TENNIS : LOVE GAME OF GOD :17 week 2012

BARCELONA, Spain – 

The third-seeded Ferrer will face six-time champion and fellow countryman Rafael Nadal in Sunday’s final. Nadal beat 2010 winner Fernando Verdasco 6-0, 6-4 in the other semifinal.

“I’m very happy to make my fourth final,” Ferrer said. “I have a special relationship with this tournament. I hope I can fulfil my dream of finally winning here.”

A ruthless Nadal dominated from the start against Verdasco, winning 21 of 27 points to steal his opponent’s first three service games and set him on his way to his 33rd straight win at the competition.

“Rafa is the best clay-court player ever,” said Ferrer. “He has beaten me three times in the finals here. I hope tomorrow is different.”

ATP Schedule : May 2012

7TH MUTUA MADRID OPEN
MADRID, SPAIN
OUTDOOR,
CLAY
   
14TH INTERNAZIONALI BNL D’ITALIA
ROME, ITALY
OUTDOOR,
CLAY
   
21ST OPEN DE NICE COTE D’AZUR
NICE, FRANCE
OUTDOOR,
CLAY
   
21ST POWER HORSE WORLD TEAM CUP
DUSSELDORF, GERMANY
OUTDOOR,
CLAY
   
28TH FRENCH OPEN
PARIS, FRANCE
OUTDOOR,
CLAY
   

WTA Schedule : MAY 2012     

7TH MUTUA MADRID OPEN
MADRID, SPAIN
OUTDOOR,
CLAY
   
14TH INTERNAZIONALI BNL D’ITALIA
ROME, ITALY
OUTDOOR,
CLAY
   
21ST BRUSSELS LADIES OPEN
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
OUTDOOR,
CLAY
   
21ST INTERNATIONAUX DE STRASBOURG
STRASBOURG, FRANCE
OUTDOOR,
CLAY
   
28TH FRENCH OPEN
PARIS, FRANCE
OUTDOOR,
CLAY

STUTTGART, Germany –

Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova, the top ranked players in the world, will contest the final of the Porsche Grand Prix on Sunday.

No. 1 Azarenka of Belarus cruised past Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-1, 6-3 in the first of Saturday’s semifinals.

Second-ranked Sharapova then outlasted No. 3 Petra Kvitova, the Wimbledon champion, 6-4, 7-6 (3).

Azarenka is seeking a tour-high fifth tournament title of the year. She went on a 26-0 start to the year that included winning the Australian Open title.

Second-ranked Sharapova then outlasted No. 3 Petra Kvitova, the Wimbledon champion, 6-4, 7-6 (3).

Sharapova is off to a promising start to her clay court season as she seeks her first title of the year.

Azarenka leads Sharapova 5-3 in career meetings.

BUCHAREST, Romania – Top-seeded Gilles Simon beat Matthias Bachinger of Germany 7-5, 6-2 on Saturday to advance to the final of the Nastase Tiriac Trophy.

The Frenchman, who won the tournament in 2007 and ’08, will attempt to clinch a hat-trick of titles when he meets Italy’s Fabio Fognini on Sunday.

Fognini reached his first ever ATP World Tour final with a win over 450th-ranked Attila Balazs of Hungary, 6-3, 6-1.

News from 17 week 2012 : 22 April 2012 to 28 April 2012

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Lewis extends lead at Mobile Bay LPGA Classic

Azarenka, Sharapova to meet in Porsche Grand Prix final

Bertens beats Pous-Tio to win first title at Grand Prix SAR

Raonic falls to Ferrer in Barcelona semifinals

Top-seeded Simon reaches final at Nastase Tiriac Trophy

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