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2012 Texas Tennis Open III

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Hey Tennis Friends!

No rain delay today, as the matches were packed in tight at the Texas Tennis Open!

CORRECTION: Generally, I’m not one to correct the players, but,the reason I asked Sorana Cirstea about her inconsistency is because she has, in fact, lost in the first round in nine events this year, including the Olympics. It must be that “short term memory” that we are all taught to have in the game of tennis :-)

On the positive side, though, this year Sorana made the third round at Wimbledon, and the semifinals at Pattaya City, Barcelona, and Stanford!

The final scores for the matches I featured are:

Bojana Jovanovski d. Alexandra Panova 4-6, 6-1, 6-1

Sorana Cirstea d. Jarmila Gajdosova 7-6(2), 6-4

The weather is going to be great the rest of the tournament, so, come on out and check out the action!

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2012 Texas Tennis Open Preview

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Hey Tennis Friends!

I arrived in Texas just in time to attend a special event that became a preview of the Texas Tennis Open!

CORRECTION: I misunderstood the wheelchair tennis player’s name. It is Jeff Sale, not “Salle”, as I had mispronounced it in my voice over. In our brief conversation, Jeff had told me that he is a multi-sport athlete, as he also plays college basketball!

CORRECTION, PART DEUX: That was not Simona Halep, as I mentioned in the video, but, Simone Kalhorn, who is a qualifier.

It always great to see tennis pros at all levels giving back to the community, and sharing this wonderful sport with the next generation.

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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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