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    Published on 07-27-2014 08:56 PM  Number of Views: 66 
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    John Isner wins the 2014 BB&T Atlanta Open.

    By Christina Ward



    John Isner was triumphant for the second year in a row at the BB&T Atlanta Open beating Dudi Sela 6-3, 6-4. Isner has seen much success at this tournament, reaching the final in four of the last five years.

    At the start of the final, Sela unfortunately had a slow start and was broken in his first service game. The tone of the match was set after that first break. After being broken, Sela said, “[Isner] went for his shots and played more freely. It changed [the match] a lot." Sela was broken again at 1-all in the second ...
    Published on 07-27-2014 11:18 AM  Number of Views: 93 
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    John Isner in the semifinal at the 2014 BB&T Atlanta Open.

    By Christina Ward



    The first singles semifinal match of the BB&T Atlanta Open featured Americans John Isner and Jack Sock. Sock recently beat the no.1 seed Isner for the first time in the Newport quarterfinals earlier this month. In the first set of their match on Saturday, Isner and Sock held serve easily until a nearly 15 minute nine deuce game on Sock’s serve at 5-6. Isner broke on his third set point and won the first set 7-5. Serving at 4-5 in the second set, Sock double faulted to lose the match 7-5, 6-4. Tiebreaks are not unusual ...
    by Published on 07-21-2014 12:10 PM
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    ITF BEACH TENNIS WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP, MOSCOW, RUSSIA
    RESULTS – 20 JULY
    Please find below Sunday’s results from the 2014 ITF Beach Tennis World Team Championship that took place in Moscow, Russia on 17-20 July. Italy, the 2012 champion, regained the title with a 2-0 victory over defending champion Brazil. A total of 24 teams took part in the third edition of the event.

    The Team Championship is a mixed competition in which nations compete against each other on a knock-out basis. Each team is comprised of two men and two women, with ties consisting of a men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles rubber.

    The Team Championship joins the individual ITF Beach Tennis World Championships as the flagship events on the ITF Beach Tennis Tour. Since the launch of the Tour in 2008, worldwide participation has continued to grow each year. The 2014 Tour will see around 200 events held in 37 countries, while 54 nations are currently represented in the ITF Beach Tennis World Rankings.

    For news and completed scores, please visit the ITF Beach Tennis website: www.itftennis.com/beachtennis

    Results

    Final

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    by Published on 07-19-2014 04:41 PM
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    Wimbledon champs to play doubles in Atlanta

    SOCK, POSPISIL MAKE AMERICAN DEBUT


    ATLANTA – Saturday, July 19, 2014 -- Wimbledon doubles champs American Jack Sock and Canadian Vasek Pospisil are scheduled to partner in the BB&T Atlanta Open doubles draw.

    The BB&T Atlanta Open is their second event playing doubles together after a successful debut in England. The duo defeated Mike and Bob Bryan, the 2013 Wimbledon titlists, in the Wimbledon final (7-6(5), 6-7(3), 6-4, 3-6, 7-5.

    Pospisil and Sock are also competing in the singles draw as well. Pospisil is a newcomer ...
    by Published on 07-17-2014 06:55 PM
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    2014 EMIRATES AIRLINE US OPEN SERIES
    LAUNCHES NEXT WEEK WITH BB&T ATLANTA OPEN

    Series’ 11th Year to Feature Expanded Television Coverage Including
    Record 25 Consecutive Days on ESPN and Tennis Channel


    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., July 17, 2014 –The 11th season of the Emirates Airline US Open Series, the five-week North American summer tennis season that links eight ATP World Tour and WTA summer hard court tournaments to the US Open, launches next week with the men’s BB&T Atlanta Open. Since its inception in 2004, the Emirates Airline US Open Series has increased television viewership and event attendance, while generating new corporate partnerships for the sport.

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    Published on 07-13-2014 11:12 PM  Number of Views: 177 
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    Lleyton Hewitt displays the winner's trophy at the 2014 Tennis Hall of Fame Championships.


    By Mariya Konovalova

    Weekend Third Time’s the Charm

    Lleyton Hewitt is the first player to make three straight singles finals in Newport but had yet to win. His only pre-2012 appearance at the Hall of Fame Championships was in 1998, when – aged 17 – he lost in the second round. Hewitt got the better of Ivo Karlovic on Sunday, however, defeating the Croat in three close sets, 6-3, 6-7(4), 7-6(3).

    The Aussie said he felt “relief to have finally won here.” Hewitt also commented on his three-year road to the title, “I’m proud of the way I’ve played the biggest servers in the game over the three years here,” specifically mentioning ...
    Published on 07-13-2014 11:56 AM  Number of Views: 220 
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    Lindsay Davenport is inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame.


    By Mariya Konovalova

    Five new members were enshrined in the International Tennis Hall of Fame today. Most notably, former World No.1 Lindsay Davenport was inducted in the Recent Player category, and most loudly, legendary and still active coach Nick Bollettieri joined the elite club at 82. They were joined by another recent player and the first female wheelchair competitor in the Hall of Fame, the Netherlands’ Chantal Vandierendonck, Jane Brown Grimes, a USTA, WTA, and International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum leader who spent over 35 years helping to grow the sport, and John Barrett, most famous for his BBC broadcasting role.

    All of the inductees are remarkable – 73-year-old Grimes, for example, is currently pursuing a Master of International Relations degree from Cambridge, while Davenport wasted no time transitioning from top player ...

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