Archive for April 2019

Apr/19

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Biofile Whitney Osuigwe Interview

By Scoop Malinowski

Status: WTA 189. Won Charlottesville ITF $80,000 pro tournament today defeating Madison Brengle in the final 64 16 63.

DOB: April 17, 2002 In: Bradenton, FL

Ht: 5-6

Nickname:  Whit.

First Tennis Memory:  Is playing on the clay courts at IMG and I used to come out in a dress and high heel boots. I was really into that. I did not wear tennis stuff at all. So that was my first tennis memory.

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Apr/19

28

Who Will Replace Gimelstob on ATP Board?

By Scoop Malinowski

Now the tennis establishment is finally beginning to express rejection, displeasure and disgust of Justin Gimelstob’s indefensible vicious assault on Randall Kaplan which should have already initiated his ouster. Lleyton Hewitt, Amelie Mauresmo, Andy Murray, Darren Cahill, Martina Navratilova have all communicated their belief that Gimelstob has to be replaced on the ATP Board of Directors.

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By Scoop Malinowski Tommy Paul continues his remarkable sudden resurgence in Tallahassee by reaching the final, one week after raising the championship trophy in Sarasota which was his second Challenger title, the first being in late 2018 in Charlottesville. Paul defeated Tennys Sandgren again today 63 64 in the semi, the same man he beat […]

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Apr/19

26

Does Justin Gimelstob Deserve Our Sympathy?

The verdict is in on the Justin Gimelstob criminal court case. The former pro tennis player pleaded no contest in a Los Angeles court on Monday to a felony battery charge for his part in a physical altercation on Halloween night last year. The judge, Upinder Kalra, then reduced the charge to a misdemeanor and sentenced Gimelstob to three years’ probation and 60 days of community labor.

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A couple of weeks ago, my son, Callum, had his doubles partner, accepted to the USTA’s National Training Center in Orlando week-long training camp. Callum, who is still 12 (you can’t go to these camps until you’re 13 because the USTA deems that the age where kids from across the country can come to Orlando and stay in the dorms on the national campus), but will turn 13 next month, was not accepted.

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Apr/19

24

Sandgren vs Kozlov in Tallahassee

The main event featured match of day three of the Tallahassee challenger is a showdown between two Americans both eager to revive their dropping rankings. Stefan Kozlov is ranked 337 now, having fallen from 104 two years ago. Sandgren is 111 from top 50 range. Both players are also friends of mine for years, I […]

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Apr/19

21

Paul Wins Sarasota Open, with coaching triangle?

By Scoop Malinowski Tommy Paul looked like the best young American prospect today with a sensational and dominant 63 63 triumph in today’s final against Tennys Sandgren. Paul saved all fifteen break points he faced to subdue the relentless pressure Sandgren imposed on him. As interesting and hard fought as this high quality final was, […]

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Apr/19

21

Tallahassee Challenger History

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Tallahassee Tennis Challenger History

Tallahassee, FL
April 22 – April 28, 2019
ATP Challenger 80

The 20th Tallahassee Tennis Challenger will take place April 22 through April 28 at the City of Tallahassee’s beautiful Forestmeadows Tennis Complex. This site has been host to Satellites, Futures, and the last 14 Challenger events. The first USTA Pro Circuit Challenger in Tallahassee took place in 2000 and has grown steadily every year. When schedules permit, players want to be in Tallahassee. Our site has been a testing ground for the USTA and serves as a model for USTA Pro Circuit Challengers all over the country.

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Apr/19

20

Fognini: Born To Play Tennis

Fabio Fognini shocked the tennis world today with his total destruction of Rafael Nadal in Monte Carlo, 64 62 but it could have been even more one-sided, as Rafa averted the second set bagel.

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Apr/19

20

Sandgren vs Paul in Sarasota Open Final

 

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AMERICANS ADVANCE TO SINGLES FINAL AT THE ELIZABETH MOORE SARASOTA OPEN

Laurel Oak Country Club Hosts $108,320 USTA Pro Circuit Event thru April 21
SARASOTA, Fla., April 20, 2019 – Easter Sunday will feature an All-American Final on the soft Har-Tru clay courts at the Sarasota Open.  Both Tennys Sandgren and Tommy Paul triumphed in their semifinal singles matches – albeit in diversely different degrees of difficulty – and will meet at 10:30 am tomorrow at the Laurel Oak Country Club.

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