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Clitheroe Tennis Club reopens its courts – Clitheroe Today


Clitheroe Today

Clitheroe Tennis Club reopens its courts
Clitheroe Today
Clitheroe Tennis Club has reopened its courts and is looking to attract new membership for the forthcoming season. The Chatburn Road club, with three recently-resurfaced courts and a purpose-built clubhouse, is looking to provide free coaching for

Posted on 21 April 2014 | 8:08 am

UPDATE 3-Tennis-Wawrinka fights back to beat Federer in Monte Carlo final – Reuters UK


UPDATE 3-Tennis-Wawrinka fights back to beat Federer in Monte Carlo final
Reuters UK
"I can see that when mentally I'm there and I'm fighting, I can play tennis, I can beat all the players," Wawrinka told reporters. "When I came here, for me it was more like a test. I knew I was playing good tennis, but I didn't expect to win because

Posted on 20 April 2014 | 5:52 pm

Stanislas Wawrinka beats Roger Federer in Monte Carlo final – BBC Sport


Stanislas Wawrinka beats Roger Federer in Monte Carlo final
BBC Sport
I think he deserved it just a little bit more. "Of course, I'm very happy for Stan. It's a huge win for him after winning his first Grand Slam this year, also to win his first Masters 1000. "To take the opportunities when they're there, that's key in a

Posted on 20 April 2014 | 3:50 pm

UPDATE 3-Tennis-Fed Cup world group semifinals results – Reuters UK


UPDATE 3-Tennis-Fed Cup world group semifinals results
Reuters UK
Related Topics. Tennis ». April 20 (Infostrada Sports) – Results from the Fed Cup World Group Semifinals matches on Sunday Semifinals 3-Czech Republic beat 1-Italy 4- 0 Germany beat Australia 3- 1. FILED UNDER: Tennis …

Posted on 20 April 2014 | 2:40 pm

Tennis: Gritty Laura Robson to bounce back – The Independent


Tennis: Gritty Laura Robson to bounce back
The Independent
Wrist problems are among the injuries that tennis players fear the most, but Max Eisenbud, the “super-agent” who welcomed Laura Robson into his stable last summer, is “100 per cent confident” that the Briton will make a full recovery following her

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 11:48 pm

Federer flies into Monte Carlo final – ESPN.co.uk


ESPN.co.uk

Federer flies into Monte Carlo final
ESPN.co.uk
Djokovic played with heavy strapping on his right wrist and was unable to serve or return to his usual level, and after his defeat he said: "I just rest now. I cannot play tennis for some time. How long, I don't know. It's really not in my hands

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 5:52 pm

Tennis-Djokovic out for "some time" with wrist injury – Reuters UK


Tennis-Djokovic out for "some time" with wrist injury
Reuters UK
I cannot play tennis for some time. How long, I don't know," he added, six weeks before the start of the May 25-June 8 French Open. "It's really not in my hands anymore. I'm going to rest and see when it can heal 100 per cent, then I will be back on

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 4:54 pm

UPDATE 3-Tennis-Federer ousts ailing Djokovic in Monaco semis – Reuters UK


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UPDATE 3-Tennis-Federer ousts ailing Djokovic in Monaco semis
Reuters UK
… * Federer faces Wawrinka in all-Swiss final. * Djokovic hampered by pain in right wrist (Adds Djokovic quotes). MONTE CARLO, April 19 (Reuters) – Roger Federer beat an injured Novak Djokovic 7-5 6-2 to set up an all-Swiss Monte Carlo Masters final
Tennis: Wawrinka fights back to beat Federer in Monte Carlo finalGMA News
Novak Djokovic out for 'some time' with wrist injuryBBC News
Wawrinka masters Federer to rule in Monte CarloESPN.co.uk
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Posted on 19 April 2014 | 4:38 pm

British Tennis To Rally For Bally – Lawn Tennis Association


Newmarket Journal

British Tennis To Rally For Bally
Lawn Tennis Association
Andy Murray, Martina Navratilova and Tim Henman will lead an all-star line up at exhibition matches in three of the country's biggest tournaments as British Tennis stages a second Rally Against Cancer charity event – 'Rally For Bally' – on Sunday 15th
Andy Murray to play in fundraiser for Elena BaltachaBBC Sport
Stars to unite as British Tennis prepares to Rally for BallyWimbledon
Tennis stars unite to raise moneyNewmarket Journal

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Posted on 16 April 2014 | 8:36 am

Tomas Berdych feels he can become fifth member of tennis’s world elite – The Guardian


Tomas Berdych feels he can become fifth member of tennis's world elite
The Guardian
'It's about putting all the pieces together – but the puzzle is really big," Tomas Berdych says wryly as he considers the size and complexity of his ambition to break into the top four of men's tennis with a first grand slam win. At the start of the

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Posted on 15 April 2014 | 1:19 am

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France edges US 3-2 in Fed Cup (Yahoo Sports)

France's Caroline Garcia returns a ball to United States' Madison Keys during a Fed Cup singles world group playoff tennis match Sunday, April 20, 2014, in St. Louis. Garcia won 6-4, 6-3.(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Caroline Garcia is still trying to figure out her recent success. The 20-year-old almost singlehandedly led France to a 3-2 upset of the United States in Fed Cup competition Sunday. She beat the USA’s Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens in singles matches early in the meet before joining teammate Virginie Razzano to win the decisive doubles match. I guess it’s working, so I’ll try to keep doing it, whatever it is.” France qualified for the World Group in 2015 and will compete for the Fed Cup championship.


Posted on 21 April 2014 | 1:17 am

Wawrinka beats Federer to win Monte Carlo Masters (Yahoo Sports)

Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland holds his trophy after defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland in their final match at the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters tournament, in Monaco, Sunday, April, 20, 2014. Wawrinka won 4-6, 7-6, 6-2. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

Stanislas Wawrinka showed that his first Grand Slam title wasn’t a fluke, upstaging his more illustrious countryman to add a maiden Masters trophy in Monte Carlo on Sunday. Wawrinka came from a set down to beat Roger Federer 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 in the Monte Carlo Masters final, another milestone in the late-blooming 29-year-old’s career. Having beaten Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal en route to his Australian Open victory this year, Wawrinka showed again he can compete with the best by earning just his second career victory against Federer in the first all-Swiss ATP final in 14 years. That’s what I am doing this year and I’m doing well.” Djokovic, hampered by a sore right wrist, lost to Federer in the semifinals, while eight-time champion Nadal was beaten by David Ferrer in the quarters.


Posted on 20 April 2014 | 6:51 pm

Radwanska leads Poland to 3-2 Fed Cup win vs Spain (Yahoo Sports)

Agnieszka Radwanska won her second singles match before teaming up with Alicja Rosolska to claim the decisive doubles and give Poland a 3-2 win over Spain in their Fed Cup World Group playoff on Sunday. The third-ranked Radwanska started the day by beating Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor 6-3, 6-2 for her second singles victory of the series, only for sister Urszula Radwanska to lose to Silvia Soler-Espinosa 6-1, 6-3 on the outdoor red clay at Barcelona’s Olimpico Estadio. That left the series level at 2-2 and set up the doubles match where Agnieszka Radwanska and Rosolska beat Soler-Espinosa and Anabel Garrigues 6-4, 6-2.

Posted on 20 April 2014 | 5:43 pm

Vekic beats Cibulkova for 1st WTA title (Yahoo Sports)

Donna Vekic from Croatia return a shot against Karolina Pliskova from Czech Republic during the Women Single's semi final match of the WTA BMW Malaysian Open 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, April 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Seventh-seeded Donna Vekic of Croatia clinched her first WTA title on Sunday after beating top-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (4) in the Malaysian Open final.


Posted on 20 April 2014 | 3:43 pm

Czech Republic beats Italy 4-0 in Fed Cup semis (Yahoo Sports)

Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova returns a ball to Italy's Roberta Vinci during their Fed Cup semifinal tennis match in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Sunday, April 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

The Czech Republic has reached the Fed Cup final by defeating defending champion Italy after Petra Kvitova won the first reverse singles on Sunday. Sixth-ranked Kvitova beat Roberta Vinci 6-3, 7-5 for an insurmountable 3-0 lead in the semifinals. In the final doubles, Andrea Hlavackova teamed up with Klara Koukalova to overcome Camila Giorgi and Karin Knapp 6-2, 5-7, 11-9 to make it 4-0. ”We have an excellent team, it’s not just about one player.” It’s the third final for the Czechs in four years after they claimed the Fed Cup title in 2011 and ’12 and won nine of the last 10 Fed Cup ties, losing only to Italy in last year’s semis.


Posted on 20 April 2014 | 2:39 pm

Fed Cup: Germany beat Australia in semifinal (Yahoo Sports)

Angelique Kerber of Germany, left, and her team captain Barabara Rittner, right, talk between sets in her match against Samantha Stosur of Australia during the Fed Cup semifinals between Australia and Germany in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, April 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)

Germany sealed its place in the Fed Cup final by beating Australia after Angelique Kerber clinched the victory with a three-set win over Sam Stosur on Sunday. Kerber overcame a slow start to win 4-6, 6-0, 6-4, giving Germany an unbeatable 3-0 lead and its first Fed Cup final berth since 1992, when it beat Spain for the title. I played a good match but it was a tough one because Sam was playing also very tough and I have never beaten her before (in two previous matches).” Germany will play either the Czech Republic or Italy in the final on Nov. 8-9. A later reverse singles match between Casey Dellacqua and Andrea Petkovic was not played.


Posted on 20 April 2014 | 8:31 am

Novak Djokovic faces spell out with wrist injury (Yahoo Sports)

Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts after losing a point against Roger Federer of Switzerland, during their semifinal match of the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters tournament, in Monaco, Saturday, April, 19, 2014. Federer won 7-6, 6-2. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

Six-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic faces an anxious wait to see how long his right-wrist injury will keep him away from tennis. Djokovic lost his Monte Carlo Masters title on Saturday after being beaten by Roger Federer in the semifinal, where the Serb played with heavy strapping on his right wrist and was unable to serve or return to his usual level. It’s really not in my hands anymore,” Djokovic said. I don’t have any rupture or something like that,” Djokovic said.


Posted on 19 April 2014 | 4:49 pm