Roddick Wins Second Title of Season at BB&T Atlanta Open

By Audraine Jackson Atlanta, GA USA – Under a brutally hot July sun in the deep south 29-year-old Andy Roddick raised the BB&T Atlanta Open championship trophy into the air before a capacity crowd after defeating Luxembourg’s Gilles Muller … [Read more...]

Cibulkova Nets Carlsbad Title

Dominika Cibulkova added a second winner’s trophy to her collection with her victory over friend Marion Bartoli 6-1, 7-5 in the final of the Mercury Insurance Open in Carlsbad, California.   After a straight forward first set which saw the … [Read more...]

Roddick Halts Isner’s Third Run for a Title at BB&T Atlanta Open

By Audraine Jackson Atlanta, GA USA - In 2001 Shirley Franklin was elected Atlanta's first female African-American mayor.  The Braves defeated the Houston Astros in the National League Division Series and an 18-year-old aspiring tennis champion … [Read more...]

Atlantic Station is a winner for fans at BB&T Atlanta Open

By Herman Wood ATLANTA, Georgia - Atlantic Station is a hopping place! The first semifinal has been completed, with Gilles Muller over Go Soeda 6-4, 6-3 and Ebden/Harrison over Fleming/Hutchins 6-3, 6-3. The stadium has emptied into Atlantic … [Read more...]

Isner, Roddick to meet in BB&T Atlanta Open

By Audraine Jackson Atlanta, GA USA – John Isner moved closer to reaching the finals for the third straight year at the BB&T Atlanta Open winning a hard fought battle over 19-year old wild card Jack Sock 7-6 (7), 6-4. Isner’s opponent made … [Read more...]

Jankovic Comeback Suffers Setback

By Curt Janka CARLSBAD, California – After her previous match, Jelena Jankovic said she hoped to start her comeback. With two match points in her favor during her quarterfinal at The Mercury Insurance Open, it looked like she was on her way to a … [Read more...]

Jankovic Survives Test From Czink

By Curt Janka CARLSBAD, California – Jelena Jankovic battled through a slow start and a determined Melinda Czink to win 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 at the Mercury Insurance Open. Jankovic came into the match with a 2-0 record against Czink, but has had patchy … [Read more...]

Meet Amber Lynn Smith – Super Tennis Fan, Super Roddick Fan

By Herman Wood ATLANTA, Georgia -Fans of any sport can be rabid. If you go to LSU for a football game dressed in opposition colors, you'll be taunted with chants of "Tiger Bait". In Athens, Georgia, home of the Bulldogs, you'll be barked at. Duke … [Read more...]

Blake Outlasts Harrison in BB&T Atlanta Open

By Audraine Jackson   Atlanta, GA  USA - In a contest pairing a seasoned veteran with a rising power player, experience prevailed as James Blake outlasted 6 seed Ryan Harrison 1-6, 6-3, 7-5 at the BB&T Atlanta Open Tuesday.  Blake, still … [Read more...]

Blake finds new motivation to win

By Sam Crenshaw, Special to Tennis Panorama News ATLANTA, Georgia - James Blake will be the first to admit that his first round victory at the BB&T Atlanta Open was match that he was supposed to lose. The 32 year-old tour veteran out lasted 20 … [Read more...]