Davis Cup World Group Playoff Recap

Last night I tackled the teams still in contention for the title, or at least most recently ousted from the competition. Tonight, we’ll take a look at the relegation ties. Sometimes relegation ties provide just as much drama as the World Group because countries often bust out the big guns in hopes of keeping their […]

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Andrea’s Top Five…of the 2011 US Open

Best Matches 5. Samantha Stosur def. Maria Kirilenko 6-2 6-7 (15) 6-3: Samantha Stosur not only won her first Grand Slam title at this year’s US Open, but she took part in several very memorable matches. After her incredibly tight match against Nadia Petrova, Sam looked poised to make quick work of another Russia, Maria […]

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Indian Wells Photos

As today comes to a close, so does the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. Novak Djokovic and Caroline Wozniacki hoisted the trophies and will continue on to Miami to try for the Indian Wells/Key Biscayne double. This was the first year I made the trek out to Indian Wells, and I couldn’t be happier […]

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Friday Funnies

I’ve finally arrived home after a long day of travelling, so here’s a late edition of Friday Funnies, all photos I took at Indian Wells this week. Happy Ivo! Angry Ivo. This photo isn’t actually funny, but the fact that Stan thinks those shirts are “the same” is. Robin Haase and his physio were both […]

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Dissecting the Draw

So, I have finally finished the copious amounts of work that stood between me and Indian Wells. On Sunday morning, at 6am (really 5 considering we turn the clocks ahead), I will travel from St. Louis to Denver and Denver to Palm Springs for six amazing days of ATP and WTA tennis in Indian Wells, […]

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Everything Was Going According to Plan…

As open as the WTA draw seems to be, the ATP draw appeared to be equally as closed. Federer and Nadal have had a near stranglehold on Grand Slam titles for 6 or 7 years now and we’re pretty used to seeing Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray hanging around well into the second week. As […]

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He Said, She Said

So, Stan Wawrinka announced on Twitter today that he and his wife of approximately 1 year are separating, or more correctly, already separated. The official statement (can tweets be “official?”) said, “I would like to announce my separation with my wife Ilham Vuilloud. Our main concern now is to look after the best interests and […]

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A Weekend of Tweets

I know a lot of people still don’t like to use twitter. I was very reluctant to join, but it’s become an excellent source of information about tennis players. I’ve got some followers now, but not nearly as many as read A Change of Ends. I think some of my observations from this weekend are […]

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Do I Really Have to Leave Tomorrow?

Hi guys. So, after a wonderful night’s sleep, I am over last night’s ordeal and had an amazing time at the tennis today. Qualifying play started at around 10am at the tennis center in Rock Creek Park. Unfortunately the spectators’ shuttle doesn’t start until Monday, but the hotel Acura service chauffeured me to the tournament […]

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