New Season, New Goals

By Abigail Hinto (December 26, 2012) ABU DHABI - Six of the top eleven players in the world,  are gathered in Abu Dhabi to start their season at the Mubadala World Tennis Championships (MWTC). Three of the players, namely Janko Tipsarevic, Tomas … [Read more...]

A Fan’s Guide to Beijing and the China Open

By Abigail Hinto BEIJING, China - The week of the China Open is a perfect opportunity and the perfect time to visit Beijing. That is the Golden Week in China, a week-long holiday, when they celebrate their National Day. The infamous Beijing traffic … [Read more...]

A Tale from the Wimbledon Queue

WIMBLEDON - I'm not so sure if a Wimbledon experience would be complete without queuing up for tickets. But camping overnight for a fifth row Centre Court seat was totally worth it. And would I ever do it again? In a heartbeat, yes. Maybe we got … [Read more...]

Murray Win in Shanghai Moves Him up to World No. 3

Andy Murray of Britain waves to fans after his win over Michael Berrer of Germany during their second round match at the Thailand Open 2011 tennis tournament in Bangkok September 29, 2011 . REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom (THAILAND - Tags: SPORT TENNIS) … [Read more...]

Murray Powers Past Nishikori to Gain Shanghai Final

By Abigail Hinto SHANGHAI, China - Andy Murray dominated Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-0 at the Qi Zhong Tennis Center to move into the Shanghai Rolex Masters final to be played on Sunday. The Saturday evening semifinal saw the Scot completely overpower his … [Read more...]

Ferrer Battles Past Lopez to Advance to Shanghai Rolex Masters Final

  By Abigail Hinto SHANGHAI, China - In tight three-set battle between Spanish Davis Cup teammates, David Ferrer edged out Feliciano Lopez 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-3 in the first semifinal of the Shanghai Rolex Masters on Saturday.  The battle was a … [Read more...]

Nadal Upset in Shanghai Rolex Masters Round of 16 by Mayer

Florian Mayer, GER, during French Open 2011 in Paris; 24/05/2011 - Foto: SCHREYER       By Abigail Hinto SHANGHAI, China -  Visibly disappointed and calling his return of serve "terrible," World No. 2 Rafael Nadal of Spain fell to … [Read more...]

Kourtin’ Karen’s Tennis Week in Review

Week ending May 8, 2011 0-15 Injuries 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 … [Read more...]

Footnotes From Madrid

By Abigail Hinto in Madrid Friday was my last night in Madrid and here are my random thoughts on my experience at the Madrid Open. - I chose the Madrid Open as the tennis event I woul attend this year because I wanted to finally see Rafael Nadal … [Read more...]

Madrid: Night Session without Rafael Nadal

By Abigail Hinto in Madrid The children are gone, the grown ups are out, dressed up for the night's event.  But it's not Rafael Nadal nor Juan Martin Del Potro that will be entertaining them. Taking their place are Andy Murray and Thomaz Bellucci … [Read more...]