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Daily Tennis News Briefs 26Jun12




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Tuesday, June 26, 2012


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Some Progress is Being Made About Grunting on Court

In terms of Maria Sharapova’s audibility of the first day of Wimbledon, her grunting can, and almost certainly will, get a lot louder. However, after long promising to the address the ‘on court noise’ issue, the WTA has come to an agreement with both the Grand Slam Committee and the International Tennis Federation to develop what the British tabloid newspapers once termed a ‘gruntometer.’

WTA chief executive Stacey Allaster said: “It's time for us to drive excessive grunting out of the game for future generations." So, with the tennis rule makers determined to pass new legislation that sets a limit for the amount of noise produced by players, Allaster has committed the WTA to develop a monitoring device that can be attached to umpires chair or even hand-held and be triggered when grunting becomes excessive."


Nalbandian Was Closely Watched On Court Without Incident

The behavior of David Nalbandian on Day One of Wimbledon was monitored even more closely than the traditional appearance of the Men’s champion at 1pm sharp or the design of Maria Sharapova’s dress. Playing his first competitive match being disqualified for injuring a line judge during the AEGON Championships final at Queen’s Club final, the Argentine behaved himself impeccably.



Is Gulbis Turning The Corner?

Back in 2007 when he scored wins over Tommy Robredo and Tim Henman at two majors, Latvia's Ernests Gulbis was considered one of the ATP's most promising players, but the now 23 year old didn’t develop the proper work ethic to be able to fulfill has promise and even though he's put together some terrific results over the years including in 2011 when he reached a carrier high No. 21 in the rankings, he has never been a major threat at the Grand Slams.

That might have changed after he upset former Wimbledon finalist Tomas Berdych in the first round of Wimbledon. The talkative and enigmatic Gulbis isn’t sure whether he has turned his career around yet, but he began to work with a new coach, Austria’s Gunther Berezniki in the last month and says he's recommitted to the sport.


Members of the All-England Club Are Cautioned About Proper Dress

Old-school Wimbledon has responded to today's casual fashion trends by tightening the dress code for members who wish to breach the confines of the clubhouse at the tony All England club.

"The dress standard for gentlemen is lounge suit or tailored jacket, shirt, tie, trousers and dress shoes. Ladies are expected to dress to a similar standard," the guide specifies.

Tennis Job of the Day

The Conquistador Resort in Tucson, Arizona is seeking a tennis teacher. Contact is 520 544 5000.

Bob Larson’s Tennis Jobs publishes a weekly list of available tennis jobs throughout the US market. For a free sample of the current list, just email and say you want a free sample.


A Collection of Tennis Images For Sale

A professional tennis photographer has been shooting for almost 40 years at all the major and minor tennis tournaments for the wires systems, daily newspapers, magazines and advertising agencies. He has been to venues all over the world and has compiled tennis images (archives) of all the professionals and some juniors.  The images have all been preserved in a temperature-controlled environment and are color positives (slides), color and black & white negatives and contact sheets, as well as digital. There are in excess of 400,000 images and they are for sale. Seller will transfer copyright and will give total usage to the purchaser. Lists available with players, tournaments, dates, etc. For more information please contact  954-448-4999.



Investor Wants to Buy a Club in The Great Boston Area

Investor is interested in purchasing a tennis club in the The Great Boston Area or a part of equity. Long-term leasing with the buy-out option would be considered..

Please contact email or call 617 480 2971.


Vermont Club for Sale

Tennis club for sale in Southern Vermont. A 2-indoor, 2-outdoor court facility ideal for tennis professional husband/wife team. Recent renovations include: New lighting system for indoor courts, new fitness facility, lounge and locker rooms. Call or e-mail Bob Cofer at (860)482-9424 or




Wimbledon Four-Ball Cans for Sale

A limited number of unused Slazenger Wimbledon Ultra Vis tennis balls are for sale.
Cans are priced at $17.50 each, plus $2.00 for shipping. Four cans are $60.00 plus postage. Delivery in USA only.

If interested, email  Makes a great prize for Wimbledon events or graduation gifts




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Wimbledon: June 25-July 8

Olympic Tennis London: July 28-August 5

US Open: August 27-September 9




Singles - First Round
(1) N Djokovic def. J Ferrero 6-3 6-3 6-1
(3) R Federer def. A Ramos 6-1 6-1 6-1
E Gulbis def. (6) T Berdych 7-6(7-5) 7-6(7-4) 7-6(7-4)
(8) J Tipsarevic def. D Nalbandian 6-4 7-6(7-4) 6-2
A Falla def. (11) J Isner 6-4 6-6(7-9) 3-6 7-6(9-7) 7-5
(13) G Simon def. P Mathieu 6-3 5-4, retired (Adductor)
(15) J Monaco def. L Mayer 6-4 7-6(7-5) 7-6(7-5)
(17) F Verdasco def. (Q) J Wang 7-6(7-3) 6-4 7-5
(18) R Gasquet def. T Kamke 6-2 6-2 6-2
D Istomin def. (23) A Seppi 6-7(2-7) 6-4 3-6 6-3 8-6
V Troicki def. (24) M Granollers 7-5 7-6(7-5) 3-6 2-6 8-6
(26) M Youzhny def. D Young 4-6 6-3 6-2 6-3
(28) R Stepanek def. S Stakhovsky 6-1 1-0, retired (Rib)
(29) J Benneteau def. G Muller 6-2 7-5 7-6(7-4)
(31) F Mayer def. D Tursunov 7-6(7-3) 6-2 6-3
I Andreev def. (WC) O Golding 1-6 7-6(7-4) 7-6(9-7) 7-5
(WC) G Zemlja def. (WC) J Goodall 6-4 3-6 7-6(7-3) 6-4
J Chardy def. F Volandri 6-0 6-1 1-0, retired
(Q) M Russell def. (Q) A Menendez-Maceiras 6-3 6-1 7-6(9-7)
(Q) G Rufin def. S Darcis 6-4 3-6 5-7 6-4 6-4
(Q) R Sweeting def. P Starace 6-2 2-0, retired (Back)
P Petzschner def. B Kavcic 6-4 6-4 6-2
(Q) I Cervantes def. F Cipolla 2-6 6-7(4-7) 6-3 6-2 6-1
(Q) R Bemelmans def. C Berlocq 7-5 6-7(4-7) 6-3 7-6(9-7)
(Q) J Janowicz def. S Bolelli 3-6 6-3 6-3 6-3
B Becker def. J Blake 6-7(4-7) 7-5 6-0 6-4
R Harrison def. Y Lu 4-6 6-3 6-4 6-2
X Malisse def. M Matosevic 6-2 6-2 7-5
M Klizan def. J Chela 7-5 3-6 7-6(8-6) 1-6 11-9
F Fognini def. M Llodra 3-6 6-3 6-4 7-5
Doubles - First Round
(15) Dodig/Melo def. Fisher/Kerr 6-7(4-7) 6-4 6-4 6-3
Bracciali/Knowle def. Ball/Bellucci 7-5 7-6(10-8) 6-3



Singles - First Round
(1) Maria Sharapova def. Anastasia Rodionova 6-2 6-3
(3) Agnieszka Radwanska def. Magdalena Rybarikova 6-3 6-3
(5) Samantha Stosur def. Carla Suarez Navarro 6-1 6-3
(8) Angelique Kerber def. Lucie Hradecka 6-4 6-1
(11) Li Na def. Ksenia Pervak 6-3 6-1
(15) Sabine Lisicki def. Petra Martic 6-4 6-2
(Q) Carmila Giorgi def. (16) Flavia Pennetta 6-4 6-3
(17) Maria Kirilenko def. Alexandra Cadantu 6-3 6-1
Kim Clijsters def. (18) Jelena Jankovic 6-2 6-4
(20) Nadia Petrova def. (Q) Maria Elena Camerin 6-0 6-2
(23) Petra Cetkovska def. Vania King 6-4 6-2
Jamie Hampton def. (27) Daniela Hantuchova 6-4 7-6(7-1)
Stephanie Foretz Gacon def. (29) Monica Niculescu 6-4 3-6 6-3
(30) Peng Shuai def. (Q) Sandra Zaniewska 6-2 6-7(3-7) 6-3
Tsvetana Pironkova def. (Q) Vesna Dolonc 5-7 6-0 7-5
Ekaterina Makarova def. Alberta Brianti 6-2 3-6 6-3
Sorana Cirstea def. Pauline Parmentier 6-4 6-1
Sloane Stephens def. (Q) Karolina Pliskova 6-2 6-2
Hsieh Su-Wei def. (WC) Virginie Razzano 6-2 6-4
Silvia Soler-Espinosa def. Edina Gallovits-Hall 4-6 6-4 10-8
Timea Babos def. (WC) Melanie Oudin 6-4 4-6 6-3
Lourdes Dominguez Lino def. (WC) Naomi Broady 6-4 7-6(7-4)
Arantxa Rus def. (LL) Misaki Doi 7-5 6-3
Anna Tatishvili def. Tamarine Tanasugarn 6-4 6-2
Elena Vesnina def. Venus Williams 6-1 6-3
Ayumi Morita def. Jarmila Gajdosova 6-4 6-3
Andrea Hlavackova def. Chang Kai-Chen 6-1 6-2
Bojana Jovanovski def. Eleni Daniilidou 5-7 6-3 2-0 retired (left thigh injury)
Heather Watson def. Iveta Benesova 6-2 6-1
Mathilde Johansson def. Lesia Tsurenko 3-6 6-0 6-3
(12) Vera Zvonareva tied with Mona Barthel 2-6 7-6(7-3), suspended/darkness
(28) Christina McHale tied with (WC) Johanna Konta 6-7(4-7) 6-2 7-7, suspended/darkness
Doubles - First Round
(11) Grandin/Uhlirova def. Panova/Zhang 6-2 5-7 6-3
Jans-Ignacik/Rosolska def. (12) Medina Garrigues/Parra Santonja 4-6 7-6(8-6) 6-4


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