The Argentine who won the 2009 US Open, said that it's up to each player
to make his own scheduling choices.
"Hard court might not be the best for his (Nadal's) knees, that's true,"
said Del Potro, ranked seventh on the ATP. "But of course he's fantastic
on clay, that's his surface.
Tomas Berdych Confirms Participation For Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell
No. 6 Tomas Berdych has confirmed his participation for the 2013
Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell, joining Spain¹s best tennis players, David
Ferrer and Rafael Nadal. The Czech tennis player is set for his fourth
tournament at the prestigious Real Club Tenis Barcelona after he
participated in 2004, 2006 and 2009. This year¹s ATP World Tour 500
event will kick off on April 20 with the qualifiers and the final will
be played on April 28.
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