Â©Kourtin’ Karen’s Tennis News Scoreboard – Week Ending May 2, 2010
ESPN Magazine Jinx-“The Importance of Not Beating Ernests“
The week Roger Federer is the cover boy for ESPN the magazine he’s knocked out in his first match in Rome by up-and-comer Latvian Ernests Gulbis. It took Ernests seven match points, but eventually felled Federer 26, 61, 75. Bad start of the clay season for Fed.
Welcome to the Show Ernests Gulbis
Ernest Gulbis had a “Masters” career week in Rome from knocking out Roger Federer in the second round to pushing Rafael Nadal to three sets in the semis.
As F-Lo’s World Turns
What a week for Feliciano Lopez – he’s going to be a father. His ex-girlfriend former Miss Spain Maria JoseSuarez is the Mom-to-be. He advanced to the quarterfinals of a clay court tournament by upsetting Maron Cilic and getting a walkover from Ivan Ljubicic when he was injured in the warm-up. F-Lo’s week came to end when Latvia’s Ernest Gulbis walked all over him in the quarters.
Serena’s making Time
Serena Williams has made the list on Time Magazine’s 100 influencial people. Billie Jean King wrote the article on Ms. Williams. Serena was very busy this week with photo shoots for Uptown and Hamptons magazines.
Chatting with P-Mac
Sports Business Daily’s Erik Swanson did a candid Q & A with Patrick McEnroe Read it here: http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/article/138885
McEnroe has a book coming out on June 8th – Hardcourt Confidential.
Argentine papers reported that Juan Martin Del Potro sought out a specialist in New York City this week in regard to his wrist injury. There is speculation that he could miss the French Open.
Out of Estoril: Davydenko. Out of action until the US Open: Tommy Haas reports his fiancee.
Bjorn Borg played for the first time in the US in ten years making the semis of the Staples Champions Series event in Boston. John McEnroe knocked out the Swede 6-4, 7-6 in an historic rematch.
Mark Philippoussis held off John McEnroe 6-3, 4-6, 10-5 in the final to take the title.
Seems rather odd with tennis cracking down on gambling that there are a few players taking part in the “Poker stars” Tour.
Iveta Benesova wins her second career WTA title
Tweet of the week
On Friday 30th April 2010, @bryanbros said:
Mike yelled “vamos” after a point and a flustered Almagro came to the net and asked if we spoke Spanish. I told him “un poco,” that I have a Cuban girlfriend, a Mexican Aunt, and am doing Rosetta Stone.
(The Bryan Borthers who just won the doubles title in Rome for their 60th title, are one tournament win away from tying the record set by Woodforde/Woodbridge.
Comeback Queen Gets a new car
Justine Henin is stylin‘ in Stuttgart with a new ride. Her spoils for winning the Porsche Grand Prix. It’s her first tournament win since she rejoined the tour in January.
Game, Set, Match and Equaling the record for Masters Series Titles with Andre Agassi at 17……
Rafael Nadal! Nadal dropped one set the entire week and that was to Ernests Gulbis in the semis. It was a cakewalk against the rest of his challengers. Nadal will have the chance to break the record for total number of Masters series titles in Madrid in less than two weeks.