Federer Crushes Hanescu in First Round of Wimbledon

(June 24, 2013) Defending Wimbledon champion Roger Federer took a mere 68 minutes to crush Victor Hanescu 6-3, 6-2, 6-0 to move into the second round. It was ten years ago that Federer won his first major title at Wimbledon. Federe was superior at … [Read more...]

Serena Williams to Meet Maria Sharapova for French Open Title

By Ros Satar (June 6, 2013) PARIS - Victoria Azarenka’s burgeoning love affair with the clay came to a halt today, at the hands of Maria Sharapova 6-1, 2-6, 6-4. In a three-setter interrupted by a brief wringing-out of a cloud, Sharapova did not … [Read more...]

Sharapova Edges Jankovic, Meets Azarenka in Semifinal

By Ros Satar   (June 5, 2013) PARIS - Defending champion Maria Sharapova edged out Serbia’s Jelena Jankovic in a nervy three-setter to book her slot in the women’s semifinals - 0-6 6-4, 6-3.   Certainly the start of the match slipped … [Read more...]

Easy Does It For Azarenka – Reaches Third French Quarterfinal

By Ros Satar (June 3, 2013) PARIS - It started as a baseline battle for the former world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka, and ended up as easy as a walk along the Champs Élysées, as the third seed reeled off 7 games in a row to win 6-3, 6-0 over Francesca … [Read more...]

Sharapova, Azarenka Advance to Roland Garros Fourth Round

(June 1, 2013) After and easy first set defending champion Maria Sharapova had to fight to close out the match in two sets 6-1, 7-5 over Zheng Jie on Saturday at Roland Garros. For the No. 2 seed it was the third straight day on the court due to her … [Read more...]

Azarenka Through to Second Round of the French Open

(May 29, 2013) No. 3 seed Victoria Azarenka finally completed her first match on the fourth day of the French Open. Rain washed out her match on Tuesday. The two-time Australian Open champion defeated Elena Vesnina of Russia 6-1, 6-4. "I felt like … [Read more...]

International Premier Tennis League Launched

Paris, France (May 24th, 2013) – Mahesh Bhupathi, Boris Becker and Justin Gimelstob announced the launch of the IPTL - International Premier Tennis League on Friday. The IPTL  is a city/country based franchise led league involving not only the … [Read more...]

Djokovic and Nadal on the Same Side of Roland Garros Draw

(May 24, 2013) No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic and No. 3 seed Rafael Nadal are on a collision course to meet in the semifinals of the French Open as both men are on the same side of the draw.  Last year Nadal defeated Djokovic in the final for his seventh … [Read more...]

Serena Williams Routs Azarenka to Conquer Rome

(May 19, 2013) Serena Williams extended her career-best winning streak to 24 with an easy 6-1, 6-3 over Victoria Azarenka to capture her first Italian Open title since she first won it in 2002 when she defeated Justine Henin. Martina Navratilova … [Read more...]

Serena Williams to Take on Azarenka in Rome Final

(May 18, 2013) Serena Williams extended her unbeaten streak to 23 after demolishing Simona Halep 6-3, 6-0 to move into the finals of the Italian Open. She’ll meet No. 3 Victoria Azarenka who won after 2 rain delays over Sara Errani 6-0, … [Read more...]