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Australian Open Day 10 Order of Play

Key Matches:

Rod Laver Arena:

Day:

Women’s QFs – Victoria Azarenka (1) vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova (4)

WOmen’s QFs – Serena Williams (3) vs. Sloane Stephens (29) not before 12:30 PM

Men’s QFs – Andy Murray (3)  vs. Jeremy Chardy 3rd on – Not Before 11 AM

Night:

Men’s QFs – Roger Federer (2) vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (7) Not Before 7:30 PM

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Australian Open Day 9 Order of Play

Key Matches:

Rod Laver Arena:

Day:

Women’s QFs – Na Li (5) vs. Agnieszka Radwanska (4)

Men’s QFs – David Ferrer (4)  vs. Nicholas Almagro (10) 2nd on – Not Before 11 AM

Women’s QFs – Maria Sharapova (2) vs. Ekaterina Makarova (19) (following Ferrer)

Night:

Men’s QFs – Novak Djokovic vs. Tomas Berdych Not Before 7:30 PM

Roger Federer’s 2013 Australian Open Kit

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It’s been awhile since I have been able to post on here. A lot has happened in the last few months!

I am looking forward to getting back on here to keep all of my amazing readers in the loop.

Thanks for all the continued support! – Zee

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Austrian tennis player Daniel Koellerer became the first player banned for life for match-fixing, losing his appeal at sport’s highest court on Friday.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport dismissed the challenge to a ban imposed by the Tennis Integrity Unit created by the professional tours and international governing body.

Koellerer allegedly “made invitations to other tennis players to fix matches on five occasions,” the court said in a statement. “The panel ruled that the tennis governing bodies had met their burden of proof.”

However, the court decided Koellerer should not pay a $100,000 fine previously ordered.

“The player did not benefit financially from any of the charges for which he has been found liable,” according to the panel of three arbitrators.

Koellerer was the first player banned for life for attempted corruption after being found guilty of violations from October 2009 to July 2010.

He challenged his expulsion at a two-day CAS hearing held last November. The court upheld his ban, “acknowledging that the sanction was sufficiently high enough to reflect the seriousness of the corruption offences.”

Koellerer’s ranking peaked at No. 55 in October 2009.

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This is how I always remember Fernando Gonzalez, as he made a memorable run to the Australian Open final in 2007.

It was then that he stopped aging. This was his peak. Congrats on a great career.. let’s hope for a few more rounds in Miami.

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The Top 50 Tennis Blogs

The Top 50 Tennis Blogs

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When it comes to sports that are both challenging and social, it’s hard to beat tennis. Played as singles or doubles, this traditional court game provides a fantastic work out and also a great opportunity to socialize.

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A wealth of tennis information and tips on how to improve your tennis game can be found online. Tennis players tend to be very passionate about their sport, and are keen to pass their knowledge on to other players.

Our team at VeteransBenefitsGIBill has rounded up some of the very best tennis blogs that serve as excellent resources for tennis advice, knowledge and the latest news and updates on the professional world of tennis.

These blogs will inform you on how to improve your game and strokes as well where the best tennis clubs are located. You can even use these sites to connect with tennis players to play future games with.

We are happy to award badges to each of our bloggers that made the list, and we encourage you to share our list of blogs with others who are interested in this exciting sport.

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FEDERER VERSUS MURRAY, written and directed by Gerda Stevenson.

New York, New York – February 29, 2012 - 59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer) welcomes Glasgow-based Communicado Theatre Company to the Scotland Week celebrations with the US premiere of FEDERER VERSUS MURRAY, written and directed by Gerda Stevenson.

FEDERER VERSUS MURRAY begins performances on Wednesday, April 4 for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 22. Press opening is Tuesday, April 10 at 7:30 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday at 8:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM & 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM. Please note: the performances on Saturday, April 7 are at 4 PM and 7:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues).

Tickets are $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members).

To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to http://www.59e59.org.

Comedy and tragedy collide in FEDERER VERSUS MURRAY, a “taut and punchy” (The Independent) new play about bereavement and war on three levels: man versus wife, nation against nation, and Scotland’s golden boy versus the Swiss master at Wimbledon. From a claustrophobic flat in Scotland to the Swiss Alps via Afghanistan we follow Flo and Jimmy on a painful, and at times farcical journey, complete with war-paint and saxophones.

FEDERER VERSUS MURRAY was short listed for the London Fringe Theatre Writing Award in 2010 when it premiered at the Oran Mor in Glasgow. It subsequently went on to the 2011 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where it played the Assembly Hall.

The cast features Gerda Stevenson as Flo and Dave Anderson as Jimmy. Young Scottish jazz sensation Ben Bryden (Le Poisson Rouge, The Iridium) plays saxophone live onstage.

Gerda Stevenson (writer/director/actor) trained at RADA and has worked for over 30 years on stage, television, radio and film throughout Britain and abroad. Federer Versus Murray was first produced at Oran Mor, Glasgow, and was short listed for the London Festival Fringe Theatre Writing Award, 2010. Gerda writes regularly for radio – most recently The Apple Tree (BBC Radio 4), starring Juliet Stevenson. She has dramatized many major Scottish novels for BBC Radio 4′s Classic Serial, including Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s Sunset Song and Sir Walter Scott’s epic The Heart of Midlothian (in which she played the heroine Jeanie Deans). Gerda can be heard regularly on the ‘wireless’ in BBC Radio 4′s hugely popular Paul Temple Series, playing the role of Steve – the hero’s feisty wife. She has been nominated twice for the Critic’s Awards for Theatre in Scotland (CATS) for her performances as Nancy in Frozen and The Lasses, O. Film and TV appearances include Blue Black Permanent (BAFTA Best Film Actress Award), Braveheart, The Boyhood of John Muir (PBS, USA), Midsomer Murders, Heartbeat, Taggart and The Bill. Gerda has directed for opera, film, radio and theatre, including plays by Rona Munro, Peter Arnott, and Jackie Kay. Her poetry and prose have been published widely in literary magazines and anthologies.

via: TalkinBroadway.com

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World No. 2 Rafael Nadal will take on World No. 7 Tomas Berdych for a place in the semifinals of the 2012 Australian Open. It has been a fairly manageable draw for both players, but the real challenge begins now.

A year ago Nadal was the ruling figure on the Men’s tour. He had, after all, just completed one of the better seasons in recent history. However, his health prevented him from advancing past the quarterfinal stage of the 2011 Australian Open, where he lost to David Ferrer. Though Nadal managed to win three titles after that, including French Open title, 2011 would be considered an off year.

2011 would instead be remembered for the surge of Novak Djokovic. Djokovic beat Nadal in six finals in 2011 and sent Nadal back to Spain to re-evaluate his game, in an effort to beat Djokovic.

On the other side of the net will be Czech Tomas Berdych. He has won six ATP World Tour titles in his career. He achieved a career high ranking of World No. 6 in 2010. Berdych comes into the quarterfinal after a bit of controversy stemming from his 4th round match against Nicolas Almagro. Berdych refused to shake hands at the net, following their match. This was in response to what he felt was an unnecessary attempt to hit Berdych with the ball, while at net. I fully expect the crowd to not only place their loyalties with Nadal, but also make sure Berdych hears them doing so.

In head-to-head, Nadal  leads  10-3. However, this match could be tighter then many expect. I expect Nadal to come through in 4 sets, but I also wouldn’t be surprised with an upset. Had Berdych not acted so foolishly in the previous round, I would have picked him to win.

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