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2010-07-26 17:31:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Melanie Oudin, America's tennis sweetheart, will play in the 2010 Mercury Insurance Open Presented by Tri-City Medical Center, tournament officials announced today. The Sony Ericsson WTA Tour event is scheduled for July 31 - Aug. 8 at the La Costa Resort and Spa. The 18-year-old Oudin, who was born and raised in Marietta, Ga., burst upon the tennis scene last summer when she defeated 29th seeded Sybille Bammer of Austria, 6th seeded Jelena...

2010-07-21 21:00:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Tournament officials announced today that 2010 French Open singles finalist Samantha Stosur has entered the 2010 Mercury Insurance Open Presented by Tri-City Medical Center, scheduled for July 31 to Aug. 8 at the La Costa Resort and Spa. Stosur is coming off her first career Grand Slam singles final where she defeated Justine Henin in the fourth round, Serena Williams in the quarterfinals and Jelena Jankovic in the semifinals, before falling to...

2010-07-20 21:00:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Tournament officials announced today that Victoria Azarenka, (a-zuh-REN-Kuh) currently ranked No. 11 on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour, has committed to play in the 2010 Mercury Insurance Open Presented by Tri-City Medical Center. The women's professional tennis event is scheduled for July 31-Aug. 8 at the La Costa Resort and Spa. Azarenka reached the singles quarterfinals of the Australian Open earlier this year. The native of Minsk, Belarus,...

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2009-09-27 13:03:56

Czech Lucie Safarova and Italian Roberta Vinci scored first-round upsets Sunday in the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo. Safarova, ranked 44th in the world, ousted former world No. 1 Ana Ivanovic of Serbia 6-4, 7-6 (7-1) and Vinci, ranked No. 56, knocked off countrywoman Flavia Pennetta 6-1, 6-2. Ivanovic is ranked No.8 in the world and Penetta is 10th. Dinara Safina, the defending champion and the tournament's top seed, will open against qualifier Kai-Chen Chang of Taiwan and American Serena...

2009-08-18 18:22:12

Venus Williams was upset Tuesday by Ukrainian qualifier Kateryna Bondarenko at the $2 million Rogers Cup. The third-seeded Venus, a former world No. 1, lost to Bondarenko 1-6, 7-5, 6-4 in second-round action. Venus has now lost three of her last four matches, including a third-round setback in Cincinnati last week. No. 11 Serb Ana Ivanovic, another former world No. 1, avoided an upset by Slovakian qualifier Magdalena Rybarikova 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 and No. 16 Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova, last...

2009-08-05 01:27:51

Ana Ivanovic held off hometown heroine Vania King 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 Tuesday to advance to the second round of the LA Women's Tennis Championship. The former No. 1-ranked Serbian was far from sharp as she scrambled to defeat King, who hails from Long Beach, just across the Interstate 405 freeway from the tournament venue in Carson, Calif. Vania's serve was getting me frustrated, but otherwise I felt happy the way I was moving and playing, said Ivanovic, currently ranked No. 11 in the world and...

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2009-06-29 13:02:03

World No. 1 Dinara Safina rallied from tough deficits Monday for a three-set victory and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Wimbledon Championships in London. Safina dropped the first set and was down an early break in each of the other two sets before she fought back for a 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory over 17th-seeded Amelie Mauresmo. Safina didn't make things easy for herself, having more unforced errors than winners (33-31) and being backed into 11 break-point situations. However, she was able...

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2009-06-23 15:45:00

Two-time defending champion Venus Williams was dominant in a first-round win Tuesday at the Wimbledon Championships in London. Williams defeated Stefanie Voegele 6-3, 6-2 in a match in which she had 11 unforced errors and 29 winners. Williams was particularly strong on Voegele's second serve, winning 16 of 19 points in that situation. Her second-round opponent will be Kateryna Bondarenko, who was a 6-3, 7-6 (7-5) winner Tuesday over Anastasija Sevastova. Top-seeded Dinara Safina, looking to...

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2009-06-15 14:35:21

No. 1-seeded Elena Dementieva, despite some service problems, was a first-round winner Monday at the $600,000 Aegon International tournament in England. The grass-court tournament is the final tune-up before the Wimbledon Championships, which begin June 22. Dementieva was a 6-2, 6-2 victor over Maria Kirilenko but took four service breaks and nearly 90 minutes to finish off the match. She didn't suffer a service break but had seven double faults and got in just 53 percent of her first...

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2009-06-05 10:34:24

Dinara Safina has one loss since she took over the No. 1 ranking and that was to her French Open championship opponent, Svetlana Kuznetsova. Safina and Kuznetsova won semifinal matches Thursday and earned a shot at the French Open title. Safina owns an 8-5 advantage over Kuznetsova in their careers but their last two meetings, both tournament finals, were split. Kuznetsova won the final in Germany but Safina avenged that in the title match at Rome. Both of those matches were on clay courts,...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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