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Serena Williams is not getting younger, wants light schedule - Stuttgart In an exclusive interview with Tennis World USA, the WTA Stuttgart Tournament Director Markus Gunthard commented on the reasons why Serena Williams never played the German event. "She is not getting any younger and she doesn't want to play many tournaments.
On this day: Rafael Nadal overpowers Roger Federer in Monte Carlo final Nadal saved all three break points he faced to keep the pressure on Roger and one break in each set was enough to deliver the title for him, spreading his Monte Carlo winning streak to 17. Nadal made the difference with his second serve and due to the fact he had just 19 unforced errors in comparison to Federer's 38.
Fabio Fognini vs Dusan Lajovic Highlights Watch highlights of the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters final in which Fabio Fognini defeated Dusan Lajovic to win his first ATP Masters 1000 title Watch highlights of the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters final in which Fabio Fognini defeated Dusan Lajovic to win his first ATP Masters 1000 title.
WTA Stuttgart: Friedsam, Sorribes Tormo, Minella and Minnen reach main draw With the Fed Cup weekend behind us, the organizers have made the smart move in shifting the start of the main draw action to Tuesday, with the last qualifying round matches taking place on Monday.
Roger Federer made me uncomfortable in 2007 Australian Open final - Gonzalez In an interview to La Tercera, the former player Fernando Gonzalez recalled his 2007 Australian Open straight-set loss to Roger Federer. "Federer started making me uncomfortable on both sides in the key moments. That's where you set a difference. Prior to the tournament, I played an exhibition in the Kooyong Classic.
Diego Schwartzman Sets Up Dominic Thiem Showdown In Barcelona - ATP Tour - Tennis Argentina's Diego Schwartzman set up a second-round meeting against third seed Dominic Thiem on Monday at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell. The 26-year-old Schwartzman overcame an up-and-down performance that included 53 unforced errors to beat Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka 4-6, 6-4, 6-2.
Osaka, Halep, Kvitova battle it out for No.1 in Stuttgart STUTTGART, Germany - The World No.1 ranking is in play at this week's Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, with No.2 Simona Halep and No.3 Petra Kvitova needing to advance to Championship Sunday in order to have a chance to overtake No.1 Naomi Osaka.
Matteo Berrettini Upsets Mikhail Kukushkin In Budapest - ATP Tour - Tennis Matteo Berrettini defeats Mikhail Kukushkin on Monday in the opening round of the Hungarian Open.
Davis Cup is not real if Djokovic, Nadal, Federer don't play it - Toni In an interview, Rafael Nadal's uncle Toni commented on the ITF changing Davis Cup format making the final stage taking place over a week in late November in Madrid. "I liked the way the Davis Cup was, my best memories of all these years on the professional tour are dated back to the Davis Cup when we played in Sevilla, Madrid and Barcellona.
Martic rallies past Zidansek in Istanbul opener ISTANBUL, Turkey - From a set down, No.6 seed Petra Martic surrendered just four more games across two sets to deny Tamara Zidansek's upset bid in the first round of the TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup.
In Barcelona, Rafael Nadal Looks To Rebound After Monte-Carlo Upset - ATP Tour - Tennis Rafael Nadal is the top seed in Barcelona and is going for his 12th title at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell.
Novak Djokovic: 'I have lost trust in the ATP structure' In an interview, Janko Tipsarevic suggested that the Grand Slams should change venues time by time. The Serb thinks the French Open could take place in Rome, for example, and not in Paris all the years. Novak Djokovic said: "Everything in life is possible, and I have learned that in my experience.
Prajnesh's rise to career-best 75 augurs well for Indian tennis It puts him as the sixth-best ranked Indian tennis player in the Open era. It may be mentioned that Ramanathan Krishnan, who twice reached the Wimbledon semifinals, was unofficially ranked No. 3 in the world, before the rankings came into existence.
ATP Barcelona: Fritz, McDonald, Fucsovics and Mayer reach round two Jan-Lennard Struff needed just 51 minutes to dismiss a qualifier Hugo Dellien 6-3, 6-1 with a dominant display on both serve and return, dropping 14 points in eight service games and saving all three break points.
Andrea Collarini claims to have been robbed at Sarasota Challenger Argentina's Andrea Collarini claims to have been robbed at the Sarasota Challenger following his third round match at the tournament. The 27-year-old beat American Bjorn Fratangelo in the third round before he was allegedly robbed in the locker room.
Monte Carlo takeaways: All bets are off for the French Open The effort capped a week of astonishing upsets and. for the game's stars both young and old. sobering realities. Here are five things we learned during the course of a chilly, windy week in Monaco. Going back more than a decade, a member of the Big Four.
Magnus Norman shares how Roger Federer's coach helped him with Wawrinka In a recent interview, Stan Wawrinka's coach Magnus Norman shared how Roger Federer's coach Severin Luthi helped him to start his co-operation with the Lausanne native back in April 2013. Luthi has been the Switzerland's Davis Cup team captain for more than a decade and so he has been knowing Wawrinka more and for a longer time.
Nadal, Nishikori and Cilic Lead Barcelona, Budapest Fields - ATP Tour - Tennis 1) Best in Barcelona: 11-time champion Rafael Nadal leads a star-studded field at the 2019 Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell.
Fognini vs Lajovic Match Point Fabio Fognini reacts to winning the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters for his first ATP Masters 1000 title. Fabio Fognini reacts to winning the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters for his first ATP Masters 1000 title. "My body is not so. I have to be honest. I'm tired, and now, I don't know, I feel pain on my legs.
Rafael Nadal reveals worrying problems ahead of Barcelona Open - 'It is complicated' RAFAEL NADAL has spoken about the worrying problems he has faced during an injury-ridden couple of years.
Serena Williams' daughter plays with tennis racket in cute family home video Little Olympia seemingly took after her mummy and is already showing early signs of talent.
Adrian Mannarino's Budapest debut delayed as injury forces him to withdraw Tennis: Meanwhile, Sergiy Stakhovsky enters the Budapest main draw as a lucky loser for the second time in his career.
Stuttgart TD explains why Kerber sells more tickets than Maria Sharapova A few years ago the WTA Stuttgart Tournament Director Markus Gunthard claimed that Angelique Kerber makes the event sell more tickets than how Maria Sharapova does. Now in an interview to TW USA Gunthard explained: "If you have a local hero at Wimbledon and Andy Murray plays the final, it does not make a difference.
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