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Canada to face Mexico without Nestor

Thursday, 03 March 2011 01:00

Doubles standout Daniel Nestor will miss Canada’s Davis Cup tie against Mexico due to an inflamed Achilles tendon. Despite this and the fact that the tie will be played on clay, Canada will be favored. Mexico’s top player, Santiago Gonzalez, is in a feud with captain Jorge Lozano and won’t play, and Canada features the surging Milos Raonic. Mexico ...

Oudin in danger of falling out of WTA Top 100

Thursday, 03 March 2011 01:00

American Melanie Oudin’s struggles continue in her 6-2, 7-6 (6) loss to defending champion Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in Monterrey. At the outset of the season, the former U.S. Open quarterfinalist said that she wanted to end the year ranked in the Top 20, but is now 3-8 on the season and has fallen to No. 82 in the rankings. She’s only beaten one to...

Video: Yani's diving volley makes SportsCenter

Thursday, 03 March 2011 01:00

This diving volley winner by American Michael Yani in the Dallas Challenger came in at No. 10 on ESPN's "SportsCenter" Top 10 plays:

—Ed McGrogan

Video: Yani's diving volley makes SportsCenter ...

Goerges ousted in first round of Monterrey Open

Wednesday, 02 March 2011 01:00

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP)—Fourth-seeded Julia Goerges of Germany was eliminated in the first round of the Monterrey Open on Tuesday after a 6-1, 7-5 loss to Ksenia Pervak of Russia.

Other seeded players had better results in the hard court tournament.

No. 5 Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia defeated Laura Pous-Tio of Spain 6-2, 6-4, and No. 6 Sara Errani...


Report: Serena suffered pulmonary embolism

Wednesday, 02 March 2011 01:00

According to, the website of People magazine, Serena Williams suffered a pulmonary embolism last week and underwent emergency treatment Monday as a result of complications. Nicole Chabot, Serena's rep, told People:

"Monday Serena Williams underwent emergency treatment at Cedars [-Sinai Medical Cemter, in Los Angeles] for a hematoma...


Serena back home after treatment for embolism

Wednesday, 02 March 2011 01:00

(AP)—Serena Williams is back home recuperating after two health scares she describes as “extremely hard, scary, and disappointing.”

Her agents confirmed Wednesday that Williams suffered from a blood clot in her lungs last week and later needed treatment for a hematoma.

“I know I will be OK, but am praying and hoping this will all be behind me soon,” ...


Jovanovski, Dokic, Morita advance in Kuala Lumpur

Wednesday, 02 March 2011 01:00

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP)—Rising Serbian teen Bojana Jovanovski overcame Urszula Radwanska of Poland 1-6, 7-5, 6-4 to reach the Malaysian Open quarterfinals on Wednesday.

The eighth-seeded Jovanovski also came from a set down to beat Radwanska in the same second round in Doha last week.

Jovanovski broke into the top 100 last July and by year’s end ...


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