TENNIS = LOVE GAME OF GOD = 13 & 14 week 2012

News from 13 & 14 week 2012 : 25 March 2012 to 07 April 2012

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Davis Cup: Spain’s lead cut; Serbia and Czech controversy
Serena powers past Stosur to reach finals of Family Circle
Australia beats South Korea in Davis Cup qualifier

Friday, April 06, 2012

Brazil’s Bellucci wins to square Davis Cup vs. Colombia
Stosur beats Venus to spoil sister semi at Family Circle
Del Potro defeats Karlovic to level Argentina-Croatia quarter
Tipsarevic beats Stepanek in heated Davis Cup match
Serena advances to semis at Family Circle
Spain leads Austria 2-0 in Davis Cup quarterfinals
Isner routs Simon as US levels 1-1 with France at Davis Cup

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Williams sisters take next step to showdown at Family Circle
France, US set lineups for Davis Cup quarters clash
Berdych to open Davis Cup quarterfinals for Czechs

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Bartoli advances at Family Circle Cup

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Stosur, Serena, Zvonareva cruise into last 16 in Charleston

Monday, April 02, 2012

Fish out of Davis Cup against France after health scare
Radwanska withdraws from Family Circle with ailing back
Injured Monfils to miss Davis Cup contest versus U.S.

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Djokovic beats Murray, wins Key Biscayne for third time

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Canada’s Nestor, partner Mirnyi lose Key Biscayne final
Radwanska tops Sharapova for Key Biscayne title

Friday, March 30, 2012

Djokovic tops Monaco, to face Murray in Key Biscayne final
Nadal withdraws from Key Biscayne semifinal with knee injury
Brazil says it will host WTA event in 2013

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Fuss at the finish as Sharapova edges Wozniacki in semis
Nestor and Mirnyi advance to Sony Ericsson Open final
Following loss, Tsonga says umpire favoured Nadal

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Bartoli beats top-ranked Azarenka in Key Biscayne quarterfinals
Clijsters facing hip injury ahead of the London Olympics

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Serena loses to Wozniacki in Key Biscayne quarterfinals
Nadal, Sharapova reach quarterfinals at Key Biscayne
Marino taking break from tennis after battle with fatigue
Djokovic to skip Serbia’s Davis Cup match
Roddick shocks Federer at Key Biscayne; Djokovic advances

Monday, March 26, 2012

Azarenka, Serena rally to reach Key Biscayne quarter-finals
Djokovic, Fish through to fourth round in Miami
Venus beats Canada’s Wozniak; Nadal advances in Miami

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Pospisil wins Rimouski National Bank Challenger
Raonic pulls out of Sony Ericsson Open with ankle injury
Federer beats Harrison in second round at Key Biscayne

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CHARLESTON, S.C. — Serena Williams even impressed herself with her powerful showing at the Family Circle Cup on Saturday.

Williams needed less than an hour to dispatch second-seeded Samantha Stosur 6-1, 6-1 and advance to the clay-court final.

“You know, I think it was just one of those days that I could have done anything against anybody,” Williams said.

There aren’t many people in the world who could’ve withstood Williams’ performance at the Family Circle Tennis Center. The 10th-ranked player was on her game from the start, winning the match’s first eight points and rarely letting Stosur catch a breath.

On Sunday, Williams will face Lucie Safarova, a 6-0, 6-0 winner over Polona Hercog. reviews five storylines from the first quarter of the 2012 season. In the final instalment, we look at Roger Federer’s consistent start.

Roger Federer is 30 years old and for 12 straight seasons he has lifted silverware. Last month, when he was asked to define success, the Swiss superstar said, “I’m a tennis player, [so] I judge success on the tennis court if I’m winning or losing… I love winning tennis tournaments, especially when you put in all the hard work.”

This year, Federer has maintained his late-2011 season form and compiled a 23-3 match record, with a 4-1 mark against Top 10 opponents. By lifting three straight ATP World Tour titles at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam (d. del Potro), the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships (d. Murray) and the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells (d. Isner), he improved to a 73-30 record in tour-level finals.

Brad Gilbert exclusively told, “He is playing great tennis. No one can rule him out of a return to World No. 1 or adding to his major haul.”

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TENNIS = LOVE GAME OF GOD = 12 week 2012

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. — Serena Williams moved into the fourth round of the Sony Ericsson Open by beating Roberta Vinci of Italy 6-2, 6-1 on Saturday.

Williams started early and finished fast. Walking onto the stadium court at 11 a.m., she dominated with her serve, played consistently from the baseline and was done shortly after noon.

“I’m not a morning person,” she said. “I actually hate morning matches, but I always do my best at 11 o’clock matches.”


WTA Schedule April 2012

2nd April 2012
Family Circle Cup
Charleston, South Carolina Outdoor,

2nd April 2012
Andalucia Experience
Marbella, Spain Outdoor,
9th e-Boks Sony Ericsson Open
Copenhagen, Denmark Indoor,

9th April 2012
Barcelona Ladies Open
Barcelona, Spain Outdoor,

21st April 2012
FED CUP Semifinals – SRB at RUS
Moscow, Russia Indoor,

21st April 2012
FED CUP Semifinals – ITA at CZE
Ostrava, Czech Republic Indoor,

23rd April 2012
Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Stuttgart, Germany Indoor,

23rd April 2012
Moroccan Grand Prix
Fes, Morocco Outdoor,
30th Estoril Open
Estoril, Portugal Outdoor,

Canada’s Milos Raonic had to fight through an hour-long first set before finding his game in a 7-6 (7), 6-2 win over French veteran Arnaud Clement at the Sony Ericsson Open on Friday. Raonic faces 2007 winner and world No. 4 Andy Murray in the third round after the Scot opened his tournament with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Alejandro Falla.
ATP Schedule : April 2012
6th April 2012
Davis Cup Quarterfinals – AUT at ESP Castellon, Spain outdoor,
6th Davis Cup Quarterfinals – USA at FRA
Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France Outdoor,

6th April 2012
Davis Cup Quarterfinals – SRB at CZE
Prague, Czech Republic Indoor,
6th Davis Cup Quarterfinals – CRO at ARG
Buenos Aires, Argentina Outdoor,

9th Aptil 2012
U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship
Houston, Texas Outdoor,

9th April 2012
Grand Prix Hassan II
Casablanca, Morocco Outdoor,

16th April 2012
Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters
Monte-Carlo, Monaco Outdoor,

23rd April 2012
Barcelona Open BancSabadell
Barcelona, Spain Outdoor,

23rd April 2012
BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy
Bucharest, Romania Outdoor,
30th Estoril Open
Estoril, Portugal Outdoor,

30th April 2012
Serbia Open
Belgrade, Serbia Outdoor,
30th BMW Open
Munich, Germany Outdoor,

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Federer beats Isner for men’s title at BNP Paribas Open
Azarenka routs Sharapova to win BNP Paribas Open