Monthly Archives: February 2013

Tennis Must Do More to Deter Doping

The International Tennis Federation announced on February 14th that Barbora Zahlavova Strycova is serving a six-month suspension after testing positive last October for the use of a banned stimulant. (More details here.) This news came just three days after prominent … Continue reading

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Zahlavova Strycova Suspended for Doping

The International Tennis Federation has confirmed that, as reported here before, Barbora Zahlavova Strycova has tested positive for the use of a banned substance. While competing in Luxembourg last October, she was found to have taken sibutramine, a synthetic stimulant … Continue reading

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Fed Cup Preview

Federation Cup, the national team competition in women’s tennis, tends to attract less attention than Davis Cup, the men’s equivalent. There’s no good reason for this, and this weekend’s first-round meetings offer plenty of intriguing matchups in charged atmospheres. Some … Continue reading

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Sightings from the Mountain, Sunday

Kirilenko d. Lisicki, 5-7 6-1 7-6(1) in Pattaya Sabine Lisicki struggled to control her backhand right from the beginning of this match, and Maria Kirilenko took advantage of it, hitting hard forehands relentlessly to that side and drawing copious errors. … Continue reading

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