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Congrats To Dustin Brown For Reaching His 17th Career Challenger Final At The Mouratoglou Open Where He Will Meet Filip Krajinovi─ç

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2014 WIMBLEDON DAY 3: Madison Keys, Raquel Kop-Jones, Dustin Brown And Raven Klaasen Advance to Doubles 2nd Round - Heather Watson Eliminated

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Mixed doubles partners Raven Klaasen of the Republic of South Africa and Russia's Anastasia Rodionova at 2013 Wimbledon Championships.



Ladies' Doubles - Round 1

Madison Keys, USA and Alison Riske, USA
defeated
Petra Cetkovska, CZE and Vania King, USA
7(7)-6, 5(5)-2



Gentlemen's Doubles - Round 1

Raven Klaasen, RSA (13) and Eric Butorac, USA (13)
defeated
Ryan Harrison, USA and Kevin King, USA
6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4

Dustin Brown, GER and Jan-Lennard Struff, GER
defeated
Ken Skupski, GBR and Neal Skupski, GBR
5-7, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2


Mixed Doubles - Round 1

Raquel-Kops Jones, USA (11) and Juan-Sebastian Cabal, COL (11)
vs.
Bye


source: wimbledon.org
photo by: Florian Eisele/AELTC

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2014 WIMBLEDON DAY 1: Rough First Round For Sloane Stephens, Taylor Townsend, Donald Young, and Dustin Brown - All Eliminated

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

American Donald Young lost to Germany’s Benjamin Becker, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4


Sloane Stephens, ranked and seeded No. 18 at Wimbledon, was beaten by No. 109 Maria Kirilenko, who was ranked No. 10 in the world just a year ago. Plagued by shoulder and knee injuries, Kirilenko is on the comeback trail now—apparently with a vengeance.

“She's done well here in the past. I knew it was going to be tricky, but that's like every other Grand Slam first-round match,” Stephens said of the 6-2, 7-6 (6) loss.
This loss could drop her out of the Top 20 by the end of Wimbledon.


Court 12 was so brimful with charisma when Marcos Baghdatis and Dustin Brown faced one another in the first round that you wondered if there would be room for all that magnetism and the tennis too.

Brown came into this match on the up after his spectacular demolition of Rafael Nadal on the grass of Halle earlier this month, and many would have favoured him to down the former world No.8, who is now ranked 119 and needed a wild card to secure his place in the draw. But in the event a typically flamboyant display from the 6ft 5in German came at too great a price. It was Baghdatis who won 6-4, 7-5, 2-6, 7-6(4).



Eighteen-year-old American Taylor Townsend enjoyed a wonderful spell on the red clay of the French Open last month, reaching the third round before bowing out to No.14 seed Carla Suarez Navarro, but was not able to fare as well at Wimbledon.

Townsend lost 7-5, 6-2 to Klára Koukalová of the Czech Republic, but is determined not to dwell on the loss.

“I definitely am not pleased about my match, but it's just a learning experience really,” she insisted. “I'm just going to take what I've learned over the past two slams. I'm going to go back home. I'm going to work extremely hard and get ready for the US Open Series. I have tons of tournaments to look forward to and a lot of great things are ahead, but it's time to just put my head down and work again.


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2012 US OPEN: The Williams Sisters, Megan Moulton-Levy, Madison Keys, Nicholas Monroe and More On Day One Of Doubles Play

Thursday, August 30, 2012


On Day Three of the 2012 US Open, Round One of Men's and Women's Doubles began and were completed as follows:

WOMEN'S DOUBLES

Venus Williams, USA and Serena Williams, USA
defeated
Megan Moulton-Levy, USA and Lindsay Lee-Waters
6-4, 6-0

Racquel Kops-Jones, USA and Abigail Spears, USA
defeated
Dominika Cibulkova, SVK and Daniela Hantuchova, SVK
4-6, 6-1, 6-2

Madison Keys, USA and Jessica Pegula, USA
defeated
Akgul Amanmuradova, UZB and Monica Niculescu, ROU
6-2, 6-2

MEN'S DOUBLES

Nicholas Monroe, USA and Donald Young, USA
defeated
Michael Llodra, FRA(7) and Nenad Zimonjic, SRB(7)
5-7, 6-3, 6-4

Raven Klaasen, RSA and Alex Bogomolov, Jr., RUS
defeated
Tatsuma Ito, JPN and Go Soeda, JPN
6-1, 6-3

Dustin Brown, GER and Christopher Kas, GER
defeated by
Leander Paes, IND(5) and Radek Stepanek, CZE(5)
3-6, 3-6

James Blake, USA and Sam Querrey
defeated by
Treat Conrad Huey, PHI and Dominic Inglot, GBR
 6-1, 7(9)-6(7)

MIXED DOUBLES

Sloane Stephens, USA and Rajeev Ram, USA
defeated
Bethanie Mattek-Sands USA and Horia Tecau, ROU
6-2, 5-7, 1(10)-0(8)


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WIMBLEDON DAY 6: Results

Sunday, June 26, 2011




Ladies' Singles 3rd Round

Serena Williams, USA (7) defeated Maria Kirilenko, RUS (26)
6-3, 6-2


Gentlemen's Singles - 3rd Round

Gael Monfils, FRA defeated by Lukasz Kubot, POL
3-6, 6-3, 3-6, 3-6

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, FRA (12) defeated Fernando Gonzalez, CHI
6-3, 6-4, 6-3


Ladies' Doubles - 1st Round

Heather Watson, GBR and Jocelyn Rae, GBR
defeated by
Sophie Lefevre, FRA and Evgeniya Rodina, RUS
4-6, 4-6


Mixed Doubles - 1st Round

Heather Watson, GBR and Ross Hutchins, GBR
defeated
Rennae Stubbs, AUS and Marcelo Melo, BRA
65-77, 6-3, 8-6

Raquel Kops-Jones, USA and Wesley Moodie, RSA
defeated by
Alicja Rosolska, POL and Rogier Wassen, NED
2-1, Retired

Dustin Brown, GER and Vania King, USA
defeated by
Elena Baltacha, GBR and Kenneth Skupski, GBR
66-78,  6-4, 4-6




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News You Can Use: Former Jamaican Player Dustin Brown Now Playing For His Birthplace, Germany

Thursday, January 20, 2011

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While I was away from the office my favorite former Jamaican tennis player, Dustin Brown, returned to the place of his birth, Germany, the country that he will now represent on the ATP World Tour.

As I was posting the Australian Open 2011 draw, I was totally surprised when I saw "GER" attached to Dustin's name. While surprised at the news, given Dustin's tennis history in Jamaica, an alternative had to be on the horizon.

In 2008 I posted my "Conversations: Dustin Brown" article, at which time he shared the following:

Shelia: What began your interest in tennis?
Dustin: In Germany at the age of 5, we lived beside a tennis club, and the coach there was also Jamaican and a friend of my parents.

Shelia: I understand that Jamaica does not have a tennis federation, where do you do your training, get equipment, coaches?
Dustin: Jamaica has a tennis federation, but they aren’t doing anything for professional tennis, so basically you are right, there is no federation. They don’t sponsor me and evenso I am the best tennis player Jamaica had over the last 16 years, they don’t even report my results in the media. With some financial support I could be much further than I am right now. I am training in Germany right now, and my equipment is sponsored by Babolat (Rackets), Pacific (Strings) & Topspin (Clothing). This is only equipment sponsoring, no money.

Shelia: Do you receive sponsorship from Jamaican sources?
Dustin: No, I don't receive any sponsorship from Jamaican sources.

Apparently things had not improved over the last couple of years. Dustin played his first tournament under the German flag in November 2010.

Hopefully Dustin will receive much better support in Germany, and is able to advance his tennis career accordingly. I'll try to catch up with him and get an update.


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WTA, ATP And USTA Pro Circuit Tennis Action This Week

ROUND 1

Women's Singles

(4)Venus Williams, USA defeated Sara Errani, ITA
6-3, 6-2

Doubles

Raquel Kops-Jones, USA and Abigal Spears, USA
defeated
Polona Hercog, SLO and Petra Martic, CRO
6-3, 77-65


Men's Singles

(12)Gael Monfils, FRA defeated Thiemo de Bakker, NED
65-77, 2-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-1

(13)Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, FRA defeated Philipp Petzschner, GER
4-6, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4

Dustin Brown, GER defeated by (25)Albert Montanes, ESP
4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 5-7

(Q)Donald Young, USA defeated by (15)Marin Cilic, CRO
3-6, 2-6, 1-6

Doubles

Dustin Brown, GER and Rogier Wassen, NED
defeated
Dmitry Tursunov, RUS and Mischa Zverev, GER
6-2, 6-3


Eliminated during qualifying
:

Sloane Stephens, USA
Stephanie Foretz Gacon, FRA
Josselin Ouanna, FRA


ROUND 2

Women's Singles

(4)Venus Williams, USA defeated Sandra Zahlavova, CZE
66-78, 6-0, 6-4

Doubles

Raquel Kops-Jones, USA and Abigail Spears, USA
vs.
(10)Monica Niculescu, ROU and (10)Zi Yan, CHN


Men's Singles

(12)Gael Monfils, FRA defeated Frederico Gil, POR
6-4, 6-3, 1-6, 6-2

(13)Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, FRA defeated Andreas Seppi, ITA
6-3, 77-61, 77-65

Doubles

Dustin Brown, GER and Rogier Wassen, NED
vs.
Colin Ebelthite, AUS and Adam Feeney AUS


ROUND 3

Women's Singles

(4)Venus Williams, USA defeated by (30)Andrea Petkovic, GER
0-1 Retired


Men's Singles

(12)Gael Monfils, FRA defeated by (19)Stanislas Wawrinka, SUI
64-77, 2-6, 3-6

(13)Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, FRA defeated by Alexandr Dolgopolov, UKR
6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 1-6, 1-6


ROUND 1

Singles

(WC)Jennifer Elie, USA defeated Lenka Wienerova SVK
6-2, 6-4

Ahsha Rolle, USA defeated Jan Abaza, USA
6-1, 6-2

Doubles

(3)Ahsha Rolle, USA and Mashona Washington, USA
vs.
Amanda Fink, USA and Elizabeth Lumpkin, USA

(2)Megan Moulton-Levy, USA and Courtney Nagle, USA
defeated by
Story Tweedie-Yates, USA and Natasa Zoric, SRB
6-4, 3-6, [8-10]


Eliminated during qualifying:

Mashona Washington, USA
Alexandra Stevenson, USA


ROUND 2

Singles

Jennifer Elie, USA vs. Galina Voskoboeva, KAZ

Ahsha Rolle, USA vs. Alexandra Cadantu, ROU


ROUND 1

Singles

(Q)Phillip Simmonds, USA defeated Pierre-Hugues Herbert, FRA
6-4, 6-3

(5)Nicholas Monroe, USA defeated (Q)Haydn Lewis, BAR
7-6(6), 6-2

(Q)Devin Mullings, BAH defeated by (LL)Lucas Renard, SWE
3-6, 7(4)-6, 3-6

Doubles

Marvin Rolle, BAH and Haydn Lewis, BAR
defeated
(1)P Herbert, FRA and Stefano Ianni, FRA
6-4, 3-6 [10-8]

(3)Phillip Simmonds, USA and Daniel Yoo, KOR
defeated
Marcos Giron, USA and Alexios Halebian, USA
6-3, 6-7(4) [10-3]


QUARTERFINAL ROUND

Doubles

Marvin Rolle, BAH and Haydn Lewis, BAR
defeated
Suk-Young Jeong, KOR and Ji Sung Nam, KOR
6-3, 7-5

(3)Phillip Simmonds, USA and Daniel Yoo, KOR
defeated
(WC)Diego Ayala, USA and Andrew Lake, USA
6-2, 6-3


SEMIFINAL ROUND

Marvin Rolle, BAH and Haydn Lewis, BAR
vs.
Phillip Simmonds, USA and Daniel Yoo, KOR


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WTA, ATP And USTA Pro Circuit Tennis Action This Week

Thursday, March 11, 2010

ROUND 1

Women's Singles

(Q)Sloane Stephens, USA defeated Lucie Hradecka, CZE
7-6(5), 7-6(7)

(Q)Shenay Perry, USA defeated by Karolina Sprem, CRO
2-6, 6-4, 3-6

Doubles

Raquel Kops-Jones and Sarah Borwell, GBR
defeated
Anabel Medina Garrigues, ESP and Caroline Wozniacki, DEN
7-6(4), 4-6 [10-2]

Shenay Perry, USA and Melanie Oudin, USA
defeated by
Alisa Kleybanova, RUS and Francesca Schiavone, ITA
4-6, 5-7


Men's Singles

Gael Monfils, FRA vs. BYE

James Blake, USA defeated Daniel Gimeno-Traver, ESP
6-3, 6-2

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, FRA vs. BYE

Doubles

James Blake, USA and Andy Roddick, USA
defeated
Ross Hutchins, GBR and Andy Murray, GBR
7-5, 7-6(5)

Gael Monfils, FRA and Gilles Simon, FRA
defeated by
David Ferrer, ESP and Albert Montanes, ESP
4-6, 2-6

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, FRA and Julien Benneteau, FRA
defeated
Robert Lindstedt, SWE and Robin Soderling, SWE
7-5, 7-5

Eliminated during singles qualifying rounds:

Donald Young, USA
Dustin Brown, JAM


ROUND 2

Women's Singles

(Q)Sloan Stephens, USA defeated by Vera Zvonareva, RUS
4-6, 5-7

Doubles

Raquel Kops-Jones and Sarah Borwell, GBR
defeated by
Yung-Jan Chan, TPE and Jie Zheng, CHN
1-6, 2-6


MEN'S SINGLES

Gael Monfils, FRA defeated by Simon Gruel, GER
6-1, 2-6, 3-6

James Blake, USA defeated David Ferrer, ESP
6-1, 6-4

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, FRA defeated Marinko Matosevic, AUS
6-1, 6-3

Doubles

James Blake, USA and Andy Roddick, USA
defeated by
Daniel Nestor, CAN and Nenad Zimonjic, SRB
4-6, 6-3 [7-10]

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, FRA and Julien Benneteau, FRA
defeated by
Simon Aspelin, SWE and Paul Hanley, AUS
6-7(4), 3-6


ROUND 3

MEN'S SINGLES

James Blake, USA vs. Nicolas Almagro, ESP
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, FRA vs. Albert Montanes, ESP


ROUND 1

Singles

Asia Muhammed, USA defeated Ahsha Rolle, USA
6-4, 6-3

Angela Haynes, USA defeated by Jing-Jing Lu, CHN
4-6, 2-6

Doubles

Asia Muhammed, USA and Courtney B. Dolehide, USA
defeated by
Christina Fusano, USA and Courtney Nagle, USA
4-6, 6-3 [3-10]

Megan Moulton-Levy and Yulia Fedossova, FRA
defeated by
Xinyun Han, CHN and Chun-Mei Ji, CHN
6-1, 1-6 [5-10]

Angela Haynes, USA and Ahsha Rolle, USA
defeated
Corinna Dentoni, ITA and Anna Tatishvili, GEO
6-1, 6-4


Eliminated during singles qualifying rounds:

Alexandra Stevenson, USA


ROUND 2

Singles

Asia Muhammed, USA defeated by Jing-Jing Lu, CHN
2-6, 4-6


QUARTERFINAL ROUND

Doubles

Angela Haynes, USA and Ahsha Rolle, USA
defeated by
Yi-Fan Xu, CHN and Yi-Miao Zhou, CHN
5-7, 6-3 [15-17]


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Seen On The Scene... Serena, Mashona and Dustin

Friday, February 26, 2010

Black Tennis Pro's Serena Williams, Common and Denzel Washington at Lakers game(L-R) Serena Williams, Common and Denzel Washington attend game between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on February 18, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
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Black Tennis Pro's Serena Williams, Common and Denzel Washington at Lakers gameBlack Tennis Pro's Mashona Washington in Acapulco at Fiesta Blanco(R) American Mashona Washington in Acapulco, Mexico at the Fiesta Blanco on February 17.

Black Tennis Pro's Dustin Brown at lion's park in Johannesburg, South AfricaJamaican Dustin Brown at a lions park in Johannesburg, South Africa on February 4.

Black Tennis Pro's Dustin Brown at lion's park in Johannesburg, South Africa


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Monfils Into South African Open Semifinals, Brown Knocked Out

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Black Tennis Pro's Gael Monfils and Dustin Brown 2010 South African Open QuarterfinalsFrenchman Gael Monfils (top) and Jamaican Dustin Brown
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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Top-seeded Gael Monfils of France breezed past Yen-Hsun Lu of Taiwan 6-1, 6-4 Friday to reach the semifinals of the South African Open.

Monfils converted all three of his break points to complete the win in 56 minutes and set up a meeting with third-seeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain, who beat American Rajeev Ram 7-6(2), 6-3.

"I felt very good out there, I played a fast game and my form seems just perfect," said the 13th-ranked Monfils.

Second-seeded David Ferrer of Spain also advanced by beating India's Somdev Devvarman 6-1, 6-3 in 64 minutes.

"I did play very well," Ferrer said. "Last year I lost in the semifinals here but hopefully this time I can get to the final."

Ferrer will face No. 8 Stephane Robert of France, who beat Jamaica's Dustin Brown 7-6 (5), 6-3.

"It helps to have a big serve when you're playing at altitude which is the case here in Johannesburg, and I don't have the biggest of serves," Robert said. "So my strategy these past few days has been to work hard on perfecting my returns of serve and I've done that pretty good, beating three guys now with cannonball serves."


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Jamaican Dustin Brown Bringing The Heat In Johannesburg

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Black Tennis Pro's Dustin Brown, Jamaica, South African Open Second RoundDustin Brown, Jamaica
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As the highest-ranked player to ever emerge from Jamaica, 6’ 5” serve and volleyer Dustin Brown could feel entitled to a little more recognition in his sports-loving homeland. But in a country most famous for being home to the world’s fastest man, Brown accepts that, for now at least, he will fly below the radar.

“Five months ago I’d go to Jamaica and go through customs and it would be a hassle getting into my own country even though I am the No. 1 tennis player from the country,” he said. “If Usain Bolt comes, of course he’s a lot bigger than me, he probably doesn’t have to go through customs at all. Now that my ranking has gone to 140, 150 I have been getting a little more media attention in Jamaica; I have been on the TV once or twice on the news.”

Playing just his second tour-level event at this week’s SA Tennis Open in Johannesburg, 25-year-old Brown is one match win away from becoming the first player representing Jamaica to reach a semi-final of an ATP World Tour event. Doug Burke, whose best South African Airways ATP Ranking was No. 175, is the only other Jamaican player to reach a tour-level quarter-final, which he did at Wellington in 1989.

Watch Highlights of Brown's second-round win in Johannesburg



Tall, wiry and sporting dreadlocks, World No. 141 Brown commands attention on the court with his athletic, serve and volley game. And, ironically, the boy from the beach is making his breakout in Johannesburg at elevation, where his big serve pierces the rarefied air. Asked about his speed – a Jamaican trait – Brown replied: “Short distances from the net to the baseline I’m fine, but I don’t know if I would be doing 100m sprints against Usain. That wouldn’t look too good.”

Brown was born in Celle, Germany in 1984 to his Jamaican father Leroy and his German mother Inge and lived in the country until 1996, when he moved to Jamaica. After finishing high school Brown played Futures in Jamaica until 2004, when he moved back to Europe, driving himself to Futures and Challengers in a camper van bought for him by his parents. Brown said that his eight years in Jamaica had a significant impact on his personal and professional development.

“It was good to see a harder side of life. In Germany as a 10 or 11 year old you have a computer, a Gameboy, but in Jamaica…. It was good for me personally, mentally and also for my game to get a little tougher and not to whine about everything, which you tend to do if you get pampered all the time. In Jamaica there was not a lot of pampering.”

Before this week Brown’s lone main-draw ATP World Tour appearance came at Newport in July 2003, when he lost in three sets to five-time ATP World Tour Doubles Champion Bob Bryan.

Last year Brown broke through on the ATP Challenger circuit to compile a 29-16 match record, winning his first title at Samarkand, Uzbekistan in August while reaching four other finals -- Karlsruhe, Germany (as a qualifier), Almaty, Kazakhstan, and back-to-back events in November in Eckental and Aachen, Germany.

One year ago he was playing the Spain #4 Futures event (at which he reached the quarter-finals) and he was ranked No. 465. He finished last season a year-end best No. 144 in the South African Airways ATP Rankings.

In Friday's quarter-finals, Brown will meet eighth-seeded Frenchman Stephane Robert.



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ATP And USTA Pro Circuit Tennis Action This Week

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Round 1

SINGLES

(1)Gael Monfils, FRA defeated Dominik Hrbaty, SVK
6-2, 6-1

Josselin Ouanna, FRA defeated Harel Levy, ISR
7-6(4), 6-2

(WC)Raven Klaasen, RSA defeated David Guez, FRA
6-4, 6-3

Dustin Brown, JAM defeated Marco Chiudinelli, SUI
6-4, 3-6, 6-4

DOUBLES

Jeff Coetzee, RSA and Rogier Wassen, NED
defeated by
Raven Klaasen, RSA and Izak Van Der Merwe, RSA
6-4, 2-6 [8/10]


Round 2

SINGLES

Gael Monfils, FRA defeated Josselin Ouanna, FRA
6-4, 7-5

(WC)Raven Klaasen, RSA defeated by Yen-Hsun Lu, TPE
4-6, 5-7

Dustin Brown, JAM defeated Laurent Recouderc, FRA
6-4, 6-4


Round 3


SINGLES

Gael Monfils, FRA defeated Yen-Hsun Lu, TPE
6-1, 6-4

Dustin Brown, JAM defeated by Stephane Robert, FRA
6-7(5), 3-6


Quarterfinal Round

DOUBLES

Raven Klaasen, RSA and Izak Van Der Merwe, RSA
defeated by
Karol Beck, SVK and Harel Levy, ISR
4-6, 6-2 [8/10]


Semifinal Round

SINGLES

Gael Monfils, FRA vs. Feliciano Lopez, ESP


Eliminated during singles qualifying rounds:

Julio Silva, BRA


Round 1

SINGLES

Angela Haynes, USA defeated Laura Siegemund, GER
6-1, 6-2

DOUBLES

(4)Angela Haynes, USA and Alina Jidkova, RUS
defeated
Shuko Aoyama, JPN and Miki Miyamura, JPN
6-4, 7-5

(WC)Brittany Augustine, USA and Courtney B. Dolehide, USA
defeated
Amanda Fink, USA and Elizabeth Lumpkin, USA
6-2, 6-2


Round 2

SINGLES

Angela Haynes, USA defeated Melanie South, GBR
6-2, 6-3


Quarterfinal Round

SINGLES

Angela Haynes, USA defeated by Tadeja Majeric, SLO
7-5, 2-6, 4-6

DOUBLES

(4)Angela Haynes, USA and Alina Jidkova, RUS
defeated by
Kimberly Couts, USA and Anastasia Pivovarova
4-6, 6-4 [6-10]

(WC)Brittany Augustine, USA and Courtney B. Dolehide, USA
defeated by
Lyudmyla Kichenok, UKR and Nadiya Kichenok, UKR
4-6, 2-6

Eliminated during singles qualifying rounds:

Sloane Stephens, USA
Brittany Augustine, USA


Round 1

SINGLES

(Q)Nicholas Monroe, USA defeated by Ryan Sweeting, USA
1-6, 4-6

Scoville Jenkins, USA defeated by (WC)Michael McClune, USA
3-6, 3-6

DOUBLES

Scoville Jenkins, USA and Jesse Witten, USA
defeated
Alex Kuznetsov, USA and Igor Sijsling, NED
4-6, 6-2 [12/10]


Round 2

DOUBLES

Scoville Jenkins, USA and Jesse Witten, USA
defeated by
Vasek Pospisil, CAN and Adil Shamasdin
wo.


Round 1

SINGLES

Marcus Fugate, USA defeated (Q)Younes Rachidi, MAR
6-2, 6-3

Phillip Simmonds, USA defeated by Eric Nunez, USA
1-6, 2-6

DOUBLES

Marcus Fugate, USA and Gregory Ouellette, USA
vs.
Bye


Round 2

SINGLES

Marcus Fugate, USA defeated by Matej Bocko, SVK
4-6, 2-6


Quarterfinal Round

DOUBLES

Marcus Fugate, USA and Gregory Ouellette, USA
defeated by
Taylor Fogleman, USA and Benjamin Rogers, USA
4-6, 4-6


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Jamaica's Dustin Brown: Candids On Tour And With Friends

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Here are some candids from the personal collection of Jamaica's Dustin Brown. Dustin recently shared with me that he is again single ... I'm just sayin'.

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Hello And An Update From Dustin Brown

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

I recently received an email from one of Black Tennis Pro's favorite players, Jamaica's Dustin Brown. He is busy playing tournaments, nonetheless, he took the time to drop a line and let us know how he is doing and what he's been up to. Good to hear from him!

Dustin says that he still does not have a sponsor, and continues to receive no assistance from the Jamaican Federation. This lack of support makes travel difficult, as well as entering the big tournaments.

At the same time, he has been having good fortune on the courts, which you can read about at his website. Most significantly, Dustin recently won the ITF - Future 8 Singles and Doubles Bitburger Tennis Grand Prix 2008 Trier, Germany, June 2008. Way to go Dustin!

Here is a video clip from the tournament:

Black Tennis Pro's Dustin Brown


Take care, stay in touch and keep up the good work Dustin!

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Dustin Brown Rockin' The Fashion of Sir Benni Miles

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Our resident tennis player/fashion model Dustin Brown of Jamaica is shown here, alongside other models, in a new photo shoot rockin' the fashion of Sir Benni Miles New York. We never get tired of checking Dustin out!

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Conversations: Dustin Brown

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Black Tennis Pro's has the pleasure of an exclusive interview with professional tennis player Dustin Brown.

I caused a little bit of a stir among some of my female readers a couple of months ago when I created a post entitled "Jamaica's Dustin Brown Has The Look." The post consisted only of photo's of Dustin, because at that point I had no firsthand information to accompany "the look."

Fortunately, Dustin uses the internet. He came upon the post and left a comment, when I saw it I contacted him immediately. He was on the road playing tournaments at the time, but was kind enough to work with me through email to provide an interview, for which I am very grateful. I would love to have followed up on some of his responses, perhaps next time.

Shelia: Dustin, I'm very happy that you consented to an interview for Black Tennis Pro's. I just became aware of you a couple of months ago, so I don't know very much about you. Tell me a bit about yourself and growing up in Jamaica.
Dustin: Well, I am 23 Years of age, I was born in Germany on the 8th of December 1984. In 1996 I moved to Jamaica, which was a lot different to the life in Germany but also very important for my progress in life and tennis.

Shelia: Where do you currently live?
Dustin: I currently live in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Shelia: What began your interest in tennis?
Dustin: In Germany at the age of 5, we lived beside a tennis club, and the coach there was also Jamaican and a friend of my parents.

Shelia: I understand that Jamaica does not have a tennis federation, where do you do your training, get equipment, coaches?
Dustin: Jamaica has a tennis federation, but they aren’t doing anything for professional tennis, so basically you are right, there is no federation. They don’t sponsor me and evenso I am the best tennis player Jamaica had over the last 16 years, they don’t even report my results in the media. With some financial support I could be much further than I am right now. I am training in Germany right now, and my equipment is sponsored by Babolat (Rackets), Pacific (Strings) & Topspin (Clothing). This is only equipment sponsoring, no money.

Shelia: Do you receive sponsorship from Jamaican sources?
Dustin: No, I dont receive any sponsorship from Jamaican sources.

Shelia: Have you traveled to the United States yet?
Dustin: I have been to the states many times for tournaments and for practise in Academys mostly at the Every Tennis Academy.

Shelia: Which tournaments will you be participating in soon?
Dustin: My plan right now is to play 3 Futures in Switzerland, and one in the UK and then get ready for the clay court season.

Shelia: I notice that you've done some modeling, do you enjoy it? Is it something that you are serious about?
Dustin:Yes, I enjoy modeling. Well, serious yes, but tennis still comes first. I had a shooting for the clothing firm Sir Benni Miles last week.

Shelia: You caught the eye of some of my readers so I created a post from some of the photos on your website. It went over very well.
Dustin: I am happy to hear that readers were very interested to get information about me.

Shelia: What do you do for fun? Or do you have much time for fun?
Dustin: Well basically when I am not doing anything related to my sport tennis I am doing a lot which has to do with my laptop i.e. music, internet, watch dvd's. I also like to go out with friends and have a good time, going to the movies, a bar, a disco, or just spend time with my girlfriend.

Shelia:
Okay, let's get some 'fun facts' about you, what's your favorite food?
Dustin: Ackee & Saltfish (Jamaican National Dish).

Shelia: Favorite book?
Dustin: Illuminati & Sakrileg by Dan Brown

Shelia: Favorite Movie?
Dustin:
Cool Runnings.

Shelia: Favorite type of music?
Dustin: Hip Hop, R&B & Dancehall.

Shelia: Favorite vacation spot?
Dustin:
Jamaica (Visit my Dad).

Shelia: Favorite grand slam tournament?
Dustin: Wimbledon.

Shelia: Favorite ATP Tour player?
Dustin: Marat Safin.

Shelia: Favorite WTA Tour player?
Dustin: Serena Williams.

Dustin's official player site is here and his modeling site is here.

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Jamaica's Dustin Brown Has The Look

Friday, January 18, 2008





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Expanding The Black Tennis Pro's Family

Monday, January 14, 2008

Courtesy of Black Tennis Pro's reader Marc Guillaume of France, I can now include eleven existing ATP Tour players and three WTA Tour players that I was not familiar with......thanks Marc!

The first player is 22-year-old Frenchman Josselin Ouanna, he is currently listed at #274.























The next player is 20-year-old Frenchman Boris Obama, he is currently listed at #1391.

















Next up is 23-year-old Jamaican Dustin Brown, who is currently listed at #456 singles and #445 doubles.





















Next u
p is 19-year-old Frenchman Alain Ntamag. He is currently listed at #1022.





















Next up is Valentin Sanon of the Ivory Coast. He is 27 years old and listed at #623 singles and #847 doubles.










Next up is 26-year-old Stephanie Foretz of France. She is currently listed at #129 singles and #64 doubles.
























Next up is 28-year-old Julio Silva of Brazil. He is currently listed at #193 singles and #333 doubles.




Next up is 30- year-old Jeff Coetzee of South Africa. He is currently listed at #29 doubles.












Next up is 23-year-old Togolese Komlavi Loglo. He is currently listed at #345 singles and 429 doubles.






















Next up is 30-year old Dally Radriantefy of Madagascar.










Next up is Raven Klaasen of South Africa. He is currently listed at #717 singles and #863 doubles.












Next up is Phillip Simmonds of the USA. He is currently listed at #472 singles and #350 doubles.























Next up is Henry Adjei-Darko of Ghana. He is currently listed at #660 singles and #1211 doubles.








Last, but not least is Milagros Sequera of Venezuela. She is currently listed at #77 singles and #245 doubles.




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