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Wednesday, July 11, 2012


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Coach Annacone Compares Federer and Sampras at Same Age

As the argument to distinguish the GOAT (Greatest of All Time) continue, few are better placed to make a valid judgment that Paul Annacone who coached Pete Sampras to many of his Grand Slam triumphs and last Sunday fulfilled the role of lead advisor to Roger Federer as a record 17th major singles titles was added to the imperious Swiss’ numerous list of achievements.

''The biggest similarity is that they're both great and very driven,'' Annacone said after Federer's four-set finals defeat of Andy Murray equaled the All England Club record held by Sampras and Englishman William Renshaw, who won his seven titles in the 1880’s.


Sharapova’s Wedding Plans are Shaping Up

Maria Sharapova is getting down to the details for her November Istanbul wedding to basketballer boyfriend Sasha Vujacic. The date has been reported as November 10, the start of the off-season in WTA tennis.




Williams In California Is Ready for Next Event

Serena Williams has pronounced herself as top-fit after earning her fifth Wimbledon title at the weekend. The defending champion had a hit as she prepared to defend her title in Stanford as she waits for the full effects of winning her 14th Grand Slam title to sink in.



Wimbledon Twitter Survey Shows Murray and Radwanska Most Popular

Andy Murray has taken his time winning over the tennis public, particularly in his native Britain. But the phenomenon which is Twitter has proved at long last the 25 year-old Scot is finding his way into the hearts of his countrymen.

A Twitter survey, commissioned by the All England Club in conjunction with their technology partners IBM who analyzed ‘the tweetbuzz’ showed that in more than British 1.2 million tweets about The Championships, Murray was the most popular male player. Agnieszka Radwanska, who lost in the women's final to Serena Williams, was the most popular female player.


Collegian Gibbs Weighs Pro Options

NCAA champion Nicole Gibbs is pretty sure that she will return to "The Farm" (Stanford University) in the fall for her junior year. But after scoring her first victory over Thailand's Noppawan Lertcheewakarn at Stanford's Bank of the West Classic, the Ohio native said she will play pro events and in the fall there is an outside chance she'll turn pro.

"It's a very tough decision, the toughest," Gibbs said. "I get really great competition at Stanford and the best coaching from Lele Forood, but I've told her not to count on for me for college tournaments in the fall."

Tennis Job of the Day

Milwaukee’s Town Club is seeking a head pro. Contact 414 362 6800.

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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

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Olympic Tennis London: July 28-August 5

US Open: August 27-September 9





Singles - First Round
D Gimeno-Traver def. (5) M Kukushkin 6-4 3-6 6-3
(7) F Volandri def. (WC) M Ryderstedt 6-4 6-2
J Souza def. H Zeballos 6-4 6-2
(Q) E Korolev def. (Q) T Alves 6-0 6-3
F Gil def. M Ilhan 6-4 1-6 6-3
(Q) A Giannessi def. M Berrer 6-4 3-6 7-6(7-5)
(Q) I Minar def. R Bautista-Agut 7-5 7-6(7-4)
Doubles - First Round
(3) Hanley/Knowle def. Charroin/Molchanov 6-2 6-0
Delbonis/Ramos def. (4) Brunstrom/Norman 6-4 3-6 10-4 (Match TB)
Souza/Zeballos def. Bolelli/Giannessi 6-4 6-3

Singles - First Round
L Rosol def. (5) R Haase 6-4 7-5
C Stebe def. (7) L Kubot 6-2 0-6 6-3
(8) (WC) T Haas def. (Q) I Andreev 4-6 6-2 6-2
B Phau def. (Q) M Fischer 6-3 6-3
T Bellucci def. (WC) R Kern 7-6(7-3) 6-2
J Chardy def. (Q) J Reister 6-2 6-4
B Paire def. (LL) E Schwank 7-6(7-5) 6-4
(Q) P Cervenak def. S Stakhovsky 6-1 4-6 6-1
T Kamke def. F Cipolla 6-3 6-4
Doubles - First Round
(1) Brown/Kas def. (WC) Kern/Struff 6-4 6-3
Kamke/Marx def. Cipolla/Ramirez Hidalgo 3-6 6-2 12-10 (Match TB)

Singles - First Round
(5) C Berlocq def. I Dodig 6-4 6-0
(WC) M Pavic def. (6) J Ferrero 6-2 6-2
W Odesnik def. (8) E Roger-Vasselin 6-7(4-7) 6-2 7-5
E Gulbis def. (Q) G Fraile 6-1 6-3
P Starace def. (Q) I Klec 6-3 7-6(8-6)
(Q) M Trungelliti def. P Lorenzi 7-5 6-4
F Fognini def. K Beck 6-3 6-1
B Kavcic def. A Veic 6-2 6-2
D Brands def. (Q) W Trusendi 6-1 7-6(10-8)
Doubles - First Round
(1) Granollers/M Lopez def. (WC) Androic/Draganja 6-4 6-3
(2) Bracciali/Fognini def. Cilic/Zovko 3-6 6-2 10-6
(3) Marrero/Verdasco def. Lorenzi/Starace 6-1 6-3
Menendez-Maceiras/Munoz-De La Nava def. (Alt) Cacic/Lajovic 6-1 6-4 .

Singles - First Round
(1) J Isner def. (Q) S Bubka 7-6(7-3) 4-6 6-3
(2) K Nishikori def. I Sijsling 6-4 6-4
(3) M Raonic def. M Ebden 3-6 6-3 7-5
(Q) T Smyczek def. (4) D Istomin 6-3 6-3
S Querrey def. (5) A Bogomolov Jr. 7-5 7-6(7-5)
(Q) I van der Merwe def. (8) G Muller 7-6(7-5) 6-7(3-7) 6-4
(Q) B Becker def. D Goffin 6-4 6-3
J Levine def. M Matosevic 6-2 7-6(10-8)
(WC) L Hewitt def. V Pospisil 6-1 6-1
R Ram def. G Zemlja 6-3 6-1
Doubles - First Round
Fruttero/Istomin def. (5) Dlouhy/Mahut 6-4 1-6 10-7 (Match TB)
Klaasen/van der Merwe def. R Ram/Russell 7-5 4-6 10-7 (Match TB)
Bogomolov/Muller def. Goffin/Rochus 5-7 6-3 10-8 (Match TB)




Singles - First Round
(8) Marina Erakovic def. (Q) Jana Juricova 6-2 6-2
(9) Sorana Cirstea def. Vania King 7-5 6-4
Urszula Radwanska def. Eleni Daniilidou 3-6 6-3 6-4
(Q) Erika Sema def. (LL) Alexa Glatch 6-2 6-3
(LL) Zheng Saisai def. Ayumi Morita 4-2, retired (Low Back Injury)
(WC) Nicole Gibbs def. (Q) Noppawan Lertcheewakarn 6-4 6-4
(WC) Mallory Burdette def. Anne Keothavong 2-6 7-5 6-4
Doubles - First Round
(2) Kops-Jones/Spears def. Chang/Scheepers 6-3 7-5
Cibulkova/Husarova def. Dekmeijere/Lertcheewakarn 6-3 6-3
Erakovic/Watson def. Karatantcheva/Sema 6-3 3-6 10-5 (Match TB)

Singles - First Round
(1) Sara Errani def. Edina Gallovits-Hall 6-1 6-1
(2) Roberta Vinci def. Karin Knapp 6-2 6-2
(3) Julia Goerges def. Akgul Amanmuradova 6-4 7-6(10-8)
(WC) Maria Elena Camerin def. (4) Anabel Medina Garrigues 6-1 6-3
(5) Carla Suarez Navarro def. (LL) Sacha Jones 6-4 6-1
Anna Tatishvili def. (Q) Dia Evtimova 6-2 6-2
Patricia Mayr-Achleitner def. (WC) Nastassja Burnett 6-3 6-4
Laura Robson def. (Q) Valentyna Ivakhnenko 6-1 6-0
Julia Cohen def. Vera Dushevina 6-4 4-6 7-5
(Q) Estrella Cabeza Candela def. (WC) Anastasia Grymalska 6-2 3-6 6-1
(Q) Katalin Marosi def. Valeria Savinykh 6-4 6-3
(8) Barbora Zahlavova Strycova leads Silvia Soler-Espinosa 7-5, suspended/darkness
Doubles - First Round
(4) Bovina/Cornet def. (WC) Burnett/Grymalska 6-1 6-4
Castano/Duque-Marino def. Cadantu/Mircic 7-5 6-4


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