Maria Sharapova, Caroline Wozniacki and Ana Ivanovic All Fall on Day 3 of Wimbledon

(June 26, 2013) Four former number ones – Maria Sharapova, Caroline Wozniacki, Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic all lost in the second round on Wednesday at Wimbledon. Sharapova was ousted by Portuguese qualifier Michelle Larcher de Brito ranked … [Read more...]

Hampton in the Hunt for Maiden Title in Eastbourne

By Ros Satar (June 21, 2013) EASTBOURNE, England - Jamie Hampton def. Caroline Wozniacki 6-7(8), 7-5, 6-3 Qualifier, Jamie Hampton is hunting for her maiden WTA tour title, after scoring another good win in the Aegon International, … [Read more...]

Thursday’s Roundup at Eastbourne

By Ros Satar (June 20, 2013) EASTBOURNE, England - The playing conditions on Thursday started in the murk of a mist coming in off the sea, a complete contrast to the hot sunny conditions the day before.   No sooner had the first players made … [Read more...]

Phone-Gate and Other Stories in Notes and Quotes From Day Two at the 2013 French Open

  Sergiy Stakhovsky and phone-gate Sergiy Stakhovsky upset by a line call during his his losing effort against Richard Gasquet, the Ukranian pulled out his phone to take a photo of the mark on the clay where ball landed. He argued with Chair … [Read more...]

Wozniacki Ends Five-Match Skid with Win over Robson in Paris

  By Ros Satar (May 27, 2013) PARIS - Caroline Wozniacki booked her place into the second round with a straight sets win over British No. 1 Laura Robson 6-3, 6-2.   Despite having early round exits in the clay tournaments preceding … [Read more...]

International Premier Tennis League Launched

Paris, France (May 24th, 2013) – Mahesh Bhupathi, Boris Becker and Justin Gimelstob announced the launch of the IPTL - International Premier Tennis League on Friday. The IPTL  is a city/country based franchise led league involving not only the … [Read more...]

Serena Williams Returns to the Family Circle Cup

  By Stephanie Neppl (April 1, 2013) CHARLESTON, SC – Two-time champ and defending champion Serena Williams leads a stellar field for the 2013 Family Circle Cup in Charleston this week. Coming off a record sixth title in Miami, there’s no time for … [Read more...]

Sharapova Crushes Wozniacki for Second Indian Wells Title

(March 17, 2013) Maria Sharapova defeated Caroline Wozniacki 6-2, 6-2 to win the BNP Paribas Open, her first title of the year. For Sharapova it her second Indian Wells title, the last one coming in 2006. It’s Sharapova’s 28th career title and first … [Read more...]

Wozniacki Grinds Past Kerber To Reach BNP Paribas Open Final

(March 15, 2013) Former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki rallied to upset No. 4 seed Angelique Kerber 2-6, 6-4, 7-5 to advance to the final of the BNP Paribas Open, her third time in the finals in the past four years. Wozniacki, seeded eighth won Indian … [Read more...]

Kourtin’ Karen’s Tennis News Week in Review

(March 11, 2013) NEW YORK, NY –  Kourtin’ Karen takes brief look at the week that was week in the offbeat world of tennis. 15-0 BNP Paribas Showdown at Madison Square Garden in New York City March 4 was World Tennis … [Read more...]