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Craigslist Ad Finds Tennis Pro Looking for Practice Partner

This one caught me a little off guard.

A Craigslist post over the weekend shows that a WTA player who will be playing in the U.S. Open was looking for a sparring partner over the weekend.  Someone actually had to post this?

Wonder if will leak out who this player was.


Western & Southern Open Semi's Set


CENTER COURT start 1:00 PM
[4] Andy Murray (GBR) vs [7] Mardy Fish (USA) - ATP
Not Before 2:30 PM
[1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs [8] Tomas Berdych (CZE) - ATP
Not Before 7:00 PM
[4] [WC] Maria Sharapova (RUS) vs [2] Vera Zvonareva (RUS) - WTA
[9] Andrea Petkovic (GER) vs [13] Jelena Jankovic (SRB) - WTA

GRANDSTAND start 1:00 pm
[4] Michael Llodra (FRA) / Nenad Zimonjic (SRB) vs Juan Sebastian Cabal (COL) / Florian Mayer (GER) - ATP
Not Before 5:30 PM
[1] Bob Bryan (USA) / Mike Bryan (USA) vs [3] Mahesh Bhupathi (IND) / Leander Paes (IND) - ATP    


Big Day of Action on Wednesday at Western & Southern Open


CENTER COURT start 11:00 am
[7] Mardy Fish (USA) vs Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) - ATP
[Q] Julien Benneteau (FRA) vs [2] Rafael Nadal (ESP) - ATP
Not Before 2:30 PM
Serena Williams (USA) vs [10] Samantha Stosur (AUS) - WTA
Not Before 7:00 PM
[1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs [WC] Ryan Harrison (USA) - ATP
Not Before 8:30 PM
[3] Victoria Azarenka (BLR) vs Shahar Peer (ISR) - WTA

GRANDSTAND start 11:00 am
[1] Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) vs [WC] Christina Mchale (USA) - WTA
David Nalbandian (ARG) vs [4] Andy Murray (GBR) - ATP
[5] David Ferrer (ESP) vs [WC] Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) - ATP
Not Before 7:00 PM
[9] Andrea Petkovic (GER) vs [LL] Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) - WTA
Scott Lipsky (USA) / Bruno Soares (BRA) vs [7] Mariusz Fyrstenberg (POL) / Marcin Matkowski (POL) - ATP

COURT 3 start 11:00 am
Ivan Dodig (CRO) vs [6] Gael Monfils (FRA) - ATP
Nadia Petrova (RUS) vs [15] Ana Ivanovic (SRB) - WTA
[15] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) vs [Q] Alex Bogomolov Jr. (USA) - ATP
[4] Maria Kirilenko (RUS) / Nadia Petrova (RUS) vs [WC] Julia Goerges (GER) / Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) - WTA - after suitable rest
Not Before 7:00 PM
Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) vs [10] Gilles Simon (FRA) - ATP
Natalie Grandin (RSA) / Vladimira Uhlirova (CZE) vs [7] Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) / Lucie Hradecka (CZE) - WTA

COURT 9 start 11:00 am
Maria Kirilenko (RUS) vs [7] Francesca Schiavone (ITA) - WTA
[13] Jelena Jankovic (SRB) vs [Q] Jie Zheng (CHN) - WTA
Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) vs [2] Vera Zvonareva (RUS) - WTA
Klaudia Jans-Ignacik (POL) / Alicja Rosolska (POL) vs [2] Gisela Dulko (ARG) / Flavia Pennetta (ITA) - WTA - after suitable rest
Johanna Larsson (SWE) / Jasmin Woehr (GER) vs Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) / Jie Zheng (CHN) - WTA - after suitable rest

COURT 4 start 11:00 am
[14] Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) vs [Q] Petra Cetkovska (CZE) - WTA
Michael Llodra (FRA) vs Fernando Verdasco (ESP) - ATP
Kevin Anderson (RSA) vs [12] Richard Gasquet (FRA) - ATP
Feliciano Lopez (ESP) / Fernando Verdasco (ESP) vs [Alt] Lukas Dlouhy (CZE) / Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) - ATP - after suitable rest

COURT 6 start 11:00 am
Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) vs Feliciano Lopez (ESP) - ATP
[Q] Radek Stepanek (CZE) vs Andrey Golubev (KAZ) - ATP
[1] Kveta Peschke (CZE) / Katarina Srebotnik (SLO) vs Casey Dellacqua (AUS) / Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) - WTA
Tomas Berdych (CZE) / Radek Stepanek (CZE) vs Nicolas Almagro (ESP) / Pablo Andujar (ESP) - ATP - after suitable rest

COURT 7 start 11:00 am
[9] Nicolas Almagro (ESP) vs Ivo Karlovic (CRO) - ATP
Not Before 1:00 PM
Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) vs Flavia Pennetta (ITA) - WTA
[5] Liezel Huber (USA) / Lisa Raymond (USA) vs Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) / Polona Hercog (SLO) - WTA
[WC] Alexa Glatch (USA) / Christina Mchale (USA) vs [3] Vania King (USA) / Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) - WTA

COURT 10 start 11:00 am
[17] Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) vs [Q] Petra Martic (CRO) - WTA
Sara Errani (ITA) vs [16] Shuai Peng (CHN) - WTA
[WC] Sloane Stephens (USA) / Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) vs Sara Errani (ITA) / Roberta Vinci (ITA) - WTA - after suitable rest 


Pictures From Western & Southern Open: Tuesday

Many great matches today highlighted by a great doubles match featuring none other than Rafael Nadal

It was Novak Djokovic's first day on the ground in CincinnatiAnastasia Pavlyuchenkova went down to defeat at the hands of Flavia PennettaIvo Karlovic won his first match

Serena Williams was on Center CourtJelena Jankovic won her opening matchRafael Nadal was pumped to play doublesJurgen Melzer lost a tough 3-setter


Mardy Fish Withdraws from Winston-Salem Open

It's a minor blow for the first year ATP 250 event in Winston-Salem.

Mardy Fish has withdrawn from competition in the Winston-Salem Open.

"It’s really unfortunate that I won’t be playing Winston-Salem next week. Winston-Salem is one of my favorite cities, and I was truly excited to be part of the tournament’s first year,” Mardy Fish said.  “However, given the amount of matches I already have played this summer, I feel it is in my best interest physically to take the week off in preparation for the US Open.”

“I would like to wish the staff, volunteers and sponsors the best of luck with the event, and I sincerely plan to be in Winston-Salem in 2012,” Fish added.