epa03596461 Jack Sock of the US hits a return ball to Feliciano Lopez of Spain during their quarter-finals match in the US National Indoor Tennis Championships at the Racquet Club of Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, 22 February 2013. EPA/TANNEN MAURY |
No. 1 American Sam Querrey and rising American star Jack Sock will play Newport July 8-14.
They join fellow top Americans John Isner and Ryan Harrison in the player field for the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, to be played on the grass courts of the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island.
Hosted right after Wimbledon, the tournament kicks off the United States summer swing for the ATP World Tour, and it is the only ATP World Tour event in the Northeast.
The coverage of Elena Baltacha’s death was remarkable. The British papers were full of the terrible news; the sports pages devoted acres of space to her career and achievements, the news pages ran tributes and pictures and the obituary writers cleared their desks and rang every sportswriter they could think of for information and anecdotes.
Middle Sunday @ wimby. Serena & Venus are both out of the singles, but they aren't packing up & leaving London just yet. They are playing doubles together. Not the same for Flipkens. She is out. Sorry Flip. Once you've tasted semis at Wimbledon one tends to put too much pressure on themselves.
The Championships’ venue was growing darker, waiting for a Saturday filled with rain to come to an end. (The outer courts have no lights.) The scheduled play had been delayed for most of the day because of the rain. Those last matches were being frantically conducted into the twilight, trying for some catch up.
Eugenie Bouchard (Westmount, Que.) and Milos Raonic (Thornhill, Ont.) have both earned a place in the round of 16 at Wimbledon for the first time in their careers following third-round victories over Andrea Petkovic of Germany and Lukasz Kubot of Poland respectively on a rain-soaked Saturday in London.