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Friday, November 26, 2010

Women's World Cup Tennis 2010 Finals: United States vs. Belgium

UNITED STATES
Williams, Serena
Williams, Venus
Mattek-Sands, Bethanie

vs.

BELGIUM
Clijsters, Kim
Henin, Justine
Wickmayer, Yanina

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Williams, S. vs. Clijsters - 1 - 0
Williams, V. vs. Henin - 1 - 0
Mattek-Sands vs. Wickmayer - 0 - 1

Round 1: 2-1

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Williams, S. vs. Henin - 1 - 0
Williams, V. Wickmayer - 1 - 0
Mattek-Sands vs. Clijsters - 0 - 1

Round 2: 2-1

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Williams, S. vs. Wickmayer - 1 - 0

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UNITED STATES 5 - BELGIUM 2

2010 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP

Champion: United States
Runner-up: Belgium
Bronze: Russia
Fourth: Serbia

Women's World Cup Tennis 2010: Semifinal #2: Belgium vs. Serbia

BELGIUM
Kim Clijsters
Justine Henin
Yanina Wickmayer

vs.

SERBIA

Jelena Jankovic
Ana Ivanovic
Bojana Jovanovski

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Clijsters vs. Jankovic - 1 - 0
Henin vs. Ivanovic - 1 - 0
Wickmayer - Jovanovski - 1 - 0

Round 1: 3-0

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Clijsters vs. Ivanovic - 1 - 0
Henin vs. Jovanovski - 1 - 0

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BELGIUM 5 - SERBIA 0

*  Belgium goes into the Finals.

Women's World Cup Tennis 2010: Semifinal #1: Russia vs. United States

RUSSIA
Vera Zvonareva
Elena Dementieva
Nadia Petrova

vs.

UNITED STATES
Williams, Serena
Williams, Venus
Mattek-Sands, Bethanie

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Zvonareva vs. Williams, S. - 1 - 0
Dementieva vs. Williams, V. - 0 - 1
Petrova vs. Mattek-Sands - 1 - 0

Round 1: 2-1

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Zvonareva vs. Williams, V.  - 0 - 1
Dementieva vs. Mattek-Sands - 1 - 0
Petrova vs. Williams, S. - 0 - 1

Round 2: 1-2

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Zvonareva vs. Mattek-Sands - 1 - 0
Dementieva vs. Williams, S - 0 - 1
Petrova vs. Williams, V. - 0 - 1

Round 3: 1-2

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UNITED STATES 5 - RUSSIA 4

*  United States goes into the Finals.

Women's World Cup Tennis 2010 Quarterfinal 4: Italy vs. Serbia

ITALY
Francesca Schiavone
Flavia Pennetta
Roberta Vinci

vs.

SERBIA
Jelena Jankovic
Ana Ivanovic
Bojana Jovanovski

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Schiavone vs. Jankovic - 0 - 1
Pennetta vs. Ivanovic - 0 - 1
Vinci vs. Jovanovski - 1 - 0

Round 1: 1-2

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Schiavone vs. Ivanovic - 0 - 1
Pennetta vs. Jovanovski - 1 - 0
Vinci vs. Jankovic - 0 - 1

Round 2: 1-2

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Schiavone vs. Jovanovski - 1 - 0
Pennetta - Jankovic - 0 - 1

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ITALY 3 - SERBIA 5
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Women's World Cup Tennis 2010 Quarterfinal 3: USA vs. Czech Republic

USA
Williams, Serena
Williams, Venus
Mattek-Sands, Bethanie

vs.

CZECH REPUBLIC
Lucie Safarova
Petra Kvitova
Klara Zakopalova

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Williams, S. vs. Safarova - 1 - 0
Williams, V. vs. Kvitova - 0 - 1
Mattek-Sands vs. Zakopalova - 0 - 1

Round 1: 1-2

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Williams, S. vs. Kvitova - 1 - 0
Williams, V. vs. Zakopalova - 1 - 0
Mattek-Sands vs. Safarova - 0 - 1

Round 2: 2-1

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Williams, S. vs. Zakopalova - 1 - 0
Williams, V. vs. Safarova - 1 - 0

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UNITED STATES 5 - CZECH REPUBLIC 3

Women's World Cup Tennis 2010 Quarterfinal 2: Belgium vs. China

BELGIUM
Kim Clijsters
Justine Henin
Yanina Wickmayer

vs.

CHINA
Li Na
Zheng Jie
Peng Shuai

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Clijsters vs. Li - 1 - 0
Henin vs. Zheng - 1 - 0
Wickmayer vs. Peng - 1 - 0

Round 1: 3-0

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Clijsters vs. Zheng - 1 - 0
Henin vs. Peng - 1 - 0

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BELGIUM 5 - CHINA 0

* Belgium goes into the semifinals.
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Women's World Cup Tennis 2010 Quarterfinal 1: Russia vs. Slovakia

RUSSIA
Vera Zvonareva
Elena Dementieva
Nadia Petrova

vs.

SLOVAKIA
Daniela Hantuchova
Petra Kvitova
Magdalena Rybarikova

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Zvonareva vs. Hantuchova - 1 - 0
Dementieva vs. Kvitova - 1 - 0
Petrova vs. Rybarikova - 0 - 1

Round 1: 2-1

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Zvonareva vs. Kvitova - 1 - 0
Dementieva vs. Rybarikova - 1 - 0
Petrova vs. Hantuchova - 1 - 0

Round 2: 3-0

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TOTAL: RUSSIA 5 - SLOVAKIA 1

Russia goes to the semifinals.
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Women's World Cup Tennis 2010: Preliminary Round Results

The top 2 teams for each group go to the Quarterfinals Stage:


#1 Team Group A meets # 2 Team Group D


#1 Team Group B meets #2 Team Group C


#1 Team Group C meets #2 Team Group B


#1 Team Group D meets #2 Team Group D


GROUP A


RUSSIA 20 wins
SERBIA 19 wins
France 13 wins
Romania 2 wins


GROUP B


BELGIUM 23 wins
CZECH REPUBLIC 11 wins
Belarus 11 wins
Germany 9 wins


GROUP C


USA 19 wins
CHINA 18 wins
Switzerland 10 wins
Spain 7 wins


GROUP D
ITALY 16 wins
SLOVAKIA 15 wins
Australia 13 wins
Austria 10 wins


Team Rankings (Preliminary Round)


1.  Belgium 23 wins
2.  Russia 20
3.  USA 19
4.  Serbia 19
5.  China 18
6.  Italy 16
7.  Slovakia 15
8.  France 13
9.  Australia 13
10.  Czech Republic 11
11.  Belarus 11
12.  Austria 10
13.  Switzerland 10
14.  Germany 9
15.  Spain 7
16.  Romania 2

Women's World Cup Tennis 2010: Round Robin 6th Rd - Group D Action

AUSTRALIA
Samantha Stosur
Jarmila Groth
Anastasia Rodionova

vs.

AUSTRIA
Sybille Bammer
Yvonne Meusburger
Tamira Paszek

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Stosur vs. Bammer - 1 - 0
Groth vs. Meusburger - 1 - 0
Rodionova vs. Paszek - 0 - 1

Round 1: 2-1

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Stosur vs. Meusburger - 1 - 0
Groth vs. Paszek - 0 - 1
Rodionova vs. Bammer - 0 - 1

Round 2: 1-2

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Stosur vs. Paszek - 0 - 1
Groth vs. Bammer - 1 - 0
Rodionova vs. Meusburger - 1 - 0

Round 3: 2-1

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TOTAL: AUSTRALIA 5 - AUSTRIA 4

Women's World Cup Tennis 2010: Round Robin 6th Rd - Group C Action

CHINA
Li Na
Zheng Jie
Peng Shuai

vs.

SWITZERLAND
Patty Schnyder
Timea Bacsinszky
Stefanie Voegele

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Li vs. Schnyder - 1 - 0
Zheng vs. Bacsinszky - 0 - 1
Peng vs. Voegele - 1 - 0

Round 1: 2-1

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Li vs. Bacsinszky - 1 - 0
Zheng vs. Voegele - 1 - 0
Peng vs. Schnyder - 0 - 1

Round 2: 2-1

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Li vs. Voegele - 1 - 0
Zheng vs. Schnyder - 1 - 0
Peng vs. Bacsinszky - 0 - 1

Round 3: 2-1

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TOTAL: CHINA 6 - SWITZERLAND 3

Women's World Cup Tennis: Round Robin 6th Round - Group B Action

CZECH REPUBLIC
Lucie Safarova
Petra Kvitova
Klara Zakopalova

vs.

BELARUS
Victoria Azarenka
Olga Govortsova
Anastasiya Yakimova

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Safarova vs. Azarenka - 0 - 1
Kvitova vs. Govortsova - 1 - 0
Zakopalova vs. Yakimova - 1 - 0

Round 1: 2-1

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Safarova vs. Govortsova - 1 - 0
Kvitova vs. Yakimova - 1 - 0
Zakopalova vs. Azarenka - 0 - 1

Round 2: 2-1

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Safarova vs. Yakimova - 1 - 0
Kvitova vs. Azarenka - 0 - 1
Zakopalova vs. Govortsova - 1 - 0

Round 3: 2-1

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CZECH REPUBLIC 6 - BELARUS 3

Women's World Cup Tennis 2010: Round Robin 6th Rd - Group A Action

SERBIA
Jelena Jankovic
Ana Ivanovic
Bojana Jovanovski


vs.


ROMANIA
Alexandra Dulgheru
Edina Gallovits
Simona Halep


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Jankovic vs. Dulgheru - 1 - 0
Ivanovic vs. Gallovits - 1 - 0
Jovanovski vs. Halep - 1 - 0


Round 1: 3-0


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Jankovic vs. Gallovits - 1 - 0
Ivanovic vs. Halep - 1 - 0
Jovanovski vs.Dulgheru - 0 - 1


Round 2: 2- 1
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Jankovic vs. Halep - 1 - 0
Ivanovic vs. Dulgheru - 1 - 0
Jovanovski vs. Gallovits - 1 - 0


Round 3: 3-0


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TOTAL: SERBIA 9 - ROMANIA 1

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Women's World Cup Tennis 2010: Round Robin 5th Round - Group D Action

ITALY
Francesca Schiavone
Flavia Pennetta
Roberta Vinci

vs.

SLOVAKIA
Daniela Hantuchova
Petra Kvitova
Magdalena Rybarikova

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Schiavone vs. Hantuchova - 1 - 0
Pennetta vs. Kvitova - 1 - 0
Vinci vs. Rybarikova - 0 - 1

Round 1: 2-1

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Schiavone vs. Kvitova - 1 - 0
Pennetta vs. Rybarikova - 1 - 0
Vinci vs. Hantuchova - 1 - 0

Round 2: 3-0

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Schiavone vs. Rybarikova - 0 - 1
Pennetta vs. Hantuchova - 1 - 0
Vinci vs. Kvitova - 0 - 1

Round 3: 1-2

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TOTAL: ITALY 6 - SLOVAKIA 3

Women's World Cup Tennis 2010: Round Robin 5th Round - Group C Action

USA
Serena Williams
Venus Williams
Bethanie Mattek-Sands

vs.

SPAIN
Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez
Carla Suarez Navarro
Arantxa Parra Santonja

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Williams, S. vs. Martinez Sanchez - 1 - 0
Williams, V. vs. Suarez Navarro - 1 - 0
Mattek-Sands vs. Parra Santonja - 1 - 0

Round 1: 3-0

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Williams, S. vs. Suarez Navarro - 1 - 0
Williams, V. vs.  Parra Santonja - 1 - 0
Mattek-Sands vs. Martinez Sanchez - 0 - 1

Round 2: 2-1

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Williams, S. vs. Parra Santonja - 1 - 0
Williams, V. vs. Martinez Sanchez - 1 - 0
Mattek-Sands vs. Suarez Navarro - 0 - 1

Round 3: 2-1

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TOTAL: USA 7 - SPAIN 2

Women's World Cup Tennis 2010: Round Robin 5th Round - Group B Action

BELGIUM
Kim Clijsters
Justine Henin
Yanina Wickmayer

vs.

GERMANY
Andrea Petkovic
Julia Goerges
Angelique Kerber

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Clijsters vs. Petkovic - 1 - 0
Henin vs. Goerges - 1 - 0
Wickmayer vs. Kerber - 1 - 0

Round 1: 3-0

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Clijsters vs. Goerges - 1 - 0
Henin vs. Kerber - 1 - 0
Wickmayer vs. Petkovic - 1 - 0

Round 2: 3-0

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Clijsters vs. Kerber - 1 - 0
Henin vs. Petkovic - 1 - 0
Wickmayer vs. Goerges - 1 - 0

Round 3: 3-0

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TOTAL: BELGIUM 9 - GERMANY 0

Monday, November 22, 2010

Women's World Cup Tennis 2010: Round Robin 5th Rd - Group A Action

RUSSIA
Vera Zvonareva
Elena Dementieva
Nadia Petrova

vs.

FRANCE
Marion Bartoli
Aravane Rezai
Alize Cornet

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Zvonareva vs. Bartoli - 1 - 0
Dementieva vs. Rezai - 1 - 0
Petrova vs. Cornet - 0 - 1

Round 1: 2-1

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Zvonareva vs. Rezai - 1 - 0
Dementieva vs. Cornet - 1 - 0
Petrova vs. Bartoli - 0 - 1

Round 2: 2-1

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Zvonareva vs. Cornet - 1 - 0
Dementieva vs. Bartoli - 1 - 0
Petrova vs. Rezai - 1 - 0

Round 3: 3-0

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TOTAL: RUSSIA 7 - FRANCE 2

Women's World Cup Tennis 2010: Round Robin 4th Round - Group D Action

SLOVAKIA
Daniela Hantuchova
Dominika Cibulkova
Magdalena Rybarikova

vs.

AUSTRIA
Sybille Bammer
Yvonne Meusburger
Tamira Paszek

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Hantuchova vs. Bammer - 1 - 0
Cibulkova vs. Meusberger - 1 - 0
Rybarikova vs. Paszek - 1 - 0

Round 1: 3-0

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Hantuchova vs. Meusburger- 1 - 0
Cibulkova vs. Paszek - 1 - 0
Rybarikova vs. Bammer - 1 - 0

Round 2: 3-0

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Hantuchova vs. Paszek - 0 - 1
Cibulkova vs. Bammer - 1 - 0
Rybarikova vs. Meusburger - 0 - 1

Round 3: 1-2

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TOTAL: SLOVAKIA 7 - AUSTRIA 2

Women's World Cup Tennis 2010: Round Robin 4th Round - Group C Action

SPAIN
 Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez
 Carla Suarez Navarro
 Arantxa Parra Santonja

vs.

SWITZERLAND
Patty Schnyder
Timea Bacsinszky
Stefanie Voegele

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Martinez Sanchez vs. Schnyder - 1 - 0
Suarez Navarro vs. Bacsinszky - 0 - 1
Parra Santonja vs. Voegele - 0 - 1

Round 1: 1-2

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Martinez Sanchez vs. Bacsinszky - 1 - 0
Suarez Navarro vs. Voegele - 1 - 0
Parra Santonja vs. Schnyder - 0 - 1

Round 2: 2-1

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Martinez Sanchez vs. Voegele - 1 - 0
Suarez Navarro vs. Schnyder - 0 - 1
Parra Santonja vs. Bacsinszky - 0 - 1

Round 3: 1-2

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TOTAL: SPAIN 4 - SWITZERLAND 5

Round 1: 2-1

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Francesca Schiavone vs. Carla Suarez Navarro - 1 - 0
Flavia Pennetta vs. Arantxa Parra Santonja - 1 - 0
Roberta Vinci vs. Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez - 1 - 0

Round 2: 3-0

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Francesca Schiavone vs. Arantxa Parra Santonja - 1 - 0
Flavia Pennetta vs. Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez - 1 - 0
Roberta Vinci vs. Carla Suarez Navarro - 0 - 1

Round 3: 1-2

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TOTAL: ITALY 7 - SPAIN 2

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Women's World Cup Tennis 2010: Round Robin 4th Round - Group C Action

GERMANY
Andrea Petkovic
Julia Goerges
Angelique Kerber

vs.

BELARUS
Victoria Azarenka
Olga Govortsova
Anastasiya Yakimova

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Petkovic vs. Azarenka - 0 - 1
Goerges vs. Govortsova - 0 - 1
Kerber vs. Yakimova - 1 - 0

Round 1: 1-2

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Petkovic vs. Govortsova - 1 - 0
Goerges vs. Yakimova - 0 - 1
Kerber vs. Azarenka - 0 - 1

Round 2: 1-2

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Petkovic vs. Yakimova - 1 - 0
Goerges vs. Azarenka - 0 - 1
Kerber vs. Govortsova - 1 - 0

Round 3: 2-1

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TOTAL: GERMANY 4 - BELARUS 5

Women's World Cup Tennis 2010: Round Robin 4th Rd - Group A Action

FRANCE
Marion Bartoli
Aravane Rezai
Alize Cornet

vs.

ROMANIA
Alexandra Dulgheru
Edina Gallovits
Simona Halep

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Bartoli vs. Dulgheru - 1 - 0
Rezai vs. Gallovits - 1 - 0
Cornet vs. Halep - 1 - 0

Round 1: 3-0

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Bartoli vs. Gallovits - 1 - 0
Rezai vs. Halep - 1 - 0
Cornet vs. Dulgheru - 1 - 0

Round 2: 3-0

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Bartoli vs. Halep - 1 - 0
Rezai vs. Dulgheru - 1 - 0
Cornet vs. Gallovits - 1 - 0

Round 3: 3-0

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TOTAL:  FRANCE 9 - ROMANIA 0

Women's World Cup Tennis 2010: Round Robin 3rd Round - Group D Action

ITALY
Francesca Schiavone
Flavia Pennetta
Roberta Vinci

vs.

AUSTRALIA
Samantha Stosur
Jarmila Groth
Anastasia Rodionova

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Schiavone vs. Stosur - 0 - 1
Pennetta vs. Groth - 1 - 0
Vinci vs. Rodionova - 0 - 1

Round 1: 1-2

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Schiavone vs. Groth - 1 - 0
Pennetta vs. Rodionova - 1 - 0
Vinci vs. Stosur - 0 - 1

Round 2: 2-1

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Schiavone vs. Rodionova - 1 - 0
Pennetta vs. Stosur - 1 - 0
Vinci vs. Groth - 0 - 1

Round 3: 2-1

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TOTAL: ITALY 5 - AUSTRALIA 4

Women's World Cup Tennis 2010: Round Robin 3rd Round - Group C Action

USA
Serena Williams
Venus Williams
Bethanie Mattek-Sands

vs.

CHINA
Li Na
Zheng Jie
Peng Shuai

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Williams, S. vs. Li - 1 - 0
Williams, V. vs. Zheng - 1 - 0
Mattek-Sands vs. Peng - 0 - 1

Round 1: 2-1

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Williams, S. vs. Zheng  - 1 - 0
Williams, V. vs. Peng  - 1 - 0
Mattek-Sands vs. Li - 0 - 1

Round 2: 2-1

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Williams, S. vs. Peng  - 1 - 0
Williams, V. vs. Li  - 0 - 1
Mattek-Sands vs. Zheng - 0 - 1

Round 3: 1-2

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TOTAL: USA 5 - CHINA 4

Women's World Cup Tennis 2010: Round Robin 3rd Round - Group B Action

BELGIUM
Kim Clijsters
Justine Henin
Yanina Wickmayer

CZECH REPUBLIC
Lucie Safarova
Petra Kvitova
Klara Zakopalova

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Clijsters vs. Safarova - 1 - 0
Henin vs. Kvitova - 1 - 0
Wickmayer vs. Zakopalova - 1 - 0

Round 1: 3-0

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Clijsters vs. Kvitova- 1 - 0
Henin vs. Zakopalova - 1 - 0
Wickmayer vs. Safarova - 1 - 0

Round 2: 3-0

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Clijsters vs.  Zakopalova - 1 - 0
Henin vs. Safarova - 0 - 1
Wickmayer vs. Kvitova - 1 - 0

Round 3: 2-1

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TOTAL: BELGIUM 8 - CZECH REPUBLIC 1

Women's World Cup Tennis 2010: Round Robin 3rd Round - Group A Action

RUSSIA
Vera Zvonareva
Elena Dementieva
Nadia Petrova

vs.

SERBIA
Jelena Jankovic
Ana Ivanovic
Bojana Jovanovski

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Zvonareva vs. Jankovic - 1 - 0
Dementieva vs. Ivanovic - 1 - 0
Petrova vs. Jovanovski - 1 - 0

Round 1: 3-0

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Zvonareva vs. Ivanovic- 0 - 1
Dementieva vs. Jovanovski  - 1 - 0
Petrova vs.  Jankovic  - 0 - 1

Round 1: 1-2

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Zvonareva vs. Jovanovski- 1 - 0
Dementieva vs. Jankovic - 0 - 1
Petrova vs. Ivanovic - 0 - 1

Round 1: 1-2

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TOTAL: RUSSIA 5 - SERBIA 4


Jarmila Groth vs. Greta Arn - 0 - 1
Anastasia Rodionova vs. Melinda Czink - 1 - 0

Round 1: 2-1

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Samantha Stosur vs. Greta Arn - 0 - 1
Jarmila Groth vs. Melinda Czink - 1 - 0
Anastasia Rodionova vs. Agnes Szavay - 0 - 1

Round 2: 1-2

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Samantha Stosur vs. Melinda Czink - 1 - 0
Jarmila Groth vs. Agnes Szavay - 0 - 1
Anastasia Rodionova vs Greta Arn - 1 - 0

Round 3: 2-1

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TOTAL: AUSTRALIA 5 - HUNGARY 4

Friday, November 19, 2010

Women's World Cup Tennis 2010: Round Robin 2nd Round - Group D Action

AUSTRALIA
Samantha Stosur
Jarmila Groth
Anastasia Rodionova

vs.

SLOVAKIA
Daniela Hantuchova
Dominika Cibulkova
Magdalena Rybarikova

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Stosur vs. Hantuchova - 1 - 0
Groth vs. Cibulkova - 0 - 1
Rodionova vs. Rybarikova - 0 - 1

Round 1: 1-2

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Stosur vs. Cibulkova  - 1 - 0
Groth vs. Rybarikova - 1 - 0
Rodionova vs. Hantuchova - 0 - 1

Round 2: 2-1

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Stosur vs. Rybarikova   - 1 - 0
Groth vs. Hantuchova  - 0 - 1
Rodionova vs. Cibulkova  - 0 - 1

Round 3: 1-2

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TOTAL: AUSTRALIA 4 - SLOVAKIA 5

Women's World Cup Tennis 2010: Round Robin 2nd Round - Group C Action

CHINA
Li Na
Zheng Jie
Peng Shuai

vs.

SPAIN
Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez
Carla Suarez Navarro
Arantxa Parra Santonja

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Na vs. Martinez Sanchez 1 - 0
Jie vs. Suarez Navarro 1 - 0
Peng vs. Parra Santonja 0 - 1

Round 1: 2-1

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Na vs. Suarez Navarro 1 - 0
Jie vs. Parra Santonja  1 - 0
Peng vs. Martinez Sanchez  1 - 0

Round 2: 3-0

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Na vs. Parra Santonja  1 - 0
Jie vs. Martinez Sanchez  1 - 0
Peng vs. Suarez Navarro 1 - 0

Round 2: 3-0

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TOTAL: CHINA 8 - SPAIN 1

Women's World Cup Tennis 2010: Round Robin 2nd Round - Group B Action

CZECH REPUBLIC
Lucie Safarova
Petra Kvitova
Klara Zakopalova

vs.

GERMANY
Andrea Petkovic
Julia Goerges
Angelique Kerber

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Safarova vs. Petkovic - 0 - 1
Kvitova vs. Goerges - 0 - 1
Zakopalova vs. Kerber - 0 - 1

Round 1: 0-3

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Safarova vs. Goerges  - 1 - 0
Kvitova vs. Kerber - 1 - 0
Zakopalova vs. Petkovic - 0 - 1

Round 2: 2-1

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Safarova vs. Kerber   - 1 - 0
Kvitova vs. Petkovic - 1 - 0
Zakopalova vs. Goerges  - 0 - 1

Round 3: 2-1

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TOTAL: CZECH REPUBLIC 4 - GERMANY 5

Women's World Cup Tennis 2010: Round Robin 2nd Round - Group A Action

SERBIA
Jelena Jankovic
Ana Ivanovic
Bojana Jovanovski

vs.

FRANCE
Marion Bartoli
Aravane Rezai
Alize Cornet

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Jankovic vs. Bartoli - 0 - 1
Ivanovic vs. Rezai - 1 - 0
Jovanovski vs. Cornet - 1  0

Round 1: 2-1

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Jankovic vs. Rezai- 1 - 0
Ivanovic vs. Cornet - 1 - 0
Jovanovski vs.Bartoli   - 0 - 1

Round 2: 2-1

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Jankovic vs. Cornet - 1 - 0
Ivanovic vs. Bartoli - 1 - 0
Jovanovski vs. Rezai - 1 - 0

Round 3: 3-0

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TOTAL: SERBIA 7 - FRANCE 2
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Li Na vs. Samantha Stosur - 0 - 1
Zheng Jie vs. Jarmila Groth - 0 - 1
Peng, Shuai vs. Anastasia Rodionova - 1 - 0

Round 1: 1-2

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Li Na vs. Jarmila Groth - 1 - 0
Zheng Jie vs. Anastasia Rodionova - 1 - 0
Peng Shuai vs. Samantha Stosur - 0 - 1

Round 2: 2-1

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Li Na vs. Anastasia Rodionova - 1 - 0
Zheng Jie vs. Samantha Stosur - 0 - 1
Peng Shuai vs. Jarmila Groth - 1 - 0

Round 3: 2-1

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TOTAL: CHINA 5 - AUSTRALIA 4

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Women's World Cup Tennis 2010: Round Robin 1st Round - Group D Action

ITALY
 Francesca Schiavone
 Flavia Pennetta
 Roberta Vinci

vs.

AUSTRIA
Sybille Bammer
Yvonne Meusberger
Tamira Paszek

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Schiavone - Bammer - 1 - 0
Pennetta - Meusberger - 1 - 0
Vinci - Paszek - 0 - 1

Round 1: 2 -1

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Schiavone - Meusberger - 1 - 0
Pennetta - Paszek - 0 - 1
Vinci - Bammer - 0 - 1

Round 2: 1-2

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Schiavone vs. Paszek - 1 - 0
Pennetta vs. Bammer - 0 - 1
Vinci vs. Meusberger - 1 - 0

Round 3 - 2-1

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TOTAL: ITALY 5 - AUSTRIA 4

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TOTAL: ITALY 5 - BELARUS 4

Women's World Cup Tennis 2010: Round Robin 1st Round - Group C Action

USA
 Serena Williams
 Venus Williams
 Bethanie Mattek-Sands

vs.

SWITZERLAND
Patty Schnyder
Timea Bacsinszky
Stefanie Voegele

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Williams, S. vs. Schnyder - 1 - 0
Williams, V. vs. Bacsinszky - 1 - 0
Mattek-Sands vs. Voegele - 1 - 0

Round 1 - 3-0

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Williams, S. vs. Bacsinszky - 1 - 0
Williams, V. vs. Voegele - 1 - 0
Mattek-Sands vs. Schnyder - 0 - 1

Round 2 - 2-1

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Williams, S. vs. Voegele - 1 - 0
Williams, V vs. Schnyder - 1 - 0
Mattek-Sands vs. Bacsinszky - 0 - 1

Round 3 - 1-2

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TOTAL: USA 7 - SWITZERLAND 2

Women's World Cup Tennis 2010: Round Robin 1st Round - Group B Action

BELGIUM
Kim Clijsters
Justine Henin
Yanina Wickmayer

vs.

BELARUS
Victoria Azarenka
Olga Govortsova
Anastasiya Yakimova

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Clijsters vs. Azarenka - 1 - 0
Henin vs. Govortsova - 1 - 0
Wickmayer vs. Yakimova - 0 - 1

Round 1: 2-1

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Clijsters vs. Govortsova - 1 - 0
Henin vs. Yakimova - 1 - 0
Wickmayer vs. Azarenka - 0 - 1

Round 2: 2-1

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Clijsters vs. Yakimova - 1 - 0
Henin vs. Azarenka - 0 - 1
Wickmayer vs. Govortsova - 1 - 0

Round 3: 2-1

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TOTAL: BELGIUM 6 - BELARUS 3

Women's World Cup Tennis 2010: Round Robin 1st Round - Group A Action

GROUP A

RUSSIA
 Vera Zvonareva
 Elena Dementieva
 Nadia Petrova

vs.

ROMANIA
Alexandra Dulgheru
Edina Gallovits
Simona Halep
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Zvonareva vs Dulgheru - 1 - 0
Dementieva vs. Gallovits - 1 - 0
Petrova vs. Halep - 1 - 0

Round 1 - 3-0

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Zvonareva vs. Gallovits - 1 - 0
Dementieva vs. Halep - 1 - 0
Petrova vs. Dulgheru - 1 - 0

Round 2 - 2 - 1

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Zvonareva vs. Halep - 1 - 0
Dementieva vs. Dulgheru - 0 - 1
Petrova vs. Gallovits - 1 - 0

Round 3 - 3- 0

TOTAL: RUSSIA - 8 / ROMANIA - 1

Women's World Cup Tennis 2010 - Top 16 Countries

This fantasy event will be based on the rankings during the second week of November, or the week after the year-end championships.  The Top 16 countries with the most number of players in the year-end Top 100 will qualify.  In case there is a tie for the sixteenth slot, the country with the higher ranked player will get the slot.  So here are the four groups based on those rankings -

GROUP A

RUSSIA
 Vera Zvonareva
 Elena Dementieva
 Nadia Petrova

SERBIA
 Jelena Jankovic
 Ana Ivanovic
 Bojana Jovanovski

FRANCE
 Marion Bartoli
 Aravane Rezai
 Alize Cornet

ROMANIA
 Alexandra Dulgheru
 Edina Gallovits
 Simona Halep

Group B

BELGIUM
 Kim Clijsters
 Justine Henin
 Yanina Wickmayer

CZECH REPUBLIC
 Lucie Safarova
 Petra Kvitova
 Klara Zakopalova

GERMANY
 Andrea Petkovic
 Julia Goerges
 Angelique Kerber

BELARUS
 Victoria Azarenka
 Olga Govortsova
 Anastasiya Yakimova

Group C

USA
 Serena Williams
 Venus Williams
 Bethanie Mattek-Sands

CHINA
 Li Na
 Zheng Jie
 Peng Shuai

SPAIN
 Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez
 Carla Suarez Navarro
 Arantxa Parra Santonja

SWITZERLAND
 Patty Schnyder
 Timea Bacszinsky
 Stefanie Voegele

Group D

ITALY
 Francesca Schiavone
 Flavia Pennetta
 Roberta Vinci

AUSTRALIA
 Samantha Stosur
 Jarmila Groth
 Anastasia Rodionova

SLOVAKIA
Daniela Hantuchova
Dominika Cibulkova
Magdalena Rybarikova

AUSTRIA
 Sybille Bammer
 Tamira Paszek
 Yvonne Meusberger

*  Seeding Procedure - The WTA Rankings based on November 18 was used.  The top 3 players from each country was chosen and their rankings were added.  The top 16 sums were chosen to form the 16 nation teams invited to participate. 

*  As for the grouping, it was numerical from A, B, C, D and back to A, again on the fifth ranked team and so on and so forth.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Rankings Watch: ATP Tour - Soderling is Now #4 in the World

Fresh from his Paris triumph last week, Robin Soderling moves up one place to become the #4 player in the world!  Impressive!  With his ascension, it makes men's tennis more interesting since there is now a triumvirate which can cause an upset in next year's Grand Slams just in case Roger or Rafa slip up(which is - rarely!)  Roger and Rafa have always been in a world of their own, especially in the Slams.  It's just that they have the ability to really raise their games on the crucial moments.  In due time, Novak, Robin or Andy may assert their dominance but for the next 2-3 years, Rafa or Roger may still have a lot in them to continue dominating men's tennis.

Elsewhere, Jurgen Melzer is knocking at the door of the Top 10 at #11, along with Gael Monfils, who climbs to #12, after being the beaten finalist in Paris.  Americans Mardy Fish and Sam Querrey also move up two places to #16 and #18 respectively.  Michael Llodra zooms up 11 places to #23, and ensures that he is seeded in the Aussie Open next year.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Robin Soderling is the Paris Masters Champion!

Robin Soderling ends the year with the Paris Masters Cup championship title!  That says a lot about what Robin can actually achieve next yearr, considering the field he was in, it just shows that Robin is definitely a contender for the Slams next year.  He had to defeat Gael Monfils to win the title.  Here is his path to the championship -

Finals - Gael Monfils (FRA) (#14) 6-1, 7-6
SF - Michael Llodra (FRA) (#34) 6-7 7-5 7-6
QF - Andy Roddick (USA) (#8) 7-5, 6-4
3R - Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) (#27) 7-6, 6-3
2R - Gilles Simon (FRA) (#43) 6-4, 6-0
1R - BYE

Because of the luck of the draw, he did not have to meet Federer (who lost to Monfils in the SFs), Murray (who lost to Monfils in the QFs) and Djokovic (who lost to Llodra in the 3rd round) - the top 3 seeded players in this meet.   

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Women's World Cup Tennis 2010: Group Standings After Round 2 (4 More Rounds to Go)

Group A

Russia 8 wins
Serbia 7 wins
France 2 wins
Romania 1 win

Group B

Belgium 6 wins
Germany 5 wins
Czech Republic 4 wins
Belarus 3 wins



Group C

China 8 wins
USA 7 wins
Switzerland 2 wins
Spain 1 win

Group D

Italy 5 wins
Slovakia 5 win 
Australia 4 wins
Austria 4 wins

Monday, November 8, 2010

Three Good Reasons Why It's Time to Adopt A World Cup Format For Tennis

Yes, tennis has the four Grand Slams to get us excited with every year, but I think it can generate more interest, if it adopts a World Cup format with a four-year cycle, which is now being used in football.  I can come up with three good reasons why it's time to adopt a World Cup format.

The first good reason is due to the increasing popularity of tennis as an international sport.  WIth that format, it would surely attract more attention because nations are involved, and not individuals, which the Grand Slam format supports.

A second good reason is that it would attract more sponsorship money coming from more diverse sources especially in countries that can produce up and coming, exciting players.

A third good reason is that it would spread further the popularity of the sport and make it more appealing to the masses. It can attract kids from the most unlikely countries to give the sport a try - which could only be good for the sport!

A four year format, similar to the football World Cup would be good since it would make the Cup more coveted for the players.

Now, let's just hope the WTA and the ATP tours have the courage to bring these plans to fruition.

Rankings Watch - ATP Tour - November 8, 2010


The year is almost drawing to a close so everyone is scrambling to land in the Top 8, to be invited to the Year-End Championships in London, and of course, in the Top 10, to have the honor of being a Top 10 player for the year 2010. 

David Ferrer, the Valencia Open champion, moves up from #8 to #7.  Andy Roddick, a semifinalist in Basel, moves from #9 to #8.  There is still the Paris Masters this week, so anything can still happen in the Top 8 players for the championship, as well as in the year-endTop 10.

In the Top 20, Sam Querrey, moves from #22 to #20.  David Nalbandian moves four places to #25.  Victor Troicki, a semifinalist in Basel, moves from #32 to #29.

Here are the Top 3 movers within the Top 100.  The biggest mover, moving 18 places, was Russian Teymuraz Gabashvili who bolts from #99 to #81.  Next is Frenchman Gilles Simon, a quarterfinalist in Valencia, who moves from #52 to #43.  Finally, Dutchman Robin Haase, moves eight places from #66 to #58.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Ana Ivanovic Ends Year On A Positive Note

Ana Ivanovic ends the year on a high note by winning the Bali Tournament of Championships - a sudden death type of tournament.  So on her path to the title, Ana had wins over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Kimiko Date Krumm and Alisa Kleybanova in the final.  Because of her win, it would be great to see how she performs next year.  Adds more excitement to the mix in the WTA Tour! 

David Ferrer Beefs Up His Points After Winning Valencia Title

David Ferrer wins his second title this year in Valencia by beating fellowman, Marcel Granollers.  He won his first title this year in Acapulco.  This was David's path to his title -

Finals - Marcel Granollers (ESP) (#67) 7-5, 6-3
SFs - Robin Soderling (SWE) (#5) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
QFs - Potito Starace (ITA) (#55) 7-5, 6-4
2R - Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS) (#99) 6-4 6-1
1R - Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) (#30) 6-7, 6-3, 6-3

Federer Wins Hometown Title in Basel

Roger Federer wins in his hometown Basel, confirming his deserved #2 ranking by downing Novak Djokovic.  This was his path to his Basel title -

Finals - Novak Djokovic (SRB) (#3) 6-4, 3-6, 6-1
SFs -  Andy Roddick (USA) (#9) 6-2, 6-4
QFs - Radek Stepanek (CZE) (#38) 6-3, 6-2
2R - Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) (#46) 6-3, 6-4
1R - Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) (#48) 6-4, 5-2 Abandoned

All of Federer's opponents are competent and talented so I think he's really playing well right now.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Race to the Final Eight Heats Up - ATP Championships

The quarterfinals of the Valencia and the Basel Open is now concluded and the players left who can still make an impact on the Top 8 positions are the following:

1.  Roger Federer #2 - 7495 points
2. Novak Djokovic #3 - 7145 points
3.  Robin Soderling #5 - 4780 points
4.  David Ferrer #8 - 3325 points
5.  Andy Roddick # 9 - 3260 points
6.  Nikolay Davydenko #11 - 2955 points
7.  Gael Monfils #14 - 2485 points

This is important since eight players are needed to complete the lineup in the upcoming ATP Championships to be held in London.  Obviously, no matter what happens from this point on, Federer, Djokovic and Soderling are already shoo-ins.

However, the difference between positions #6 (where Berdych is) and #14 (where Monfils is) is just 1230 points.  The championship points for Valencia is 500 points.  Basel should have similar points.

Andy Roddick is just 65 points away from David Ferrer and 70 points from Verdasco.  However, he has to win the Basel Open since Ferrer is also playing in Valencia.  He might overtake Verdasco though.  Roddick's task is daunting since Federer is in his side of the draw - and if he does win, he may possibly, have to defeat Djokovic.  Not an easy path!

Davydenko is 370 points away from Ferrer and 375 points from Verdasco.  He may reach the final in Valencia, since his next opponent is not a Top 10 player.  In the finals, he could possibly meet Ferrer or Soderling. 

Verdasco and Berdych may lose their slots since they are not actively playing and if the rivals mentioned above are successful in their championship bids.

Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray are the other definite shoo-ins for the ATP Championships.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Maxim Afinogenov - Elena Dementieva's Boyfriend



Maxim Afinogenov is a Russian professional ice hockey player who is a member of the SKA St. Petersburg of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Known for his blistering skating speed, he was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres 69th overall in 1997 and played nine seasons with the club. He played one season with the Atlanta Thrashers before signing with St. Petersburg in 2010.

He also is the boyfriend of Elena Dementieva, who just retired from tennis.  She hinted in her interviews that she wants to start a family.
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Rankings Watch: AP Tour - November 1

Gael Monfils moves one place from #15 to #14 this week, after winning the Montpellier Open last week.  However, the biggest mover within the Top 100 is Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan, who moves from #88 to #58 after winning the St. Petersburg Open last week.  Another big mover is Ilya Marchenko of the Ukraine, a semi-finalist in the same event. He moves from #99 to #81.  Adrian Mannarino of France enters the Top 100 at #97.  Dmitry Tursunov, a semifinalist in St. Petersburg, jumps 71 places to #193.  Andreas Haider-Maurer, a losing finalist in the Vienna Open jumps 42 places to #115.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Mikhail Kukushkin Wins His First ATP title in St. Petersburg

Mikhail Kukushkin, becomes the second Kazakhstani this year, to win an ATP title, the other one, being Andrey Golubev.  He is also the fifth first time winner of an ATP title this year.  This is also his first victory against a current Top 10 player, Mikhail Youzhny. Below is his path to the championship -

Finals - Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) (#10) 6-3, 7-6
SFs - Ilya Marchenko (UKR) (#99) 6-3, 6-4
QFs - Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) (#46) 7-5, 3-6, 6-4
2R - Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS) (#105) 6-3, 6-4
1R - Jeremy Chardy (FRA) (#49) 6-7, 6-1, 6-0

Gael Monfils Wins the Montpellier Open


In the inaugural of the Montpellier Open, it is just fitting that the winner is also a Frenchman - Gael Monfils.  He wins his third ATP title by beating Ivan Ljubicic 6-2, 5-7, 6-1.  He was challenged throughout this tournament by John Isner and his compatriot, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, both giving him good competition.  It's good that he continues in his winning ways and I hope he really does better next year, since he's so  near the Top 10.  This was his path to the championship -

Finals - Ivan Ljubicic (CRO) (#17) 6-2, 5-7, 6-1
SFs - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) (#13) 7-6, 2-6, 6-4
QFs - John Isner (USA)(#19) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
2R - Steve Darcis (BEL) (#112) 6-4, 6-4
1R - BYE