Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Faces Of The Day


Pete Sampras poses for a portrait with (L-R) sister Marion, sister and UCLA women's head coach Stella Sampras Webster, father Sammy, mother Georgia, son Ryan, wife Bridgette, son Christian and brother Gus after being presented with a plate as the tournament honoree during the LA Tennis Open Day 1 at Los Angeles Tennis Center - UCLA on July 27, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.


Bank Of The West Classic

Singles - First Round
(3) Elena Dementieva (RUS) d. Anne Keothavong (GBR) 61 64
(5) Nadia Petrova (RUS) d. Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) 63 36 63
(7) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d. Sorana Cirstea (ROU) 60 61
Melinda Czink (HUN) d. Alisa Kleybanova (RUS) 60 75
Maria Sharapova (RUS) d. Ai Sugiyama (JPN) 64 67(6) 61
Monica Niculescu (ROU) d. Meghann Shaughnessy (USA) 61 60

Doubles - First Round
(2) Williams/Williams (USA/USA) d. Chen/Washington (TPE/USA) 64 62
Dekmeijere/Ditty (LAT/USA) d. (WC) Barte/Burdette (USA/USA) 64 76(5)


LA Tennis Open

Singles - First Round
[WC] J Levine (USA) d B Reynolds (USA) 62 63
R Kendrick (USA) d V Spadea (USA) 60 60
[WC] C Guccione (AUS) d K Kim (USA) 61 64

Doubles - First Round
I Kunitsyn (RUS) / M Safin (RUS) d [WC] M Baghdatis (CYP) / D Sela (ISR) 67(6) 62 11-9 - saved 1 M.P.


lynney62 said...

Craig....just love your farm video! Such a beautiful place and your goats are so cute and very photogenic! Thanx for posting it!

Karen said...

To Rafa fans, here is an excerpt of an interview that Nadal gave to Spanish tv:
My main objective is for my knees to be perfect, It seems like I'm well but I want to be sure before I go out on to a court.I don't know. I would like to be in Montreal in a week and a half. I will have to push it in the next few days and see," the Spaniard said.

Speaking for the first time since he withdrew from Wimbledon and didn't defend his title at the All England Club, Nadal said he had grown tired of always playing tennis with searing pain in his knees.

"I had spent several months like this and when I came back from Miami (in April) it really hurt badly, especially my right knee, and the truth is that it was a different pain," Nadal told Spanish TVE1 television on Tuesday.

Nadal said the severe pain in the upper part of his right kneecap convinced him he could not carry on playing through the agony, a decision that made him withdraw from Wimbledon.

The former world No. 1 said he had become used to playing with pain, relying on anti-inflammatories, and decided after failing to win a fifth successive French Open that it was time to try and solve the problem.

He said he had played Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Rome and Madrid with the pain (and won the first three).

It was at the Madrid Masters, where he lost in the final to Roger Federer 6-4, 6-4 a week before the French Open, that he sought medical advice.

"One gets tired of always having to play with pain," Nadal said.