Americans in Paris – Day Two at Roland Garros

(May 27, 2013). Americans went 8-4 in Paris on the day 2 of the French Open. Here is a look at how they all fared: First round: Sloane Stephens (17) (USA) def. Karin Knapp (ITA) 6-2, 7-5 In a bit of a slump since reaching the semifinals of the … [Read more...]

Jankovic Survives Oudin in Charleston

By Stephanie Neppl (April 2, 2013) CHARLESTON, SC - Former No. 1 Jelena Jankovic survived a tough three-set battle with American Melanie Oudin in the first round of the Family Circle Cup on Tuesday. The Serbian had lost her two previous match ups … [Read more...]

Italy Rallies Past US to Move into Fed Cup Semis

(February 10, 2013) Italy came back from 1-2 down to defeat the United States in Fed Cup 3-2 on Sunday in the first round of the World Group in Rimini, Italy.   World No. 1 doubles team Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci sealed the win for Italy in … [Read more...]

Tennis Channel, Wilson Sporting Goods and Melanie Oudin Ring Opening Bell at NASDAQ

NEW YORK, NY - Wilson Sporting Goods Co. President Chris Considine, along with Tennis Channel Chairman and CEO Ken Solomon and Wilson player Melanie Oudin, rang the NASDAQ Opening Bell remotely on Friday from the US Open at Arthur Ashe Stadium in … [Read more...]

Melanie Oudin – Looking backward, yet looking forward

NEW HAVEN - Almost three years have passed since her surprise surge to the quarterfinals in the 2009 US Open, but Melanie Oudin is still looking onward and upward despite her inconsistency on the court since that magical run in Flushing Meadow which … [Read more...]

New Haven Open Preview: Wozniacki’s Drive for Five is Alive

By Jack Cunniff NEW HAVEN - For the fifteenth straight year, several of the top Women’s Tennis Association professionals will be at the Connecticut Tennis Center in New Haven the week prior to the U.S. Open.  And defending New Haven Open … [Read more...]

Hampton Shines on a day when most Americans fall at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON - Jamie Lee Hampton in her first match at the All England Club upset 27th seed Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia 6-4, 7-6 (1) on Monday evening. "I'm kind of liking it right now," noted Hampton about playing on grass. The 22-year-old who had … [Read more...]

US Women go 10 for 10 in First Two Days of French Open

Who says Americans can’t play on clay? In the first two days of the French Open, the ladies from the United States are a perfect 10 for 10 in wins. It’s the first time since 2003 that so many US women have gained a berth in the second round in … [Read more...]

Dushevina beats Qualifier Hampton, Hampton teams up with Oudin for Doubles Win in Memphis

Vera Dushevina beats Qualifier Jamie Hampton.  Hampton later teams with Melanie Oudin for a Doubles Win in Memphis By Brad Hunter MEMPHIS, Tennessee (February 21, 2012) - Twenty-two year old American qualifier Jamie Hampton, who defeated defending … [Read more...]

Notes and Quotes on USA’s Loss to Germany in Fed Cup

  For the first time in since the group format was instituted in 1995, the United States will not be able to compete for the Fed Cup next year. Germany crushed the United States, 5-0, in the 2011 Fed Cup World Group Playoff in Stuttgart this … [Read more...]