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2011-08-17 00:00:30

Highest Ranked Israeli Tennis Player to Compete in Inaugural Event Grapevine, TX (PRWEB) August 16, 2011 The 2011 Texas Tennis Open, which will feature many of today's top WTA professional tennis stars announced today that Shahar Peer of Israel has accepted a wildcard to play in the inaugural event. Peer, who began the year in the WTA rankings at No. 11 (as of January 31, 2011), is the highest ranked Israeli professional tennis player in the history of the country (man or woman). The Texas...

2009-09-27 12:22:00

Kimiko Date Krumm, who is on a pro tour comeback, won the Korea Open Sunday on the day before her 39th birthday, defeating Anabel Medina Garrigues. Date Krumm's winning score was 6-3, 6-3. The Japanese player, who won seven WTA titles in the 1990s and then retired, returned to the tour last year. Date Krumm, who turnd 39 Monday, became the second-oldest woman in the modern era to win a WTA singles event. Only Billie Jean King, who won a tournament in 1983, was older, at 39 years, seven months...

2009-09-26 19:49:43

Aging Kimiko Date Krumm of Japan advanced Saturday to the final at the Korea Open tennis tournament at Seoul. Krumm, who turns 39 Monday, rallied to overcome former top-10 player and defending champion Maria Kirilenko of Russia 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 in the day's first semifinal, continuing her comeback. Second-seeded Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain won the other semi 2-6, 6-3, 6-1 over Germany's Anna-Lena Groenefeld. It took some time to adjust to her game, Krumm said. Maria doesn't overpower you...

2009-09-25 08:55:57

Kimiko Date Krumm, who took 12 years off from competitive tennis, Friday knocked top-seeded Daniela Hantuchova out of the Korea Open in Seoul. Krumm, who turns 39 on Monday, turned pro in 1989 and retired in 1996. But she returned to tournament play in 2008 and on Friday posted one of the biggest wins of her comeback with a 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 6-4 quarterfinal defeat of Hantuchova, No. 21 in the world. It was Krumm's second consecutive day of playing a match about 2 1/2 hours long, a toll that...

2009-09-24 08:09:17

No. 1-seed Daniela Hantuchova sailed through a straight-set win Thursday and into the quarterfinals of the Korea Open tennis tournament in Seoul. Hantuchova needed just 77 minutes to dispatch Chanelle Scheepers 6-1, 6-1. She won 74 percent of the points on serve and more than half of those when Scheepers served. Hantuchova moves into Friday's quarterfinals and a match against Kimiko Date Krumm, who took a 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 win over fifth-seeded Alisa Kleybanova. Krumm's match took nearly...

2009-09-23 11:14:15

Top-seeded Daniela Hantuchova needed a third set Wednesday but was able to advance to the second round of the $220,000 Seoul Open. Hantuchova had Ayumi Morita on the defensive much of the match, except for the second set, before finishing off a 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 first-round win. She had seven service breaks but only one in the second set when Morita evened the match. The third set was dominated by Hantuchova, who lost just seven points on serve in earning a second-round match with Chanelle...

2009-09-15 10:36:37

No. 1-seeded Anabel Medina Garrigues faltered in the second set Tuesday but still won a first-round match at China's Guangzhou Women's Open tennis tournament. Medina Garrigues was sharp in most of the match against Kimiko Date Krumm, winning 6-1, 4-6, 6-4. In the second set she faced three of the four break-point chances Krumm managed in the match but in the first and third sets she dropped just a total of 12 points on serve. There was only one upset on the 13-match card Tuesday, that coming...

2009-09-14 09:34:23

No. 6-seeded Olga Govortsova rallied Monday to collect a first-round victory at the Guangzhou Women's Open tennis tournament in China. Govortsova dropped the first set to wild-card entrant Han Xinyun before posting a 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 win and advancing to the second round of the $220,000 hard-court tournament. Also Monday, Alexandra Panova survived a third-set tiebreaker in topping Yuriko Sema 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (9-7) and Akgul Amanmuradova sailed through a 6-3, 6-2 win over Rika Fujiwara. The...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'