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Wednesday, October 24, 2012


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Nominations Announced For 2012 Fed Cup Final

The ITF has announced the team nominations for the 2012 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Final between Czech Republic and Serbia at the O2 Arena in Prague on November 3-4. 

Venue: O2 Arena, Prague (hard – indoors)

Czech Republic
Petra Kvitova
Lucie Safarova
Lucie Hradecka
Andrea Hlavackova
Captain: Petr Pala
Ana Ivanovic
Jelena Jankovic
Bojana Jovanovski
Aleksandra Krunic
Captain: Dejan Vranes


Sharapova And Williams Say WTA Drug Program Is Sufficient

The current spiraling fall from grace of Lance Armstrong has brought the issue of drug testing in today’s sport once more into the focus. However the two household names of female tennis, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova, both insist the current measures laid down by the World Anti Doping Agency and adhered to by the WTA are sufficient.


Illness Forces Kvitova To Withdraw From Istanbul

The WTA Championships have gotten off to an inauspicious start in what could be an abbreviated run in Turkey, with former Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova withdrawing due to illness after one losing match. The Czech cited a viral illness as the reason and will be replaced in the draw by 2011 US Open winner Samantha Stosur, another dethroned Grand Slam champion.



Ferrero Retires From Tour In Valencia

Former No. 1 and French Open champion Juan Carlos Ferrero choked back the tears as he retired at his home event in Valencia, joining Andy Roddick and Ivan Ljubicic in pulling the plug on their careers in 2012.




Tomic Is Being Advised To Find A Good Coach

Bernard Tomic, suffering a horrendous end to the competitive year after another morale kicking humiliation at the Swiss Indoors event at Basel, has been told he quickly needs to address his coaching situation. And the man the Australian youngster has been advised to appoint by highly regarded observer Darren Cahill is Lleyton Hewitt’s former coach Roger Rasheed.


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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.


Tennis Jobs of the Day

The Westside Club, Spartanburg, South Carolina, is seeking a Tennis Director for its 14- court (8 clay outdoor, 2 hard outdoor, 4 hard indoor) tennis and fitness facility .  To see more information about the club, please visit

The Director  will be responsible for the overall direction, coordination and supervision of the Tennis Department, ensure tennis pros on staff achieve or exceed monthly revenue goals, maintain the tennis department business plan and budget, coach tennis pros to initiate, develop and maintain personalized relationships with members, provide excellent tennis instruction and customer service to encourage repeat business. The director will also be responsible for execution of tennis programs for all ages and levels, ensure that all club members understand and observe safety rules and tennis etiquette, be certain that all tennis facilities and equipment are clean, organized and in good working condition and quickly and efficiently respond to member questions, comments and concerns.

Additional duties include a promotional effort aimed at involving current members with programs, tournaments and special events, fully utilizing available marketing support and tools, be effective at integrating new members into the tennis programs and identify and reach out to inactive members and engaging them to return to tennis, ensure tennis pros and staff are promoting and selling tennis programs, lessons, court time, equipment, etc. and encouraging repeat business and manage the tennis department budget including revenue, expenses, etc.

Certifications Required: Supply on our request.
Compensation:  Provided upon request – post application being received.

To apply:  Please contact John White at 864-585-5100 ext. 103 or  Do not contact The Westside Club directly.


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Singles - First Round
N Davydenko def. (4) S Wawrinka 7-6(9-7) 7-6(7-3)
(6) M Youzhny def. B Tomic 6-0 6-2
G Dimitrov def. (8) V Troicki 6-3 6-2
M Ebden def. (LL) V Hanescu 6-3 7-6(7-3)
(WC) M Chiudinelli def. G Garcia-Lopez 5-7 6-3 6-4
K Anderson def. J Nieminen 7-6(7-4) 6-3
B Baker def. (Q) R Stepanek 2-6 7-6(7-5) 6-3
T Bellucci def. G Soeda 4-6 6-4 6-3
Doubles - First Round
Haase/Norman def. (2) Bhupathi/Bopanna 7-5 2-6 14-12 (Match TB)
(4) Fyrstenberg/Matkowski def. Benneteau/Gasquet 6-7(5-7) 6-4 12-10 (Match TB)

Singles - First Round
(1) D Ferrer def. (Q) O Rochus 7-5 7-5
X Malisse def. (2) J Tsonga 3-1 retired (Low Back Pain)
G Simon def. (3) J Tipsarevic 5-4 retired (Right Shoulder)
(6) N Almagro def. (WC) J Ferrero 7-5 6-3
S Querrey def. F Lopez 6-3 7-6(7-4)
A Dolgopolov def. (LL) F Volandri 6-3 7-6(7-5)
J Melzer def. C Berlocq 6-3 6-3
Doubles - First Round
(1) Granollers/M Lopez def. Kas/Kohlschreiber 6-4 6-2
Cilic/Sa def. (3) Dodig/Melo 7-6(7-3) 7-5
Marrero/Verdasco def. (WC) Bautista-Agut/Gimeno-Traver 3-6 6-3 10-8 (Match TB)




Round Robin - Red Group
(3) Serena Williams def. (5) Angelique Kerber 6-4 6-1
Round Robin - White Group
(2) Maria Sharapova def. (7) Sara Errani 6-3 6-2
(4) Agnieszka Radwanska def. (6) Petra Kvitova 6-3 6-2


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