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2011 Western & Southern Open III

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Hey Tennis Friends!

With eight courts of tennis action, I can hardly scratch the surface of all of the activities at this event. However, I did get a very rare interview from a player who usually does not do interviews . . .

Remember, USTA Member Appreciation Day is Thursday!

Today’s web-only exclusive is an excerpt from the transcript of the Q&A
with Serena Williams at today’s post-match press conference:

QUESTION: I heard a fan during this match say that your legs look skinny.

SERENA WILLIAMS: “Um, I’ve never used me and skinny in the same sentence. (Smiling.) Maybe me and thick, or, me and, like, curvy or sexy, but not necessarily skinny,…”

The final scores for the matches I featured are:

Liezel Huber / Lisa Raymond
d. Monica Niculescu / Shahar Peer 6-1, 6-3

Marion Bartoli d. Alona Bondarenko 6-1, 6-2

Nikolay Davydenko d. Sergiy Stakovsky 6-2, 7-6(5)

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I’ll see you next time, with more tennis, . . . outside the lines!

- Marcus Tennis

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2011 Western & Southern Open II

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Hey Tennis Friends!

There is so much action on so many courts, it’s difficult for me to give you a taste of everything that is happening, but . . . here goes:

Today’s web-only exclusive is an excerpt from the transcript of the Q&A with Roger Federer at today’s pre-tournament press conference:

QUESTION: Do you feel any pressure coming into this tournament as the defending champion?

ROGER FEDERER: “Pressure, yeah. I think defending champion should always feel a bit of pressure. There are a lot points you’re trying to defend. You know, you don’t want to lose in the first round kind of thing. It obviously goes with the business.

But I’m happy I feel that. If I would feel, Who cares, let’s see how it goes kind of attitude, I think that’s completely wrong. So I feel like I’m in the right place. I’m excited, nervous of what’s to come this week. That’s kind of how I feel before every tournament.

It’s nice coming back to a place where you did play well. So that gives you confidence, even though, let’s say, I haven’t played, let’s say, a lot the last few weeks and months. You can draw from the year before and the year before that maybe even where you remember you played so well here. Crowds kind of like to see you here.

All these things can have a positive effect on your game. But important is to get through that first round. This is not just a simple first round, so it’s going to be big for the remainder of the tournament, I think.”

The final scores for the matches I mentioned are:

Sara Errani d. Sloane Stephens 6-1, 7-5

Alex Bogomolov, Jr. / Steve Johnson
d. James Blake / John Isner 2-6, 6-4, [10-7]

Andrea Petkovic d. Jarmila Gajdosova 5-7, 7-6(5), 6-2

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- Marcus Tennis

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2011 Western & Southern Open

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

Hey Tennis Friends!

I’m back out in the Midwest and ready for some pro tennis action!

The improvements to this place are fantastic! You’ve got to get here and see them yourself!

The final scores for the matches I mentioned are:

Jill Craybas d. Sorana Cirstea 6-4, 1-6, 7-6(3)

Ernests Gulbis d. Igor Andreev 6-2, 4-6, 6-3

Kimiko Date-Krumm d. Kristina Barrios 7-6(5), 6-4

James Blake d. Marcos Baghdatis 3-6, 6-3, 6-2

For tickets and more information on the Western & Southern Open,
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I’ll see you next time, with more tennis, . . . outside the lines!

- Marcus Tennis

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