Nadal, Serena Win Rome - French Open Titles Await?
"It didn't go how I hoped and I was missing too many easy forehands and crucial points," Federer said. "He does an incredible job returning from the back of the court and it is hard because he covers the court so well."
Wozniacki, Bartoli Lead WTA Veterans Week Before French Open
Third edition of the tournament takes place at the Royal Primerose Tennis Club in Brussels...wildcards went to Brit Elena Baltacha, Belgiuan Alison Van Uytvanck, and the top seed Wozniacki...Pulling from the event were Irina-Camelia Begu, Simona Halep, Kristina Mladenovic, Ayumi Morita and Aggie Radwanska...Radwanska beat Halep in last year's final...The country that produced recent No. 1s Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin now has no players in the Top 20 and only two in the Top 100...Interesting qualifying field contains former world No. 1 junior Taylor Townsend, Shahar Peer and former US Open sensation Melanie Oudin...Wozniacki (2011) is the lone returning former champ in the field.
Big ATP Names Week Before French at ATP Nice, Dusseldorf
The long-running Davis Cup-style ATP World Team Cup is no more, this year replaced by a 250-level tournament at The Rochusclub in Düsseldorf...Tough starts for (8) Davydenko vs. Tursunov, and 2nd rd. (2) Haas vs. Dodig...Wildcards went to Benjamin Becker, Haas and Juan Monaco...Pulls from the event included Nicolas Almagro, Grigor Dimitrov, Florian Mayer, Philipp Petzschner and Mikhail Youzhny.