©Kourtin’ Karen’s Tennis News Scoreboard – Week Ending March 21, 2010
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Welcome to Miami!
Curse of the Tennis TV advertisement?
Anyone ever notice that the player who appear in the tournament ads for the week almost never win. Case in point Indian Wells- Federer and Henin were in them and lost early. Next week’s ad features Nadal and Serena Williams. Serena Williams withdrew from the tournament a few days ago. This does not bode well for Nadal.
Out of Miami
Serena Williams, Juan Martin Del Potro, Nico Davydenko, Dinara Safina and Maria Sharapova lead the list of withdrawals fromt he Sony Ericsson Open.
Calling it a Career at 20!
Photo from 2009 US Open Players Party
Nicole Vaidisova has retired from tennis and is set to marry Radek Stepanek in July.
Marilyn Monroe Moment
Separated at Birth
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Ivan Ljubicic and the new ATP World Tour logo
USTA Goes WWE
Three USTA executives headed over to the WWE as reported by the SportsBusiness Journal.
The Bryan Brothers were featured in a piece on CBS’ 60 Minutes.
John Lloyd resigns as British Davis Cup Coach, Rips into Andy Murray
Into the top Ten
Let’s play nice kids…
Advantage Amy Winehouse?
Fred Perry loses Andy Murray but gains Amy Winehouse! Murray hopped over to adidas this year.
Advantage: Upsets of the week
Marcos Baghdatis over Roger Federer
Ivan Ljubicic downs Djokovic, Nadal and Roddick in consecutive matches!
Game, Set, Match and BNP Paribas Open Winners:
Jelena Jankovic back in the winner’s circle with a 6-2, 6-4 win over new number 2 in the world Caroline Wozniacki.
Ivan Ljubicic had the career week of his life. He knocked out three top ten players on the way to his first ever Masters tournament win. He ousted Andy Roddick in the final 7-6, 7-6.
Lost in the semis in singles, but Rafael Nadal took home the doubles crown with buddy Marc Lopez, knocking out the top seeds in the process.
Peschke Srebotnik take the doubles title toppling third seeded Petrova/Stosur pair.