March 24, 2011
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Chris Walling of Atlanta was announced this week as the director of adult tennis and section league coordinator for the Norcross-based USTA Southern Section.
Nearly 32,000 fans came through the gates during the seven-day event, including more than 6,300 for Saturday's semifinals and close to 3,600 for Sunday's finals.
Third seeded John Isner's post-match comments on Friday following his quarterfinal win over Yen-Hsun Lu nearly proved prophetic when he said his semifinal matchup against Gilles Muller could come down to a tie break to decide it.
As the No. 1 seed in the singles draw, American Mardy Fish had a first-round bye and had to wait until Thursday to get on the court for his first match of the 2011 Atlanta Tennis Championships. So what's another couple of hours for a weather delay for last year's defending champion?
A wild-card entry into this year's Atlanta Tennis Championships at Racquet Club of the South, Marietta resident Robby Ginepri took care of business in the first round with a strong showing in his 6-4, 7-5 victory over Tommy Haas of Germany.
James Blake knows about perseverance.
Cobb County native Robby Ginepri, a former top 15 player in the world, has been given a wild card spot in next week's Atlanta Tennis Championships, hosted by Norcross' Racquet Club of the South.
Tommy Haas, formerly ranked as high as No. 2 in the world, has accepted a wild card entry into the Atlanta Tennis Championships, the Olympus U.S. Open Series kickoff at Norcross' Racquet Club of the South.
Georgia Tech's Guillermo Gomez and Georgia's Wil Spencer have been given wild card spots into the qualifying draw for the upcoming Atlanta Tennis Championships, scheduled for July 16-24 at the Racquet Club of the South in Norcross.
Back on one of tennis' top stages, Venus Williams cut a familiar figure Monday at Wimbledon, from her latest original, somewhat-see-through outfit to her trademark booming serves and aggressive groundstrokes.
Former world No. 1 and two-time Grand Slam tournament champion Lleyton Hewitt has joined the upcoming Atlanta Tennis Championships, which released its field of players Wednesday afternoon.
Maria Sharapova's 10th double-fault of an error-filled afternoon, closing Li Na's 6-4, 7-5 victory
Collins Hill's boys tennis team will face Peachtree Ridge for the Region 7-AAAAA title today at 9 a.m. after both teams won their semifinal matches Wednesday.
Mill Creek's girls tennis team stayed unbeaten in Region 7-AAAAA after holding off Norcross 3-2 on Thursday.