Archive for April 2019

Apr/19

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Sandgren Charms At Sarasota Open

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By Scoop Malinowski Tennys Sandgren won - or survived - his first round encounter with Ryan Shane 36 76 76 last night at the Sarasota Open but the most poignant moment of the evening happened not in the heat of competition. Sandgren barely edged out the second set against the extremely powerful, hard hitting Virginia professional and then just before the start of the third set, as Sandgren walked out to the baseline to resume the duel, he noticed one of the red-hatted ballboys, about ten years old was leaving the match with his mom. Continue to read full article...

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Apr/19

16

Sarasota Open Tuesday Thrillers

  SANDGREN AND FRATANGELO FEND OFF UPSETS AT THE ELIZABETH MOORE SARASOTA OPEN Laurel Oak Country Club Hosts $108,320 USTA Pro Circuit Event thru April 21 Sarasota, Fla., April 16, 2019 – The 2nd and 7th American seeds held on in three sets to win their respective matches in the 2nd round of the Sarasota […] Continue to read full article...

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Apr/19

15

Sarasota Open 2019

1486516798508.jpeg Spoke with Michael Redlicki yesterday, he like many other players are just not happy with these new rules of ATP and ITF Tours and the point system and how lower ranked players are being weeded out. Petr Korda is also not a fan of the new rules, concerned about the futures of the lower ranked players and how hard it is to get to the top 100. The qualifying tournament for this Sarasota Open had just two matches. The foundation of tennis - the young players - are being pushed out. It's too hard to make money in pro tennis and the sport will suffer. Continue to read full article...

Apr/19

14

Biofile Paolo Lorenzi Interview

Status: ATP no.  110 . Turned pro in 1999. Highest singles ranking was 35 in 2016. DOB: December 15, 1981  In: Rome, Italy First Tennis Memory:  When I was playing with my older brother Bruno. I remember when he was taking a lesson, he had 50 minutes, then the last ten minutes with the coach was for me. I was six. That is my first memory of tennis. Tennis Inspirations: My parents. My brother of course. I was the little one and I was trying to follow him. Continue to read full article...

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You have probably never heard of Barbie Bramblett. Allow me to introduce you to one of the most incredible, unknown players in the history of tennis...
Bramblett was born in Jacksonville, Florida on September 14, 1964 She won the Orange Bowl 16s in 1980 and later attended Duchesne Academy and University of Houston. Continue to read full article...

Apr/19

10

Biofile Nicole Gibbs

  Gibbs WMQ14 (4) (14420596247).jpg By Scoop Malinowski Status: WTA no. 125. Won NCAA titles in both singles and doubles at Stanford in 2012 (only third player in history to do it - Linda Gates, Keri Phebus, then repeated as singles champion the following year. Ht: 5-6 DOB: March 3, 1993 In: Cincinnati, Ohio First Tennis Memory: Playing with my dad (Paul) as a girl, back in Cleveland, Ohio. Tennis Inspirations:  My dad [laughs]. And then also I think the Williams sisters really paved the way for American tennis. Continue to read full article...

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Apr/19

9

Sarasota Open Player List

Returning 2018 Champion Hugo Dellien  Career High Ranking #84 in the world   The popular Sarasota Open ATP Challenger begins on Sunday April 14 with the qualifying tournament, at Laurel Oak Country Club just off route 75 in Sarasota. Here is this year's tournament player list... Hugo Dellien (defending champion) Tennys Sandgren Paolo Lorenzi Continue to read full article...

Apr/19

9

Biofile Jelena Jankovic

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Status: Former WTA no. 1 player (in 2008).  Won 15 career WTA singles titles and over $19 million in prize money. Recorded a 644-370 W/L record in WTA. Has not officially retired.
DOB: February 28, 1985 In: Belgrade, Serbia
First memory of tennis: My father was playing first then I went to watch him play. And then I asked the coach when he finished the practice to hit some balls too. So that was one of my first times with tennis.
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By Scoop Malinowski
Sometimes even the greatest player of all time, Roger Federer, is short on hitting partners and has to settle for a teenager. Enter Zane Khan, a top American junior who reached the Orange Bowl and Kalamazoo 16s finals. Khan, 17, explained how he got the chance to hit with Federer. Continue to read full article...

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Apr/19

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How About A WTA #NEXTGEN Event For Teens?

The ATP's #NEXTGEN Race to Milan created a lot of intrigue and excitement for the sport, to see the next wave of young up and coming players. Continue to read full article...

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