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Featured Articles – July 2011 Archive (6)

US Open increases prize money by one million dollars

Source: This Week in Tennis

US Open prize money has reached record totals with an increase of one million dollars in 2011. The additional prize money makes the total purse, $23.7 million dollars and for the 39th straight year, the United States Tennis Association will offer equal prize money to both men and women. Additionally, the top three men and women finishers in the Olympus US Open Series could earn up to $2.6 million extra…

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Added by WTA Today on July 14, 2011 at 3:41am — No Comments

The Sophisticated Buyer - How to make the most of your tennis lesson

May it be a group lesson or a private lesson, there are several ways to make the most of you bottom penny, especially those of us who work the extra hour for it. Coaching daily, I cannot believe how many players lose out on quality gems due to stuff that that can be avoided. I made a quick list of things to help you maximize your lesson time.

 

10. Be…

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Added by TennisWithD on July 13, 2011 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Congrats to the qualifiers at Bad Gastein, Austria and Bastad, Sweden!

Players in the qualifying rounds of the WTA Nürnberger Gastein Ladies 11 in Bad Gastein, Austria and the ATP Skistar Sweden Open in Bastad, Sweden had to make it through three rounds of qualifying in order to make it into the main draws. I’ve listed the main draw qualifiers (country in parenthesis) for each tournament below.

Nürnberger Gastein Ladies 11 (Bad Gastein, Austria)

  • Nastja Kolar (Slovenia)
  • Dia Evtimova (Bulgaria)
  • Sofia…
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Added by WTA Today on July 11, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

John Isner breaks "Casino Curse" at Newport, Rhode Island



American John Isner broke the 34 year old “Casino Curse” by winning the Campbell’s Hall of Fame Championships title at Newport, Rhode Island in a straight set victory against Olivier Rochus 6-3, 7-6(6). The “Casino Curse” extended back to 1976 and was a curse on all number one seeds. Vijay Amritraj was the last number one seed to win the grass court event at Newport. The big-serving John Isner now has two ATP World Tour singles titles, with his first occurring in Auckland, New Zealand…

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Added by WTA Today on July 11, 2011 at 5:48am — No Comments

What makes you Choose your stringer???

Im just wondering what people would say

 

what makes you choose who you take you rackets to get them done

 

is it price ?

 

convience/location?

 

person

 

workmanship

 

etc,

 

 

and if you were to change what would be the case ????

 

 

any input would be great to hear !

Added by Javier Djeu on July 7, 2011 at 3:00pm — 9 Comments

And while the King was looking down...

Added by Mark / The Mayor on July 1, 2011 at 10:05pm — 2 Comments

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