Serbian Ana Ivanovic returns to Poland's Agnieszka Radwandska at the China Open Tennis tournament in Beijing, China 07 October 2011. Ivanovic ceded the match to Radwandska after retiring due to injury. EPA/ADRIAN BRADSHAW |
The dates for the 2012 Bank of the West Classic are now set. The oldest women’s-only professional tennis event in the world will be held July 9-15 at the Taube Family Tennis Center on the campus of Stanford University.
The 2012 Bank of the West Classic will mark the 42nd edition of the tournament which was first held in San Francisco in 1971.
The tournament’s storied history has included many of the sport’s greatest players holding the championship trophy including Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Andrea Jaeger, Monica Seles, Martina Hingis, Lindsay Davenport, Kim Clijsters and Venus Williams.
In 2011 Serena Williams defeated Marion Bartoli 7-5, 6-1 to claim her first Bank of the West Classic singles title.
The Bank of the West Classic, a WTA Premier event, features a 28-player singles draw as well as a 16-team doubles draw. The event is owned and operated by IMG and serves as the opening women’s event of the Olympus US Open Series.
The singles semifinals, of course, stole all the headlines (well, except this one!) on Thursday at the Australian Open. That was always going to be the case with a lineup featuring Serena Williams vs. Madison Keys, Andy Murray vs. Tomas Berdych, and Maria Sharapova also in action.
July 27, 1998. They were throwing another "Shrimp on the Barbie" and wishing everyone G'Day. Just another day in Australia. Probably also listening to the strains of "Waltzing Matilda" a popular folk song that was considered to be their "unofficial National Anthem".
Wilson Sporting Goods Co., announced today the release of the highly anticipated Rush Pro 2.0 tennis shoe. Featuring new construction and the Company’s patented Pro Torque Chassis arch technology, the new Rush Pro 2.0 is a shoe made for performance tennis players with a range of playing styles.
Speculation regarding Lleyton Hewitt's retirement date has been raging for more than a year. Hewitt finally set a projected date, which he announced on Thursday at Melbourne Park. The target? Not too surprisingly, the 2016 Australian Open.
One thing we learned during the Australian Open? “Narrative” is the word of the fortnight. And none more so that the semi-final between Andy Murray and Tomas Berdych. Murray’s comeback, Murray’s coaching decisions, Berdych’s determination to make it into the Slam holders circle, and a tale of two coaches.