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Hopman Cup Day 2: A Whole Lotta Ajde

Day two at the Hyundai Hopman Cup pitched no.1 seed Serbia (Ana Ivanovic and Novak Djokovic) against Kazakhstan (Yaroslava Shvedova and Andrey Golubev). The first set of the women’s match proved to be a tough fight, with Ivanovic taking it in a tiebreak 7-6. But she ran away with the match in the second set, […]


Reflections: O Kazakhstan

When one thinks of a country that reigns in tennis, they think Spain, France, Russia, Serbia, USA, heck, even Switzerland. The ninth-largest country in the world, Kazakhstan, most likely does not come to mind. So for a brief moment, wipe away your Borat-clouded thoughts of the country and, instead, begin to think of it as […]


Teenager Upsets Jankovic In Moscow

Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan just turned 17 on Monday and, as a belated birthday gift to herself, upset the number 1 seed Jelena Jankovic in the Kremlin Cup in Moscow, Russia. The teenager defeated the Serbian 6-1, 6-2. Currently ranked 268 in the world, Diyas has been ranked as high as 194 (July 5, 2010). […]


Weekend Wrap Up: Atlanta, Gastein, Hamburg & Slovenia

In an all-American final, Mardy Fish defeated friend John Isner 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) to win┬áthe Atlanta Tennis Championships. Germany’s Julia Goerges defeated Switzerland’s Timea Bacsinszky 6-1, 6-4 to win her first WTA Tour at the Nurnberger Gastein Ladies Tournament. Kazakhstan’s Andrey Golubev of defeated Austria’s Juergen Melzer to win the International German Open in […]