Posts Tagged ‘Sania Mirza’

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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- Marcus Tennis

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2010 Western & Southern Women’s & Masters V

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Hey Tennis Friends!

It’s quarterfinal day at the Western & Southern Financial Group Women’s tournament, so, for those of you that haven’t been here, yet, . . . what are you waiting for?

Yes, in the video I mistakenly said that the men were arriving for next “year’s” tournament. Obviously, I meant next “week’s” tournament.

The final scores for the matches I mentioned are:

Victoria Azarenka / Maria Kirilenko
d. Sania Mirza / Monica Niculescu 6-2, 7-5

Maria Sharapova d. Marion Bartoli 6-1, 6-4

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- Marcus Tennis

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2008 Pacific Life Open V

Sunday, March 16th, 2008

Hey Tennis Friends!

Alright, I have to admit it, . . . today’s photo is actually less LIVE than the others, as it was taken yesterday.

The Pacific Life Open has a promotion with Fila and Tennis Warehouse that enables the attendees to sign up and compete for the prize of playing with WTA or ATP pros. The winners get an outfit from Fila and a tennis racket from Tennis Warehouse. Then they get to play on one of the match courts with the pros. The best part (for me) is that I get to be the chair umpire for the seven point tiebreak.

After fudging my way through bad jokes, poor commentary during play, and misread scoring, the players come up to shake hands with the flunky chair ump. Saturday, along with the winning patrons, it was ATP Tour players Paul-Henri Mathieu, and 2007 Countrywide Classic singles winner Radek Stepanek (pictured below). They had just taken out the American team of Mardy Fish and Sam Querrey in two tough sets 7-5, 7-6.

Thanking Radek Stepanek

It was pretty thrilling for me as I had watched him win that tourney last year when I had gone nearly everyday. I could tell from day one that he was going to win that week, and I shared that story with him. He then quickly left the court . . .

Sania Mirza Signing

Yes, I actually had to put a jacket on for the cooler night temperatures this evening! That’s Sania Mirza signing the balls after winning her three set match over Shahar Peer 6-7, 7-5, 6-3. If you look at the match timer behind her, you can see that the match lasted just over two and a half hours!

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

- Marcus Tennis

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