Thursday, July 12, 2012
DAILY TENNIS NEWS - BRIEFS
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2012 US Open Base
Prize Money is Increased
USTA announced that the 2012 US Open purse has been increased by more
than two million dollars to reach a record $25.5 million. Additionally,
the top three men’s and top three women’s finishers in the Emirates
Airline US Open Series may earn up to an additional $2.6 million in
bonus prize money at the US Open, depending on their performance over
the course of the summer Series. With this bonus money, the total US
Open prize money could potentially reach $28.1 million.
Groundskeepers Are Getting Ready for The Olympics
of groundsmen may be fighting the calendar and yet another British
soaking from the temperamental London weather, but Wimbledon officials
remain confident that the All England Club will be ready to meet the
deadline when the London Olympic tennis events starts a fortnight from
this weekend. It has been wet, wet. wet for most of last month and
this one in Britain, which is experiencing flooding in some parts. But
Wimbledon soldiers on to meet an unprecedented three-week turnaround
time from the final of the Grand Slam to the start of the Games event.
Comfortable With US Tennis Future
Roddick, the 29 year-old former world no.1, is insistent that tennis in
the United Shapes is in good shape, both on the top-flight professional
circuit where he is suddenly feeling a new lease of life, and at grass
Grass is Past and
Bartoli is Ready For Hard Courts
Bartoli has buried her bad memories of a second-round Wimbledon exit as
the French second seed prepares to begin afresh on hardcourts at the WTA
Bank of the West Classic. "I have to move on from the grass," said the
2007 Wimbledon finalist, who also won this week's northern Californian
event in 2009.
"It is a totally
different time now, I feel a lot more energized (since she lost so early
in London). I hope to carry on this form through the US Open, where I
hope to finally pass the second round (after losing in the opening round
for the past three editions)."
Federer Turns Down
Invitation to Carry Swiss Flag at Olympic Opening Ceremony
will be another Swiss carrying the flag at the London Games on July 27
after Roger Federer turned down the chance to be the Olympic
standard-bearer for his nation.
offered, but I might give another athlete a chance," said the new No. 1
after winning his seventh Wimbledon final at the weekend over Andy
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Collection of Tennis Images For Sale
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Vermont Club for Sale
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