Britain’s Laura Robson Ousts Tenth Seed Maria Kirilenko at Wimbledon

(June 25, 2013) Teenager Laura Robson became the first British woman to knock out a top ten player at Wimbledon since 1998 when she beat No. 10 Maria Kirilenko 6-3, 6-4 in the first round on Tuesday. The last time it happened it was Britain’s Sam … [Read more...]

Clijsters’ Career ends with Upset Loss to Robson at US Open

FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY - Kim Clijsters has played her last singles match.  The Belgian saying that she would call it a career after this tournament, fell in the second round of the US Open 7-6 (4), 7-6(5) to British 18-year-old Laura … [Read more...]

A New “Sunshine” – Victoria Duval

  FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY - Tennis may already have a player with the nickname "sunshine" in Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki, but in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday night a 16-year-old wild card entrant from Florida may be taking that "sunshine" nick … [Read more...]

Notes and Quotes from Day 1 of the 2012 US Open

FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY - Some of the more off-beat questions and answers from Day 1 of the 2012 US Open. Q.  Not too many WTA players are named Sam.  Can you take a moment and say like what the upside of having a name like that is, is there any … [Read more...]

Clijsters, Federer Victorious in US Open Night Session

FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY - Kim Clijsters and Roger Federer both stopped young Americans on Opening Night at the 2012 US Open. Clijsters, after an inconsistent start, held herself together to dispatch 16-year-old Victoria Duval 6-3, 6-1 while Federer … [Read more...]

Clijsters calls Serena Williams the “Best Ever”

FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY -  In a pre-tounament  US Open news conference Kim Clijsters called Serena Williams the "best ever." "I mean, to me Serena is the best ever just because I think physically she just stands out," said the Belgian playing in her … [Read more...]

Lisicki upsets Sharapova, Kerber Clobbers Clijsters

WIMBLEDON -  No Wimbledon title for Maria Sharapova this year.  The current No. 1 who will lose her top ranking next week was dominated by Germany’s Sabine Liscki 6-4, 6-3 in a fourth round encounter on Monday. “Yeah, certainly had chances,” … [Read more...]

Kourtin’ Karen’s Tennis Week in Review

Kourtin’ Karen’s tennis week in review for the week ending February 19, 2012 0- 15 Politics makes strange bedfellows Rotterdam Tournament Director and former Wimbledon champion Richard Krajicek was a candidate for the top executive spot at … [Read more...]