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Photo Of The Day: Trophy Pet

Nikolay Davydenko posed with Paris Saint-Germain’s sporting director at the draw for the ATP Qatar Exxonmobil Open 2012 Championships in Doha today. Kolya gave the trophy a little pet on the head, for good luck perhaps? Well, I don’t think it worked. He drew Roger Federer in the first round. The tournament begins January 2nd. […]

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Venus Attends Aspire4Sport Q&A In Doha

Venus Williams was all smiles today in Doha for the Aspire4Sport conference. Today she attended a Q&A session with former tennis pro Andrew Castle, where the audience found out Venus has changed her diet since being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease this year. As for tennis, Venus said: “I love the game. The racket feels […]

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Previewing The WTA In Doha

The site of the WTA Championships last November is now hosting the Qatar Ladies Open this coming week, which was last held in 2008. Seven of the Top 10 will be in Doha for this Premier event. Back at No.1 again, Caroline Wozniacki is the top seed. Vera Zvonareva, runner-up the last time this event […]

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Pros Make Prints At The Qatar Open

When in Doha – make hand prints? The ladies loved doing it for the year-end championship, why not the guys? Rafael Nadal, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Roger Federer all left their mark in Doha, however theirs were definitely less shapely than the WTA’s. Better leave arts and crafts to the ladies. (Photos: Qatar Open)

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Today In Doha: Federer, Daydenko, Nadal Advance

In Doha, the second round of the Qatar Open did not disappoint. First, Roger Federer defeated fellow Swiss Marco Chiudinelli 7-6, 7-5. Not quite a routine win, since there was no tweener all match. But we entered a twilight zone when it came time for Rafael Nadal to face himself Lukas Lacko of Slovakia. One […]

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Photos Of The Day: ¿Yo?

I’ve never seen Xisca this smily, especially at a tournament! She’s usually very demure, very subdued, but today in Doha she clearly had some fun with the fans. Sitting with boyfriend Rafael Nadal’s mom, Ana Maria Parera, Maria Francisca “Xisca” Perello appeared to be very happy she was on the big screen before his match […]

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Reflections: Top 10 Most Memorable Moments of the 2010 WTA Championships

What started off as a lackadaisical week in Doha turned out to be filled with nothing but drama. Surprisingly, none of the memorably-dramatic moments of the tournament have mention of Jelena Jankovic. Just sayin’. 10. The women go Hollywood and make their mark in cement. 9. Francesca Schiavone on how people in Italy react to […]

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Elena Dementieva Retires From Tennis

After losing her last round robin match of the WTA Year-end championships in Doha to Francesca Schiavone, Elena Dementieva shocked us all and announced her retirement from tennis. She was then given an award from Sheikh Nasser al-Khulaifi, the president of Qatar’s Tennis Federation. Video, via the WTA, of highlights from today, including Elena announcing […]

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Reflections: Threes-day in Doha

Today was day 3 of the WTA year-end championships, 3 matches were played, each of the 3 matches went to 3 sets, and Kim Clijsters won her match (she’s seeded as number 3). The most exciting of those 3′s is the fact that each of the 3 matches went to 3 sets. After 2 lackadaisical days of […]

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Photo Of The Day: Caroline Sails Away With Number 1 Ranking

Caroline Wozniacki posed with Qatari Khalid Al-Muhanadi (manager of media center in Doha) and … a boat. Wozniacki secured the year-end No. 1 ranking today after defeating Francesca Schiavone 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 at the WTA Championships. “It’s really great, that is something I’ve dreamed about since I was a little girl. I’m really happy, really proud […]

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