Â©Kourtin’ Karen’s Tennis News Scoreboard – Week Ending October 17, 2010
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Lawsuit alleges IMG owner bet on Federer match
Celebrity gossip site TMZ broke the story that a printing company has filed a lawsuit against IMG. They allege that IMG owner Tom Forstmann gambled using company funds including a $40,000 bet upped from $10,000 on the Men’s 2006 French Open singles final. It’s claimed that the bet was raised due to inside information from Roger Federer. Federer has denied the allegations. Forstmann’s spokesman has dismissed the accusations as “preposterous” and claims a lawsuit filed by the same party in 2008 was dismissed.
Speaking of gambling – James Blake has just joined the Full Tilt Poker web site.
Injured Serena ‘likely’ out for rest of year
Serena Williams pulled out of the Linz tournament after re-injuring her right foot due to overtraining. Williams announced on her web site “I felt discomfort in my foot and tests by my doctor
revealed that I had unfortunately re-strained it, as a result
of over training I am likely out for the year now.”
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ATP May Shorten Tour by 2-3 Weeks Beginning 2012
In order to the players more rest and relieve them from injury and burn out, the ATP World Tour may shorten its by two or three weeks in
“We are taking a good, hard look at our calendar to see if there is a
meaningful way to lengthen the offseason that would allow players more
time for rest, fitness and working on their game,” spokeswoman Kate
Gordon told the Associated Press.
The proposal will be voted on by the ATP Board of Directors at the ATP World Tour Finals in London next month.
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Kimiko Date Krumm’s Excellent Adventure
Photo by Global Village Tennis News
Forty-year-old Kimiko Date Krumm continues to amaze the WTA Tour. She knocked out Laura Robson, Maria Sharapova, Nadia Petrova, Dinara Safina and Samantha Stosur this week in Osaka.
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On the Red Carpet with Billie Jean King and Mary Carillo at the Women’s Sports Foundation Awards
In a misunderstanding on the Serbian’s part, during the second game of her match versus Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, Ana Ivanovic took a bathroom break on her opponent’s serve without realizing that she was being docked a game. Ivanovic won the match easily 6-3, 6-2.
No Love Kremlin Cup
No top 20 Russian women will be playing in the Kremlin Cup. Vera Zvonareva was the latest to withdraw.
Danile Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic have called it quits. Zimonjic will pair up with Michael Llodra and Nestor with Max Mirnyi. So now Mirnyi’s partner Mahesh Bhupati is out in the cold.
Photo of the Week
From Carlos Moya’s twitter account:“Hi everybody,here there a pic of Carlita and her new tennis teacher.”
Comic Relief of the week
Justine Henin sings and dances
Odds and Ends
Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and
Rohan Bopanna were announced as the winners of â€˜Peace and Sport Image of
the Yearâ€™ award by the World Peace and SveSport Forum.
tlana Kuznetsova is not working anymore with Courteau
Corina Morariu was married on Tuesday
Kim Clijsters and Caroline Wozniacki will play an Exhibition match in early december in Thailand
Anastasia Rodianova out for the rest of the year with left abductor strain.
LTA says they are not in a dialogue with Boris Becker about coaching job in GB tennis
Andy Murray and Laura Robson will team up again for Hopman Cup
Iran’s Mohammed Mohazebnia has been banned for doping infraction
Djokovic named Serbia’s most eligible bachelor by Serbian news paper Blic
No more tennis on Fox Sports Net. as FSN will not be renewing its coverage of the Sony Ericsson Open and Indian Wells tournaments.
Upsets of the week
Jurgen Melzer stunned Rafael Nadal in the third round of Shanghai
Kimiko Date Krumm over Stosur, Safina, Petrova and Sharapova in Osaka.
Game, Set, Match and Champions this week:
Ageless Wonders Final in Osaka – Tanasugarn defeats Date Krumm
(r)Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA) d. (6) Kimiko Date Krumm (JPN) 75 67(4) 61
– Tanasugarn, 33, wins her fourth Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles title, beating
40-year-old Date Krumm in a marathon 3 hour 7 minute final.
– With a combined age of 73, the two veterans – two of Asia’s
most recognizable female athletes – were playing the oldest known final in the
history of women’s tennis. Tanasugarn had beaten No.2 seed Marion Bartoli in
the semis, while Date Krumm took out No.3 seed Shahar Peer.
Ana Ivanovic is back in the Winners Circle
Photo copyright FootFault.net
Ana Ivanovic was a late wild card replacement for Serena Williams in Linz and took home the trophy. Her first tournament win since 2008 Linz. Ivanovic’s ranking is now at 26th in the world.
Andy Murray Wins his Sixth Masters Title
Andy Murray schooled Roger Federer in the final of the Shanghai Masters 6-3, 6-2.
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