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. Continue to read full article...

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. Continue to read full article...

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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 […] Continue to read full article...

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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 […] Continue to read full article...

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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, […] Continue to read full article...

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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. Continue to read full article...

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. Continue to read full article...

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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. Continue to read full article...

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Apr/19

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Wacky Thursday At Sarasota Open

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FIRST-SEED AND DEFENDING CHAMP LOSES IN STRAIGHT SETS AT THE ELIZABETH MOORE SARASOTA OPEN Laurel Oak Country Club Hosts $100,000 USTA Pro Circuit Event thru April 21
(Latest results, Friday's schedule attached.) \SARASOTA, Fla., April 18, 2019 - Defending champion and top seed Hugo Dellien of Boliva was knocked out of the tournament on court two, by Asian Karatsev (RUS), 7-6(4), 6-2. At the same time of the upset by Karatsev, Second-seed, Tennys Sandgren (USA) saved four set points in the first set to thwart Brazil's Guilherme Clezar, 7-6 (5), 6-2. Sandgren was down 15-40 in his service games at 4-5 and 5-6 but summoned some sensational tennis to escape severe trouble, including a second serve, kick serve ace down the tee on one of the set points. Continue to read full article...

Tennis-prose.com has learned from a source this week at Sarasota Open about a series of events that may indicate racial unfairness by the USTA directed against Ryan Harrison. Last year at the New York Open, 26 year old Ryan Harrison and Donald Young played a heated singles match won by Harrison 63 76. Continue to read full article...

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