Tuesday, September 25, 2012
DAILY TENNIS NEWS - BRIEFS
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Ivanovic Expects To Return To Number One Ranking
Ivanovic may have won just four minor titles since her ascension four
years ago to the WTA No. 1 ranking following a French Open trophy, But
the Serb insists in Tokyo that she still has the game to make a return
to the elite.
Townsend And Rubin To Lead US In World Junior Finals
USTA announced the top juniors who will compete on the U.S. Junior Davis
Cup and Junior Fed Cup teams in the World Finals of the 16-and-under
versions of Davis Cup and Fed Cup, September 25-30, in Barcelona, Spain.
Taylor Townsend (Stockbridge, Ga.), Louisa Chirico (Harrison, N.Y.) and
Gabrielle Andrews (Pomona, Calif.) will represent the United States in
Junior Fed Cup, while Noah Rubin (Rockville Centre, N.Y.), Stefan Kozlov
(Pembroke Pines, Fla.) and Jared Donaldson (Cumberland, R.I.) will play
for the U.S. in Junior Davis Cup. USTA National Coach Kathy Rinaldi will
captain the Junior Fed Cup Team, and USTA National Coach Nicolas Todero
will captain the Junior Davis Cup Team.
Radwanska Has Qualified For WTA Championships
WTA announced that Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska has qualified for this
year’s WTA Championships, which will be staged in Istanbul, Turkey. The
WTA’s year-end finale, to be held from October 23-28, will feature the
world’s top eight singles players and top four doubles teams, competing
for the coveted title and a share of $4.9 million in prize money.
Date-Krumm Upset With Drunk Fan
in front of home crowds can very rewarding but also at times difficult
when fans become disappointed or out of hand. That's what Japan's Kimiko
Date-Krumm found out on Monday playing in Tokyo during her 6-1 6-4 loss
to Marion Bartoli.
was told there was a drunk fan," she said. "You're focusing so hard and
it's extremely disappointing when people who are supposed to be
supporting you are drunk and shouting when you hit the ball."
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