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...]

American Jamie Hampton Upsets Safarova at French Open

(May 29, 2013) American Jamie Hampton stunned the 25th seed Lucie Safarova 7-6(5), 3-6, 9-7 on Wednesday in the first round of the French Open.  Hampton rallied after Safarova served for the match at 7-6 in the third set. For Hampton, it’s her first … [Read more...]

Sharapova Survives Safarova in Three Hour Battle in Stuttgart

By Tumaini Carayol   (April 25, 2013) STUTTGART - Wednesday afternoon, Maria Sharapova could be found in the Porsche Arena, practicing on court two. Pitted against a young male German junior, the French Open champion was in devastating … [Read more...]

Tennis Players and Chefs Serve Up a Feast for Charity at Taste of Tennis

  By Jaclyn Stacey (January 10, 2013) MELBOURNE, Australia - A service game of a different kind was on the menu for the tennis stars who attended the 4th Annual Melbourne Swisse Taste of Tennis event held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel on Thursday … [Read more...]

Czech Republic Defeats Serbia 3-1 for Second Straight Fed Cup Title

  (November 4, 2012) Lucie Safarova defeated Jelena Jankovic 6-1, 6-1  in Prague to clinch a second straight Fed Cup title for the Czech Republic on Sunday. The Czechs came into Sunday with a 2-0 lead over Serbia. Ana Ivanovic kept Serbia’s … [Read more...]

Around the Grounds at the New Haven Open – Sunday August 19, 2012

By Jack Cunniff New Haven Open – Sunday August 19, 2012 Summaries of Sunday’s first round action at the Connecticut Tennis Center in New Haven:   First Round: (8) Lucie Safarova def. Varvara Lepchenko, 6-3, 4-1 ret.   Lucie … [Read more...]

Top Seeds Advance, Roddick Falls, Venus Williams Rallies on Day One of French Open

  Day one of the French Open saw most of the seeds advance in Pairs on Sunday including (6) Samantha Stosur, (5) Jo-Wilfred Tsonga, (9) Juan Martin Del Potro, (10) Angelique Kerber, (13) Ana Ivanovic, (18) Stanislas Wawrinka, (14) Fernando … [Read more...]

On the Green Carpet – Photos from the BNP Paribas Open Players’ Party

  INDIAN WELLS, California (March 8, 2012) - The BNP Paribas Open held their players' party at the IW club on Thursday night. Driving up to the "Green Carpet" in classic cars included the likes of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Victoria … [Read more...]

With the Crowd Behind Her, Serena Rallies Past Safarova

Serena Williams of the U.S. serves during match at the Rogers Cup women's tennis tournament in Toronto, August 11, 2011. REUTERS/Mark Blinch (CANADA - Tags: SPORT TENNIS)   By Brodie McPhee TORONTO, Canada - Injures are a part of any athlete's … [Read more...]

Sony Ericsson Open Players Party – Welcome to the Oscars

[slideshow id=3] View the slideshow by Craig Hickman Tuesday night, the players chose their fashion-forward best for the "Oscars" of the player party circuit. Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova, and Ana Kournikova were the biggest stars of the tennis … [Read more...]