Kourtin’ Karen’s Tennis Week in Review

Week ending May 8, 2011



Juan Martin Del Potro withdrew from Madrid prior to his match against Rafael Nadal with a hip injury. He is being evaluated.


Kim Clijsters is very unlikely to play Paris. She just resumed training last week.



Serena Stalker

Serena Williams‘  alleged stalker was arrested outside of her home in Palm Beach Gardens, FL last week.



Ins and Outs


In – Venus Williams playing Eastbourne

Out – Li Na’s husband as her coach, in- Danish Fed Cup captain Michael Mortensen

Out – Robin Soderling has dropped coach Claudio Pistolesi after only 5 months

Out – Forest Hills stadium has been denied landmark status

Out - Stephan Koubek has officially retired from the tour.

In – Andy Roddick to play Legg Mason tourney in Washington, DC

Out – the ATP World Tour event the South African Open has been canceled

Out – of the top ten in both the ATP and WTA rankings this coming week for the first time since 1975 – Americans

In – Caroline Wozniacki to play New Haven Open at Yale.

In - Maria Sharapova Debuts New HEAD Racquet at Madrid Open



Oldies but Goodies to Play Champions Tour

Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, John McEnroe, Jim Courier, Bjorn Borg, Mats Wilander and Michael Chang will play in a revamped Champions Series to be played in 12 cities over five weeks this summer.




Tennis Panorama was in Madrid this past week. See our Madrid photo gallery here:

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Nadal-Federer Part 24

Nadal defeated Federer 5-7, 6-1, 6-3 in the semis of the Madrid Open. With Federer at third in the world, he’ll be meeting Nadal more often before finals.


Tweener of the week

Rafael Nadal hits a between-the-legs winner against Novak Djokovic in the Madrid final.

Game, Set, Match and Champions

Petra Kvitova Wins Madrid Open


Novak Djokovic Defeats Rafael Nadal for First Time on Clay to Win Madrid Open Title

Special thanks this past week to those contributors in Madrid for their coverage – Ralf Reineke of TennisGrandstand, Lee San Pedro and Abigail Hinto.

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