Tennis / Sports

Dont be a Baby!

Apr 17 2:23pm
The title of this article is something I said to one of my 10-year-old boys, who is striving to be a great tennis player. This isn’t something I would usually say to someone I’ve first met or would be easily … Continue reading → The post Don’t be a Baby!   appeared first on Tennis blog. Advice from tennis experts.
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Monte-Carlo R2 previews and predictions: Djokovic vs. Simon, Goffin vs. Almagro

Apr 17 1:35pm The Grandstand
Novak Djokovic will be back in action when he takes the court in Monte-Carlo for a second-round date with Gilles Simon on Tuesday. David Goffin and Nicolas Almagro picked up wins earlier in the week and will now face each other in the last 32. [...] The post Monte-Carlo R2 previews and predictions: Djokovic vs. Simon, Goffin vs. Almagro appeared first on The Grandstand.
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Caroline Wozniacki drops yet another obvious clue she's dating David Lee

Apr 17 9:17am Tennis | For The Win
Can we call it official yet?...
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Monte Carlo Masters: Kyle Edmund beats Dan Evans in all-British match

Apr 17 8:57am BBC Sport | Tennis | World Edition
Kyle Edmund beats Davis Cup team-mate Dan Evans in straight sets in the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters.
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Podcast Episode 3: Champions Young and Old

Apr 17 8:21am Heavy Topspin
In the Episode 3 of the Tennis Abstract Podcast, Carl Bialik and I discuss Francesca Schiavone and Marketa Vondrousova, the WTA titlists from last week at opposite ends of their career. We speculate on the future of Borna Coric–another one of last week’s titlists–as well. Also on this week’s podcast: David Goffin’s steady improvement, future Davis Cup … Continue reading Podcast Episode 3: Champions Young and Old...
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Murray & Djokovic ready to return in Monte Carlo

Apr 17 6:55am BBC Sport | Tennis | World Edition
Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic will return to the tour at the Monte Carlo Masters this week after elbow injuries.
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Johnson Unlikely Clay Winner at ATP Houston

Apr 16 10:41pm The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog
My body has just physically run out of gas after this week, said Johnson, who cramped during the final. Coming in from Australia kind of put me behind the eight ball and then the nerves of trying to close out the final, a lot of factors go into cramping. I was very fortunate to get out of that. ...
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Coric Wins 1st Career Title After Kohlschreiber Lock-up at ATP Marrakech

Apr 16 10:15pm The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog
It's one of those days where you have many good opportunities, Kohlschreiber said.
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Schiavone, in Farewell Tour, Wins WTA Bogota Leading to French Open

Apr 16 9:42pm The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog
Today was a disaster match, Schiavone said.
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WTA Teen Qualifier Breaks Out at Swiss Event for 1st Title

Apr 16 9:20pm The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog
Vondrousova is projected to rise into striking distance of the Top 100.
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Fed Cup team ready for Serbian challenge

Apr 16 7:58pm Tennis Australia
The Australian Fed Cup team wary of their Serbian opponents ahead of must-win tie.
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Coric, Johnson go the distance for respective titles in Marrakech and Houston

Apr 16 4:23pm The Grandstand
Borna Coric captured the first ATP title of his career after saving five championship points against Philipp Kohlschreiber in a thrilling final of the Grand Prix Hassan II on Sunday. In Houston, meanwhile, Steve Johnson outlasted Thomaz Bellucci in a third-set tiebreaker. [...] The post Coric, Johnson go the distance for respective titles in Marrakech and Houston appeared first on The Grandstand.
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Andy Murray: Im A Horrible Cook, The Only Think I Can Make Is Scrambled Eggs [Video]

Apr 16 11:56am The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog
Andy Murray talks food before Monte Carlo.
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Qualifier Vondrousova, 17, wins Biel Bienne Open

Apr 16 11:41am BBC Sport | Tennis | World Edition
Marketa Vondrousova, a 17-year-old qualifier, beats Anett Kontaveit in the Biel Bienne Open final to win her first WTA title.
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Eugenie Bouchard Wins 3 Games In Loss At ITF Futures Event

Apr 16 11:40am The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog
Eugenie Bouchard's struggles continue.
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Roger Federer Might Not Play The French Open?

Apr 16 11:12am The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog
Roger Federer hints he might not be in Paris this year.
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Houston final preview and prediction: Johnson vs. Bellucci

Apr 16 9:51am The Grandstand
Steve Johnson and Thomaz Bellucci will be going head-to-head for the second time in their careers when they battle for the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship title on Sunday. Their only previous encounter came at last year's Australian Open, where Johnson cruised 6-3, 6-2, 6-2. [...] The post Houston final preview and prediction: Johnson vs. Bellucci appeared first on The Grandstand.
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GB's Aljaz Bedene wins second ATP Challenger tournament in a row

Apr 16 8:58am BBC Sport | Tennis | World Edition
Britain's Aljaz Bedene beat Portugal's Gastao Elias to win his second clay-court ATP Challenger tournament in a row.
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Nadal ready for return to clay

Apr 15 7:00pm Tennishead
The nine-time winner, who won 46 matches at the Monte Carlo Country Club between 2005 and 2013, is looking to make it a record 10th title. The Spaniard, who started his season reaching the final of the Australian Open and the final of the Miami Masters, said that despite losing both times to an in-form Roger Federer, his performance has given him confidence at the start of the 2017 clay court season. “More than winning titles, it is obvious to me that it is important to feel that I am competitive enough to have the chance to compete for the things that really motivate me,” he said. “I had that feeling in the first part of the season and I am working to have that feeling in the next couple of months." Back on the red dirt, even the King of Clay needs some time to get ready for its demands. “I have had the chance to adapt the game, my body to the clay, step by step, starting slow, just 45 minutes, one hour, one hour thirty in the first few days,” he said. “Even if you think that it is natural for me because I have had a lot of success in this phase, things are not that easy.” “I am spending as much time as possible on court …I think I am doing well, but I can improve.”  In his opening match here Nadal will play the winner of the all-British clash between Dan Evans and Kyle Edmund. Neither has played Nadal before and world No.1 Andy Murray the match will be watching. “Obviously this surface suits Kyle's game more than Dan's,” said Murray, who will open his tournament against either Gilles Muller or Tommy Robredo. “But, you know, I think if Dan has the right mindset during this period, I think he can make matches tricky and difficult for a lot of players because he does have skills that not everyone does.” Murray’s match, to be played on Wednesday, will be the Scot’s first competitive match since returning from an elbow injury from which he believes he is now fully recovered. “I wouldn't play if I felt like I was risking it," he said.  "In practice I've been serving a lot." The injured elbow has affected mostly his ability to serve, in an exhibition match he played in Zurich against Roger Federer on April 10, the Scot was serving much slower than normal. “I only really...
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Marrakech final preview and prediction: Kohlschreiber vs. Coric

Apr 15 4:07pm The Grandstand
The spring clay-court season's first title is all coming down to Philipp Kohlschreiber and Borna Coric. They will battle for the trophy in Marrakech on Sunday before heading to the Monte-Carlo Masters. [...] The post Marrakech final preview and prediction: Kohlschreiber vs. Coric appeared first on The Grandstand.
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Monte-Carlo Masters preview and predictions

Apr 15 3:34pm The Grandstand
The clay-court swing is kicking into high gear with the first of three Masters 1000 events this week in Monte-Carlo. It marks the return of Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, while Rafael Nadal is aiming for his 10th career title at this tournament. [...] The post Monte-Carlo Masters preview and predictions appeared first on The Grandstand.
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GB's Dominic Inglot wins Marrakech doubles title with Mate Pavic

Apr 15 9:42am BBC Sport | Tennis | World Edition
Britain's Dominic Inglot and Mate Pavic of Croatia win the ATP Marrakech doubles title.
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Tennis Express Interview: Tennys Sandgren

Apr 14 5:20pm TENNIS EXPRESS
Tennis Express Interview: Tennys Sandgren Tuesday was an unfortunate day at the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championships in Houston, TX. Nonstop April showers kept the players off the courts all day. Tennys Sandgren, a 25-year-old from Tennessee, was scheduled to...
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Monte Carlo Masters: British pair Dan Evans & Kyle Edmund meet in first round

Apr 14 3:36pm BBC Sport | Tennis | World Edition
Britain's Kyle Edmund and Dan Evans will meet in round one of the Monte Carlo Masters, where Andy Murray will return from injury.
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Monte Carlo Preview: Murray, Djokovic Return To Battle; Nadal Seeks 10th Title

Apr 14 2:29pm The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog
Sean Randall previews the first big clay event of the season.
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WHERE the Top 10 find their separation.

Apr 14 11:01am Blog – Brain Game Tennis
Own your 2nd serve. The top 10 players in the world do things just a little bit better than those chasing them up the rankings. But what exactly do they do better? I recently wrote an Infosys Beyond The Numbers story on the ATP website focused on what the Top 10 do so well. It...
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Elite of College Tennis: The Spanish

Apr 14 8:19am Universal Tennis
The Top 10 Spanish Men and Women on Campuses Now...
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Houston QF previews and predictions: Johnson vs. Verdasco, Querrey vs. Bellucci

Apr 13 11:59pm The Grandstand
Steve Johnson will try to end a disturbing head-to-head trend when he takes the court against Fernando Verdasco during quarterfinal action in Houston on Friday. Sam Querrey is also facing a left-hander in Thomaz Bellucci. [...] The post Houston QF previews and predictions: Johnson vs. Verdasco, Querrey vs. Bellucci appeared first on The Grandstand.
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Hot Stuff: Kristyna Pliskova

Apr 13 7:00pm Tennishead
Kristyna Pliskova has grown accustomed in recent years to living in the shadow of her twin sister Karolina, but times are changing. Kristyna has been climbing steadily up the world rankings and hopes to maintain her progress through the course of 2017. “I have a small goal this season, which is to be in the top 20,” she said. “I don’t see it as a big step, but it is a step. We will see.” The Czech twins were both successful junior players, but, so far, Karolina has been much more successful in the senior game. She finished in the world’s top 100 for the first time in 2013 and has improved her year-end ranking at the end of every subsequent season. After this year’s Australian Open Karolina climbed to a career-high position at No.3 in the rankings. This article originally appeared in tennishead March 2017 digital edition. For more great features, in-depth gear reviews and stunning images download our free app now via the App Store, Google Play and Amazon Store. Kristyna’s progress in the senior game has been slower, but the last 12 months have been encouraging. At this time last year she was still ranked outside the top 100, but she finished 2016 at No.61 and has started the new season well. In the first two months of this year she claimed the scalps of four higher-ranked players in Anastasija Sevastova, Irina Camelia-Begu, Roberta Vinci, and most recently, Daria Kasatkina in Indian Wells. Kristyna Pliskova broke into the world’s top 100 in September last year. After last year’s US Open Kristyna teamed up with a new coach, Martin Fassati, who had been working with another Czech player, Petra Cetkovska, but became available, on a short-term basis at least, when Cetkovska suffered a long-term injury. “I asked him if we could go to Asia for a few tournaments and he said ‘yes’ because Petra was still not ready,” Kristyna said. “We went and I won two out of three tournaments, so it was good. Petra is still not playing. I don’t know when she is going to start. He promised her that he will wait [for her], but until then I have him.” She added: “I don’t think I have changed my game. I just have someone who trusts in me a lot. We have just changed small things. I still have the same game that I have always had. We...
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UTR Is Growing Worldwide

Apr 13 4:10pm Universal Tennis
Federations, academies, tours, and leagues across the globe are joining up...
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Marrakech QF previews and predictions: Paire vs. Robredo, Ramos-Vinolas vs. Coric

Apr 13 1:50pm The Grandstand
One day after taking out top-seeded Grigor Dimitrov, Tommy Robredo will be back in action at the Grand Prix Hassan II for a quarterfinal date with Benoit Paire. Albert Ramos-Vinolas and Borna Coric are also on the schedule. [...] The post Marrakech QF previews and predictions: Paire vs. Robredo, Ramos-Vinolas vs. Coric appeared first on The Grandstand.
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Road to Roland Garros storylines to watch this spring

Apr 13 4:40am Tennis Blog – ATP Tennis Commentary
Next week’s Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters kicks off a two-month fête on the European clay, and at Tennis TV we’re excited to deliver the most important events on the road to Roland Garros right to your favourite streaming devices. With Roger Federer taking a well-deserved break from the ATP World Tour in the upcoming weeks, there … Continued The post Road to Roland Garros storylines to watch this spring appeared first on Tennis Blog.
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Houston R2 previews and predictions: Sock vs. Haas, Johnson vs. Brown

Apr 13 12:22am The Grandstand
Jack Sock and Steve Johnson will be making quick turnarounds following United States Davis Cup duty in Australia when they contest their openers at the 250-point event in Houston on Thursday. They are set for respective second-round meetings with Tommy Haas and Dustin Brown. [...] The post Houston R2 previews and predictions: Sock vs. Haas, Johnson vs. Brown appeared first on The Grandstand.
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A hackers guide to winning Easter tennis tournaments

Apr 12 10:19pm Tennis Australia
Off to play in an Easter tennis tournament tomorrow? We wish you the best of luck and offer…...
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Marrakech R2 previews and predictions: Dimitrov vs. Robredo, Kohlschreiber vs. Chardy

Apr 12 5:21pm The Grandstand
Grigor Dimitrov will look to maintain momentum from a successful start to the season on hard courts when he faces Tommy Robredo in his Marrakech opener on Thursday. Philipp Kohlschreiber and Jeremy Chardy are also aiming for a place in the second round. [...] The post Marrakech R2 previews and predictions: Dimitrov vs. Robredo, Kohlschreiber vs. Chardy appeared first on The Grandstand.
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Why top ITF female juniors stay on the top?

Apr 12 2:25pm
Travelling around the world and being a coach on the ITF Junior Circuit is a great possibility to learn and increase tennis knowledge. Looking at own player’s development, results, and responses are all steps important in the process of athletic … Continue reading → The post Why top ITF female juniors stay on the top? appeared first on Tennis blog. Advice from tennis experts.
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Historic Agreement between ITA and UTR

Apr 12 12:54pm Universal Tennis
The college game cements its bond with Universal Tennis...
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Fed Cup: Great Britain name unchanged team

Apr 12 5:28am BBC Sport | Tennis | World Edition
Great Britain name a Fed Cup team of Johanna Konta, Heather Watson, Laura Robson and Jocelyn Rae for their tie against Romania.
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Fed Cup debut for Destanee

Apr 12 2:26am Tennis Australia
Australia’s Fed Cup captain Alicia Molik has named Destanee Aiava for the upcoming tie against Serbia.
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Houston preview and predictions

Apr 11 11:18pm The Grandstand
The four first-round bye recipients in Houston are the four players who just represented the United States in Davis Cup. Jack Sock, John Isner, Sam Querrey, and Steve Johnson will be making quick turnarounds after losing at Australia, but the good news is they do not have to play until Thursday. [...] The post Houston preview and predictions appeared first on The Grandstand.
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Houston R1 previews and predictions: Verdasco vs. Anderson, Bellucci vs. Tiafoe

Apr 11 9:12pm The Grandstand
A jam-packed schedule is on the cards for Houston on Wednesday after the entirety of Tuesday's slated action was washed out by rain. Fernando Verdasco, Kevin Anderson, Thomaz Bellucci, and Frances Tiafoe are among those taking the court. [...] The post Houston R1 previews and predictions: Verdasco vs. Anderson, Bellucci vs. Tiafoe appeared first on The Grandstand.
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Aussie results daily update, 12 April 2017

Apr 11 8:27pm Tennis Australia
All the latest Aussie results from abroad.
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Murray set for Monte Carlo return

Apr 11 7:00pm Tennishead
The world No.1 has been sidelined with an elbow injury that saw him miss last month's Miami Open and Great Britain's Davis Cup quarter-final defeat to France last week. The Scot returned to court on Monday as he took on Roger Federer in a charity exhibition match for the 18-time Grand Slam champion’s foundation in Zurich. Fresh from his Sunshine Double – back-to-back victories in Indian Wells and Miami - Federer won 6-3 7-6(5) in front on his home crowd. Murray, who has been training at Patrick Mouratoglou’s Academy in the south of France, says he is close to a comeback but won't rush back if he is not ready. "I'm hoping, if I keep progressing as I have with the elbow, to play Monte Carlo," he said. "If not, then I just need to stay patient and I'll try the following week. I'm getting there, I just have to go slowly." Hit a few balls with ex Everton teammates Louis Saha and Sylvain Distin in France today! Very very nice guys with some decent tennis skills...
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Roger Federer: I Should Be Back For The French Open, Thats The Plan!

Apr 11 2:14pm The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog
Roger Federer is sticking to his word: No clay lead-up events!...
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Andy Murray Is Back After Elbow Issue, Hopes To Play Monte Carlo

Apr 11 2:09pm The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog
Andy Murray's elbow is much better!...
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Marrakech R1 previews and predictions: Paire vs. Berlocq, Vesely vs. Basilashvili

Apr 11 1:30pm The Grandstand
Benoit Paire will kick off his Marrakech campaign when he takes the court against Carlos Berlocq on Wednesday. First-round action also features Jiri Vesely and Nikoloz Basilashvili. [...] The post Marrakech R1 previews and predictions: Paire vs. Berlocq, Vesely vs. Basilashvili appeared first on The Grandstand.
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Podcast Episode 2: Doubles, Wild Cards, and Megastars

Apr 11 12:27pm Heavy Topspin
In the second episode of the Tennis Abstract Podcast, Carl Bialik and I give some much-deserved top billing to doubles, especially new ATP No. 1 Henri Kontinen and Elo doubles favorite Jack Sock. We also cover the role of megastars in tennis, and the benefits and challenges they offer to the sport’s promoters. As we … Continue reading Podcast Episode 2: Doubles, Wild Cards, and Megastars...
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adidas Stella McCartney Barricade Boost 2017 Shoe Review

Apr 11 11:43am TENNIS EXPRESS
adidas Stella McCartney Barricade Boost 2017 – Shoe Review Let’s talk about one of my new favorite shoes: the adidas Stella Barricade Boost 2017 Tennis Shoe. I’ve worn this shoe for a couple of weeks and  got the chance to...
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Watson knocked out in first round of Biel Bienne Open

Apr 11 9:06am BBC Sport | Tennis | World Edition
Briton Heather Watson loses in straight sets in the first round of the Biel-Bienne Open in Switzerland to Anett Kontaveit.
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Tie Break Tens: Johanna Konta to play in first women's event in Madrid

Apr 11 5:56am BBC Sport | Tennis | World Edition
British number one Johanna Konta will play in the first women's Tie Break Tens tournament, in Madrid on 4 May.
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Andy Murray returns from injury against Roger Federer in charity match

Apr 10 5:10pm BBC Sport | Tennis | World Edition
World number one Andy Murray returns to the court for the first time in over a month for a charity match against Roger Federer.
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My Child Only Plays Team Sports. Why Should I Give Tennis A Chance?

Apr 10 8:51am The MyTennisLessons Blog
Maybe your kid loved basketball camp this summer. Maybe you consider yourself a proud soccer mom. Maybe you were the star quarterback of your college football team and by golly, one day your kid better be, too. Team sports are … Continued The post My Child Only Plays Team Sports. Why Should I Give Tennis A Chance? appeared first on The MyTennisLessons Blog.
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GAMEPLAN Launching May 2017

Apr 10 6:27am Blog – Brain Game Tennis
The learning pathway just got repaved… G’day from Bradenton, Florida. You are a 12-year-old boy in Barcelona. You push the ball & you win matches. Will it last? You win today, but with that game, will you also win tomorrow? You are a 14-year-old girl in Buenos Aires. You are winning matches without ever coming to the...
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Pavlyuchenkova shocks Kerber to win Monterrey Open

Apr 10 3:13am BBC Sport | Tennis | World Edition
Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova shocks world number one Angelique Kerber to win her fourth Monterrey Open title in Mexico.
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Woodbridge: Best Davis Cup win in a decade

Apr 10 2:07am Tennis Australia
Australian legend Todd Woodbridge believes this is the start of an exciting new Davis Cup era.
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Kyrgios Klubs U.S.; Davis Cup Quarterfinal Capsules

Apr 9 11:54pm The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog
I love to play at home, I love the atmosphere when I'm playing in front of my crowd, said Goffin, who has won 12 of his last 13 Davis Cup singles matches. In the semifinals Belgium will host Australia.
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Kasatkina Wins All-Teen WTA Final Over Ostapenko

Apr 9 11:04pm The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog
Kasatkina over the week defeated Monica Puig, pal Daria Gavrilova, No. 10 seed Irina-Camelia Begu, and in the semifinals Laura Siegemund.
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Pavlyuchenkova Keeps No. 1 Kerber Winless in WTA Monterrey Final

Apr 9 9:52pm The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog
The Russian denied the world No. 1 Kerber her first title of the season, racing to a 5-0 lead in the final set before closing it out.
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