The diva, Mary Pierce, has been given the green light by doctors to return to the tour as reported by French newspaper, l’Equipe. Mary is now training for the French Open, which kicks off May 26th. Pierce has been out of action since she tore her ACL on court in the fall of 2006. For those of you who have not seen the injury here it is. But, first a disclaimer: It is quite disturbing. So watch with caution.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Barclay’s Dubai Tennis Championships $1,426,000. Defending Champion: Roger Federer. Notables: The entire top 5 and most of the top 10.
Las Vegas, U.S.A. Tennis Channel Open $436,000. Defending Champion: Lleyton Hewitt. Notables: Lleyton Hewitt, Marcos Baghdatis, Marat Safin, Fernando Gonzales.
Bangalore, India. Bangalore Open. Tier II $600,000. Defending Champion: Yaroslava Shvedova. Notables: Jelena Jankovic, Serena and Venus Williams, Patty Schynder, Agnes Szavay.
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A big thanks to Robin Soderling for upsetting Andy Roddick in the Memphis quarterfinals. He won in straight sets 7-6 (6), 6-3. These matches just show the world where Andy Roddick really belongs, losing in the quarterfinals of a small tournament to a player ranked in the 40s.
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Wins in the most awesome shot category:
Final Score: Dementieva def. Kuznetsova 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
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