Missed opportunities

US OPEN That is why the lower ranked players lose. They do not seize the moment when they have a higher ranked player on the ropes.  [CR90] Misaki Doi (JPN) should be in her hotel room with a victory, instead she left the court with a loss. [CR17] Victoria Azarenka (BLR) has been battling lower extremity injuries and…

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Shocker!

US OPEN She believed and could be a force to be reckoned with.  Cici, as she is known, put everything she had into the match against veteran player [CR13] Dominika Cibulkova (SVK).  The shots were there, along with the confidence and it certainly did not hurt having the home crowd cheering her on. Cibulkova had opportunities to win…

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Magdalena no match for Petra

Connecticut Open, New Haven Women’s Finals: [CR4] Petra Kvitova (CZE) vs. [CR68] Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) Kvitova was very focused in today’s Final, she kept the errors down and managed her nerves very well. Rybarikova was no match for the determined force of Kvitova. She fought valiantly in the first set, but it was to no avail…

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Belief

Winston-Salem Open, North Carolina Men’s Final: [CR33] Lukas Rosol (CZE) vs. [CR52] Jerzy Janowicz (POL) Janowicz lost the match because he played not to lose instead of playing to win.  Even knowing that he had won their only encounter, he did not believe. He had every opportunity to win this match, yet choked every one…

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Dominance continues

Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati Men’s Final: [CR3] Roger Federer (SUI) vs. [CR6] David Ferrer (ESP) That is how Federer has played against Ferrer. Despite his determined play and dogged persistence, Ferrer has not been able to solve the mystery of Federer.  However, there has been signs that he might be getting closer; in their last encounter, Ferrer took the 2nd…

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