Posts Tagged ‘Melanie Oudin’

2011 Texas Tennis Open

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Hey Tennis Friends!

The WTA returns to Texas for the first time in 16 years this week, for the inaugural Texas Tennis Open. I’m at the tournament to encourage you to come on down and check it out!

Originally, Melanie was to play the #1 seeded Peng Shaui. When Peng withdrew because of a left hip injury, Akgul Amanmuradova got put into Peng’s slot as the Lucky Loser.

After a tough first set, and the first game of the second set, Akgul retired because of a lower back injury. Prior to today’s win, Melanie had not won a main draw WTA Tour match win since April of this year.

The final scores for the matches I featured are:

Shahar Peer d. Anastasiya Yakimova 6-1, 6-3

Melanie Oudin d. Akgul Amanmuradova 7-6(6), 1-0 (Retired)

Sabine Lisicki d. Sania Mirza 6-3, 6-0

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

- Marcus Tennis

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2009 USTA Pro Circuit – Claremont, CA

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

Hey Tennis Friends!

I visited the semifinals of the Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center USTA Pro Classic in Claremont, California. This is an ITF Futures event on the USTA Pro Circuit.

The first semifinal was between Matej Bocko, from Slovakia, and Marcus Fugate, from the USA.
The second semifinal was between Daniel Danilovic, from Montenegro, and Bradley Klahn, from the USA.

Since this was my first time attending a USTA Pro Circuit event, I was a little unfamiliar with the pronunciation of the players’ names. So, please excuse me if I didn’t get their names correct, until I actually interviewed them . . .

The #5 seed, Matej Bocko, won the first semifinal over last year’s tournament doubles champion, American, Marcus Fugate:
7-6 (4), 6-3.

After taking out the #8 seed in the second round, and the #1 seed in the quarterfinals, Bradley Klahn was down 1-4 in the first set tiebreak. He was able to turn things around and pull out a victory in the second semifinal over the #4 seed, Daniel Danilovic:
7-6 (6), 6-3.

In the final the next day, the 25 year old Matej Bocko overtook the 19 year old American, Bradley Klahn:
7-6(4) 6-3 .

That was Matej’s second ITF Futures singles title this year, and the second time he has taken out an American in a final this year!

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

- Marcus Tennis

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2009 Western & Southern Women’s & Masters II

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

Hey Tennis Friends!

Another warm, humid, and possibly stormy day full of tennis, here in the Midwest. Plus, more exclusive Clijsters video.

The final scores for the matches I mentioned are:

Daniela Hantuchova d. Sara Errani 3-6, 6-3, 6-1

Yanina Wickmayer d. Francesca Schiavone 6-3, 6-4

Svetlana Kuznetsova d. Lucie Safarova 6-3, 6-7(2), 7-6(4)

Melanie Oudin / Shenay Perry d. Kim Clijsters / Yanina Wickmayer
6-3, 3-6, (10-8)

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

- Marcus Tennis

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2009 LA Women’s Tennis Champs II

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

Hey Tennis Friends!

The weather is great out here, thanks to an early afternoon breeze!

Correction: There is no “Caroline Wozniak” in tennis. I had combined the names of Caroline Wozniacki, from Denmark, and the person whom Bethany was really playing, ALEKSANDRA Wozniak, from Canada.

Also, apparently the stadium is being used for day session, starting Wednesday.

The final scores for the matches I mentioned are:

Daniela Hantuchova d. Melanie Oudin 6-7(3), 6-2, 6-2

Aleksandra Wozniak d. Bethany Mattek-Sands 7-5, 7-5

Daniela Hantuchova / Ai Sugiyama d. Jill Craybas / Carly Gullickson 6-4, 6-1

Here’s a photo detailing Bethany Mattek-Sands’ “old school” socks:
Bethany Mattek-Sands and her funky socks.

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

- Marcus Tennis

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