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Citi Open Quarterfinal Preview

Source: This Week in Tennis



Today is quarterfinal day at the Citi Open in College Park, Maryland. The 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, and 8th seeds all survived early rounds and are ready to battle their opponents on the other side of the net and the heat. It was a suffocating kind of heat yesterday afternoon when I arrived at The Tennis Center at College Park, but after the first match and a half it seemed to cool off a bit. This…

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Added by WTA Today on July 29, 2011 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Delaware native is one of six winners

Source: This Week in Tennis

Delaware native Madison Brengle was one of six qualifiers to win a main draw match this week at WTA Tour and ATP World Tour tournaments. Brengle, ranked 222nd and from Dover, Delaware beat Melinda Czink 7-6(5), 7-5 in the first round at the Citi Openin College Park, Maryland.

Congrats to the below qualifiers with at least one main draw…

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Added by WTA Today on July 28, 2011 at 8:11am — No Comments

First 'Citi Open' Impressions

Source: This Week in Tennis



This Week in Tennis headquarters packed up bright and early this morning to drive the 2.5 hours to College Park, Maryland for the inaugural Citi Open. The WTA tournament is being held at the Tennis Center at College Park and features main draw players from 18 different countries.

When I arrived at the event site I was greeted by friendly staff that pointed me in the direction of the…

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Added by WTA Today on July 26, 2011 at 3:25am — No Comments

Olympus US Open Series Preview (My guest post on GrandSlamGal.com)

This Week in Tennis did a guest post for GrandSlamGal.com yesterday. Please take a look at the Olympus US Open Series Preview.

Added by WTA Today on July 25, 2011 at 3:46am — No Comments

Mardy Fish, Gilles Simon, and Vera Zvonareva win titles

Mardy Fish, Gilles Simon, and Vera Zvonareva were all victorious on Sunday. Fish and Zvonareva took home hard court trophies and Simon won on the red clay of Hamburg, Germany. The Atlanta Tennis Championship victory by Mardy Fish marks the first time in his career that he successfully defended an ATP World Tour title. Vera Zvonareva's win in Baku, Azerbaijan is her second title of the year and 12th of her career.

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Added by WTA Today on July 24, 2011 at 5:46pm — No Comments

Three Americans reach semifinals at Atlanta Tennis Championships

Source: This Week in Tennis

Three Americans reached the semifinal round of the first tournament of the Olympus US Open Series at the Atlanta Tennis Championships in Atlanta, Georgia. The non-American left in the draw is Gilles Muller from Luxembourg. Muller will play John Isner in the first match of the day starting at 1 PM eastern. The other semifinal match is between defending champion Mardy Fish and Ryan Harrison.…

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Added by WTA Today on July 23, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments

Citi Open (Washington, D.C.) Tournament Preview

This Week in Tennis will be covering the majority of main draw matches at the Citi Open event next week in College Park, Maryland. You may have also heard the tournament referred to as being in Washington, D.C area. Citi Open is a first year event at the WTA International level and will feature Shahar Peer, Nadia Petrova, Tamira Paszek, and Jelena Dokic as its top four seeds. There are only three International level tournaments in the United States.

The Citi Open consists of a 32…

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Added by WTA Today on July 22, 2011 at 4:42pm — No Comments

Quarterfinal Previews for July 22, 2011

Source: This Week in Tennis



It's quarterfinals days at the two ATP World Tour events and the lone WTA Tour event this week. Unlike last week's Stuttgart event that featured no seeds in the quarterfinals, Hamburg seeds are in each quarterfinal spot this week. In Atlanta, at the first US Open Series event, the top three seeds survived the opening rounds. On the women's side, the Baku, Azerbaijan event's big story has been the…

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Added by WTA Today on July 22, 2011 at 3:30am — No Comments

Daily Tennis Stats by Daily Scores - July 18, 2011

The kind owner of Daily Scores was kind enough to post some interesting stats about the tournaments that finished yesterday. Robin Soderling, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez, and Anabel Medina Garrigues all took home singles titles on July 17, 2011.

All stats provided by @Daily_Scores. Check out his website at Daily Scores and tell him you appreciate his information!…

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Added by WTA Today on July 18, 2011 at 3:21am — No Comments

Tennis Tournament Previews for July 18-24, 2011







This week marks the start of the Olympus US Open Series as first round matches start in Atlanta, Georgia at the Atlantic Tennis Championships on July 18th. If you're still clinging to the clay court season, you'll be happy to learn the ATP World Tour event in Hamburg, Germany is being played on the red stuff. There's only one women's tournament this week and that's in Baku, Azerbaijan on hard courts. Maybe by the end of the week I'll be able to spell Azerbaijan from…

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Added by WTA Today on July 17, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Championship Previews for July 17, 2011

Source: This Week in Tennis

Yesterday, the ATP World Tour proved that just because the top four seeds are playing in the semifinal round doesn't mean the quality is going to be spectacular. In the Skistar Swedish Open at Bastad, Sweden the top four seeds were in action and in the first match Robin Soderling gave up only one game against Tomas Berdych and the second match wasn't much better as David Ferrer only surrendered four…

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Added by WTA Today on July 17, 2011 at 3:32am — No Comments

Alisa Kleybanova fighting cancer at age 22

Source: This Week in Tennis

On her 22nd birthday, Alisa Kleybanova, posted an update on her life on the WTA Tour website. In the blog post, the rising star from Moscow, Russia revealed that she’s fighting Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which is a form of cancer. Kleybanova hasn’t played on tour since May and instead of enjoying her youth on…

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Added by WTA Today on July 15, 2011 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

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

Julia Goerges and Jarmila Gajdosova out at Austria

On Monday, 1st-seed Julia Goerges and 2nd-seed Jarmila Gajdosova traveled to the side of Stubnerkogel mountain in Bad Gastein, Austria. The two took part of a stunt for Sony Ericsson that saw them rally on a mini-tennis court with barely room to move. The cameras were rolling as the duo hit tennis balls and they had to be blown away by the breathtaking surroundings, but the two players weren't rolling on Tuesday as they both bowed out of the Nürnberger Gastein Ladies 11 event in Bad Gastein,…

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Added by WTA Today on July 12, 2011 at 5:55pm — No Comments

Congrats to the qualifiers at Stuttgart, Germany and Palermo, Italy!

Players in the qualifying rounds of the ATP MercedesCup in Stuttgart, Germany and the WTA XXIV SNAI OPEN-Internazionali Femminili Di Palermo in Palermo, Italy 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.…

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Added by WTA Today on July 12, 2011 at 3:41am — No 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

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