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Backhands and Compliments – WTA Edition

              Is anybody NOT ready for a week off? Kimiko Date Krumm qualified for Cincy, fell in the tub and hurt her hand. Venus Williams got a virus. Kim Clijsters hurt her stomach. Victoria … Continue reading

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Backhands and Compliments – WTA Edition

                        If you love it so much, why don’t you marry it? Do you ever imagine yourself a fly on a wall in the Sister Compound? I do. I … Continue reading

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Backhands and Compliments – ATP Edition

Djokovic keeps rolling Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray bowed out in their opening matches in Montreal, and Roger Federer lasted just one round further, but Novak Djokovic doesn’t have an off switch at the moment. The men’s No. 1 collected … Continue reading

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Backhands and Compliments – ATP Edition

Stepanek wins in Washington Add Radek Stepanek to the list of unlikely ATP tournament champions this summer. The Lendl lookalike earned his fifth tour title, but first in more than two years by upsetting top-seeded Gael Monfils in the finals … Continue reading

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Backhands and Compliments – WTA Edition

                          Nadia Petrova Wins Citi Open Mary Joe Fernandez won 7. Helena Sukova finished with 10. Elena Dementieva took home 16. Let’s face it, winning tournaments isn’t easy. … Continue reading

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Backhands and Compliments – ATP Edition

Gulbis, Dolgopolov and Granollers take titles Three guys all ranked out of the top 20 won their first titles of the season. Ernests Gulbis broke a five-match losing streak en route to winning in L.A., Alexandr Dolgopolov bested hometown favorite, … Continue reading

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Backhands and Compliments – ATP Edition

Fish tops Isner (again) to win Atlanta For the second consecutive year, Mardy Fish faced John Isner in the finals of the Atlanta Championships, and for the second consecutive year he came away with the winner’s check. Last year Fish … Continue reading

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