©Kourtin’ Karen’s Tennis News Scoreboard – Week Ending October 17, 2010

©Kourtin’ Karen’s Tennis News Scoreboard – Week Ending October 17, 2010

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Lawsuit alleges IMG owner bet on Federer match

Celebrity gossip site TMZ broke the story that a printing company has filed a lawsuit against IMG. They allege that IMG owner Tom Forstmann gambled using company funds including a $40,000 bet upped from $10,000 on the Men’s 2006 French Open singles final. It’s claimed that the bet was raised due to inside information from Roger Federer.
Federer has denied the allegations. Forstmann’s spokesman has dismissed the accusations as “preposterous” and claims a lawsuit filed by the same party in 2008 was dismissed.

Speaking of gambling – James Blake has just joined the Full Tilt Poker web site.

Injured Serena ‘likely’ out for rest of year

Serena Williams pulled out of the Linz tournament after re-injuring her right foot due to overtraining. Williams  announced on her web site “I felt discomfort in my foot and tests by my doctor
revealed that I had unfortunately re-strained it, as a result
of over training I am likely out for the year now.”

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ATP May Shorten Tour by 2-3 Weeks Beginning 2012

In order to the players more rest and relieve them from injury and burn out,  the ATP World Tour may shorten its by two or three weeks in

“We are taking a good, hard look at our calendar to see if there is a
meaningful way to lengthen the offseason that would allow players more
time for rest, fitness and working on their game,” spokeswoman Kate
Gordon told the Associated Press.

The proposal will be voted on by the ATP Board of Directors at the ATP World Tour Finals in London next month.

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Kimiko Date Krumm’s Excellent Adventure

Photo by Global Village Tennis News

Forty-year-old Kimiko Date Krumm continues to amaze the WTA Tour. She knocked out Laura Robson, Maria Sharapova, Nadia Petrova, Dinara Safina and Samantha Stosur this week in Osaka.

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On the Red Carpet with Billie Jean King and Mary Carillo at the Women’s Sports Foundation Awards


Billie Jean King – ” I think the (WTA) ranking system is great” on the GVTN Podcast

Mary Carillo Discusses WTA No. 1 Ranking Drama on the GVTN Podcast



In a misunderstanding on the Serbian’s part, during the second game of her match versus Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, Ana Ivanovic took a bathroom break on her opponent’s serve without realizing that she was being docked a game. Ivanovic won the match easily 6-3, 6-2.

Advantage Injuries

No Love Kremlin Cup

No top 20 Russian women will be playing in the Kremlin Cup. Vera Zvonareva was the latest to withdraw.


Changing Partners

Danile Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic have called it quits. Zimonjic will pair up with Michael Llodra and Nestor with Max Mirnyi. So now Mirnyi’s partner Mahesh Bhupati is out in the cold.


Photo of the Week

Hi everybody,here there's a pic of Carlita and her new t... on Twitpic

From Carlos Moya’s twitter account:“Hi everybody,here there a pic of Carlita and her new tennis teacher.”


Comic Relief of the week

Justine Henin sings and dances


Odds and Ends

Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and
Rohan Bopanna were announced as the winners of ‘Peace and Sport Image of
the Year’ award by the World Peace and SveSport Forum.

tlana Kuznetsova is not working anymore with Courteau

Corina Morariu was married on Tuesday

Kim Clijsters and Caroline Wozniacki will play an Exhibition match in early december in Thailand

Anastasia Rodianova out for the rest of the year with left abductor strain.

LTA says they are not in a dialogue with Boris Becker about coaching job in GB tennis

Andy Murray and Laura Robson will team up again for Hopman Cup

Iran’s Mohammed Mohazebnia has been banned for doping infraction

Djokovic named Serbia’s most eligible bachelor by Serbian news paper Blic

No more tennis on Fox Sports Net. as FSN will not be renewing its coverage of the Sony Ericsson Open and Indian Wells tournaments.

Ryan Harrison and Donald Young to Play in 10th Annual USTA Calabasas Challenger

Bryan Brothers to Host Grand Slam Jam on October 23 to Benefit Bryan Brothers Foundation and Bogart Pediatric Cancer Research Program



Producer of BNP Paribas Showdown – Stargames Adds Staff including Silverstein, Holtermann as Consultants


Upsets of the week

Jurgen Melzer stunned Rafael Nadal in the third round of Shanghai

Kimiko Date Krumm over Stosur, Safina, Petrova and Sharapova in Osaka.

Game, Set, Match and Champions this week:

Ageless Wonders Final in Osaka – Tanasugarn defeats Date Krumm

Kimiko Date Krumm, Tamarine Tanasugarn

(r)Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA) d. (6) Kimiko Date Krumm (JPN) 75 67(4) 61

Final Facts
– Tanasugarn, 33, wins her fourth Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles title, beating
40-year-old Date Krumm in a marathon 3 hour 7 minute final.
– With a combined age of 73, the two veterans – two of Asia’s
most recognizable female athletes – were playing the oldest known final in the
history of women’s tennis. Tanasugarn had beaten No.2 seed Marion Bartoli in
the semis, while Date Krumm took out No.3 seed Shahar Peer.

Ana Ivanovic is back in the Winners Circle

Photo copyright FootFault.net

Ana Ivanovic was  a late wild card replacement for Serena Williams in Linz and took home the trophy. Her first tournament win since 2008 Linz. Ivanovic’s ranking is now at 26th in the world.

Check out FootFault.net’s coverage of the Linz tournament

Andy Murray Wins his Sixth Masters Title

Getty Images

Andy Murray schooled Roger Federer in the final of the Shanghai Masters 6-3, 6-2.

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