Women’s Semis Set at Western & Southern Open

By Megan Fernandez MASON, Ohio - The Li Na-Venus Williams clash lived up to its billing as the “oldest” semifinal match-up on the WTA Sony Ericsson Tour this season when a sore back entered the picture. Williams, 32, received a massage on court … [Read more...]

Getting to Know Mo(hamed Lahyani)

Getting to Know Mo By Megan Fernandez (August 21, 2011) MASON, Ohio - Veteran ATP umpire Mohamed Lahyani has become so well-known to fans that he was signing autographs in Cincinnati this week. He became a household name (well, in tennis fans' … [Read more...]

Bloody Friday in Cincinnati

By Megan Fernandez MASON, Ohio - The Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati was on the brink of a nearly unprecedented bloodbath Friday evening when top seed Novak Djokovic found himself down 3-6, 4-4 in his quarterfinal against Gael Monfils. … [Read more...]

Jon Wertheim Talks Fedal Rivalry with Megan Fernandez at No. 4 on the Greatest Hits Countdown

Megan Fernandez caught up with Jon Wertheim of Sports Illustrated during the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters tournament this past August to talk Federer-Nadal. At number 4 on the 2010 Greatest Hits Countdown: The Endangered … [Read more...]

The Endangered Rivalry: Jon Wertheim Talks Fedal by Megan Fernandez

Photos ©Enrique Fernandez for Global Village Tennis News The Endangered Rivalry: Jon Wertheim Talks Fedal By Megan Fernandez The friendliest rivalry in sports sure seems like a stranger these days. Eighteen months ago, Roger Federer and … [Read more...]

In Cincinnati a New “House” for an “Old” Champion by Megan Fernandez

If the television cameras had stayed on after Roger Federer the Victorious and Mardy Fish the Valiant left Center Court Sunday following the final of the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters in Mason, Ohio, tennis fans would have seen that … [Read more...]

Saturday’s Player Wisdom By Megan Fernandez

©Enrique Fernandez for Global Village Tennis News Roger Federer chauffeurs himself, Mardy Fish showers on rain delays, and Marcos Baghdatis takes loses pretty hard—those are among the insights we learned Saturday at the Western & Southern … [Read more...]

’Breaking Away – Megan Fernandez Reports from the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters

’Breaking Away By Megan Fernandez Andy Murray - Photos ©Enrique Fernandez for Global Village Tennis News Thursday at the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters, every singles player who walked off Center Court a winner took small … [Read more...]

Clijsters Rides a Roller Coaster of a Final to Victory at Cincy Tourney

By Megan Fernandez Mason, Ohio, is known for roller coasters. Kings Island amusement park is home to the tallest, longest, and fastest wooden coasters in the world. They are so close to the Lindner Family Tennis Center, home of the Western & … [Read more...]

After a Good Week Ivanovic Betrayed by Ankle Injury, Saturday Round-Up From Cincinnati

By Megan Fernandez Ana Ivanovic’s summer turned cruel Saturday afternoon at the Western & Southern Financial Group Women’s Open in Cincinnati. With her ranking south of 60, her request for a Montreal wild card denied (and later offered, and … [Read more...]