Archive for February 14th, 2010

trophy watch: acronym edition

February 14, 2010

SAP: At the SAP Open in San Jose, Fernando Verdasco beat a top-ten player for the first time in 15 tries with his 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 upset of Andy Roddick. Andy was none too happy about a few line calls that didn’t go his way.

GDF: Top seed Elena Dementieva needed three sets to overcome a nagging Lucie Safarova 6-7 (5), 6-1, 6-4. This is Dementieva’s second title of 2010; she also won the Sydney tournament before the Australian Open.

PTT: Vera Zvonareva successfully defended her title at the PTT Pattaya Open title in Thailand by taking down hometown fave Tamarine Tanasugarn 6-4, 6-4.

ABN AMRO: Swede Robin Soderling was the last man standing in Rotterdam after Mikhail Youzhny retired while trailing 0-2 in the second set. Youzhny sustained the injury after he stunned top seed Novak Djokovic 7-6 (5), 7-6, (6). Soderling also upset a seed, Nikolay Davydenko, in the semis.

JCF: In Costa do Sauipe, the Jomawearing Juan Carlos Ferrero steamrolled Lukasz Kubot 6-1, 6-0 at the Brasil Open for his 13th career title.

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sunday survey: [insert “love”/”match” pun here]

February 14, 2010

Note: We’re trying out a new polling widget on TSF starting with this week’s Sunday Survey. Feel free to still leave comments if you prefer that over clicking a button. And if you have feedback about the polling widget, we’d love to hear about it. Love it? Hate it? Tell us!

With tennis power couples (either as one or both parties) all over the news as of late — Common sharing his excitement for girlfriend Serena‘s recent Aussie Open title, Andy tweeting about wifey Brooklyn‘s SI Swimsuit Issue cover, and the Swiss powerhouse of Roger and Mirka poppin’ out those twins (and the list goes on!), we thought we’d ask our readers: who is your tennis favorite pairing?

(image via WTB)

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