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  • Rafael Nadal has shaky Wimbledon start, then wins convincingly

    WIMBLEDON, England — Three of tennis' marquee players cruised down the road in first-round matches at Wimbledon on Tuesday, and Rafael Nadal, perhaps the brightest star of all, traveled a bumpy path. That's relatively speaking. Nadal lost a set....
  • Rafael Nadal sets up showdown with Andy Murray at Italian Open

    Rafael Nadal was pushed to three sets for the second consecutive match before ultimately prevailing to set up an Italian Open quarterfinal against Andy Murray. The top-ranked Nadal dropped behind a set and a break against Mikhail Youzhny of Russia, then...
  • Bloopers: nude newspaper delivery and bitter rifles

    Bloopers: nude newspaper delivery and bitter rifles
    Who knew Lehigh County was such a hotbed of world-class tennis players? A recent sports story about tennis star Varvara Lepchenko and the Australian Open, noted, "… Lepchenko, the world's 50th-ranked women's tennis player who lives in Upper...
  • U.S. tennis players wilting in the Indian Wells desert

    U.S. tennis players wilting in the Indian Wells desert
    With the star of the day, second-seeded Novak Djokovic, advancing as expected Sunday, it seemed timely to survey the results of tennis players from the United States. This BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells is, after all, one of the country's bigger...
  • Andy Murray advances at Wimbledon; U.S. women have mixed results

    No. 2 seed Andy Murray, who is trying to become the first British man to win the Wimbledon singles title since Fred Perry triumphed in 1936, easily won his first-round match on Monday with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 victory over Benjamin Becker of Germany. Murray ...
  • French Open seeds: Sam Querrey is highest U.S. male at No. 18

    French Open seeds: Sam Querrey is highest U.S. male at No. 18
    Looking for signs of a rebound for U.S. men's tennis? Don't look at the seedings for this year's French Open, which begins Sunday. The highest seeded American male is Sam Querrey of Thousand Oaks, who is seeded 18th. Novak Djokovic is seeded No. 1 for...
  • Friday afternoon update: Lehigh, Moravian softball win; Lepchenko loses

     
    Just updating some stories I blogged about last night. First of all, the Lehigh and Moravian softball teams have won today. For Lehigh, a 4-0 win over Army puts them one win away from another Patriot League title and NCAA Tournament berth. Rebecca Bliss...
  • Allentown resident posts upset win, advances to third round of French Open

     
    Allentown resident Varvara Lepchenko upset No. 19 seed Jelena Jankovic of Serbia today at the French Open tennis tournament. The scores were 7-6, 4-6, 6-4 and Lepchenko is on her way to the third round at Roland Garros. This is the first time the left-...
  • Lehigh Valley woman reaches quarterfinals of major tennis tournament in Madrid; plays world's No. 4 ranked player on Friday

     
    Allentown resident and professsional tennis player Varvara Lepchenko has won three matches and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Mutua Madrid Open, played on the blue clay in Spain. Lepchenko, who is ranked No. 77 in the world has defeated three higher...
  • New Haven Open Player Field ... So Far

      The 23 players in the main draw of the New Haven Open that were announced on July 11. Listed with each player is their current WTA world ranking. There are still three wild card entries and four qualifiers that will fill out the 30-player main draw....
  • Briefs: Knapp takes Toyota Cup

    Briefs: Knapp takes Toyota Cup
    Jake Knapp, who will be a senior at Estancia High, won the Toyota Tour Cup in thrilling fashion at Santa Ana Country Club Tuesday. Knapp beat Jonathan Sanders of Chatsworth on the second playoff hole to secure the championship on the Southern...